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
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.
Back in college, I had a "Do It Yourself Genius Kit," which was a collection of 4 tiny books (seriously, like 1.5" wide by 2" high) with a different random fact on each page. For instance, Napoleon was afraid of cats, and blondes have thicker hair than brunettes. Stuff like that. You can tell that … Continue reading Praise be to strawberries
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
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)
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
First off, I cannot believe it's nearly October. Time, she is flying! Kenji and I had a discussion recently around perception of time and how it changes as we age. We figured out that a 50 year-old's perception of a single day is just over a week to a 1-year-old. Put *that* in your pipe … Continue reading Things & Stuff: September Edition with Added Science!