Sunday, June 21, 2015

GAPS Healing Diet Day #4

Sunday June 21st, 2015

Happy Fathers Day!

The sun is shining, the sky is blue, we're headed for the mountains and nothing is new! Wow, that was bad. Not even poetry. Not even.

I feel a little better today because last night I told myself to stop being such a baby. Go ahead, eat liquid food, baby soft veggies and fermented foods, gain weight even though you're starving, run even though you're light headed, etc. So here I am. Positive Mental Attitude day 1, let's see where it takes me.

Good news: I got my lab results for the endocrinologist and two things happened (well, more than two, change wise): A1C is down to 5.7 - it was 6.1 in September and 5.9 in January so this is a trend I want to see continue. Interestingly enough, my TSH is down as well, which I think is not good but I can never keep it straight. Bad news: my serum cholesterol was high, but all other cholesterol readings are perfect. Finally in the not so great column my liver function test was 'out of range'. They don't explain what this means so I'll have to wait for the endo on 7/7. 

Tomorrow I get the adrenal and high level food sensitivity tests back from Dr. Jessica - super excited about that. I'm also going to shlep all of my new supplements to her so she can help me sort them out. I know what is for which, but I'm going to run out of a few of them in quick order so I'm hoping she can find me alternatives that I don't have to mail away for. Especially the refrigerated ones, for God's sake. It's expensive to have those shipped. 

It was a nice day for a hike, really hot down here in the flat part of town, over 80 at 9,500 feet where we were hiking around one of the reservoirs. We had a good time, and I felt good while we were doing it. Having a bad day? Get yourself immersed in nature. Go smell the roses, dip your feet in a natural pool or creek, find a hill to climb, commune with your surroundings. It's the best therapy I can think of, and the best remedy for the blues I can recommend.

Vitals:

Weight: 158.8 (see what I mean?)
Energy level: Good
BM: Yes, small one, getting better formed daily
Other Gastro: There's a game of acid tag being played in my gut. I can see it and feel it. I fear for my next poop. 
Mental clarity: Good
Mood: Good
Exercise: Walked the dog a bit, took a 3-mile hike in the mountains. Nice.

Other: Headaches seem to be a way of life right now. I get at least one a day, and it lasts and lasts. Just took some aspirin but my head is banging like crazy. 

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