it was worse than ever yesterday. I left that client's house absolutely depressed. Usually i help this guy brush his teeth, and yesterday he wanted me to help floss...his teeth are in such horrible condition, I went into the TV/family room where his mom was, and sat down and told her he needs to get to a dentist. He is at risk of heart problems and blood infections and who knows what other life threatening illnesses...if this isn't dealt with. She totally agreed with me and then DIDN'T call to make an appointment.
full of excuses (medicaid stopped funding dental treatments as of this year... etc) so I was literally crying when I got off shift with them...I want to feel sorry for them, yet when I told her "I won't go back to eating any animal product, ever" she got this extremely skeptical look and said "Why?"
well, whatever. They are making their choices, aren't they?
LET'S FINISH STRONG! 87 FAT FREE DAYS LEFT IN 2009!
Overall a good day yesterday, except I had a few tortilla chips after work. Shouldn't let myself get so hungry.
Today I wanted to post about the changes since adopting this way of eating. Pounds lost? Okay...eight and probably a few more when I weigh in tomorrow.
But what about the fact that I have zero body odor, even after sweating hard and not using deodorant nor needing to use soap on my skin. That's mighty nice (less hair in the shower trap...because I'm not using shampoo? or because I'm eating healthy? but today there was ZERO hair in the drain)
How about this: I set aside my SAM-e, the supplement that I have been taking for depression for five years. ..haven't needed it in weeks. My mind is clear and focused, I have lots of energy and am in a terrific mood. Also, I put my Change-o-Life in the cupboard, which I've been taking for more than 10 years. It's a female hormone support blend which has helped hugely in PMS stuff and other "time of the month" things. I sort of neglected to take it, when I stopped the SAM-e and just got through a visit by Cousin Scarlett hardly even aware she was here.
Energy galore! I've been so active out in my garden and around the house. and at work hee hee. I'm the oldest member of the staff at my job, being in my late 40's and the next oldest in her late 30's. I'm even older than my bosses. But I am always up and playing with the clients, going for walks, outside shooting hoops, getting them involved in kitchen clean up or meal prep, dancing around when we put on music...even when I had that cough I was full of it! hahahaha!
Let's talk about kitchen clean up, eh? Not having to deal with grease is WONDERFUL! I don't have to use even 1/10th as much soap (I dilute my dishwashing soap anyway, and now I only put a tiny drop in for even my big pans) And stove top clean up is a breeze, really.
Money savings: already a very frugal food shopper, I now spend about $75 a week for a household of three, compared to about $125 a week when I was buying meat and now that I'm showering with no shampoo or soap, minimal dishwashing soap, and using 50% diluted soap for hand washing that cost will go down, too.
huh. Laundry volume will be going down as I don't get stinky and neither do my clothes! if I get a spot on a shirt, okay I'll wash it...but won't need to wash becasue of odor.
probably in the long run, I'll save beau coup bucks in doctor bills, too.
so when I get a skeptical look from a woman whose life is literally miserable and not living at all, but dying, I can say "because I'm healthy, energetic, clean, sweet smelling, living cheaper, and have no need for medications nor doctors for chronic illness." "Oh, and I might lose some weight along the way"