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June 16th

Sunday, June 16, 2019

I woke up feeling lousy and hurting this morning and it's been that way all day. Weight was up 1.8, bloated, and my ankles, knee, and thumbs really hurt. I feel like I've been eating all day and I'm ravenous! My head is fuzzy and I have no motivation. I have literally spent almost all day playing on the computer. I did the minimum of work inside (make bed, do dishes, laundry, wash floors) and a little bit outside (watered plants, refilled pond, sprayed weeds). Nowhere near what I generally get done on the weekend. I didn't even mow the lawn!

I think the problem with the hurt, weight gain, and bloating is because of my poor food choices yesterday. DD & I went to the Farmer's Market and had lunch from one of the food trucks. I had nachos. Corn and black beans are untested items plus the cow's milk cheese in abundance and the sodium didn't help.

I really think my body is rebelling against all the carbs I've been eating. I ate pretty strict Keto until I started this Plan. I felt 100% better eating Keto than I do now plus I was eating what I consider real food, not flax or chia seeds. I'm going to slowly start reducing the carbs until they're back to 30-50g per day plus increase the sodium & potassium to get my muscle cramps back under control. Once I'm back into nutritional ketosis I'll start testing foods again. Since I'm going to try for 30-50g rather than the 20g I used do I will be able to test some of the higher carb foods. If my weight goes up that item probably isn't a friendly food.

Losing weight is great, feeling good is better.
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    hrm...I think you're right. It could even be the gluten & potatoes. My ankles used to swell and my knees used to throb sooo painful, but now that I'm the watchdog for whatever foods try to entice me to eat them, my ankles are normal and my knees only occasionally ache, but I'm still on the path to NOT being beguiled (doesn't always work) by the subliminal ads and/or fast food hype that puts JUNK in my body, and I think my body is finally on the road to a genuine recovery.

    Here's 'something' you may want to give a try - to thwart the food venders - a suggestion: maybe you could try psyching yourself up before going to a Farmer's Market, and deliberately buy a few delicious raw/fresh fruits or veggies to snack on while the food trucks try to sink their *spells* hooks into you. LOL!! ::hugs:: I am sooo with you on the "Losing weight is great, feeling good is better."
    119 days ago
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