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Monday, February 25, 2013

My sugar addiction is making me smell

I don't normally watch Rachael Ray but this morning I had it on in the background as I did some chores.  There was a woman who was asking the doctor (Dr. Sanjay Gupta) about her body odor.  I can get stinky too so I started listening.

When I taught often I would take 2 (sometimes 3) showers a day so this was never really a problem, at least I never thought it was.  I have been known to forget deodorant from time to time when teaching - yikes! - and I have run the gamut on different types of deodorant because I sweat A LOT.  I even went so far as to get a prescription from my doctor to stop the armpit sweating. 

I think we are a little more sensitive to how we smell and as women our noses can smell EVERYTHING, can't you?  It is a running joke with my family, I smell everything, I don't like lots of smells (cooked bacon in my kitchen, for example). 

Back to the T.V. show...Dr. Gupta said our diet can contribute to how we smell...well yes we knew this already, however did you know that processed foods, sugar - especially artificial sweeteners, are HUGE contributing factors to your odor?  Even eggs can make you smell.  The woman in the audience ate eggs daily, the suggestion was for her to stop and to find something else to trade for the eggs. 

Now I LOVE my sugar and have talked incessantly about cutting back but have still yet to do it, I try for a day and fall off the wagon.  Since I still do not plan to give up the sugar I will have to rely on you, my friends, to tell me if I start to smell. :)

BTW - there are things to do to help with odor - eating leafy greens, increasing your magnesium intake, more vitamin A (carrots), eat beans & tuna.  Also cut down on the acidity in your body.

Here is the link to the clip from Rachael Ray:

Friday, February 22, 2013

My son is hormonal

Aidan has always been a very easy-going boy.  Not much bothers him and he is always happy.  But something has changed, over the last few weeks he has been moody.  Like "girl-moody".  I am used to this from Katrina but not him.  What is going on?  Do you think it is all the computer time?  I swear he goes through withdrawals when he can't get on his computer.

Here is what happened...on Wednesday we had snow, it was beautiful outside.  I woke him up, opened his curtains and had him look at how pretty it was.  He immediately said "Do I have to go to school?"  These words have never been uttered from his little lips, he hates to miss school, he likes to be recognized for perfect attendance (no comment from the peanut gallery - yes, he is my child, poor guy).  I told him I would look to ensure we weren't having a "snow day".  He slowly got ready and waited for me to check the computer.  School was in session, he was extremely disappointed.

That night we got sleet, rain & lots of slush on the ground.  Low & behold school was canceled. (Read my FB post about my bad-mom moment with that).  He was thrilled and immediately got online to chat with his friend who lives 5 minutes away.  The mom and I got the boys together and they actually played outside in the snow, after playing on Minecraft for a while, of course.

This morning (Friday) he waited for me to check the computer for another snow day, no such luck.  He was bummed.  To add insult to injury he has OM (Odyssey of the Mind) after school today for 3 hours. He started crying!  I asked why he was so upset and he said his Friday night is ruined!  (For those that know me, we do not have WILD Friday nights - we do Free Friday & Friday night movies).  I guess I should feel happy since he is disappointed about missing our Friday night party. :) However I think he is upset to not have time on his beloved computer.

What do you think?  Is there something else going on - hormones, something at school, computer withdrawals?

Friday, February 8, 2013

Funny by Katrina

Katrina's reading is getting so much better and she likes to read everything.  Recently she was reading the side of her milk carton.  She read all about female cows and bulls.  Then continued on to read the different flavors of milk - chocolate, strawberry, vanilla, 2%, low fat.  She looked at me and said "that's funny momma", I said "what is funny", she said "there are cows that are low to the ground and fat that make this milk".  I love the things my kiddos say that make me laugh!