Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Day 289

DAY 289

Days Gluten and Added Sugar Free x 17

Weight 7.30 am - 97.0 kg minus 0.5 kg

Dietary Ketosis *?*

Energy Level:- on 1-10 scale = 6

General Wellbeing:- on 1-10 scale = 6i5

Mood:- Tired but improving

Breakfast:- Berry Protein Smoothie

Snack:- celery with less than 1 tsp cream cheese and same of peanut butter


Lunch:- tuna salad made with can of lite tuna, lettuce, cucumber, celery, capsicum, balsamic dressing. raw carrot

Snack 2:- 6 almonds and 2 brazils

Dinner:- steak and stirfry onion, celery, broccoli, carrot, rice. Made too much so more fr tomorrow night.

Snack:- rhubarb in WW jelly/jello


Drinking:- Water x 1
Strawberry and Mango Tea, etc x 4 or maybe 5

Daily Goal:- 1.5 lt. or 5 - 6 large cups *no*

Exercise:- 30 minutes walk *no*
5 minutes cross-trainer *no*


Walks this week x 0


Total walked this week = 0 km

Continues Today

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

Not so great today. Didn't go to sleep until after 2 am and awake before 6 am. Just as well I don't have to go anywhere today. I see a snooze in the recliner sometime. Had my long soak in bath and talked John into making my smoothie and bringing it to me, *hehe*

TO DO

Bake a tuna cottage cheese loaf
Something about our plant pots
Petunias need planting
clear some weeds for lettuce seeds

REPORTING BACK....

The day continued and I became even more tired so no to dos done. We did have a visitor. The satellite man came and installed a dish. John's Birthday gift from daughter. No TV last night as she has the decoder to give to him tomorrow.

Monday, November 29, 2010

DAY 288, WEEK 42

DAY 288

Days Gluten and Added Sugar Free x 16

Weight 7.30 am - 97.5 kg

Dietary Ketosis *?*

Energy Level:- on 1-10 scale = 6.5

General Wellbeing:- on 1-10 scale = 6.5

Mood:- Tired but improving

Breakfast:- Berry Protein Smoothie

Snack:-

Lunch:- tuna salad made with can of lite tuna, lettuce, cucumber, celery, capsicum, balsamc dressing. raw carrot

Snack 2:- 1 oopsie roll

Dinner:- oopsie rolls with lettuce

Snack:- oopsie roll with less than 1 tsp peanut butter

Drinking:- Water x o
Strawberry and Mango Tea, etc x 5

Daily Goal:- 1.5 lt. or 5 - 6 large cups *yes*

Exercise:- 30 minutes walk *no*
5 minutes cross-trainer *no*


Walks this week x 0


Total walked this week = 0 km

Continues Today

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'm definitely starting to feel better although the rash on my buttocks has not changed much. I've stopped using the ointment the Dr. gave me as it was doing so little. I think that the main thing is to stop the itching as I'm causing quite a lot of damage with scratching. I've gone back to relying on the anthistamine tablets and the locoid lotion which has cortisone but for now that works and i'm getting some peace and more sleep.

So much so that this morning I wondered what on earth i would do with myself all day. That is a sure sign of improvement because most days as far back as whenever, it was enough to survive and a day not going to Mum's was a day of rest, Full Stop.

I will probably semi fast today but it won't be easy as I'm already hungry, 7.30 am, I'll have a hot drink now and my smoothie in an hour or so. Today's menu is mainly protein with minimal fruit and veges and no carbohydrates. I'll probably eat yoghurt, eggs and maybe some meat for dinner with green leafy stuff like lettuce and silverbeet. I think I'll avoid the nuts and the crackers no matter how healthy they are.

Reporting Back......

Very itchy. Needed a long soak in bath but was kind of lazy and it got late so went to bed after using lots of locoid, (1% cortisone lotion).

Sunday, November 28, 2010

DAY 287

DAY 287

Days Gluten and Added Sugar Free x 15

Weight 7.30 am - 97.25 kg . a smidgeon lower

Dietary Ketosis *?*

Energy Level:- on 1-10 scale = 6

General Wellbeing:- on 1-10 scale = 6

Mood:- Tired but I can do this. Church today

Breakfast:- Berry Protein Smoothie

Snack:- 6 almonds, 2 brazil

Lunch:- Strawberries with plain Greek Yoghurt

Snack 2:- 2 serves of whole mixed grain rice crackers, (equal to 200 calories total), some with a smidgeon of peanut butter. I'm not sure I should be eating them as they seem very salty.

Dinner:- frittata or similar

Snack:- 2 brazil nuts, 6 almonds

Drinking:- Water x 1
Strawberry and Mango Tea, etc x 5

Daily Goal:- 1.5 lt. or 5 - 6 large cups *yes*

Exercise:- 30 minutes walk *no*
5 minutes cross-trainer *yes*


Walks this week x 1


Total walked this week = 1 km

Continues Today

My Challenge this week is to walk 2 km,

1 km to go.

My challenge for the rest of the year is to walk 250 km,

249 to go

Not much time but it was heartening to see the scale look more like 97kg than 97.5.

Had a soak in bath and washed hair 2 days in row with nizerol. I think the antihistamine is kicking in and my body adjusting to the initial sleepiness.

I'll go to Church today, 5 minutes to finish getting ready and plan another evening walk. Maybe not quite so late, but depends on what's on TV.

I was thinking that if I continue this momentum and stick to this diet that can't trigger out breaks of Candida I could be at goal in 40 weeks. That would be the end of August next year. How great that would be.

REPORTING BACK.........

No walk tonight. I've had enough excitement for today. Driving home from church came around a bend and there was a motorcyclist lying in the opposite lane with his bike in the bank. He was motionless. Fortunately there was a place for me to park and I leapt out of the car to stop traffic. The road is narrow with tight bends and there was plenty of traffic, being a sunny weekend. It was only a few moments before the first car came. They were very good and parked where no-one going up hill could cause more damage and phoned the ambulance. At first I thought the guy on the road was dead but before long there were moans. I went up the road to stop the downhill traffic and the other folk stayed with the injured man. Before long he was talking to them then he got up ad walked. The road was so hot I hated leaving him lying there but it was only a minute or so. It wasn't long before the Kuaotuna Fire Brigade were there and took over and I came home. I was probably there about 15-20 minutes. I was in such a panic and couldn't find my phone. It was right there on the passenger seat when I got back in the car.

Coming up on an accident has always been my worst nightmare. Thank-goodness it ended reasonably well. We think the man had an injured shoulder and he was knocked out cold for a few minutes.

My Fivelac has arrived at Mum's so I will be using it fr0m Wednesday on.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

DAY 285

DAY 285

Days Gluten and Added Sugar Free x 14

Weight 7.30 am - 97.5 kg .

Dietary Ketosis *?*

Energy Level:- on 1-10 scale = 5

General Wellbeing:- on 1-10 scale = 6

Mood:- I feel so tired. It's hard not to get angry with the tiredness but at least I can stay home.

Breakfast:- Berry Protein Smoothie

Snack:-

Lunch:- Strawberries with plain Greek Yoghurt

Snack 2:-

Dinner:- beef casserole, spinach

Snack:- 2 brazil nuts, 6 almonds

Drinking:- Water x 1
Strawberry and Mango Tea, etc x 3

Daily Goal:- 1.5 lt. or 5 - 6 large cups *yes*

Exercise:- 30 minutes walk *no*
5 minutes cross-trainer *no*


Walks this week x 1


Total walked this week = 1 km

Starts Today

My Challenge this week is to walk 2 km,
1 km to go.


My challenge for the rest of the year is to walk 200 km,

199 to go

I've spent about 30 minutes in the garden, mostly sitting on my bum to weed and put some plants in.

I didn't sleep all that well and was up at 6 am to have a soak in the bath to relief the irritation of my skin.

Not as sleep y today as yesterday and will make an effort to go for an evening walk when it's a little cooler. I do have a jersey on in the house because there is a southerly breeze keeping us cool here.

REPORTING BACK .....

We went for an evening walk just after sunset. Watched Annabelle Langbien and a house building project.

It was mild and very pleasant. I toddled along not very fast but the best i could do. It's the beginning of better things.

DAY 286

DAY 286

Days Gluten and Added Sugar Free x 14

Weight 7.30 am - 97.5 kg .

Dietary Ketosis *no*

Energy Level:- on 1-10 scale = 5

General Wellbeing:- on 1-10 scale = 6

Mood:- I feel so tired. It's hard not to get angry with the tiredness but at least I can stay home unless I decide to visit with my sister who won't be up here again until Boxing Day.

Breakfast:- Berry Protein Smoothie

Snack:-

Lunch:- 2 HB eggs. stewed rhubarb in WW jelly, no added sugar

Snack 2:- 2 golden kiwifruit, small piece cheese

Dinner:- beef casserole, spinach

Snack:- 2 brazil nuts, 6 almonds

Drinking:- Water x 0
Strawberry and Mango Tea, etc x 2

Daily Goal:- 1.5 lt. or 5 - 6 large cups *no*

Exercise:- 30 minutes walk *no*
5 minutes cross-trainer *no*


Walks this week x 0


Total walked this week = 0 km

Starts Today

My Challenge this week is to walk 2 km,

2 km to go.


My challenge for the rest of the year is to walk 250 km,

250 to go

Friday, November 26, 2010

DAY 286

Days Gluten and Added Sugar Free x 13

Weight 7.30 am - 97.5 kg .

Dietary Ketosis *no*

Energy Level:- on 1-10 scale = 5

General Wellbeing:- on 1-10 scale = 6

Mood:- I feel so tired. It's hard not to get angry with the tiredness but at least I can stay home unless I decide to visit with my sister who won't be up here again until Boxing Day.

Breakfast:- Berry Protein Smoothie

Snack:-

Lunch:- 2 HB eggs. stewed rhubarb in WW jelly, no added sugar

Snack 2:- 2 golden kiwifruit, small piece cheese

Dinner:- beef casserole, spinach

Snack:- 2 brazil nuts, 6 almonds

Drinking:- Water x 0
Strawberry and Mango Tea, etc x 2

Daily Goal:- 1.5 lt. or 5 - 6 large cups *no*

Exercise:- 30 minutes walk *no*
5 minutes cross-trainer *no*


Walks this week x 0


Total walked this week = 0 km

Starts Today

My Challenge this week is to walk 2 km,

2 km to go.


My challenge for the rest of the year is to walk 250 km,

250 to go

Day 285

Days Gluten and Added Sugar Free x 13

Weight 7.30 am - 97.5 kg .

Dietary Ketosis *no*

Energy Level:- on 1-10 scale = 5

General Wellbeing:- on 1-10 scale = 6

Mood:- I feel so tired. It's hard not to get angry with the tiredness but at least I can stay home unless I decide to visit with my sister who won't be up here again until Boxing Day.

Breakfast:- Berry Protein Smoothie

Snack:-

Lunch:- 2 HB eggs. stewed rhubarb in WW jelly, no added sugar

Snack 2:- 2 golden kiwifruit, small piece cheese

Dinner:- beef casserole, spinach

Snack:- 2 brazil nuts, 6 almonds

Drinking:- Water x 2
Strawberry and Mango Tea, etc x 4

Daily Goal:- 1.5 lt. or 5 - 6 large cups *yes*

Exercise:- 30 minutes walk *no*
5 minutes cross-trainer *no*


Walks this week x 0


Total walked this week = 0 km

Starts Today

My Challenge this week is to walk 19 km,

19 km to go.


My challenge for the rest of the year is to walk 200 km,

200 to go

I know I must keep going but this horrible tiredness makes me want to have a feed of toast and coffee. I'm holding out in the hope that it really is the candida dying off and releasing toxins. Last night I took an antihistamine tablet and slept right through from midnight to 7 am when a text message got me out of bed in case it was Jane. It was just a boring one from the bank warning me I needed to make a deposit. That's now done.

I will be really strict with myself today and try to get out for a walk although it's the last thing I feel like doing right now.

TWJ is hopefully going to make some changes too but I will wait until the Fivelac and the diet book arrives before I put the pressure on.

Don't know what we will eat today but I have a fridge full of fresh veggies, meat and eggs. I can get motivated a veggie frittata could be on the menu.

Otherwise I will spend most of the day reading. Not much energy for that either so will have a soak in bath and watch a video from either Catch The Fire or the Bay Revival.

REPORTING BACK........

Fell asleep in recliner before lunch. Took while to wake myself up enough to eat. No energy to prepare anything but felt better in afternoon. I still did nothing except read.

I felt as though I ate a lot but looking at my food list that wasn't so.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

DAY 284 THERE'S BEEN A CHANGE IN FOCUS

Days Gluten and Added Sugar Free x 12

Weight 7.30 am - 97.5 kg .

Dietary Ketosis *no*

Energy Level:- on 1-10 scale = 4

General Wellbeing:- on 1-10 scale = 4

Mood:- Life's a struggle today. I wish I could stay home but have shopping and will visit sis who is with Mum on the way home.

Breakfast:- Berry Protein Smoothie

Snack:-

Lunch:- cold roast chicken with cucumber, capsicum and onion salad dressed with oghurt and a little balsamic dressing

Snack 2:-

Dinner:- starving hungry. 3 HB eggs with asparagus

Snack:- far too many almonds and 2 brazil nuts

Drinking:- Water x 3
Strawberry and Mango Tea, etc x 5

Daily Goal:- 1.5 lt. or 5 - 6 large cups *yes*

Exercise:- 30 minutes walk *no* Went shopping and stopped off to visit Mum and Sister.
5 minutes cross-trainer *no*


Walks this week x 0


Total walked this week = 0 km

Starts Today

My Challenge this week is to walk 19 km,

19 km to go.


My challenge for the rest of the year is to walk 200 km,

200 to go


Two weeks ago I saw my doctor for a regular check and complained about the itchiness in my scalp and rash on buttocks. She said I had a fungal infection and prescribed some topical treatments which at this stage have made very little difference.

The diagnosis of Fungal Infection caused a light bulb to start flashing. Since then I have been researching Candida and Yeast Overgrowth. It's an old problem and I am under attack with a vengeance. I am waiting for some Fivelac capsules to arrive and have bought an e-book. TWJ and I will begin the anti-candida diet togather. it makes life easier if we eat more or less the same things and he has many symptoms which could be caused by Candida.

In the meantime I have been quite strict about no added sugar and starches, I have eaten some fruit and once or twice added a pinch of sugar to our frozen veggies for flavour and had sauce thickened with ordinary flour or cornflour. When I go onto stage 1 of the candida diet I will be 100% strict. Anything to get this cleared up.

I think I had lost hope that I could do this because I have been feeling so awful. Now I have hope again and am motivated to break the hold this natural yeast has on me. It is so out of balance and I'm weary of being unwell.

I don't want to rave on about my health in my main Blog which is more of a journal so I will record here how I feel be it tired or yukky or full of life and energy.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

DON'T KNOW WHAT DAY. MAYBE FRESH START

Days Gluten Free x 0

Weight 7.30 am - 100.5 kg .

Dietary Ketosis *no*

Breakfast:- Berry Protein Smoothie

Snack:- Feta cuucmber and gherkin

Lunch:-toasted cheese sandwich. 2 slices unhealthy for me toast bread, onion cheese and zucchini relish

Snack 2:-

Dinner:- broccoli fritatta

Snack:-

Drinking:- Water x 0
Strawberry and Mango Tea, etc x 2
Coffee, black, unsweetened x 2

Daily Goal:- 1.5 lt. or 5 - 6 large cups *no*

Exercise:- 30 minutes walk *no*
5 minutes cross-trainer *no*


Walks this week x 0


Total walked this week = 0 km

Starts Today

My Challenge this week is to walk 19 km, 19 km to go.

My challenge for the rest of the year is to walk 500 km, 496 to go.

Still in recovery from Labour Weekend 10 days ago. That's my feeble excuse.