My allergies are rough today. There must be a higher pollen count. I've been using wunderground.com for my forecast checking lately. It's so much more accurate than weather.com. I just removed the weather app from The Weather Channel from my phone. I'm at my computer enough as it is, so I can check online when I need to, or do the old "stick arm out window" routine.
My ride was really difficult this morning! I felt very hungry before I left for work and I wonder if a protein shake or smoothie or some fruit before the ride might've made it easier. I haven't gotten around to eating yet. I'm really tired of eggs so I am desperate to come up with some kind of easily transportable breakfast alternative. My legs are very tired today. Possible factors: not enough glycogen, allergies, haven't biked this much before (today is my 4th day in a row commuting via bike), and/or it's a bit breezy out. I yawned a little on the trip, not getting enough air. I hope my ride home is easier. I still make good time, but I need to leave earlier because I am slow changing once I get to the office.
We had dinner with Hulky's mom last night (after signing our notice of intent sqqquuueeeeee). It was nice to hang out with her. We ordered out and I got sushi and then had some of the pork fried rice, some of my homemade yogurt, and a bit of chocolate. It wasn't until after the chocolate that I noticed I had gas, so I'm not sure if yogurt bothers me anymore. I will have to experiment . Hulky's mom is having a procedure done today for her second brain aneurysm (first was when Hulky was in middle school). Please keep her in your thoughts. I'm going to give her a quart of homemade yogurt, the other goes to my parents. I hope they all enjoy it (I get so nervous
I'm going to start an experiment soon, probably this weekend. I get some kind of fungal growth on my chest every summer. It's these little discolored spots that spread. It tends to happen when you sweat, especially if you don't dry off or don't wear clothes that breathe well. My dad gets it too, and Hulky gets it on his neck. Rubbing Selsen Blue (the shampoo) on my chest in the shower and then rinsing it off works quite well, but I'd like to try a more natural option. The ingredient that gets rid of the fungus, I think, is selenium, so I'm going to start eating 1-3 brazil nuts every day. I may have to turn to topical solutions, but I want to see if increasing my selenium intake makes a difference. I may have Hulky try this too.
New supplement routine (I think this is everything?)
AM: colostrum ( getting it exchanged b/c I think it went bad), Zantac, Zyrtec, stinging nettle leaf, Threelac
With every meal: digestive enzymes
PM: 1 tsp of Inositol with 5-HTP (50mg at dinner, 50mg at bedtime)
I took 100mg of 5-HTP last night and had some nightmares. Weird. I'm going to stick with this dose for a bit and see what happens!
Grocery list for the weekend
-prolly need more meat, as usual
-potatoes (sweet & russet)
-bananaaaassss, oranges, and apples (and avaocados because they're $1 right now!)
To-do list for the weekend
-go to local bank to withdraw the balance ($8) and close it after 7 years of inactivity (got it in high school, barely used it, got a new account with Citizens Bank when I went to college & transferred most of the funds out)
-go to credit union to show them my ID to finalize our accounts
-make gluten-free chocolate chip pancakes with Hulky!
-go for a walk somewhere with Hulky
-get my dad started on the pool opening procedure (shocking the CRAP out of it)