Friday, June 12, 2015

Elemental Day #3

Friday June 12th, 2015

Wow, was a whiny be-otch yesterday, I'm so sorry. But it does kinda suck, and I do want you know the truth about it, however I don't need to be such a drama queen. I'll try to keep an eye on that. My apologies again.

So here's the skinny (HA): I went to Natural Grocers last night to pick up some supplies that enabled me to modify the recipe for the Elemental drink so that I can actually drink it. There's some learning to do here, and I will definitely share this with you. First, there are alternatives to the recipe that I linked to the other day offered in the Root Cause supplemental guide that you can download here www.thyroidrootcuase.org/guide . I'm using the unsweetened cranberry juice and stevia option and let me tell you IT IS SO MUCH EASIER TO DRINK. It's tart in a good way, the oil is still a problem and it's gross but I can suck the drink down faster when it tastes better, so that's one thing.

Next learning: do not use cold products and expect them to mix well with coconut oil. YUCK! It makes the oil lumpy and horrid, and then you really can't drink the shit. I finally made what I consider the perfect smoothie and here are the contents:

2 Tbs amino acid powder
3 Tbs melted and cooled coconut oil 
4 oz unsweetened, organic cranberry juice
2 packets organic stevia
2 oz warm water

I blended that together in an individual serving cup that came with my Ninja blender, held the button for about 15 seconds. It came out perfect - no lumps! And it went down easier than previous versions. Sadly I had to make one to bring to work, and it has to be refrigerated, so it's going to lump up on me. Bleh. I'll add some hot water to it and shake it like it's my job before I try to drink it. 

2:00 update - bright side: adding hot water (just a couple of ounces) to the refrigerated shake worked like a charm. All of the ingredients came together long enough for me to dump it down my throat. 

Not so bright side: I feel like I just got hit with a ton of bricks. I'm so sleepy that I can't keep my eyes opened and I have the embarrassing urge to put my head down on my desk. Need a nap, now! Having some tea with coconut oil helped, but I didn't get around to that until 3:00 so... there went an hour of my life I'll never get back.

Vitals:

Weight: 160.8
Energy level: Darn good! Slept until I woke today, not much later than normal (30 min maybe) but what a difference
BM: Yup, nothing special but me urine is really bright, neon yellow! Has to be from the amino acids. Never seen that before.
Other Gastro: Still not feeling hungry, so yay
Mental clarity: Great
Mood: Pretty good today, but I'm a tad on edge - I can feel it lurking under the surface
Exercise: Negatory good buddy. It was raining cats and dogs so my dogs didn't get walks this morning. I may head out for a little walk around the block or something now that the sun is peeking through the clouds.
Other: I have a wee bit of a headache, and damn my fingertips are killing me. They look like they're starting to clear up but there are lots of cracks that are extremely painful. Makes typing a touch uncomfortable, but I don't do anything without typing.

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