Days Gluten x 28
Weight 7.30 am - 97 kg same, *sigh!*
Dietary Ketosis *?*
Energy Level:- on 1-10 scale = 6.5
General Wellbeing:- on 1-10 scale = 7
Mood:- More alert than usual, but tired as went to bed after midnight
Breakfast:- Berry Protein Smoothie
Lunch:- celery and cream cheese. raw carrot
Snack 2:- nuts
Drinking:- Water x 1
Strawberry and Mango Tea, etc x 4 or 5
Daily Goal:- 1.5 lt. or 5 - 6 large cups *yes*
Anti-candida pills:- am Y pm N
Exercise:- 30 minutes walk *no*
5 minutes cross-trainer *yes*
Walks this week x 0
Total walked this week = 0 km
My Challenge this week is to walk 20 km,
20 km to go.
My challenge for the rest of the year is to walk 250 km,
249 to go
I was silly and stayed up reading a travel Blog last night. Had a very long soak in bath this morning. My scalp is not as itchy as usual so maybe it's getting better. Another couple of weeks and I will know.
The itchiness is driving me crazy and rules my life to some extent. I'm spending money I can ill afford on treatments that may or may not work. I spend hours soaking in the bath as sometimes it's the only relief I get. And then I spend hours, well it feels like hours, using lotions or creams that may or may not work. Sometimes I cannot resist the urge to scratch and I often break skin so not good. Sometimes the itchiness, tingling and general irritation wake me up. I know there are many nights I don't sleep well even with taking antihistamine in the evening and sometimes paracetemol as well.
The impact may seem minor but everyday I have to judge how much time and or money I can spend dealing with this problem that doesn't want to go away. I'm sure there is a stress factor in there but this is life. I can't eliminate every little thing that makes me uncomfortable.
I am 4 weeks pretty much gluten free. I've had very little in the way of grain products in that time. I did break the sugar free pattern but am back into it again. Maybe I'll start counting sugar free days again. I'd love to drink coffee regularly but I want to give myself about 6 months before I drink it daily again.
I ran out of Somac, prescription for stomach acid, reflux. So far I've managed with occasional Quikeze but not good long term. I don't think my stomach is fully healed and reflux does so much damage to the oesophagus and throat that it's foolish to tough it out too soon.
I am committed to continuing breaking the yeast cycle fo as long as it takes. So roll on the next 4 weeks with Christmas in the middle.
I thought I would lose weight easily but not so. I am going to be quite strict about what goes in my mouth over the next two days. I want a good weigh n on Monday.
In 300 days, or just a few more, I've only lost 20 pounds or 9 kg. I know it's better than nothing but I'm feeling a little frustrating as I first hit 96 kg in June and here I am, 6 months later, still hovering around the same weight.
Exercise should improve things. Maybe will do another weedy patch this afternoon.