Thursday, November 27, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving!

I am truly thankful for doTERRA!

With PCOS your menstrual cycle is never consistent.  I started taking the Phytoestrogen about a month or so ago (could have been longer). I'm not consistent in taking it. I'm horrible at taking a pill everyday... I forget. When I do remember though, I only take 1 per day.

The past several months my cycle has been light and spotty. Which isn't unusual for me. Then about every 3-4 months I will have the worst one ever. Doubled over in pain, heavy, and I'm always an emotional wreck. I usually miss at least a day of work because I can't move. I just stay curled up in a ball.

This month was one of the bad ones. I have been taking the Phytoestrogen. It was still very heavy, but it was not painful. I felt the pressure and that's it. I didn't miss any work. I didn't spend a day in tears or crying over stupid stuff. Did I mention that I didn't miss any work? :)

I am very thankful for this product and I will continue to purchase it. Thank you doTERRA!

Now that I have probably grossed ya'll out... I'm going to finish cooking my chicken and noodles. I just took the apple pie out of the oven and it smells delish! Then my hubby and I are headed over to a friends house (they also couldn't go home for Thanksgiving either). We shall stuff ourselves while visiting, playing games, and making memories. 

I hope you find yourselves surrounded by family and friends. 

Much Love!


Friday, November 21, 2014

Clear Skin???

Hello, Friends! 

Just as an FYI... "Clear Skin" and "HD Clear" are the same thing. The only thing that changed was the look. All of the oils are the same. I thought they modified the oils with the HD version. I guess I'm a sucker for new labels! :)


I have been trying an experiment for the past month and a half. I was still using makeup everyday. The only thing I changed was the face wash and using the oils on my face. 

I used Clear Skin for a week (oil and face wash) and I started breaking out with really bad acne. I thought it was just my skin needing to adjust to the oils (I used "Simple" before) so I kept at it. It kept getting worse. I stopped using it for a week and went back to using "Simple" and my face started clearing up. 

Once my face was completely clear and acne free, I started using it again. The same thing happened. I broke out with huge, painful, almost boil-like zits. I stopped using it again and went back to "Simple." It cleared up within a matter of days. 

Needless to say... "Clear Skin" does not work for me! That brand new bottle of "HD Clear" I have will be going into the give away basket. Hoping others have better luck with it than I did. I also have a nearly new, barely used bottle of "Clear Skin" oil and "HD Clear" face lotion that I no longer have a need for. I have no idea what to do with those. 

I still LOVE doTERRA. It's just that this particular oil isn't for me. I have the "Verage" line in my cart now, but I'm hesitant to try it out. 

Has anyone else had this kind of reaction with the "Clear Skin/HD Clear" before? Have you tried the new skin care line and did you have the same reaction?

UPDATE: I have received some really good tips. I will be giving this another try, but not using it daily. I will let you know what the results are when I have them! :)

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Trim Shake - Update

Hello! It's been a while since my last post. Life has been a bit hectic with school and work lately. I just going to provide a quick update to my Slim Shake breakfast challenge.

I have been drinking one Chocolate Slim Shake a day (usually 8-12 oz of 2% milk). I was just drinking them for breakfast when I first started. Now I have my body and mind trained to LOVE breakfast. This morning I really wanted a slice of toast and an egg. So that's what I cooked for myself. It ended up being a crazy day... so I had a shake for lunch.

I have been working out at the gym 3 days a week. I haven't been to the gym in the last 5 days because of  random dizziness and I have been dreading the scales because of it. Today I was curious. The last time I weighed, I was down 7 pounds from my starting weight. I knew I had gained weight back... I mustered up the courage and I weighed myself today. I was down another 4 pounds. I'm down a total of 11 pounds since starting this journey on October 13th, 2014!!!

I am pretty happy with those results! I guess breakfast really is the most important meal of the day.

Thank you doTERRA for providing a product that I can actually stomach and doesn't taste like I'm drinking a pure chocolate bar for breakfast!