Wow! I feel like I’ve almost made it to my six month mark. Which is silly, I’m only 66% of the way there, but I know that six months will be here before I can turn around twice.
I’m disappointed by the scale, but not too badly, my clothes are fitting better, and that’s really what’s important.
People still think I’m nuts when I say I haven’t had anything but meat and fat for 4 months. I don’t think that’s going to get better as the year goes by.
I’m still surprised by how much there is to talk about each week. I feel like I should be done adapting, and it doesn’t stop. Fingers crossed that my 5 month post will mark my saying that nothing interesting has happened except weight loss and improvement of my sleep apnea.
As it is, I’m supplementing magnesium, and B1 & B2 which is cumulatively supposed to help with my sleep apnea and photophobia. Fingers crossed.
What a week! Crazy restless leg syndrome, a nuisance, but fine. I learned that I have an intolerance to one of the spices in my favourite cajun rub… so I’ll need to test the spices on my system one by one until I find a ‘winner’ …yay! And last but not least, I gained SEVEN pounds of water weight in two days. Hooray. Coming back off, but that was irritating.
Unusually I felt incredibly ill last night. Sufficiently ill that I had trouble talking or indicating that I was awake. It passed after a few hours, but I was happy that this morning saw no lingering after effects.
Hunger. Wow. Just wow. Start adding in a few exercise sessions and hunger on carnivore just goes through the roof. It seems to be coupled with weight loss, so it’s all well and good, but man, I feel like I’m overeating.
I added exercise into my routine this week. Nothing backbreaking, just enough to give me some sore muscles. Given that I’m trying to improve my health and general body composition, I’m really happy about this. Now I’m a mere two weeks away from the quarter year mark. Pretty pleased with how easy this is. I just need to buy more pork belly to make more bacon.
I missed 10 weeks! A hurricane couple with a power cut and internet outages is probably a worthwhile reason, but still sorry I missed that particular milestone. Still amazed I’ve made it to ten weeks, mostly because it’s so easy. This lifestyle is just amazingly enjoyable. I keep reading about new cuts that I’d like to experiment with. Pork cheeks, beef navel, all the stuff that’s not too mainstream, but will add delightful variety to my life. I just picked up a book on charcuterie, and I’m going to open up my repertoire of homemade sausages.
Today I was surprised by a piece of cheese. What happened was my wife was sharing a roasted red pepper and chicken pizza with the kids. Our toddler shoved a piece of cheese into my mouth from his pizza… and it was disgusting. Specifically it was disgusting because I could taste the roasted red pepper on it. This is odd, because I love roasted red pepper. It’s something I like in salads, on burgers, on pizza, in wraps, on bread… you get the idea. I’m a big fan. Just shy of ten weeks on Carnivore, and apparently my taste buds are sending a whole different signal. I couldn’t even gag the cheese down, I discreetly spat it out when the kids weren’t watching (no need to teach them to copy that activity), and continued on with my evening. For anyone reading this and wondering, yes, I did check with my wife, and she said it tasted fine. It’s not definitive, but I think the Carnivore Diet is changing my palate.
I just learned about a cut on the cow called beef navel. Doesn’t sound appealing. Really doesn’t sound appealing… but you can use it to make beef bacon. This NEEDS to be explored.
I’ve decided to buy a half share of a cow with friends. Given the stunning quantity of meat that we’re consuming as a family this seems like an economical path forward. Not to mention this is supposed to be a healing journey. Eating lots of grass fed and grass finished beef is unlikely to affect me negatively.
Carnivore Ice Cream! A combination of egg yolk, heavy cream, salt and an ice cream maker. I’m calling it a win because my kids are begging for more, and I like it. I see it becoming a semi-regular creation in our household.