1 Year and 112 Blogs Later.....
1 year ago on August 29, 2018, I started this blog. The first post was an update about losing weight, starting at 212 and eventually dropping down to 166, which is probably too light for my frame but I wanted to see how light I could get. I have now leveled off at 180 and feel like I've really learned and mastered how my system works. Intermittent fasting has been a fantastic tool in my process.
Looking back through the blog I realize I've learned so much. The early posts are somewhat embarrassing and I disagree with a lot of the things I thought back then. Specifically, I am far more geared towards nature and only consuming natural substances. I no longer take many of things I suggested early on. It is exciting to go back and see some of the deeper realizations I have come to understand since I began.
Some of my favorite blog posts are:
The Neuro Genesis Series
Health - Mom And Dad Are Splitting Up
Magnetic Feminism - The Canvas Life Is Painted On
Many people in the health world are affraid to admit when they change positions. This often keeps them from learning new things. I have been committed to learning over the past year so I don't get stuck repeating things off of incorrect information & sources. Here are some things that have changed for me from some of my earlier blog posts.
- I am no longer supplementing with a lot of the supplements I initially pushed like lithuim oritate.
- Deuterium is way less of an issue and is harder to measure than I thought when I first got exposed to the info.
- I have not taken my second telomere test yet and my first results were dismal - most likely from infant trauma and years of heavy smoking, drinking and metal poisoning. I will get them retested this fall (one year out) to see the results.
- I did a blog on vitamin C. I made the case that the less sugar you eat the less vit C you need. Last week I was introduced to the work of Doris Loh.
She does an amazing job of explaining the electron donor effect of ascorbic acid in the body and using it as a powerful tool to establish redox and fight the oxidation effects of wifi and 5G. I was convinced to start taking 6 or more grams of ascorbic acid every day in incremental doses. She even addressed the deuterium concern. This is a big change from my blog so I'm happy to make this update.
This blog started with me on a 6 month weight loss program I put together to get myself out of a rut at 212 pounds. I got all the way down to 166 last December (2018). I was proud of this but was too light at 166 so I set out to pack on some muscle. I was killing it, and then hurt my back. This set me back for a few months, but I'm back at it now. For the past several months I have hovered around 180 and am now increasing my strength. I feel like I have been able to figure out what my body responds to and can loose weight or gain strength when I want. I highly doubt I'll ever go back to the fat person I was before I started the blog a year ago. There is so much mis-information out there about weight loss and I am happy to have tools like intermittent fasting, carb cycling, lifting, fasted cardio, split days, and other tactics to recover like magnesium baths, the magnetico sleep pad, and nature.
One of the biggest changes I have made that I can't emphasize the importance of enough is quitting caffeine. It has now been 11 or 12 weeks, (I've stopped counting). My sleep has improved but more importantly my anxiety has greatly diminished. I used to have very anxious thoughts and was constantly using caffeine to spike me up followed by intense crashes. Way too many highs and lows.
I am very happy about how this has progressed. I have done some talks that can be found HERE. Thanks for being part of my process.
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