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Subject:Fat Chance - Day 5
Time:12:19 pm

Regained the pound, which is not surprising.  It was just water.  

Re: doing an all-raw day, I lined up my snacks for the day: peas, carrots, celery, cauliflower, bell pepper, avocado, and kiwi. Also V8, which isn’t actually raw, of course.  That comes under ‘oh well’.   So far, so good.

I’m not going to try to ‘diet’ for dinner times.  I’ll just eat my usual dinner.

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Subject:Fat Chance - Day 4
Time:10:21 pm

Weight continues to be down one pound.

Last night I got so hungry that I pigged out.  This means that I did not succeed in getting into ketosis.  Why?  Because if I were in ketosis, I would not have been hungry.  But why was I hungry?  Apparently the lettuce.  I was hoping that so few grams wouldn’t matter, but apparently it was enough to keep my body burning sugars instead of fat.  If I do this again I MUST drink water, no matter how nauseous it is.

That said, I do think I was in ketosis on Friday, which had a good result both that day, that night, and most of Saturday.

Today I’m not trying very hard to eat right.  I’ve had sweet potato, white potato, and a sardine sandwich, as well as juice.  I expect I’ll have lettuce and tomato soup for dinner as usual.

Tomorrow, I will try to do an all-raw day.

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Subject:Fat Chance - Day 3
Time:05:42 pm

I forgot to weigh myself this morning, but any loss would have been water weight anyway.

Stats:  BP 108/70, pulse 71.

So yesterday I ate about ⅓ head of lettuce as well as pills and 2 teaspoons of coconut oil

Today I got really, really tired of the whole thing and in addition to lettuce and coconut oil for breakfast and for dinner, I added a mini avocado to my dinner.  It’s not that I’m hungry, I just miss food in my mouth.

I didn’t sleep well last night in spite of the shoveling, so I will have that teaspoon of cheese tonight

Ambition not as great as yesterday, but not bad.

Pain might be down a little, but not much.

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Subject:Fat Chance - Day 2
Time:06:54 pm

After one day of fasting:

I went to sleep easier, slept longer without waking, and got up easier.  

There is no less pain.

My ambition is up quite a bit.  In spite of the snow, I got up and went to Home Depot - an errand I’ve been putting off because it just seemed like too much effort.

Stats: BP 111/71; pulse 72.  Down one pound per my scale, but of course that’s all water weight;

I ate about 2 teaspoons of coconut oil yesterday, and about 1 teaspoon of cheese.  This was all to help me swallow my pills.  I got somewhat nauseated anyway.

Not feeling particularly hungry, but I was getting really thirsty.  I find it hard to just drink water.  It makes me nauseated.  I was desperate enough to drink about 2 tablespoons of low-calorie juice this morning, but that isn’t going to be enough liquid.  So I bought iceberg lettuce and ate about ⅛ of it.  That should be about  2 grams of carbs, 1 of which is fiber.  And lots of water.  That buffered my stomach enough to swallow a lot of pills.

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Subject:Fat Chance - Day 1
Time:01:11 pm

So here it is: The planned fasting and diet.

The goals: Lose weight, reduce pain, gain energy, raise my pH, finish cleansing of yeast, refresh internal organs, improve digestion, … etc.

The plan: Simply not eat for three days - Friday, Saturday, Sunday - then move into a keto diet.  I will, of course, take all of my supplements, which are what I really live on anyway, since my overtaxed digestive system gets little value from my food.  When taking my pills, I may take a teaspoon of coconut oil as a stomach buffer.

The refrigerator is empty (mostly).  We won’t need it before Monday.  Hubby is fasting also, although with different rules and for a different purpose.

Stats: Higi has my weight at 184, which is 10 pounds higher than it was three years ago.  That corresponds to 173 on my bathroom scale, which I’ll be using most of the time.

My blood pressure came out today at 109/75, which is just about my average.  Pulse was high - 118 - which means I’m in afib.  My usual is 68.  I need to make sure I go heavy with magnesium today.  I hadn’t take any pills before going to do higi, and perhaps I should have.

It’s 1:00 pm, and I’m not actually hungry.  I didn’t expect to be; but the pleasure of eating is what will probably get to me.

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Subject:Fat Chance
Time:11:21 pm

So tomorrow I'm going to try something drastic.  I'm going to fast for 3 days.  Total fast.  From midnight tonight through midnight Sunday, no calories whatsoever.

After that, I plan to do keto.

I set up with doing a round of CCWS, and I've been doing baking soda water every morning, so I hope I'm prepared for this.

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Subject:Same ol', same ol'
Time:04:18 pm

Looking back through my 'recent' posts, I see that a year ago I was in the same place I am now.  No shock.

I'm still on Facebook too much.

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Subject:Wonderful entry from Quora
Time:10:08 am

I'm sick of paying for everyone else's kids to go to school. Why can't people without children pay smaller amounts of school tax than people with children?

Supurb answer, by Isaiah Tanenbaum

Once there was a man named Honi. He came upon an old man planting a carob tree.

“How long does a carob tree take to produce fruit?” Honi asked.

“Seventy years,” the old man replied.

“You idiot!” cried Honi. “Why are you wasting your time planting a tree whose fruit you will never see?”

“When I was born,” replied the old man, “the world was full of carob trees, planted by the people who came before me. So I plant this, so that my descendants and their neighbors might enjoy trees, as I did.”

And he went back to planting.
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In hell, everyone is seated before a table filled with delicious food. Every kind of food they could imagine, right before their eyes. But to everyone’s hands are tied long spoons. And try as they might, nobody can feed themselves, because the spoons are too long to bring the food to their mouths. So they make a mess of everything, and spill food all over themselves.

Truly, a place of desolation, sadness, and want.

In heaven, everything is exactly the same. However, instead of trying and failing to feed themselves, they use the spoons to feed one another. And everyone has enough to eat.
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Subject:CCWS Day ---- does it matter anymore?
Time:06:08 pm
So I meant to really keep track of this, but I had to go to the Renn Faire (http://www.sterlingfestival.com/) July 29th, which completely wrecked me.

I mean, it's a great Faire. Many people say it's the best one in the country, but - 1. I've been to it so often I could almost say the lines myself, and 2. I'm just not in shape to be running up and down that hill! Although I greatly enjoyed the barrel ride https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N8NtXYN74Wk - go see the video. That operator was fun to watch!

Anyhow, when it came time to leave, it took me an hour to climb back up the hill and get to the car. I had my crutches, but it wasn't enough. I used my friend's scooter last year, which was easier on me, but it took two men to push it back up the hill.

I will not be going next year. I'm really still recovering.

All that aside, I've kept on track with the CCWS. By Day 5 I was coughing and congested, which is the desirable result (for me), and disgusting as hell. I'm still coughing, which is good. The phlegm that comes up is the dead candida. It's also good (I think), that I'm nowhere near as congested as I was when I went through this the first time. Which I assume means that the candida wasn't as entrenched as it was then. And indeed it shouldn't be.

Unfortunately, I still haven't completely kicked the sugar craving. If I still have it when I finish the protocol, I'll have to take other steps. I've already bought Hoodia, which has helped in the past.
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Subject:Happy Birthday echoharmony
Time:07:31 pm
Hope it was a great one!
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Subject:CCWS Day Three
Time:06:55 pm
You have to take the CCWS pill with 15 grams of fat. Doesn't sound that hard until you try it -- four times a day.

A tablespoon of butter is only 11 grams, an egg only 5. Fortunately, nuts are gram-packed with fat. A half cup of my own granola will get me the 15, so I eat that with the 10:00 pm pill. Six o'clock gets potato with butter and a glass of milk. In the morning, an egg with cheese will fill the bill. But at 2:00 pm? I run out of ideas. Yesterday I had a banana with cream, and today I had more egg. Can't continue to eat egg at that rate though.

Tomorrow it will be avocado. Half of one fills the requirement, and I eat it on toast with butter, dressing, and tomato.
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Subject:Mew's Birthday
Time:11:35 am
I didn't know. I had noticed, this last month when I've tried to be here, that I hadn't seen a post from her, but thought that, like many of us, she had simply wandered off.

She was only a year older than me, and I mean to live another 20, so it's just as hard to accept as the loss, a few years ago, of slipperieslope, who I had been planning on visiting that summer.

One by one we pass on, the world turns, and our children take the helm. But it's so hard to let go of the good things past.
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Subject:CCWS Day One
Time:10:03 pm
Successfully took all 4 pills on schedule. As though that were some kind of accomplishment.

Obviously can't expect any kind of result for a couple weeks.
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Subject:Taking stock - continued
Time:06:04 pm
Well, eating the cookies didn't turn out too badly. Compared to what I was eating, the little bit I'm eating now isn't causing huge symptoms. What is a huge symptom? PAIN. But the reduction of sugar has finally paid off, and as of yesterday, I'm walking again, although not perfectly.

Otoh, I'm having quite a problem with my left shoulder. I hope it doesn't get worse. I've had this kind of pain progress all the way to Frozen Shoulder in the past.

I'm starting the CCWS program tomorrow. So one more time with where I am now. I looked up typical symptoms of Candida overgrowth, and found the following:SymptomsCollapse )
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Subject:Status report
Time:11:21 pm
I need to be tired enough of being tired.

I thought I had beaten the Cookie Monster. I haven't bought or made anything sweet for several days. But I found three cookies in the freezer, and I ate them.

By hook or by crook, I will start my cleanse program on Monday.

Right now, I am at a very low level of function.

- My right hip replacement is loose in the femur, so that if I move wrong it hurts. Lots. That's understating it.

- It's very hard to get up in the morning. And nearly as hard to get to sleep at night.

- Thinking is slow. I can't focus on getting something finished.

- I can't seem to get anything done. The day is gone before I start.

- Over the last year, I gained back 10 pounds of the 20 I lost the previous year.

I know I can turn this around; I have before, and I will now.
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Subject:Still working up to it ...
Time:07:34 pm
So I haven't managed to actually get off sugar yet. I am down to about 2 cookies in an afternoon, which is not good, but a whole order of business better than half a pan of brownies.

I've acquired a good liver cleanse, which I'm working on, but it's supposed to run 30 days, and I'm not sure I'll put off starting my CCWS that long.

I'm planning my diet. I will need to take pills every two hours to get everything in, and need 15 grams of fat with them four times a day. I have new supplements I need to work in, such as Hoodia (for appetite suppressing) and White Kidney Bean Extract (for resistant starch).

While I was very successful in improving my health 2 and 3 years ago, I did not yet know how necessary it was to heal the leaky gut, and how much liver damage the yeast die-off can cause. So I'm taking steps about those things this time.
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Subject:Error, error, Will Robinson!
Time:09:29 pm
Well, *I* never said I was perfect.

When someone believes in a product they're selling, I'm an easy mark. I went into Feel Rite and asked for a good liver cleanse. The manager said essentially, "Why just do a liver cleanse when you can do a good all-over cleanse. It'll get the kidney too." I allowed as how that sounded reasonable.

He strongly recommended The Garden of Life Perfect Cleanse, telling me that it is the one he uses himself. So without particularly checking it over, I bought it.

It's only for digestion. Does nothing for the organs. *sigh* Waste of money, although he had taken $10 off the cost.

I'll have to go back tomorrow and get a liver cleanse.

Meantime, I haven't been able to slow down the sugar any.
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Subject:Same old, same old, 2017 version
Time:04:01 pm
I've been eating cookies for several days now. Or brownies, or pie. Something super-loaded with sugar. My legs and teeth are inflamed, my hip is starting to hurt, and it's time I climbed back on the wagon.

Three years ago, March of '14, I was in terrible shape.
- I was having a hard time walking.
- Sleeping at night had an unhappy regularity - fall into bed about 11:00pm, wake up about 2:00am, and go back to sleep about 6:00am. Some nights I just laid there wishing I were asleep, but often I got up and did reading, TV, or Facebook.
- I was depressed, anxious, and had no energy.
- My thinking was slow.
- The dentist had just warned me that I was about to lose another tooth, which would have left no molars in that quarter.

The last one scared me enough to do something about it. I vowed there would be no more sweets ever.

With some research, I found a product called CCWS, and started on a two-year journey back to a health I had never expected to have again. More on that another day.

But in May last year, I managed to come back from a hotel with bedbugs. Since we had fought them before, we knew that quick action was needed, and Hubby found an all-natural insecticide. He used it liberally for four days. The bedroom stank of it but, as an all-natural, it stank almost pleasantly.

During that time, I started getting sick again. At first I didn't connect it - it took four days to penetrate my increasingly foggy brain. But I slept on the couch that night.

Hubby didn't want to believe it. "It's a natural product," he protested. I retorted with, "So's strychnine."

I believe it severely overloaded my liver (the organ responsible for removing toxins). It took a full year before I felt that the effects were mostly gone - that my liver is working properly again. In the meantime, any tiny exposure to insecticide (or anything else with a solvent carrier - nailpolish, paint, Sharpies) would worsen my symptoms, almost instantly. I suddenly can't eat anything which might have residue of insecticide on it - berries, lettuce, wheat, rice, etc. (It's not like they wash it off, you know.) I now eat only organic bread and lettuce. Berries are too expensive to have at all; except blueberries - I buy regular ones and wash them thoroughly.

To make up for my misery, I resorted to eating sugar again.

Amazingly, I was all right for awhile. I had used the CCWS protocol, and actually got rid of the candida, both in the gut and systemically. But now, months of eating sugar have caught up with me.

So I'm about to do the CCWS again.
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Subject:Here we go again
Time:02:41 pm
I hate FaceBook. It's gobbling up my life.

Why then am I on it for hours every day, and seldom here?

Because that's where the people that I know in RL are. If Hubby wants to know when dinner is, he sends me a FB message. If I'm going to be late to my gaming group, I message them on FB. etc, etc. *sigh*

And then I come back here. I see the familiar names, and smile. I wish we could all get together.

But what brings me back? Fandom? Missing you? Wanting to read the old stories?

No, what brings me back, surprisingly, is the desire to AGAIN document my attempts at getting well.

I'm at it again. I'm 70 years old, and I am again about to climb back on the wagon, nutritionally.

Facebook, for all it's attractions, doesn't have the vehicle to do this. FB is all about right now, and then the moment moves on, and just try to find that entry you made last week! But here, I can enter keywords, and bring it all up whenever I want to.
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Subject:Sleeping (or not)
Time:04:54 am
Thursday night I slept like a log. Best night's sleep I've had in a while.

Friday I felt good. Haven't felt so good in a long, long time. I actually got some things done.

So now I can't sleep. I'ts 10 of 5:00. I've been trying to sleep for five hours. I read a little, watched my usual evening shows, turned over and ... did not sleep. I went downstairs, took some pills, watched a movie, felt sleepy and ... did not sleep.

So I've given up. Fortunately, I have no deadlines for about 36 hours: time enough to get things straightened out.

I suspect that I simply ate too late. I ate after 9:00, and I should know better. I also did no real exercise. I shall do better today.

I hope.
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