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  2. Evidently, plans got a little messed up. Been a bit busy, and out of the house enough to make tracking not so easy. Still have to collate the meal tests from last week. Just hoping that the meter has enough memories for that data to still be stored.

    Tomorrow is day one.

    As far as BS testing goes, it'll be no more than FBG, except when I randomly test a meal against the baseline references (The first tests I did). At some point, I'll also test the exact full day TIR test, although this will be a bit further into the plan. Looking for trends, ultimately. And if things go according to plan, the trend should shift towards lessened 1-hour spiking and a quicker return to baseline.

    As far as nutrition logging goes, I'm not sure. While I'd love to keep up the pattern of logging every morsel of food, I think it's going to lead to burnout (It's been one of the things that has led to me taking so long to start i.e knowing how big of a commitment weighing and logging and photographing every gram of food). So, I'll have to find some kind of pattern. Ultimately, my own views on RDA's don't match with needing to get 100% sufficiency, on a daily basis. Certainly, it doesn't make sense from an evolutionary stand-point. However, I do like to make sure I occasionally do hit 100% of them all.

    Given I don't have full access to a kitchen, and prepare most of my food in my bedroom, with an air-fryer and a multi-cooker (Like an Instant-Pot, but without the pressure). And given we're now in Summer and I'm in the hottest room in the house, I think I'm likely just to throw most of my food (Starches, legumes and veggies) into one pot in the cool temps of the morning and just eat the mixture with salad, for the rest of the day. Of course, I can easily prepare cereals, breads, smoothies and fruit salads etc.

    Either way, daily macros and micros might be estimated, based off a few weighed examples. Carbs will be high, no matter what...and that's what we're really testing, right? ;)
  3. A test to establish a baseline, time-in-range reading for an entire, repeatable day.


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    Total Daily Intake


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  5. This is a placeholder for my collection of repeatable testing meals (RTM).

    These meals consisted of either simple or single ingredients, most of which were measured at 100 grams of carbs. After eating, and for the following 2-3 hours, activity would be limited to either sitting at computer/Xbox or lying down. During testing periods no extra fluid was taken.

    These first tests (Round 1) will serve as a baseline frame-of-reference, with which I can compare repeated testings.

    As of this moment, there is no plan regarding the frequency of subsequent testing rounds.

    Should hopefully have the data for the first rounds collated within the next few days.
  6. Giving up bread.

    Giving up caffeine.
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  8. Pizza on the way. Last supper, I guess.

    Kinda have a plan to get some useful benchmarks to track progress, but nothing's set in stone. I'm sure it'll change as I move along.

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  9. June is for juicing, but before that I'm gonna take the 'Eatwell' guide for a spin.

    Should be fun :)
  10. 28/04/2021

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    April Steps:

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    Attached Files:

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  12. So tempted to go out today, but decided to really give this blister space to heal. As the foot swelling has lessened, I can feel that it is actually under the toe and not between them, as I'd originally thought. Annoying as it is, it's much easier to prevent this type of blister than those that develop between the toes.
    Some more new socks and some vaseline should help.

    Decided to log food for today, as I have hopefully embarked on a much 'cleaner' diet than I have been eating. Hoping that aside from the health benefits that it will provide better fuel and recovery for this challenge. Will try to keep up with daily photos, but won't bother weighing foods on a daily basis (That's just unnecessary stress, currently. I've also included the Cronometer entries. I don't often try to meet all the RDA's as i tend to believe that this is just a bit too reductionist. But sometimes it's good to get a rough idea. B12 and D are hidden, as I get them from supplements. And any shortcomings should be made up with a multivitamin (Don't take daily).

    At some point, I'll get together all the food logs for the tracking I did in January.

    Started off with cold-brewed oatmilk coffee (No photo). This was followed a coupe of hours with home-made juice (Beetroot, ginger, celery, grape, apple, carrot and grapefruit):

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    Lunch was a kilo of boiled potatoes, with Dijon mustard (Added ketchup after the photo)

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    Dinner was brown rice, sweet-potato, carrots, mushrooms, mixed peppers, onions, chia (added after photo), nutritional yeast, sweetcorn and peas.

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    Dessert was Sultanas and frozen berries, marinated in water and cinnamon :)

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    I also snacked on raisins after lunch.

    Here's the nutrition for the day:

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    This wasn't a very good idea. Aside from a tight right-calf, not much in the way of aches or pains. But the blister is a bit of an issue. Started out ok, as the toes/foot weren't as inflamed as yesterday. But it didn't take too long for the foot to swell and for the toes to start rubbing. Definitely not helped by todays socks (Great for Winter. Not for Spring etc.). So I only have one pair of suitable socks. That is something I need to address. Will also need to work out strategies for blister protection. My first option is to use the anti-chafing lotion that I already use for other areas, but will also look into other ideas.

    Seeing as I have a ton of non-walking stuff to do, I'll take the opportunity to let the blister heal. Might be occupied for 2 or 3 days, so there should be ample opportunity for the area to heal.
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    Didn't plan too long a walk, but it just kinda happened. Still some niggling issues with the shoes, which I mitigated somewhat by barefoot walking at the beach (Two different beaches, to be exact). But i've ended up with a blister between the little and adjoining toe (right foot). No other aches, so far. Will see how I feel in the morning.

    Walking on the sand is a great way of strengthening just about everything, with every step necessitating compensatory re-alignment. But it also provides relief via massaging of the balls of the feet and the plantar fascia. Between that and walking where the impacted sand meets the water's edge (Cool, salt-water was very soothing ), made the experience much more enjoyable. I suspect that I will end up increasing the period of sand training, as time passes.

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