Going Keto: Update for 03/05/19

For a while, I didn’t have a lot to report to you guys.  I was really struggling with some symptoms of depression (despite the fact that I don’t feel depressed), and updates fell off to the side as did many other things in my life.  I’m still struggling, but things are getting better, so I thought I’d share my progress.

This morning, my weight was 245.0lb.  I’ve been bouncing around the same few pounds for a while, but I attribute that to some bad food choices.  My weight has been on a downward trend for about a week now though, so I’m pretty happy with that.

Last week, I took the opportunity to get caught up on some keto podcasts that I’d somehow missed.  I heard one of my favorite podcasters talking about how he’d had really good success with the carnivore diet using keto macros, and I thought, “Hey, I could do that, and maybe it’d help me stay on track better.” Guess what! It seems to have worked.  Despite the fact that I’m fighting a cold, I feel better than I have in a while, and I’ve started to fall into a natural pattern of intermittent fasting which doesn’t usually happen until I’ve been exclusively keto for a month or more.  I’m stunned.

I also had a phone visit with my doc in mid February, and that inspired me to make a better effort with my 50,000 IU vitamin D3 supplement.  I’m chronically low on vitamin D, but I hadn’t been remembering to take it once a week.  The doc and I talked about taking 5,000 IU every day if that’d help me remember, and at the time, I thought that sounded like a good idea.  After I got off the phone though, I thought to myself, “I don’t have that supplement on hand, and I DO have the prescription, so why don’t I just figure out how to remember to take it each week?” So far, I’m doing great with that, so that should help things too, I’d guess.

Lastly, as some of you might remember, I don’t have a gall bladder.  I bought some digestive enzymes a long while back as I was determined to improve my digestion, but I wasn’t being consistent with them.  Over the last week though, I’ve been taking them each time I eat and my system is already acting much less cranky.  I have a ways to go, but I’m certain the enzymes and ox bile are something that’ll help in the long run.

Other than that, I just want to remind everyone that what we do matters.  I’ve really been wanting to give up lately.  I know that’s just the winter SAD talking though, so I’ve pushed through despite the fact that it’s been really hard.  That’s what we have to do though, guys, even when we don’t want to, ’cause if we aren’t moving forward, we’re being left behind by life, and our time here is too precious for that.  Keep on keepin’ on!

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