The experiment continues…

...without keto. Wait, what? Yep. We are taking a hiatus from the ketogenic diet. While it may seem sudden to some of those reading this blog, especially with all my "woohoo keto rocks" posts, the decision has not come lightly. There are are so many different reasons, and the latest revelations with Dr. Ellis brought … Continue reading The experiment continues…

How keto is forcing me to do the hard work

I recently learned within my r/keto community that -- just like Fight Club -- the first rule of keto is you don't talk about keto. Except, I can't not talk about keto. It consumes me. Maybe this will get easier? But 8 months down the road, and it's still one giant experiment. I've noticed a … Continue reading How keto is forcing me to do the hard work

Keep calm and keto on. Plus other things.

There's this relationship tool called the "5 Love Languages" -- you can take a simple test to see what your love language is. I am overwhelmingly "Acts of Service" -- if you clean for me; you basically have my undying devotion. It's a fun way to understand how you show and want to receive love, … Continue reading Keep calm and keto on. Plus other things.

CT results, why Trader Joe’s is my life force, and the life-long lesson of letting things go

Isn't it remarkable how a simple test result can pivot your entire mood? I mean, certainly, waiting for a CT result is by no means simple, but hearing the words "no evidence of disease" changes, well, everything. I didn't realize how much anxiety I was carrying. I knew I was on edge, but it wasn't … Continue reading CT results, why Trader Joe’s is my life force, and the life-long lesson of letting things go

Keto Life: The First 30 Days

Technically, it's been 38 days, but who's counting? Certainly not me. Most definitely not me. We've hit the one-month mark and I'm not dead! Or miserable! Well, except when we watch the Great British Bake-Off, which is essentially TORTURE, and I want to eat all the things, and I remember how wonderful bread and pastries … Continue reading Keto Life: The First 30 Days

Keto Life: Week 3 (and then some)

Let's start with some administrative items: November's blood work & oncologist call occurred without incident. All blood marker levels are within in the normal range -- my CA-125 was slightly elevated, but my HE-4 was down a significant amount. (No, I cannot thank the diet for that yet since the tests were done about 4 … Continue reading Keto Life: Week 3 (and then some)

Keto Life: Week Two

New week, new lessons learned. The 2nd week of this experiment has gone far better than Week 1. Probably because I don't have to withdraw from sugar again. And probably because it's not as new and scary as it was the first week. In any case, keeping it simple has paid off in dividends and … Continue reading Keto Life: Week Two

Keto Life: Week One

"I hate everything and everyone." - Me, Day 3 (and 4, and 5) The week started out ROUGH. No amount of reading can prepare you for the things you'll actually feel. I realize now the warnings of "keto flu" did not do justice to the true feelings. The fatigue, anger, and mild depression that accompanies … Continue reading Keto Life: Week One

Tales from the front lines: keto prep day

Fuck. Me. This is going to be so so much harder than I thought it was going to be. I mean, I knew it would be hard, but this is next level hard. Planning the shopping list took multiple hours across multiple days. Shopping itself took 3x longer than it usually does (and cost twice … Continue reading Tales from the front lines: keto prep day

Things & Stuff: October Edition

And with one thing and another, October is nearly over. This past month felt more like *real* life than any other since chemo stopped. It's almost as though I can pretend that nothing at all happened and life has always been this way, right? Riiiiiiiight. My work on mind, body and spirit continues! I joined … Continue reading Things & Stuff: October Edition