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Besides general cleaning and minor cooking, I spent the weekend in bed. I felt weak and shaky which would make me very tired as soon as I started a task. I made sure to eat enough so it wasn’t calorie depletion. I also have not been anywhere close to starving myself or restricting calories. I don’t feel the need to restrict calories when eating the right foods. I did try to calorie binge with the pizza but it didn’t help. After the pizza, the inside corners of my eyes turned dark showing a build up of toxins (also known as allergic shiners). Eating well wasn’t a problem for the majority of the weekend. There weren’t too many cravings battling for attention. Sunday felt a little better with regards to being tired but my muscles still felt quite weak. I incorporated calisthetics here and there throughout the day – 5 pushups then back in bed – to keep from getting too stiff, get my blood moving, and to avoid losing the muscle tone that I’ve been working hard to grow. There was no meat thawed for dinner last night and I couldn’t find the quinoa that I wanted to pair with veggies so decided to order ribs from a local restaurant. I wanted a heavy, indulgent meal as I felt unsatisfied with food and kind of hungry most of the day no matter what I ate. Strangely enough, I started to feel better once I finished my meal. Hmm. That one has me stumped. If it was only calorie related, the pizza should have had the same effect. My best guess right now is that it is all hormone related and corresponds to my cycle, so I’ll be doing some research to see what information I can find. I will beat this lethargy! It’s horribly debilitating and affecting my life in too profound a way.

Workouts: 18-19th none; 20th 10 push ups, 10 kick lunges, 20 squats, high knees marching and racing with Katie 🙂

Eats:
leftover pizza [takeout]
grass-fed hamburgers with ketchup, mustard, and Cholula (ketchup and mustard GAPS legal, no sweeteners)
lacto-fermented cauliflower & carrots
Larabars – pecan pie, blueberry muffin, cashew cookie
almond butter
green beans
canned tuna with diced celery, onions, cayenne, mustard powder, Celtic sea salt, and freshly-cracked black pepper
elderberry and tart cherry juice
scrambled eggs (accidently scrambled with butter by hubby)
pork ribs, french fries, and coleslaw [takeout]
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Cheats: pizza, barbecue sauce, french fries, coleslaw, nuts (not a GAPS cheat but I react to nuts), Cholula (contains xanthan gum), butter (accidental)
apple with dip – coconut oil, local raw honey, cayenne, cinnamon, and ground cloves

Water:
I tried to drink at least 60 oz each day but I’m not sure where I ended up.
Items I was able to tick off the list:
oil pulling
dry brushing
detox bath
juicing
fermented cod liver oil
probiotics
herbal teas
(counting green tea since it’s medicinal)
bone broth
raw liver pills
coconut oil

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