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  1. Day 52 CD 23 I've been craving pineapple for several days now, so yesterday I bought some canned pineapple rings to have with our pork steaks. It was a really good decision and I regret nothing. I also bought some mixed nuts and almonds yesterday (no peanuts) and ate a bunch of them. I might regret it later, but I'm not beating myself up over it. I do think I'm going to fast until dinner tonight though, because the thought of eating anything this morning is just beyond me. My appetite is definitely changing. I've been keeping up with Body Revolution, and it's getting better. The
  2. Day 43 CD 14 I did workout 1 of Body Revolution yesterday, and genuinely thought I might pass out at the end. I got really dizzy and lightheaded. I made it though! I started getting sore last night, and this morning it's freaking miserable. Thank goodness I'm working different muscles today. Gonna pound extra electrolytes today and hope it helps with the dizziness and weakness. Last night a friend brought over some chocolate-dipped fruit and I ate a bunch of it. Oddly, it didn't taste as good as I thought it would. The incredible thing is that I'm not craving sugar or carbs this
  3. Day 42 CD13 I had a lot of nausea and generic GI discomfort yesterday. I'm chalking it up to the cheese. It really put a damper on my appetite. I'm still not hungry this morning. I am feeling a little better though, so I think I may try and exercise.
  4. Day 41 CD12 Salt is LIFE. Last time I wrote (Tuesday) I did 30 minutes on my rowing machine and it was great. I supplemented about 3g salt that day, and about 4g the next. My energy is vastly improved, and I haven't been getting anymore random headaches. Certain ZC/carnivore spaces are vehemently anti-supplementation of ANYTHING, and I guess I was drinking their Kool-Aid without realizing it. Unfortunately (sort of) I had a really intense therapy session yesterday and I'm still wiped out from it. I wish I could sleep for a few days. Used to, I would go back to sleep for a while
  5. Day 39 CD10 Yesterday I supplemented about 2.5g salt with water. I'm pretty impressed with the difference it made. I did have a bit of the laxative effect, but that's on me for drinking too much, too fast. I'm also aware that I'm at the point in my cycle where I'm approaching my best, most energetic days. We'll see where I am in a week. This morning I've had about 2g salt with my coffee and some broth, and I'm actually feeling well enough to exercise. I'm going to hop on my rowing machine for a few minutes and see how I feel. I'm going to try and consume another 1-1.5g over the
  6. Day 38 CD9 Okay, I'm getting desperate. No energy to do much of anything this weekend. I know I'm eating enough calories, but I'm doubling down on logging my food. After doing some more reading, it looks like I might not be supplementing enough electrolytes. A lot of keto resources are suggesting supplementing 2-5g of salt per day, which is kind of bonkers to me. Still, it's worth a try, so I'm logging that along with my food. I'm a little worried about the laxative effect of too much salt over too short a time, but oh well. A lot of ZC people apparently lose their taste for sa
  7. Day 35 CD6 I'm not discounting the possibility that my lack of motivation and energy is coming from the loss of more coping mechanisms (carbs) while working on intense stuff in therapy. In fact, I'm banking on it. I really like my mental state this month. Reduced anxiety, paranoia, depression have all been great. But I just don't really want to do anything. I feel exhausted a lot. This weekend I'm going to spend some time doing some mobility and stretching exercises and see if it helps at all. Maybe if I just do it, motivation will follow.
  8. Day 34 CD5 I would really like to have some energy, motivation, SOMETHING. I did get some stuff done around the house yesterday, although not as much as I'd like. I took a two-hour nap. I had a terrifying realization yesterday regarding the timeline of my trauma. It started even earlier than I remember, and apparently I had told a lie so much about the timeline that I started believing it myself. The fragility and mutability of memory is so scary. What else have I repressed? On the bright(?) side, I feel like I have more mental clarity when I think about these things. It gi
  9. Day 30 CD1 The last few days have been kind of rough, but not as bad as they usually are. I ended up overdoing it on cheese and had some constipation/ painful bathroom issues. As unpleasant as the experience was, it was actually a good thing. I have a pretty good track record of cleaning up my act when I have direct evidence of a food negatively effecting me. I've been mostly avoiding it the past couple of days, only eating it if it was part of a recipe I was making. I think abstaining is also helping my sinus symptoms. I was popping decongestant and antihistamine like they were cand
  10. Day 27 CD25 1st: boiled eggs, cheese, beef jerky, ghee 2nd: pork steak 3rd/snack: cheese and jerky
  11. Day 26 CD 24 1st: eggs, leftover pork steak, cheese 2nd: meatloaf
  12. Day 25 CD23 1st: 4 eggs, 7 bacon 2nd: pork steaks snack: cheese Feeling a bit better today. I'm interested to see how I feel once my cycle starts over. I don't want to give up prematurely because I've stuck with it this long. I guess part of me is scared that this is as good as it'll get.
  13. Day 24 CD22 1st: chicken thigh, eggs, cheese 2nd: t-bone w/butter 3rd/snack: 3 boiled eggs w/cheese One of the reasons I've been so hesitant to try and log my food during this experiment is that I didn't think Cronometer would be accurate or have information on stuff like bacon grease, etc. But it seems like it is, so I'm trying my best to log things. The amount of calories I consumed today is alarming, but I'm trying not to panic. It's PMDD time, and I know I'll be back to normal in a few days. Speaking of which, my paranoid and anxious thoughts are much "
  14. Day 23 CD21 1st: bacon, eggs, cheese 2nd: chicken thighs 3rd/snack: bacon, boiled eggs, cheese It seems like the fat from cheese can easily put me over the amount of fat my digestive system is prepared to handle. That's okay though, it's just going to take some trial and error. I posted on r/zerocarb about how I've been struggling, and one of the mods said that the illness that I had around the first of the month (possibly COVID) might be the cause of most of my problems. I've just been sooo tired and lethargic and unmotivated, which is the exact opposite o
  15. Day 22 CD20 1st: bacon, eggs, cheese 2nd: t-bone and shrimp snack: bacon and cheese, boiled eggs Super hungry day. I've been experimenting with cheese to get more fat. Yesterday I had some with a couple with a couple of boiled eggs with no ill effects. This morning though, I had some and shortly after had SEVERE abdominal cramps. I did some googling and the internet seemed to suggest that it could have been too much fat. I had more cheese later and no cramps. Maybe it was a fluke?