Saturday, June 20, 2015

GAPS Healing Diet Day #3

Saturday June 20th, 2015

I slept a lot last night, thank heavens. I still feel sluggish and my eyes aren't focusing yet, an hour+ after waking. Groggy sucks. But, I got up and had some very special stewp that I made overnight (organic, grass fed bison stew meat, celery, carrots, onions, water, apple cider vinegar, salt, turmeric and cumin) and it was pretty darn good. I did put too much water in so it's soupier than I would like but everything is cooked to the point of not needing to be chewed, and that's what I was looking for. Well cooked meat and veg, the hallmarks of the healing phase.

I also roasted an organic, blahblahblah chicken, boned it, set the bones and pan juices aside, and the giblets (totally excited about having those to add to the broth mix!) so I can start a new batch of bone broth this morning. Meanwhile I whipped up a supper for myself (this is lat night, mind you) of leftover organic chicken, steamed bok choy, coconut aminos (delish and sweet!) and chicken bone broth. It was absolutely delicious! Again, cooked to the point of not needing to be chewed. I didn't have the heart to actually puree it because it was so pretty.

Just goes to show that despite having a very limited list of ingredients, one can be very creative about what one eats, and vary flavors a lot. This excites me because I don't know how long I'll be on the healing phase. Long enough to make creativity count, is all I know.

I must admit that my mood has been rather maudlin lately. I hadn't noticed so much because I remember that this was normal for me in high school, ha. It's funny cuz it's true! I was dark, quiet, a loner, long faced... that changed once I quit smoking pot at the age of 23, but here it is again. I've been pissy because I don't have a lot of energy, and of course we all get frustrated with the status quo and occasionally ask the whiniest question of them all: "why me?" It even rhymes with whiny, see what I mean? I'm being a little bit of a sea-fish here but it's semi serious because I can see how this mood could easily lead to depression. If I were to wallow in it, I could go over to the dark side and Lord knows, I don't want that. I don't want to feel that this is all in vain and I won't give in to it, damnittohell. 

So I bought new running shoes. When in doubt, go for a run. Don't overdo it, but just fricking do it (hey Nike, what up?). It's way too hot today but there's always the gym. I ran around the store in them to make sure they weren't slipping (they weren't) and that they were cushy enough (they were) and I reached my 12,000 step goal for the day early. High five, me. Done. And then, yay.

I think we're going hiking tomorrow so that should lift my spirits. We haven't been in a year because we were too busy looking for, buying, readying and then moving into our house, and then it was winter. BOOM. Actually then it was shutter installations, kitchen remodel and new windows. BOOM. Time flies even when you're not having fun.

Vitals:

Weight: 158.2 again
Energy level: Meh
BM: Heck yes, and it's not diarrhea, so YAY
Other Gastro: Nothing to report
Mental clarity: Okay
Mood: Pretty good
Exercise: Walked, jogged around Dick's Sporting Goods in my new Asics to make sure they fit.
Other: I got my supplement roulette together this morning and conquered the beast by labeling each bottle (1-AM, 1-after meals, 1-A & PM, etc.). I have also engaged the use of three pill organizers - 1 each for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Now the tough part is remembering the pills I have to take outside of those zones (before breakfast, the two in the refrigerator, and the gutamine powder in my tea) but I'm really trying to form new habits.

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