progress not perfection

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Already I am seeing benefits from the oil pulling. I am glad I decided to do this "experiment" for myself. emoticon Here is what I notice so far:

My teeth are glossy and whiter
My gums are not bleeding as they used to when I floss & brush. I only saw one speckle of blood yesterday instead of a mouthful when I flossed.
The flossing is not hard - the floss just slides right around my tooth and there is hardly anything coming out on the floss. It is like it is already all gone before I even floss.
My tongue is becoming more clean and pink
My skin is softer (how the heck?)
My hair is softer (again, how the heck?) but I swear its true!
My breath is fresher - I don't even know if I would have to brush my teeth after doing that - but I still do.

Soooo- I pretty much feel like this is a great benefit already and I'm only up to about 7 minutes of keeping it in my mouth. The reason I haven't done it longer is because that is apparently how long it takes me to get my shower in the morning and when I get out I'm in the habit of brushing my teeth. Maybe tomorrow I will try to keep it in as I'm brushing my hair and getting dressed - that should give me the full 15 minutes.

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OKAY - so! (big breath) I have a confession to make. I sinned last night. Ha! Not really, but I did indulge in a spur-of-the-moment treat (x2). I am okay with it, but I just want to examine it for a moment because I really know about myself that I feel better when I have treats that are planned and thought out. In general, I like walking away from treats that are not planned and I feel better having done so every single time. Last night? Not sure what happened.

Life is not perfect and I certainly am not. It's progress, not perfection. It didn't even taste good. I will say that I had had a very stressful and busy day. I found out just prior to that that I will be needing glasses and I'm not sure I want to wear glasses, I'm not sure I will like that. AND they are bi-focals - EXPENSIVE GLASSES! I digress, I'm tired of headaches - surely the glasses will be better than headaches. Then, I came home and my kids were arguing and I was rushed out the door to another event. That is when I had the two pieces of spice cake. So it very well could have been emotional eating.

Anway.... today is a new day!

This morning has started off right with my usual. Coffee with heavy cream. Eggs, Sausage, Red Onion, Pepperjack sauteed in coconut oil.

Here's to a healthy day!
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    You figured it out . . . stress. Does it to me too.

    And: have you investigated multifocal contact lenses? They are AMAZING!! I love mine.

    (Also have some multifocal glasses, completely frameless with very delicate and pretty arms . . . for when I don't want to wear my contacts).
    2032 days ago
    I tried coconut oil pulling a couple days ago. I find it really hard to keep doing it after more than a few minutes.....it makes me want to throw up or gag. Doing it in the shower is a great idea because it would take my mind off of what is going on in my mouth.
    2032 days ago
    We are all a work in progress. Excellent attitude.

    I'm interesting in this oil pulling you've been blogging about. I've never heard of it. I'll have to read up on that.

    Have a most excellent day!

    2032 days ago
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