If you’re new right here 👋 I’m kinda beginning over. I’ve been consuming very low carb (keto) persistently for 11+ years, however I’ve a complete new set of well being challenges since I acquired sick in 2020. Before that, I acquired in the very best form & well being of my life by way of an energetic low carb way of life. 🤸♀️ I’ve years price of archives, every day meals diaries & mountain climbing adventures right here on my weblog…
Sometimes life units you again.
That simply offers you a chance to indicate life what you’re actually product of. 💥✨️❣️
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I’m actually happy with the motion I took on my summer time objectives, and the progress I made during the last month. 😊 My weight has held regular minus perhaps 2-3 kilos, however I can undoubtedly inform a distinction in my physique composition and general well being!
Weight loss wasn’t a major objective for me quick time period, given I’ve been persistently consuming very low carb all through my lengthy (20+ months) restoration. My physique has been in full misery, so I’m working towards endurance and beauty on that.
I absolutely anticipate the burden and irritation will soften proper off as soon as I’m properly, contemplating I’m consuming very primary meals and really low carb – and fewer than I used to be at my lowest weight earlier than I acquired sick.
But I do suppose among the issues subsequent to strive on my checklist will fast-track weight reduction and get me again to my wholesome weight, so keep tuned to seek out out what I’m attempting and listen to the outcomes alongside the way in which. 😉
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As a fast recap, I’ve Long Covid Dysautonomia (mainly: my nervous system malfunctioned) which has induced a debilitating cascade of weird signs which have made every day life fairly difficult. Which seems like a really huge understatement. 😜
Here’s an excerpt from my Summer Goals publish from final month:
“I’m dealing with a lot of health challenges right now, but I have a list of small changes to try, things I can test to see if they improve my current condition, and my overall health and well-being. Your goals may be way more ambitious than mine, and that’s awesome! I just want to get myself back to a solid baseline (ie consistently functional). Then from there I’ll set more specific goals.”
I’ve seen progressive enchancment during the last 6 months, beginning with a constant complement protocol (I lastly discovered the correct mixture that works for me!), adopted by constant weekly acupuncture therapies.
More lately I’ve added in compression clothes and electrolytes. Both actually assist with the fatigue & mind fog. ✅
I’ve image & video updates about that in my final publish at: Video Update: I’m Almost Back! 🙌
It’s nonetheless a piece in progress, however that acquired me again on my toes and even capable of drive once more most days. Which meant I may begin primary PT (bodily remedy) within the swimming pool over this previous month.
That’s been AMAZING! 🌞💦 It’s helped SO a lot with mobility and circulation already.❣️
Now that I’m up extra typically, and having extra clear-minded days (or a minimum of hours) between the mind fog and neurological signs, I’ve a lot to share with you!
I’m sick once more sadly, I examined constructive Thursday evening after coming down with loopy signs out of the blue late Wednesday evening, so for now I’ll share some fast updates I posted on Facebook this week that you might have missed…
I don’t find out about you, however I’m feeling fairly fatigued with social media these days!
My every day routine for awhile now’s to begin my morning with a collagen espresso, have a protein bar most days round lunch, then a easy low carb dinner later within the night.
Daytime is when my signs are worse and I don’t are likely to have a lot urge for food, so I’m simply going with the stream – and eat after I lastly get hungry. 😉
Tonight (Friday) I ate fairly late after spending a lot of the day in mattress. I nonetheless didn’t have an urge for food till my daughter despatched this take-out meal dwelling to me by way of her good friend. I loved each final chunk!
It’s a double cheeseburger (no bun, simply two burger patties with cheese) with steamed broccoli. 🥦 I like that she eats low carb too, so she is aware of order for me!
Thursday I had crispy bacon & tacky eggs within the afternoon. 🥓🍳
I didn’t actually really feel like consuming the rest the remainder of the day. That’s the primary full day I felt SICK. I did find yourself having half a pint of Rebel sugar free ice cream later to appease my burning throat – and that knocked the sting off the tinge of starvation.
I’m in love with their Peanut Butter Chocolate pints!
Wednesday I had “Everything Chicken” with roasted broccoli. 🥦😋
I had my regular collagen espresso within the morning ☕️ and a protein bar for lunch 🍫 then had a terrific 30 minute swim 🏊♀️ (PT) within the lovely sunshine! 🌞 I’m capable of stroll a bit of additional now, so I parked on the far finish of the car parking zone to get a couple of additional steps strolling in & out from the pool.
It’s these little issues! 💥
Every day I attempt to make deliberate selections and search for any alternative to do just a bit extra, towards my objective of full restoration – and turning into the happiest, healthiest model of myself.
It’s not simply in regards to the objective, or the long run… however all these little issues make me really feel nice TODAY too! 💖
That follow of “mindful living” offers me a way of satisfaction and accomplishment on the finish of the day. Not simply with food plan and train, or well being & weight reduction, though: your well being is your biggest asset. 💯‼️ But maintaining a healthy diet and discovering bodily exercise you get pleasure from are issues that can simply develop into behavior over time…
Another factor I shoot for is to do one thing significant each day, or one thing that brings me JOY, or brings pleasure to another person. 💕 I attempt to verify “my happy box” each day! ✅️
Tuesday I had pork tenderloin breaded in almond meal + seared inexperienced beans with onion for dinner. And sure, I’m going backward by way of the week 🙂 lol…
That doesn’t look as nice because it tasted, ha. Here’s a greater image of it, from the final time I had it – as a result of it’s a meal I’ve loved on repeat these days:
Monday and Tuesday have been each tough days with longcovid signs: excessive fatigue, additional relaxation, tremors off & on, sporting compression clothes, electrolytes, acupuncture appt, severe mind fog, protecting my legs elevated, and many others. 🤪 I simply take it someday at a time…
I don’t actually know what to anticipate with this second bout of covid. It’s approach worse this time, these first few days a minimum of: chest burning cough, fever & physique aches, and the pounding headache, ugh. 🥴
My first case in 2020 was actually delicate, till it hit my guts and my nervous system malfunctioned. But the precise flu half wasn’t dangerous in any respect like this time.
I’m okay with simply staying in mattress and sleeping by way of it, however I’m most upset about lacking the final full week of the pool being open – and my lymphatic therapeutic massage (MLD remedy) on Monday.
I used to be actually hopeful that remedy would get me over the ultimate hump towards longcovid restoration! Terrible timing. 😑 But we’ll reschedule as quickly as I’m properly…
You know what I like about going to the town pool? 💦
Being round all of the folks! with NO filters: all ages, all sizes, all physique varieties, simply being actual folks… doing actual issues. There’s one thing so deeply refreshing about that. 😊 It’s like a come-as-you-are summer time get together the place anybody is invited and everyone seems to be joyful & having enjoyable. 💖
I’ll need to share extra with you in one other publish quickly, about what I’m doing for bodily remedy, and about my VERY ungraceful touchdown off that slide – lol.
The pool has been SO good for me, each mentally AND bodily! I acquired in two good “swims” this week, and three final week. 🏊♀️ 🥰 It’s been a course of, from discovering the steadiness & coordination, to getting knee brace, and taking it sluggish participating totally different units of muscle teams.
Some days I simply stroll the 4′ swim lane and attempt to stroll a straight line with out falling. 😅 When my legs gained’t cooperate I do a straightforward again float and interact my core (that’s new!!) and work my arms. I do all of it with the largest smile although! 😁❣️
It’s solely been the final couple months I’ve been capable of have interaction my muscle mass once more, which seems like an enormous WIN towards restoration!! 🙌 You know the way some folks can’t flare their nostrils? 👃 That’s what I examine it to. For a very long time I wasn’t capable of get brain-to-muscle to work.
It began coming again with my arms first 💪 then my core (I can sit up once more now! vs “roll out” – and sure, I sing it 😅 ) – then my glutes, and final: nonetheless engaged on leg management.
I can do glute squeezes now, sit up (however not sit ups), carry issues over my head, all types of enjoyable human-like stuff. 🙃❣️ I nonetheless have the tremors, cognitive dysfunction, euphoria, joint & muscle ache, heartrate & circulation points, yada yada yada…
But I’m SO joyful to have the ability to do even a bit of water train now. 🥰‼️🥰‼️🥰
I’m appreciating my physique, respecting my limits, and can by no means EVER once more take mobility or ABILITY… as a right. 💝
That’s just about it: my low carb week and keto meals diary. Nothing fancy, simply actual life, what I’m consuming – and a private replace on how my restoration and life goes.
I’ve been feeling REALLY inspired with my restoration progress, and SO joyful to have the ability to get out a do a couple of issues once more – after not even having the ability to drive from August to May of this previous 12 months.
Just having the ability to go to acupuncture, go to the pool, get in a bit of “exercise” now, and many others – these are all HUGE enhancements after being homebound and non-functional a lot of the final 12 months!
I felt fairly certain I’d even be again to mountain climbing, or again on the straightforward trails a minimum of I imply, by fall. 👣🥰 We’ll see how that goes. I’m hoping this second case of “the flu” passes rapidly, and I can get proper again on roll once more!
A 12 months in the past June after I caught a primary chilly from my daughter, she was over it in 3 days – and I used to be SICK for 7 weeks. My immune system is kinda shot from that 2020 model.
When I did get properly although, I felt AMAZING for 15 straight days after that – like my outdated self, with ZERO longcovid signs! That appears to be a typical development in my assist group, that it perhaps “shocks your immune system” like a reset. But it’s momentary for most individuals. The third week all my longcovid signs returned – and stayed.
Regardless, I’m already trying ahead to these two GREAT weeks as soon as I’m previous this. 🥳
Gotta look on the intense facet! 😉
I’d love to listen to how issues are going with YOU as summer time winds down, and what your objectives are this month. Leave a remark and let’s catch up!
Like I stated earlier, I’m feeling a bit of fatigued with social media – and would actually like to deliver the conversations again right here to a “less noisy” area the place we are able to truly join. 💕
~ Lynn, aka
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The electrolytes are serving to rather a lot with power & psychological readability! I’m impressed with the distinction that makes. ✨️ Brain fog & fatigue are NO enjoyable every day. 🤦♀️🤪👎