Top Knot…Tuna…B12 (NOT the shots)…Feeling Good!

LOOKA!! I have a bona fide top knot and it is all my hair!! I am so happy that my hair is getting healthier everyday. I used to have my hair all the way to the middle of my back until one day the Good Idea Fairy came by and decided that I should put a cheap (discontinued…that is why it was so cheap) keratin treatment in my head. Results from that was major breakage (chemical haircut) and fried hair. I am lucky it was noticed 30 seconds into application that my hair was disintegrating and it was washed out. 30 seconds too late…my head looked terrible. I have been taking Biotin and another plethora of vitamins for about 6 months and now my hair is pretty much happy again. No fake hair here! I just wish it could look like the ones showed in the magazines. I believe another 6 months of biotin and woman’s vitamins (menopausal formula…sad but necessary now) will have my mane back to where it was before!
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Too cha cha! 🙂

I have been on a tuna kick for almost three weeks now. This is what I am gonna nosh on during the day while I am at work. Since I have been staying away from the sugar (for the most part! this weekend was sugar free…being sick and all) in my diet the fruits taste like candy to me.  The best are the tuna creations packets.  I can eat those with a fork (no seasoning necessary) and it does fill you up.  On my poor days I partake in the Great Value brand of tuna (water packed…the oil packed makes me want to hurl) with some Dijon mustard and a little salt and pepper. NOM!  If there is a will there is a way. You can eat Paleo on a budget.

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So healthy! 🙂

Last Thursday I was looking around on the Internet in vain trying to find a place that offered B12 shots.  I remember my Mother getting the shots twice a week for weight loss back in the day.  I also remember her taking Apple Cider Vinegar (WHY??…OH 500 calorie meal plan too) by the spoonful while she was getting the shots.  I ALMOST got sucked into the B12 shot myth.  ALMOST.  Since I am poorer these days (I am seriously working on keeping a budget) I decided to do some research on the B12 shots.  I found a place here that offered 12 shots for $100.00.  It sounded like a deal to me so I made an appointment.  I kept having this nagging feeling that I was just going to be wasting my money. So I researched.  I am glad I did.  The first thing that made my antenna go up was the fact that the office was also trying to sell me HCG shots and diet .  She added that the B12 shots were also included.  Come on down and have a consult and the total package was 240.00 for 43 days of HCG diet and B12 shots for the rest of the year.

Nagging feelings. Nagging feelings.  You know when that voice in your head keeps saying “don’t don’t don’t“? Mine was screaming it to me.  So I did a little research and asked questions.  I found out that the “diet” that comes with the B12 and HCG shots is 500 calories a day.  I don’t know about you, but I know that eating 500 calories a day will promote weight loss because you are basically starving yourself.  It really doesn’t matter what kind of shot you are taking.  I also found out that if you are not deficient in B12, your body will just flush out the extra because it is water soluble.  That is right…you would be giving up money to get a shot for a vitamin that your body would not use (unless you had a deficiency) while eating 500 calories a day.

Hmm.

No bueno if you ask me.  500 calories is the equivalent of three cups of coffee with cream and sugar or a sausage, egg, and cheese mcmuffin (that is 480 calories…you have a WHOLE 20 calories left over to sustain you for the rest of the day…joy!).  If I did that I would be looking at Rexies’ “meeceswpid-20130420_192602.jpg that he brings in (he brought another in on Sunday) as a snack.  I would probably be on the floor circling him and growling.  I like to eat.  I need fuel.  I am one of those people that DOESN’T lose weight while sick because I never lose my appetite.  500 calories= NO for me.  I cancelled the appointment and found some B12 pills. Much cheaper and guess what…I have energy!

This is just my opinion…IF you feel that taking a B12 shot would benefit you then do it!  We are all different and the shots do give you added energy (especially if you are deficient).  The only thing I would say is go to a doctor and find out if you are lacking before shelling out $16.00 (or $10.00 for 12) a shot just to have your body flush out the excess.  The only thing getting lighter is your wallet.

As far as the way I am feeling lately…I cannot stress enough the importance of taking a multi vitamin formula daily (in my case menopausal 🙁 ).  My energy levels are up there, I feel a sense of well being, and…I now have the extra energy to do my workouts with some purpose.  I am adding my energy water tomorrow, I can’t wait to see the results.

Yay!

 

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