Well I have slowed quite a bit on my blog. But, not on my commitment to sustaining the Wahls Protocol. I am still living this lifestyle and continuing to reap the rewards of it. My promise was to sustain the blog daily for the first year of my experience on the Protocol and I have done that. I will check in once in a while to tell of my continued commitment to the Protocol, which is enough for me. The most important information is up, that of the speed and dramatic changes that have occurred in just one year on the Protocol.
A lot is happening in my life at present. Our family has had the gift of a union with an older brother we didn’t know existed until just a few weeks ago. I flew to the states to meet him, my younger brother drove in from Ohio to Iowa/Illinois and we had a wonderful five days with him. All this came about in the mist of a cherished visit from my daughter and her aunt from Quebec. The events were back to back, five days with me here and then on a plane to Chicago to be picked up by my brother and driven three hours south. Two weeks that were a blur, a joyous one, but still, a blur. An event like the latter brings conversations with long lost and estranged family, much like a funeral will bring a lot of discussion about, so has this, to everyone’s benefit. A lot to process and traveling takes a lot out of me still.
I have spent the last four days keeping my routine to a bare minimum and sleeping a lot. I’m still tired. Obviously, fatigue is still a very real problem, maybe will always be. I still have MS and I still need to be respectful of it. My job search has taken a back seat to all of this. I had been optimistic of working full time once more, but at this time, I admit, its not possible. However, part time is viable. As soon as I feel my energy back to normal and my routine in place, I’ll revisit the work of job searching. In the mean time, I am maintaining between level’s one and two. I still workout at the gym four days a week swimming and circuit training. I still do my physio exercises for balance, gait and muscle training to take the brunt off what doesn’t work. The eating regime has become mostly second nature. I have goals I want to meet, such as learning to make Kombucha tea at home, getting kitchen supplies like a crock pot, spiralizer, food processor, etc. I have gotten into the habit of making bone broth on a monthly basis. It is so beneficial and good, that I will be sure to continue the practice. Wahls suggests having one cup of bone broth per day.
I stepped down from the third level which is a Nutritional Ketosis state. I needed the flexibility of the lower levels, which carry more options for foods. There is nothing wrong with the lower two levels, but there is a marked difference in my thinking ability. I have a significant amount of cognitive damage, which has improved with the two other levels. I have stepped down from this level twice and experienced the same thing. Some of my muddled thinking and pressured speech comes back. In a couple weeks, I will get back that level. One thing I do miss very much when I am on that level are fruits other than berries. That is tough to let go of.
That is where I am at, I hope all is well with all of you.