Checking in today for the ramp up.
So I’m at that age where my hormones are all kinds of out of whack.
At the beginning of the “lock down” period, my TOM decided to go into lockdown as well and I thought perhaps THE CHANGE was happening
Then magically TOM returned ironically on the same day as our state went into stage one reopening, and decided to come back magically suddenly again (after 18 days) this past week after I declared I wanted to do a water fast.
Want to credit the initial disappearance to the mental stress. Other factors definitely contributed such as my last living immediate family member passing away just after Christmas. We had a service for her in January. I had a birthday in February but virus news was already encroaching and I knew it was going to be an issue. I only went out shopping twice for supplies, and the stress of going into the store was such a mind trip.
I’m so ready now to clear my head.
I want to do a proper recording of this challenge as well when I begin, and I just ordered some fun new equipment but a piece was missing (clamp to hold a microphone to the desk) so have that item on reorder. It’s supposed to appear Sunday.
I’m thinking to record a bit of a video daily journal and then edit it down at the end for a fun piece to share.
Also, typically I just use keto strips to check my ketosis status, but debating getting one of those fancy prick the finger monitors so looking at those today.
Stocking up on the spring water. The store limits the amount I can buy so it’s several trips to stock up. I have a ZERO water filter as well, but bottled spring water convenience will be my daily treat.
I want to feel ready that I don’t have any need to drive anywhere for the next month once I start. Reducing the temptation factor.
Some time today or tomorrow I also need to begin to migrate the perishables downstairs to the neighbor.
My primary focus is giving my body a solid reset. Dropping a few lbs will be a nice side effect, but it’s not my biggest goal.
I’m very much into the Gaia channel, and currently I’m studying a bit of Dr. Joe Dispenza - audio book Breaking the habit of being yourself. Using meditations and awareness to rewire the brain.
I have so many projects to do around my house that there is definitely no way to feel bored on any given day. I’m about 400 yards to the beach and think I’ll schedule myself a daily walk over there.
The current (not set in stone) master plan is to begin Monday.
Ideally I’d make my 21 days, ease back in with a gradual week of refeeding, and carry through the summer with IF. And a martini on July 4th of course.