Month: March 2017

Lo Bosworth Reveals Her Struggles with Anxiety and Depression That Led to the Worst Year Ever All Because of Vitamins

Lo Bosworth Reveals Struggle with Anxiety & Depression

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Lo Bosworth Reveals Her Struggles with Anxiety and Depression That Led to the Worst Year Ever
Stephanie Petit 20 hours ago
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Lo Bosworth is opening up about her severe depression and anxiety.

The Laguna Beach and The Hills alum shared on her personal blog, The Lo Down, and an accompanying YouTube video that shes been quietly battling mental health issues for the past year.

2016 wasnt only just the worst year ever, it was also the year I turned 30, founded my own feminine wellness company, and brought an amazing puppy home. So not all bad, she wrote in a post titled 2016: The Year of My Great Depression. Light does find way of shining through the darkness. And what is the darkness Im referring to? Crippling anxiety and depression at the hands of a severe vitamin deficiency that went undiscovered for 16 months.
Bosworth, 30, explained that starting in the fall of 2015, she started feeling very off, dealing with insomnia and a constantly racing mind.

That all developed into a feeling of anxiety that lasted for almost 2 months without any relief, she recalled. I mean, can you imagine having a 60 day long panic attack? I can now I lived it. On top of all of this, imagine that you have no idea why your body is turning itself inside out, your brain feels like its on Pluto, and your sweet boyfriend is wondering what the f is going on. The unknown is certainly a terrifying place.

When therapy and medication failed to provide steady relief, it was discovered that the reality TV star was actually suffering from severe deficiencies of vitamins B12 and vitamin D.Genetic testing revealed that her body doesnt process B12 and D in the way that other people can.

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Bosworth explained that people with these deficiencies can develop fatigue, headaches, dizziness and the mental health symptoms that she experienced. She also shared that if the problems arent fixed, they can become permanent.

This article was originally published on PEOPLE.com

25 Things About Me

A few other Mommy bloggers and Mommy Insta Lovers have tagged me in a “fun” little game of “25 Interesting Things About Me.” I’m not exactly the most interesting person, but here goes…

25 Things “Interesting” Things About Me:

1. I have 2 different colored eyes. One blue, one greenish-blue (Depending on the weather, some times the difference REALLY stands out)

2. I absolutely LOATHE cucumbers. Love pickles, detest cucumbers. I cannot eat food if it has a cucumber anywhere near it. They taint everything they touch.

3. My husband is 13 1/2 years older than me (I was 5 when he graduated high school)

4. I am double jointed in my arms

5. I have an irrational fear of Styrofoam. I can’t touch it or hear it.

6. I do everything in 3’s

7. I have 5 tattoos (none of which my mother approves of)

8. Speaking of tattoos…I was that girl that tattooed a boys initials. Needless to say, we broke up shortly after Image result for eye roll emoticon

9. Cats terrify me (And make me sneeze)

10. I have 2 children (But we already knew that)

11. l’m afraid of birds

12. I love to work out. It’s a mental stress reliever.

13.  I can recite every. single. line in the movie Pretty Woman

14. If I could eat burritos every day for the rest of my life, I would die happy

15. I do not like change, surprises or the unknown

16. I’m a huge basketball fan

17. I fall asleep watching The Golden Girls every night

18. I don’t like clutter. At all.

19. I live & breathe for coffee

20. I could eat green beans for breakfast, lunch & dinner

21. Between calls & texts, I talk to my mom at least 20 times a day

22. I am really struggling for things to write

23. I have a huge sweet tooth

24. I put ketchup on everything but french fries

25. I am not very interesting. At all.

Who’s With Me?!

 

BRB, kids.

Posted by Scary Mommy 2 on Sunday, March 5, 2017

The 2017 Oscars

Ok so I’m a little late to the game, but here are my picks for best dressed! Naomi Harris looked beautiful and elegant but with an added edge with the peep top. Taraji P. Henson just slays in everything she wears (Hail to the Cookie!). She looks elegant, old Hollywood glam. Chris went with a bold color tux instead of the every day black. Somehow it makes him even hotter & I didn’t think that was possible.

Chris Evans in Ferragamo
Taraji P. Henson In Alberta Ferretti
Naomi Harris In Calvin Klein by Appointment & Bulgari jewelry

Reaching The Asshole Stage of Childhood

Let me just start off by saying my kids aren’t really an asshole. They, and most kids this age, just have some SERIOUS asshole tenancies. I’d say from about age 4 to 6 (maybe beyond, I don’t know, I haven’t gotten past 6 yet), they just…CHANGE! They find their voice & are no longer afraid to speak their mind. They suddenly grow a backbone. They master the backtalk & dagger eye stare. My only question…WHAT IN THE HELL HAPPENED?! My once sweet, gentle & caring princesses have turned into a ravenous, self-entitled, foaming-at-the-mouth, terrorists! Once upon a time kids did things the first time they were asked. Then they approach 4 & they are telling you what to do. And the comments! Dear lord, they have a comment for everything! Like with my kids, “Put your shoes away Sophia.” She tells me (with the dirtiest mean girl look) “why are yours out?  Why don’t you put yours away?” Hmmm…Well let me tell you why, dear. Because this is my house. I pay for this house so you can have a nice place to live. I clean this house so you don’t have to trip over toys that you leave all over the place. Everything you have under this roof is because of me and your father, so if I want to leave my shoes out, I will damn it.(God, that feels good)

Now don’t get me wrong. I love my girls so damn much, but this head spinning Linda Blair shit can go away at any time now. Just the other day I came out of the shower to both kids laughing like crazy. I giggled to myself, basking in the fact that my daughters are best friends. BUT NO! Do you want to know why they were having so much fun? Because they decided to have a water fight in the living room while I was in the shower. A WATER FIGHT! IN THE LIVING ROOM!! There were 6 empty water bottles all over the ground. Everything was soaked. The couch, the ground, the TV, each other, everything! Then they had the audacity to tell me to chill out. “It’s just water, Mom.”

During this time frame bedtime also becomes impossible. You know that book “Go The Fuck To Sleep?” That’s my life right. Each. And. Every. Night. It takes about an hour & a half. 38 drinks of water. 12 bathroom trips. 7 times of “I forgot my favorite toy & I can’t sleep without it” & they go to the absolute bottom of the toy box & pull out a toy I haven’t seen in a year. Then comes a fight. Either with me or with their dad because now they’ve decided they’re no longer tired. But you just have to hang in there because inevitably it will happen, they will fall asleep. It may be from sheer exhaustion from the yelling & crying, but hey, a win is a win.

Where was this information years ago? Like BEFORE they turned 4? I could have used the time to prepare. They tell you the “terrible two’s” are bad…please, there really is nothing terrible about it. Three was awful. People warned me about that. I was so happy to see 3 go. 4 wasn’t too bad with my oldest. However, my youngest who is now 4 has become a demon. An adorable little demon. 5 was absolutely fucking terrifying. When they are 5, you can’t even lock yourself in the bathroom anymore to hide. They WILL find you. And why didn’t anyone warn me!? Did people think I had it figured out by now? Was everyone playing a cruel joke on me? Do you all just hate me?

We’ve recently reached 6 with my oldest & well, she knows everything & she’s never wrong. It’s her way or the highway. But at the same time, the temper tantrums are less. She is more willing to help out, take on bigger roles. Can she be sassy? She was born that way. Can she be challenging? Absolutely. Now that she’s in Kindergarten full time, trying to get her out of bed every morning is like dealing with a teenager. And don’t even get me started on the fights over what she is going to wear. But at 6, I can see her coming into her own. And it’s a good thing.

I remember one time a friend told me their kid always acted like a “douche” & I thought “damn, how can anyone call their kid a douche? How can a kid even know how to act like a douche?” But I get it now. I totally get it. You’re kid’s a douche. My kid’s an asshole. #cheers

Look, I love being a mom. It’s my entire world. My girls are my entire world. And it’s true when people tell you how fast it all goes by & it’s true when they say you should cherish every minute. However, it’s ok to wish certain ages or phases hurry up & pass quickly. It’s ok to not cherish every single thing, like say…the age of 5 for example (seriously it’s the worst). It’s ok to get annoyed & fed up. It’s ok to fall apart & cry over it all. And yes, it’s even ok to call your kid an asshole because at some point they all are (just don’t say it to their face).

High Heeled Mommy xo

P.S. You have all been warned about 5. Even 4. You’re welcome, good luck & may God have mercy on your soul.