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Again on Observe? 🧐 Checking In…

It’s Monday, and I’m prepared for a recent begin: to carry myself accountable to a re-start, and getting extra critical about my (quick time period) year-end objectives. How about you? 🙂 I had a pleasant sluggish weekend of post-holiday relaxation & restoration, and a very nice time at my pal’s Thanksgiving get collectively final Thursday! And now I’m able to get critical concerning the beginning over stuff I discussed in my final word.

That’s going to look a little bit completely different for me than it has previously, but additionally the identical – as a result of now I do know “what works” (for me), and have some expertise (and success!) beneath my belt from earlier than that offers me a little bit ‘consolation & confidence’ about all of it. 😉

I obtained my Excellent Keto order on Saturday (that got here quick!!) so I’m all stocked up on my staples. I exploit their unflavored collagen powder and love their Almond Butter Brownie protein bars. 🍫 These maintain me over WAY higher & longer than every other keto bars, in order that they’re an important meal alternative.

I’m fighting my urge for food, intestine well being points, power – so many issues. That’s partly due to my situation, but additionally my sense of scent continues to be actually tousled, and most days I can’t even need to eat meat or something inexperienced – which is de facto limiting. 😏

I begin my day with a collagen espresso, then have a bar round mid morning at my desk whereas I’m working, and recently I’ve simply been having a low carb grilled cheese for dinner.

The bars are nice as one thing to curb my nausea when that hits, or to have a couple of bites on my abdomen for after I take my dietary supplements. I can’t even at all times end a bar, so I may need half then end it later if I get a little bit hungry.

Low Carb Foods for Nausea

All that to say, as I doc my journey again to the wonderful well being I achieved earlier than… my meals diaries and updates are going to look a little bit completely different than they used to (for now).

However I do have TONS of low carb recipes, every day meals diaries & grocery lists in my 12 years of archives right here for those who want some concepts & inspiration.

I might love to listen to your present objectives!

Whether or not they’re about health or weight reduction, or simply way of life objectives, I might love to listen to what YOU most need to work on proper now. 🙂 I’m actually centered on short-term objectives myself, child steps even : small modifications and constant enhancements.

I’ve a enjoyable street journey deliberate for the tip of the 12 months, so my major objective is to FEEL GOOD and ENJOY IT!! 💯 I haven’t been effectively sufficient to journey for greater than 2 years, so that is GREAT motivation for me – as a result of I’m actually enthusiastic about it. 🤩

After tons of trial & error, I appear to have a great mixture of dietary supplements & symptom administration down. I’m getting by at the very least, WAY higher than final winter – which is a big reduction. That was a critically scary time. It’s nonetheless hit and miss and a loopy curler coaster (with far more down time than up), however I’m hanging in there with all of the grace & endurance I can muster. 😉

I simply discovered and began taking a brand new complement final week, too. It’s referred to as NAC (N-Acetyl L-Cysteine) – really useful by others in my longcovid help group.

I’m cautiously optimistic, however I’ve been extra alert! I even managed a FULL day of socializing on Thursday with out completely crashing. 🙃 I could also be a little bit TOO optimistic, as a result of I’ve a lunch date with pals deliberate for this week too – and it’s been fairly an extended whereas since I’ve been capable of do two large issues like that inside every week of one another! So we’ll see, lol. Want me luck!

Let’s state our objectives!

I would like some accountability and motivation. 🙂 I actually do NOT need these subsequent 4 or 5 weeks to simply get away from me, and discover myself having regrets when the New Yr sneaks up on me. I plan to be DANCING when the ball drops – not dropping with it. 😂

I’m already consuming low carb. I did take pleasure in my pal’s vacation meal, plus a plate the subsequent day my daughter introduced me from HER pal’s vacation meal, however I’ve been again on observe since.

My “meals objective” is to make my approach again to tremendous clear consuming like I used to be doing earlier than I obtained sick once more in August (that factor that wrecked my scent buds!). The low carb bread has been a great crutch to get me by, and I can eat a couple of bites of sausage & eggs some days, however I’d actually wish to get again to “single ingredient meat & greens” model meals like I used to be doing earlier than.

My different objective, and the one that’s MOST vital to me proper now, is working my approach again as much as quick walks. I used to run the again nation, stroll 4 miles in 42 minutes, and climb waterfalls lol… however proper now I’d give something to have the ability to stroll to the tip of the block and again on my own. In order that’s my first objective!

YES it’s HARD beginning over.

It’s particularly exhausting beginning over approach additional behind than you have been earlier than. I’ve solely been again on my toes for a little bit over 2 months. Earlier than that, I might solely stroll within the swimming pool (with out falling, or concern of falling). And even in water I needed to put on braces. So it feels nice to be again on my toes! And with out braces & help even. 🙂 Bodily remedy + endurance labored!

Recently I’ve been taking the canine out quite a bit. I took over canine responsibility 🙂 which is one flight of stairs down and again up, and I’m doing that at the very least 6 instances a day, and extra on days I can – which the women love. 🐾☺️🐾 I’ve an enormous again yard that’s fenced in in order that they stroll me out and again in, and run “zoomies” with one another whereas I sit and relaxation in between.

I really feel like I’m going to do advantageous with quick walks, however I’m not completely assured in that but. My largest concern is the components I can’t management. Like if I get out even simply half a block away and a hearth truck goes by or a automobile alarm goes off. Even one thing like a leaf blower or simply something actually can ship me into tremors and confusion – and “a great day” can flip right into a neurological nightmare similar to that.

I’ve synesthesia now, which is a elaborate phrase for “all my senses are blended up now” – which may really be fairly cool typically, simply not after I’m making an attempt to DO one thing lol.

Anyway, to begin – I broke out my devoted Gazelle Edge. It’s a low influence exercise machine the place you are able to do a straightforward stroll, or leverage your personal physique weight to do a great number of energy constructing workouts. I had my daughter set it again up for me, and I’m going to discover a good collection to look at on Netflix that motivates me to get on it (!) so I can follow strolling – and really take pleasure in it. 😛

You probably have a great Netflix advice, let me know! 😉

These are my objectives. They’re fairly simple actually, quite simple…

I’d love to listen to yours!

I do know we’re all at completely different locations proper now. You may need a complete completely different set of way of life objectives or enhancements you need to make. I’ve others too, like monetary objectives, temper & motivation, enterprise objectives, and social objectives even, simply to call a couple of. I’d actually like to get out with pals extra now that I can drive and stroll once more, so I’m engaged on that as effectively. 💕

For those who haven’t set any objectives but, or thought a lot about it possibly, questions I wish to ask myself embrace: What LIGHTS ME UP? What’s one thing I MISS? What would make my life amazingly superior proper now? What’s one thing I’d actually love to vary?

Sitting down with questions like that and utilizing them as journal prompts can actually encourage some good concepts & nice motivation! That’s what impressed me to e-book my NYE journey, which has me taking motion on my objectives. Even when they’re child steps, to begin!

I’m off to relaxation – and end my protein bar 😉 however…

Comfortable Monday! 🙂

I look ahead to speaking objectives, and dealing on them collectively!

Lynn Terry
aka @LowCarbTraveler

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