So their out! The wisdom teeth that is. The procedure was super quick (only 30 minutes), but coming out of the anesthesia and "laughing gas" took awhile. I started crying while I was like half-awake half-asleep. I could hear what everyone was saying though as I was recovering. But I was so tired! I did not want to open my eyes or try to move. My jaw/chin and tongue we numb for hours afterwards. This lead to some major problems in talking, eating, and drinking. My mom got me an iced coffee on the way home and after I took the gauze out of my mouth and tried to drink....it was rather difficult! Since I felt like I had no tongue, swallowing was non-existent, haha! I was so frustrated. But then I was so hungry by this point too that I microwaved some homemade power muffins, smashed them up with a fork, and slathered on some PB. I slowly aimed the fork into my mouth and kind of just swallowed somehow without chewing. I couldn't even taste which was a major bummer. I had to get food in me though so I could take my antibiotic, Advil, and anti-swelling meds. Yes, I have gone against my values/beliefs, and am taking Advil and antibiotics.
For dinner I totally mashed and microwaved a dinner bowl of goodness that included: sardines, hummus, nutritional yeast, tomato paste, zucchini, greens, mushrooms, fresh basil, broccoli, smoked paprika, gallons of turmeric (my natural anti-inflammatory!), sauerkraut, and probably some other stuff I'm forgetting. I also got in my sweet potato fix (since my name is Rebecca and I am a sweet potato addict). I microwaved a normal orange, chopped it up, put it in a food processor with cinnamon (skin on), and blended it up! It was perfect! Eating "burned" my mouth and I swallowed everything whole, but it was not impossible. We will just wait and see how today goes. The pain is always worse the next day right? :/ (Update: I successfully ate an apple with gallons of nut butter for a bedtime snack! It was a "semi-painful" success! Happy girl!)
Monday: Power Monday #54 Sun Protection 101
Tuesday: Recipe ReDux #9 Vanilla Pear Quinoa Granola
Wednesday: Vanilla Latte Millet Protein Pancakes
Thursday: My Happy Sleep Routine
Blog Posts and Links I loved this week:
Life, Mind, Body, Spirit:
Bad, bad, bad. But so hard to handle at times...
+ What You Probably Need To Hear The Most Right Now
I seriously loved this post so much. I shared it with my mom right after I read it to brighten her day too!
Do you find yourself comparing and getting jealous of what you don't have?
It can be a great thing when we stop and realize we need to be present with our selves and out own needs.
+ Love Your Self(ie)
Take some selfies sometime. Appreciate yourself and your look. It's you!
For when you feel like your going crazy.
Sometimes it's just not what we need to be happy.
+ It's Ok.
It is OKAY!
+ No Makeup is Cool, But Is It Realistic?
Interesting how it can effect your success, but I feel good without make-up. I go "naked" in the summer. It's so much easier and I don't care to show off my natural real self...at least when I'm just running to the store.
I think it does, but I agree that all yoga is powerful in some aspect, so it depends on how you look at it.
Pretty much the common sense basics, but #2 sounds pretty interesting!
You don't have to be a "badass" in fitness. You can do what you love safely and healthfully while being happy and content!
A style for everyone...yoga is for everyone!
You don't need to excuse yourself to anyone about your fitness or training!
This is so true!
#1 and #4 for sure! Plus a yoga studio is non-existent around here!
Hahaha, we all know this happens!
My mom and I have been trying to find the best way to dry our greens. Well I think this may be the answer!
Another reason to get on the healthy oil bandwagon (like coconut oil!)
Great round-up! Check out #28!
I love almond milk and I don't do it to be trendy. The horrors of the dairy industry are incredible and of course our bodies were not even designed to be ingesting another animals milk. Gross!
Did you know I love vinegar! Like Katie I have a whole shelf dedicated to the stuff! I use it everyday!
+ 6 Crazy Cashew Facts Your Probably Never Knew About
My favorite nut is so damn cool!
Breakfast and nuts? I've got those covered!
Some answers as to where your cravings may come from.
+ Tired Of Nutrition Nonsense? 7 Food Rules Anyone Can Live By
Let's keep it real here!
Specific body parts are linked to specific emotions...interesting.
The 5 Bite Diet? The Tapeworm Diet? What the hell!? No wonder people struggle with dieting. Their so gullible!
Wow! Do you know about rhabdomyolysis?
Blogging & Social Media:
+ How To Rebrand Your Blog
It's not has hard as you may think.
+ You vs. You: Keeping Blogging Statistics In Perspective
I've been thinking a lot about mine and I know I need to stop. It can make you feel bad and it can make you feel good. It all depends.
I'm not giving up on Facebook just yet!
O man. This happens all the time! I usually just delete the emails now sine they all look the same really 😛
"Don't make yourself smaller than you are!" I love that!
Be a better pinner!
+ The 10 States Where Happiness Is Most Expensive
Well I'm living in #5 and will be moving to #2 in just a few weeks. Yay me! 😛
Have tired looking eyes? These products and tips and help!
About raising a vegan child.
Yea...this still wouldn't work with my hair, it's just to thin and long and blah!
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Muddy Buckwheaties. Omg, please check out Natalie's blog! It is so amazing and I pinned everything on there! She also is a yogi 😉
Autoimmune Protocol (AIP) Pizza. Free of allergens, vegan, paleo, without the cauliflower crust!
Cheezy Kale & Quinoa Crackers. Yummy! These look and sound so good! The perfect healthy homemade snack!
Sugar-Free Double Chocolate Vegan Ice Cream. I'm pretty sure this would soothe my post-op mouth 😉
Shortbread Gluten-Free Cereal. We'll save this for when I can crunch crunch away!
A few things I loved about my week or am grateful for:
+ Some new fun food reviews will be coming your way soon! I love reaching out to small companies to see if they would like to work with me. And hey, it always pays off and then I'm able to share healthy, allergy friendly goodies with you guys! A win-win for everyone!
+ It's been a pretty blah week so I'm not really loving it, but I'm glad my teeth are out and now I can just focus on recovering and getting past this!
So tell me:
+ What are your weekend plans?
+ What are your favorite cookbooks lately? Do you actually cook from them or just read them for inspiration like me?
+ What are your go-to foods that always make you feel better?
Have a lovely weekend friends! I'll see you back her on Monday for another #PowerMonday! XOXO
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