I’ve hit a stall, and I know I’ve gotten lazy. I’ve recalculated my macros and will go back to writing down everything I eat!
Must track Macros!!!
About 2 years ago, when I was deep in a fibromyalgia flare, I was cleaning out boxes and I found a box of race bibs from running events and triathlons I had done when well.
It hurt to see them there. I cried a bit, and I threw them away.
I regret that. I thought I would never get better. Seeing them, remembering pain free days, hurt me. I lost faith in wellness.
I am going to make new memories, new race bibs.
A new life.
I dont know how long this remission will last, but I’m going to squeeze everything I can out of it!
This week continues to get better.
I’m going to write a full post tomorrow, this is a quickie.
Fibro pain is still gone. I keep waiting for the other shoe to drop, but so far, so so good.
Training is going well and I’m slowly improving. I have been so sedentary with fibro for so long, my muscles need strengthening. Normally, days of activity lead to days of payback and fatigue. Now activity seems to fuel more activity!
My personality is changing too. I laugh at silly things again. I enjoy music again. I feel better, and it’s starting to show in the little ways of life. Little joys as so easy to appreciate when you dont hurt.
Here is a pic of my marathon walking training group. #Wewalkthiscity
Peace out, jo
Tuesday’s 3 miles done! Today is Pilates! Looking forward to it!
I had great times this morning, for me. Excitement got me full 3/4 of the way! Feet barely touched the ground. I’m already in love with it. I knew I would be.
Loved running downtown. Our city is truly alive at 7 am. Runners, walkers, skaters, and rowers filled the streets and the river. It was exhilarating to be amongst so many working so hard to be better, stronger, faster versions of themselves.
Side note, the old ladies smoked me on the trail!
This is a high-fat diet because medium chain triglycerides markedly improve brain function and Ketosis trains your body to burn the fat that is stored on it.
I started this diet because I was at the end of my rope with Fibro Fog. What I didn’t know was that it would help both the fog and my pain, and my gut busting fatigue!!!
This diet is not for everyone, this diet is not easy and this diet is not for everyone. Did I say that twice? Good. Let me reiterate, this diet is not easy, this diet is work. It may require you to take magnesium, potassium and sodium supplements. The kind you buy over the counter at Sam’s Club or Walmart or Walgreen’s. Not the kind anyone else might try to sell you.
On this diet, your cholesterol levels may go up. Yep, but after six months or so, they are supposed to level out. I can’t confirm either of those things yet, as I get my blood work next month.
On this diet, you cannot cheat. NO sugar from ANY source, NO grains from any source. Yes, there are vegetables you may not eat because they are high carb and a ketogenic diet restricts, severely, carbs.
This is not a, “Oh, I think I’ll try a new diet to lose a few pounds diet”. This is a diet that takes work.
This is a diet that oncologists are putting their patients on to starve cancer cells. This is a diet that doctor put children on to control their epilepsy. This is a diet that doctors put Alzheimer and dementia patients on to stop cognitive loss. This diet is serious, last straw, I gotta get better diet or die trying diet. There are lots of websites and Facebook groups that will try to waste your time and money with products that claim to enhance this diet. They are all, every one, a sham. A true Ketosis diet (and I am not talking about a simple low carb diet, they are not the same) is nutrition based, not supplement based. I have added things that are food such as, coconut oils, avocado oils, MCT oils, etc. to improve my brain function.
This diet has helped me in two months more than anything I have tried. I have tried Paleo, dash, Adkins, Mediterranean and many other to supplement all the prescriptions the doctor has given me over the years.
I am not trying to sell you a thing. I am trying to GIVE you hope.
I agree that this is a state of emergency diet. I hope I have made that perfectly clear. I disagree that it is only a diabetic’s emergency. I will also tell you that IMO diabetics should NOT do this diet unless under doctors supervisions.
I will also tell you that IMO diabetics should NOT do this diet unless under doctors supervisions. Research will tell you the same thing. THE RESEARCH will tell you that people with liver and kidney function issues should not do this diet.
I will also tell you that the rest of us should not be eating the sugar and grains and inflammatory foods, and processed food that we eat. That I ate.
I get this diet has drawbacks. But don’t tell a cancer patient that they can’t have chemo because it’s bad for their body. Because the bad stuff may save them in the end!!!
I hope your fibro never ever gets to a point where you will try anything to stop it, because that’s where I am, and it sucks.
Every day that I feel good, I have to push, drive, make myself get stronger while I can. I don’t know if I’m getting better permanently or just for now. I’ll take these days I’m getting now, and I will try my very best to get better, to be better, until I can’t.