And it's not starting out well; I can't get to Gmail this morning. Nonetheless; there are other ways to skin this cat, and (mixing our metaphors even further) we soldier on. 152.2 this morning after a weekend that stuck to very low carb principles pretty well. Yeah, it's a bit lower than Friday, but not much; on the other hand, I had infinite energy yesterday and got a ton of stuff done. So there's that. Here's yesterday:
- tea with cream
- chef's salad with blue cheese dressing
- 1/2 row of Hershey's Dark Chocolate almond bar
Probably more than that, but I seriously don't recall. I know I thought about eating chips and salsa but didn't. No idea what else there might have been. I'm doing an on-purpose fast this morning, to clear out the remains of the cold - this, after reading all about autophagy in John Durant's new book, The Paleo Manifesto. He does a good job synthesizing all of the thoughts on Paleo, giving it meaning beyond a good way to eat, and providing me with some food for thought. I finished it last night, and had a hot bath before bed and a brief bit of cold in the shower this morning - wondering if maybe some thermal adaptation might help with the hot flashes. I can say that the hot bath was not all that helpful, so far, and that I don't think I've had a flash yet since the cold water in the shower. I also drove to work with the heat off for most of the hour - and it's 36 outside, so that was meaningful.
Sleep last night was crap again. Despite another massage, my hips are still killing me. I think it might be weak abs, so I did about 100 crunches last night and a few leg lifts. I'm not sore this morning, so either my abs are just fine, or I wasn't doing something right. I'm leaning toward an Advil-PM night of sleep tonight.