I started taking the depo shot about 4 years ago, I havent had a period in three years. Ive been considering stopping it because im trying to live naturally, so a trimonthly artificial hormone injection doesnt really add up. plus ive heard way too much info lately about how women on birth contol are 1000x more likely to get breast cancer than those who are not, and i just dont think its for me anymore. However, I was NOT looking forward to having my period again. Then today, I started my period.
It actually makes perfect sense though. I have heard about so many women getting pregnant during or after the reset, even women who have has trouble conceiving in the past! So I feel like this is just another example of how it gets your reproductive organs working right. My body is supposed to do this on a regular basis and the artificial hormones I've injected it with have messed up the whole process.This explains even more why I have been picking (on plan food at least) the last few days, as well as why i have been so emotional and aggressive lately. I definitely think the Ultimate Reset is to blame, but i am not tooooo mad because i was considering getting off of hormonal birth control anyway (ill save that explanation for post reset)
today i was a little irritable, not nothing like earlier this week. i woke up with a headache again and it came and went throughout the day. I had an early morning at the salon and had to rush to eat lunch during a break so I forgot to take a pic, but it was pumpkin seeds, microgreen salad, and avocado. Speaking of pumpkin seeds- I bit into a ROCK while eating them yesterday and now have a new tiny chip on a tooth i just had an old tiny chip filed out of. Im pretty pissed. I contacted the company. If they dont contact me back within a week I'm probably going to contact a lawyer because I am pissed. Maybe ill feel differently when im not resetting and menstruating, but at the moment, thats my plan.
one of my favorite (forced) habits im picking up from the reset is to be patient when im hungry. If i am STARVING i typically eat a couple peppers or baby carrots and hummus while I am preparing my food. Since you cannot eat for 30 mins after taking your supplements, I am not able to eat while preparing, no matter how hungry I am. And i survive EVERY time, and my food is that much more satisfying. I would like to keep this habit so i dont consume extra calories that arent part of my planned meal or snacks.
another awesome thing Ive picked up is to really chew my food. sounds stupid. when i read the quote "Chew your food, your stomach doesnt have teeth" in the manual i literally LOLed. It stuck in my mind because it was funny. Then i began to realize, as i ate, that i barely chew my food! especially when i am really hungry! i chew it just enough so i can swallow it. My stomach is having to work over time to break down my unchewed food! So, in the past few days i have made a conscious effort to chew my food better and help my belly digest. You actually get to enjoy your food a little more when youre savoring and chewing each bite, rather than shoveling and swallowing!
i went grocery shopping for Phase 3 tonight, spent $65. so thats a grand total of about $250 for 3 weeks of ultimate reset groceries. A little more expensive that my norm, but not by much at all. every single item i purchased today was a vegetable. it makes me feel great to check out with a CLEAN grocery cart :) this coming week i will be trying fennel and jicama for the first time. thats pretty exciting! i rarely get to try a new vegetable. today i had kachoba squash for the first time today and it was delicious. its actually kind of sweet! Another item added to the "i will eat post reset" list!
i still need to put away my groceries and dry brush and take a bath. last night (after i blogged) i cheated and went for a mile jog. It felt AMAZING. however, today my knee is hurting me. Ive ran 7 miles with no pain so i know its because i broke the reset rules. Sucks that i get punished every time i exercise lol but it was kind of worth it. the weather was cool (for florida, 70s) and it had just stopped raining and was so dark and quiet. The therapy was worth a sore knee today lol
dishes arent done, house isnt clean, and dog isnt bathed either, but i am saving all that for after my nutrition seminar and clients tomorrow. I hate going to bed with the house out of order, but i am TIRED today, so tired that i do not care!