Well that was just weird.
I took the honey at 8:21 last night, prior to bedtime, but not immediately before it. When we shut off the news and I tried to sleep, at first, I couldn't. I was fidgety and hot and uncomfortable; my pajamas were velcroing themselves to the sheets, and I decided, after about 15 minutes of squirming in hot and sweaty discomfort, that the honey wasn't going to help me. I put something on the iPod and got to sleep. I recall waking once, around 2 am, but being able to get to sleep again pretty quickly.
Around 4:30, I woke up again with this amazing feeling of well-being. I had the sense that the sleep I'd just woken from was different somehow, richer, if that makes any sense. I'd been dreaming a lot, and vividly, to boot, but felt as thought I'd spent the entire night in delta sleep - is that the one where you're just unconscious? No aches or pains anywhere. And I have a lot of energy this morning and don't feel achy or groggy the way I have been for quite a while.
It's only been one night, and could definitely be the placebo effect, but I sure hope it's not.
150.4 this morning. I was in Heavy ketosis last night. Wouldn't dare touch alcohol right now. Here's yesterday:
- scrambled eggs
- turkey bacon (3 links)
- tea with cream
- the usual supplements
- a small handful of small green olives
- grassfed beef patty (1/3 pound)
- zucchini spiral noodles with sour cream, butter, and parmesan
- two pieces of cheese
- 1 tsp of raw local honey
Obviously, I'll try the honey again for tonight - and probably nightly for a week.
I'm doing something else that may prove interesting. Somebody posted a 30-day plank challenge on Facebook, which I think I'll try. Started last night at 20 seconds, which turned out to be a pretty darn long time. I think it adds 5 seconds a day, 6 days a week, until you reach 270 seconds (4-1/2 minutes). I would like better core strength, so it's worth a shot. But I did it rather late last night - just prior to having the honey - and I think I will try to do it earlier in the evening, so it doesn't interfere with any sleep benefits.