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Wed, Aug. 9th, 2006, 11:47 am
Better living through.... ???

I'm trying some new things this week.
For breakfast I've switched from a scone heaped with butter and jam to Weetabix and a banana.

I'm seriously cutting down on the smoking - one in the morning, one at lunch and one in the afternoon then two at home, maybe three... maybe eighteen, yesterday didn't go QUITE according to plan.

Lunch consists of four portions of fruit

Dinner yesterday was a BLT due to circumstances beyond my control but tonight it will be fresh meat and veg.

I'm not becoming some tedious health freak here, this is mostly for science, I want to see if those health nuts are full of crap or does eating this stuff actually make you feel better than bacon and big macs and heavily processed chemicals. I suspect I'm going to be an absolute goddamned ogre while the changes in my biochemistry happen. I further suspect that I'm going to poo a lot in the near future. Or stop entirely, one or the other.

So the Tuesday log is:
Weetabix and banana for breakfast - crippling indigestion, eventually relieved by remegel and punching myself in the arm. Apples for lunch, curse Spar's crappy selection of fruit. BLT for dinner and some soup/bread for tea.
Smoked way too much. Couldn't sleep, watched Elektra, fell asleep during the thrilling climax, found myself unable to care. Generally unable to concentrate very well - not at my sharpest. Farted pretty much constantly all day. Did not magically lose weight through good intentions.

More tomorrow!

Wed, Aug. 9th, 2006 11:14 am (UTC)

'Dinner yesterday was a BLT due to circumstances beyond my control' -explain please :>)

Incidentally, I am most healthy when I have a decent breakfast, such as a bread!

Wed, Aug. 9th, 2006 11:17 am (UTC)

I was in town, soggy, cold, hungry and filled with anger. Later I was filled with irish coffee ... (which might explain the lack of sleepy) but I had the sammich because it'd be hours before I got home and if I didn't get something warm I'd be in a bad way.
I think fruit, milk, coffee, OJ and weetabix counts as decent. It better anyway.

Wed, Aug. 9th, 2006 11:22 am (UTC)

V. Bridget Jones!

Wed, Aug. 9th, 2006 11:25 am (UTC)

"except more manly, angry and hairier" you added afterwards :)

Wed, Aug. 9th, 2006 12:42 pm (UTC)

But with similar pants...

Wed, Aug. 9th, 2006 12:45 pm (UTC)

and the pretty pretty shiny hair!

Wed, Aug. 9th, 2006 04:47 pm (UTC)

Funny looking "scrunched up" face?

Wed, Aug. 9th, 2006 07:47 pm (UTC)

God damnit you people are weird.

Thu, Aug. 10th, 2006 08:48 am (UTC)

Hehe.. Will you come out for bran-drinks tomorrow night so..?
Tis me bee-day, and am going to Bia bar, for a health-food kick..:>

Wed, Aug. 9th, 2006 01:03 pm (UTC)

The farting is less likely a result of what you ate today, more likely a result of what you ate yesterday. Beans? Guinness? Something on my weekly Four-Star vegetarian pizza seems to cause a similar reaction, I can't work out if it's green peppers or jalapenos.

Wed, Aug. 9th, 2006 07:48 pm (UTC)

There was guinness on monday, that might do it I suppose. There was less today which I guess confirms it. Hurrah!

Wed, Aug. 9th, 2006 02:39 pm (UTC)

Fresh fruit - apples in particular - will help your transition into "one with mind, one with body, one with nature" new lifestyle. But your dentist wont thank you for it. Still, they're a fairly decent coffee replacement.

Wed, Aug. 9th, 2006 07:49 pm (UTC)

My dentist won't thank me because I won't visit him any more or because he'll have to deal with my teeth rotting out of my head?

Thu, Aug. 10th, 2006 09:13 am (UTC)

The natural sugars in fruit are really bad for your teeth, they do pretty much the same damage as fizzy drinks. Theres always a downside to living life the healthy way.

Thu, Aug. 10th, 2006 10:10 am (UTC)

Ah for crying out... I have good teeth I guess, I brush properly and I've only ever needed one filling which was utterly unavoidable since it was a wisdom tooth growing a little strangely and was therefore impossible to floss so I *should* be okay. Either that or I wait until someone invents Diet Fruit, or Fruit Zero or something.

Wed, Aug. 9th, 2006 10:16 pm (UTC)

I get stomach aches from wheatabix too, which is irritating because I like them. Sometimes it's just too much bran/fibre/whatever. Try a cereal with some oats involved which may help. My system just doesn't like too much wheatbran.

Thu, Aug. 10th, 2006 10:09 am (UTC)

Nothing happening indigestion-wise today, I suspect my system adjusted or I got rid of the last of the *really* bad acids and toxins that were causing it yesterday.

Wed, Aug. 9th, 2006 11:17 pm (UTC)

A sudden change in diet from processed funk to a load of fiber can on occasion be a bit like going on the highway from 5th gear to 1st. It doesn't actually launch your stomach out of your body like a transmission, but it can feel like it wants. That may very well be a source of your gastric difficulties.

My own diet has personally changed quite a bit lately, and it took a week of horrible stomach cramps to adjust (my innards are particularly sauced compared to average, however - family genetics be damned).

I do personally find myself feeling quite a bit better when I've been eating less sugar, chemical and grease-laden foods. i once ate well for like 2 months solid, then went and had some chicken mcnuggets and felt ill for three days. It wasn't food poisoning either (well, as such - not bacteria), so much as it was being poisoned by non-food product that's misleadingly labelled as mcEdible and mcDelicious.

your mileage may vary. see dealer for details.

also try going outside a bit. move to california and go to the pool a few times a week, it does wonders ;)

Thu, Aug. 10th, 2006 09:14 am (UTC)

Or on the cheaper side of things; stay in Dublin & go to the pool a few times a week. :-)

Thu, Aug. 10th, 2006 10:08 am (UTC)

I've had similar problems myself after previous "healthy" periods where I've eaten McRap afterwards and those periods were nothing like as what I'm doing at the moment, I suspect a month of this will mean that McDonalds will roughly equate to "death by explosive crapping".

I can't swim, I can float and barely tread water though I am told it would be good to learn to swim - the moisture would help my asthma (not that it needs much help these days) and the exercise would strengthen my back muscles (not that they're in bad order either). Theres a pool just up the road, might give it a go.