What I am NOT!

Have you ever been told what you should be or who you are. Have you tried your life to be something and that’s now WHO you are. As you grow up you have these ideas of what you want to be when you are an adult. I am a doctor. I am a lawyer, I am a ballerina, I am a teacher. I am a chef. I am a plumber. These are the things you looked forward to saying. Now as an adult you may be those things but more than likely what you said you wanted to be as a child isn’t what you are now as an adult. All the way up until 8th grade I wanted to be a marine biologist. Then I did my first animal dissection and realized that wasn’t for me. I will stick to loving dolphins and swimming. Then in high school I wanted to be an esthetician. I was learning all sorts of ways to take care of the face and massage. Graduation I was ready to pursue it but money and a bad relationship  derailed that.

A couple years later I became a mommy and no longer was working. Nutrition became my focus since that was something I could afford at the time and interested me. Online courses to get my Nutritionist Certification. Yay now I’m certified but my husband begged me to stay home and raise our son, Bubby. I wanted to be that mommy so back burner went my certification. (I don’t regret raising him those years at all) It wasn’t until 5 years later that my son was in school and my husband didn’t really have a say in me getting a job as long as I was home for Bubby. My certification was out dated and so was I. I got an office job and kept telling myself I would get to it. I would just keep my eyes open for something in my preferred field.

Now 12 years later I am not an Esthetician. I am not a Nutritionist. People ask what are you all the time and that question is a pain. I am a mommy, a friend, a sister, a daughter, an other half and a bunch of other “labels”. It doesn’t matter really to anyone what I am or what you are in the big picture of life. To me what matters is what you aren’t. Life changes you and you change course and you can choose to go that way or not. Who and what I was is behind me. I do not look back because then I can’t see where I am going.

Here is WHAT I AM NOT –

I am not a victim to my ILLNESS

I am not Weak

I am not Broken

I am not a Quitter

I am not Stupid

I am not Lazy

I am not Mean

I am not Ugly (everyone is beautiful)

I am not the Same

I am not Boring

I am not What I Do For a Living

I am not You (we are all ONLY ourselves)

What are you NOT?

 

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Infusion time

So its that time again were I have to get my Rituxin. I go every 4 months 2x 2weeks apart. This is something I have to do to keep my life manageable. It is a pain literally. It takes 4 hours and I feel drained light=headed and nauseous after, but again it makes me feel better in about 2-3 weeks from the first of the 2 infusions. I am trying to stay active and exercise daily and eat as healthy as I can. I have a cheat eat day on Fridays and a cheat lazy day on Saturdays. Those are days I always look forward to. Lately I have been slacking on my workouts with my man because I hurt and ache and crack and pop too much. 10 min of half assed-working out is all I can do. But I do it! I do it because if I don’t I can feel myself curling into myself and tensing up and I know that will make it so much harder to feel good again. Trust me when I say I don’t like hurting. So for now I wait for the meds to get into my system and start myself up like a lawn mower. I pull and pull and hope the motor gets going and mow down anything that tries to get in my way.

Radha Beauty’s Clearing Serum Review

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Today’s Say So is for Radha Beauty’s Clearing Serum BY Radha Beauty…$21.98 FROM AMAZON

Since I have Rheumatoid arthritis I have to take meds that cause me to have adult acne. It totally sucks. It is mostly on my cheeks but it does show up on nose, chin and forehead too. I have been using everything I could and the only thing that came close to working was my own recipe of natural products but still I wasn’t like YES!! Radha Clearing Serum was sent to me and I didn’t expect much. I have tried a few of their other products and I love love them so why not, right? The Serum containsSalicylic Acid 2%, Niacinamide 3.5%, Tea Tree Oil, Retinol 2.5%, Vitamin C Serum 20%, Hyaluronic Acid and Rosehip. So not too shabby. 1st night on my skin was a little rosy in the morning but it didn’t hurt or burn. 3 days in and they texture was beginning to be smoother. 5 days and it was such an improvement that I decided to let my teenager try it. One pump is more than enough for a whole face. Bonus it has a lovely scent.

**Disclosure: I received this product for free, almost free or as a gift

in exchange for my honest and unbiased review.

This is only mine and my family’s opinions.

I will only suggest products I personally would use.**

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I give it  Blue starBlue starBlue starBlue starBlue star Wiggles.

Thanks for reading my review today.

If you’ve tried this before let me know what you think.

Have a good day and DON’T FORGET TO…KEEP ON WIGGLING!

SHIY

HERE’S A DESCRIPTION FROM COMPANY

  • POWERFUL FORMULA – Our serum contains a powerful combination of active ingredients such as Vitamin C, Retinol, botanical hyaluronic acid, salicylic acid and Niacinamide great for acne and blemished skin
  • GENTLE ON THE SKIN – Our Age-Defying Skin Clearing Serum is full of natural and organic ingredients that make it safe for all skin types – even oily skin. Glides on smoothly and absorbs fast and won’t irritate or burn your skin!
  • NOT TESTED ON ANIMALS – This serum is cruelty free and manufactured in our State of the Art FDA Approved facility in the US
  • ALL NATURAL – Our serum does not contain fillers or harmful fragrances, dyes or parabens
  • WORKS OR YOUR MONEY BACK – Our Guarantee: We back our products up with a LIFETIME hassle-free money back guarantee, no matter where you buy our product. There is absolutely no risk to you when you order now! If you are not completely satisfied, simply contact us and we will give you a full refund, no questions asked (you do not even have to return the bottle). Our #1 priority is to make sure our customers are completely happy.

Weekly Wiggle Wit

I still got some wiggle in me. I just remember dance, dance, dance, dance, rest to rehydrate then dance, dance, dance go home hung over sleep all day. I still can sorta do that but now its more dance, rest to rehydrate, rest, rest, then dance, rest to rehydrate, rest, rest, dance go home feel like I am hung over sleep all day. But at least I got some dancing in.

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Vita Sciences Maxasorb B12 Vitamin B12 Cream Review

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Today’s Say So is for Vita Sciences Maxasorb Vitamin B12 Cream BY Vita Sciences…

$24.99 on sale for $19.95 FROM AMAZON

I have neuropathy probably do to my Lupus and RA which has caused a drop in my B’s. I hae taken all sorts of vitamin forms under tongue, chewable, “easy” to swallow. I haven’t noticed much difference. I was nervous trying a serum/cream type as my skin can be temperamental at times.  This was non irritating and smelled nice. I liked the texture on my skin too. I like the pump design and it was easy to use. It is a really nice alternative to pills which I take enough of. The bonus is the natural ingredients. Plus it claims to be safe for kids 12 and up. Even they get sluggish.

**Disclosure: I received this product for free or almost free or as a gift in exchange for my honest and unbiased review.

This is only mine and my family’s opinions. I will only recommend products I personally would use.**

I give it  Blue starBlue starBlue starBlue starBlue starWiggles  Thanks for reading my review today.

If you’ve tried this before let me know what you think.

Have a good day and DON’T FORGET TO…KEEP ON WIGGLING!

SHIY

HERE’S A DESCRIPTION FROM COMPANY

15% off one time use on all Vita Science Products with code save15 on http://www.vitasciences.com

Vita Sciences Maxasorb Vitamin B12 Cream

http://www.vitasciences.com/MaxasorbB12Cream

Gentle, hypoallergenic topical vitamin B12.

Boost vitamin B12 while treating dry skin, wrinkles, itching and other signs of aging.

Maxasorb vitamin B12 topical cream is easy to use. No pills, no painful vitamin B12 shots, no sublinguals are needed.

Using the pump dispenser, press down once for a single dose of nourishing vitamin B12 lotion.

Each dose delivers 320 mcgs of vitamin B12, 120 mcgs of vitamin B3 (niacin), plus 10 mcgs of folate in one pump.

  • Vitamin B12 reduces nitric oxide, an element known to cause inflammation and itching.
  • Scientifically formulated for maximum absorption.
  • Each bottle contains a one-month supply of thirty (30) precisely measured applications of our topical B12 cream.
  • Vitamin B12 cream is safe and gentle, causing no harsh side effects.
  • Infused with antioxidants and moisturizers, greaseless Maxasorb B-12 dissolves effortlessly into your skin for maximum vitamin absorption.
  • Maxasorb is the best vitamin B12 serum on the market.

Omega-3 Supreme 1400 mg Fish Oil Concentrate 90ct Review

 

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Today’s Say So is for Omega-3 Supreme 1400 mg Fish Oil Concentrate

BY Life & Food…$29.99 for 90 ct FROM AMAZON

While I have been on my RA journey I have come across a few different supplements that claim to help with symptoms and inflammation. One of the supplements that goes above and beyond is Omega 3. Omegas have many health benefits including helping that RA brain fog. I haven’t liked fish oil caps for a while now because they usually have a bad breath effect. What makes these Omega-3 Supreme Advantage better than others is no fish burps, or after taste And easy to swallow! They also don’t contain many allergens that others have such as GMO’s, gluten, egg, additives, fillers, binders, artificial ingredients, soy, milk, peanut, shellfish, Stearates, Sulfates, Dioxides or Laurates. Bonus!! I will definitely keep trying these for a while.

 

I give it   Blue starBlue starBlue starBlue starWiggles  Thanks for reading my review today. If you’ve tried this before let me know what you think.

Have a good day and DON’T FORGET TO…KEEP ON WIGGLING!

SHIY

Disclosure: I received this product for free or almost free or as a gift from company in exchange for my honest and

unbiased review. This is only mine and my family’s opinions. I will only recommend products I personally would use.

 

HERE’S A DESCRIPTION FROM COMPANY

One of my favorite things about this product is that it is EASY TO SWALLOW! I dislike taking big pills, they always make me gag. These are made of soft gelatin which makes them easy to swallow and the Enteric coating makes for max absorption and no fish burps! They are not big pills either! Look at my comparison picture below.

I take 2 of these daily with my lunch and find them VERY easy to swallow. The ingredients make me happy too! These are the 7 ingredients in Omega-3 Supreme!
*Pure concentrated fish oil from MSC-certified sustainable, USA wild caught Alaskan Pollock.
*IP certified mixed tocopherols (Natural Vitamin E)
*Gelatin
*Glycerin
*Food glaze
*Water
*Enteric coating

It DOES NOT CONTAIN: GMO’s, gluten, egg, additives, fillers, binders, artificial ingredients, soy, milk, peanut, shellfish, Stearates, Sulfates, Dioxides or Laurates.

The Pure Fish Oil Concentrate is 1400 mg per serving which is the perfect amount for the suggested value of 1,000 mg per serving.

*I received this product free for testing and review purposes. All opinions are 100% my own.

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Life & Food Omega-3 Supreme Advantage 
○ Highly concentrated and pure, pharmaceutical grade (above 75% Omega-3)
○ 644/336 EPA/DHA levels (Meeting GOED standards).
○ Fish Oil concentrate made from IFOS 5-star certified fish oils (raw material).
○ Contains the minimum recommended 1,000 mg (1g) of Omega-3s per serving.
○ Sourced from wild Alaskan caught Pollock. Sustainable and certified operation by MSC.
○ USA Manufactured and laboratory tested in FDA, GMP, NSF certified facilities.
○ Molecularly distilled, clean refined and tested. ○ Easy to swallow soft gelatin capsules.
○ Enteric coated for max absorption and no fish burps.

Guaranteed to be pharmaceutical grade 75% Omega-3s (with 644 mg of EPA and 336 mg of DHA) meeting GOED Standard levels. GOED, The Global Organization for EPA and DHA Omega-3s, was developed to help ensure that omega-3 oils reaching consumers were both safe and of high quality.

The Life & Food Omega 3 Supreme Benefit
Enteric coated with no fish burps, or after taste, our Supreme grade Omega-3 Fish Oil supplement promotes cardiovascular health, joint support, cognitive support, circulation and helps in maintaining cholesterol levels†.
Studies have shown that diets high in Omega-3 fatty acids – EPA and DHA — may lower a person’s health risks. By eating a diet rich in fatty acid containing fish – cold-water swimmers such as pollock, sardines and salmon, can lower your cholesterol and blood pressure. Some studies show there is a proven link that EPA and DHA reduces inflammation from arthritis conditions, such as rheumatoid arthritis. Non-meat sources of Omega-3 include olive oil, walnuts and flaxseed.

LACTAID® Fast Act Caplets review

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Today’s Say So is for LACTAID® Fast Act Caplets BY … Lactaid  $9.70 on Amazon

I have been lactose intolerant for as long as I can remember. The first time I remember was after eating Vanilla ice cream at a party and after I got all snug in my bed and fell asleep..I was soon running to the bathroom. That first time I thought was a fluke until the next 2 times. Now I REALLY didn’t want to give up dairy. I love cheese and yogurt. Since I never was a big milk drinker I had no problem giving that up. Now I just use that as my excuse for not drinking milk. But cheese heck no. Enter Lactaid.

First time I used Lactaid I was skeptical. Since I try to live a natural life whenever possible putting more  chemicals in my body was something I tried to avoid. Like I need more pills to add to my daily regimen. You think you got the pill market cornered RA? ha! Since Lactaid is a dietary supplement I figured what the heck. They are in these easy to swallow caplets and have very little taste. It has 5mg of Sodium and 9000 FCC Lactase Units Lactase Enzyme. Not too bad. Now if I know I am going to be eating a good amount of dairy I just pop one of these and carry on. This may sound ‘cheesy’ but life is just a little better with cheddar and Lactaid makes it so I can eat it.

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Thanks for reading my review today. If you’ve tried this before let me know what you think. I give this product 4 wiggles.

Have a good day and DON’T FORGET TO…KEEP ON WIGGLING!!

SHIY
Disclosure: I received this product for free or almost free or as a gift in exchange for my honest and unbiased review.  This is only mine and my family’s opinions.  I will only recommend products I personally would use.

HERE’S A DESCRIPTION FROM COMPANY

Taken with the first bite or sip of dairy, LACTAID® Fast Act Caplets work naturally to make dairy foods easy to digest, so you can enjoy everything on your plate

Supplement Facts

Serving Size 1 Caplet
Amount Per Tablet % Daily Value
Sodium 5mg <1%*
Lactase Enzyme 9000 FCC Lactase Units
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Daily Value not established.

Other Ingredients:

Microcrystalline Cellulose, Croscarmellose Sodium, Crospovidone, Magnesium Stearate, Colloidal Silicon Dioxide.

Convenient LACTAID® Dietary Supplements are available in tasty chewables and easy-to-swallow caplets that you can carry with you wherever you go. You can use them every day, any time you want to enjoy one of your dairy favorites at home or dining out.

LACTAID® Dietary Supplements contain the natural lactase enzyme your body may lack. It works with your body to break down the lactose found in dairy foods. When you take a LACTAID® Dietary Supplement with your first bite of dairy, you’re free to enjoy your food without worrying about discomfort.

Also available are LACTAID® Original Strength caplets

ReBoot Refresh and ReNew

After the month I have had trying to get back into the groove of things again after my infusion I have majorly slacked on my blog. (little reminder RA totally SUCKS!!) In the next week or so I will be rebooting, refreshing and renewing including my blog. There will be some changes and things may be out of order for a bit. Just sit tight and this headache will be eased back into a nice comfy wiggling flow.

A few sneak peeks

recipes

book reviews

product reviews

AND of new SIRA

Thanks for your patience.  And Just keep Wiggling.

Shiy