Today is a down day, not bad, just low key. I’ve gone out the last two evenings in a row, despite busy mornings and being up since 5:30 am each day! In the last seven years, that is unheard of for me. Because of extreme fatigue, I avoid going out in the evening. I get up early (because I want to) and also because I have more energy and I think better. I exercise Sunday and Monday and am out of the house from 7 am till 1 pm. Two unexpected events came up that ordinarily I would have declined and rearranged to address on a day I had nothing scheduled and definitely not in the evening. Saturday night I went out at 6 pm and got home at 9 pm. Sunday, I went out at 7 pm and got home at 9:30 pm. I was physically strong, not fatigued at all, although I was an airhead, that hasn’t improved at night……yet.
Today, I am chilling, but not in the moving like a sloth, fatigue way I would’ve been a short month ago. I don’t feel sick, I am industrious in my housework and crafts and feeling very productive. Can’t believe it, its only been a month. I see my family doctor tomorrow. One of my favorite motto’s is “90% of life is just showing up”, what that means to me is that I don’t stress over an uncomfortable situation. I did my homework, I’ll just show up and we’ll see how it goes. My appointment is for lab work needed for Dr. Cicero Coimbra’s Vitamin D Protocol. I am doing both Dr. Terry Wahls Protocol and Dr. Coimbra’s Protocol (see research, websites and books page for info and links to these Protocols).
I spent some time typing up the three diet plans to tape to my fridge:
I need to do this, because of short term memory issues, I am having a hard time remembering all of this. I am going to also type up the food lists as well, then I’ll wallpaper my fridge with them. This will make it easier on my memory and take away the necessity to repeatedly find it in the book. I am between Wahls Diet and Wahls Paleo with the goal of eventually working up to Wahls Paleo Plus. I’m getting there, a little at a time. I bring the Wahls Protocol book with me to the gym and read when I am resting in between water class and the gym. What amazes me is how full I feel, where I have to talk myself into eating what I need to eat (not me for sure), I’m eating like the little guy swimming in the water above! And yet, I’m losing weight and my appetite is decreasing. Important to remember that this is not a diet, but a life style.
Steady as she goes!