Gadzooks... entry 17. The months are flying!
11.45pm - 7am. Good sleep - was completely exhausted. Had another nightmare though - this time about my ex boyfriend. It was a recurring dream I had after we broke up, about how he treated me when we were together. It surprises me that I'm still having these dreams after all this time. I would think I'd be over it...
Food / Hunger / Cravings:
Ate normally. Wasn't particularly hungry actually, but I ate for energy. Was exhausted after my day teaching, but dinner totally pepped me up.
7am - Breakfast: banana
9am - Breakfast par deux: banana
1.00pm - Lunch: cheese, mushroom and leek omelette
7.00pm - Dinner: Thai green curry with tin wild salmon, green bell pepper and gelatine. 1 large potato.
Will probably have a bedtime bevvie: pep tea w/lf milk, sugar and gelatine.
Fluids: 1/2 litre coconut water (can), 3 coffees, 2 teas w/ milk and sugar, 1/2 litre water.
Mg-B6 complex x2, Zinc x 2, Vit D x 2, Vit C x 2, Aspirin x 2. Don't really know why I'm taking the aspirin, I think I got the idea it would help me with my period?! I get clots and stuff.
Also took a glucosamine sulphate tab. Don't even know how I ended up with these in my press..! Think they help with muscle tension?
Energy and mood:
Good. Felt tired after teaching but that's to be expected.
Water retention: Bad.
Throat: A few days ago the lymph node behind my ear was swollen and painful, which I know signals some kind of throat problem. Yesterday my throat felt a bit funny, and today my glands are up. Pretty sure I won't get sick though - feel strong and like I can fight it off.
Skin: Have started spraying my face and hands with powdered B3 in water. Hope this helps...
Rosacea: Got a really sudden flare up in the latter part of the day. Think it was a reaction to the warm air con.
Digestion: No BM
Temperature: Suddenly got really cold when I got home after work. Was freezing for about three hours, but I turned on the heating. Granted, it is a cold evening.
Bit stressed teaching today and didn't enjoy it as much as other workshops I've taught, but I think it's cos' I've taught it a few times now so I didn't bother prepping, and then I didn't feel fresh. Also, I need to keep changing what I teach or I get bored.
Questions for the audience:
I'm very attracted by the raw milk fast. Paleobird said she lost 8 lbs in two days! I doubt I would lose anything like that, but what do you think - good or bad idea? (Zach and Derp, I know you guys have suggested I just eat fruit for three days, but I don't think I could manage that - fruit makes me too hungry. I need a bit of fat to satiate.)
Also, got my serotonin back - it was 120. Normal for women is under 330.
Last edited by YogaBare; 05-17-2013 at 02:48 PM.
"I think the basic anti-aging diet is also the best diet for prevention and treatment of diabetes, scleroderma, and the various "connective tissue diseases." This would emphasize high protein, low unsaturated fats, low iron, and high antioxidant consumption, with a moderate or low starch consumption.
In practice, this means that a major part of the diet should be milk, cheese, eggs, shellfish, fruits and coconut oil, with vitamin E and salt as the safest supplements."
- Ray Peat