I am so bummed that I can't keep taking my women's multivitamin from Ritual. It was honestly awesome, but is not recommended for menopausal women as the formula is too high in some things and too low in others. This sent me on a quest through the deep dark internet looking for a replacement supplement. I ended up finding something from GNC called Ultra Mega Menopause. With a name like that it has to give me super powers, right? Let's just hope it's the good kind.
In other news, I quit the Whole 30 with not quite reckless abandon. I admire those with the strength and fortitude to persevere (like my husband), but arm wrestling hot flashes, ravenous hunger impulses, and epic mood swings on top of a colossal diet overhaul was more than I'm willing to take on at this time. I'm continuing to eat compliant meals with Ian at dinner, but during the rest of the day, I just eat what makes my soul happy. Yesterday, it was a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. The peanut butter had one ingredient, peanuts - and the jelly was sweetened with honey so I guess it's not a total loss. I haven't had a soda in 5 days. I've also refrained from snack cakes and dessert, so those are also wins. Oh yeah, I also went shopping without my cane! Look at me standing upright without a stick (happy Manadee dance).
I can also tell you that I managed to rock my step goal for this week, shaved my own legs, and picked something up off the floor all by myself. I'm not moving any mountains yet, but I've certainly shoveled at least a bag worth of stones. That mountain will move. You mark my words.
Creating my own sunshine 🌞