Fire, Fat & Feelings

My Quest for Greater Happiness, Health & Wonder!

Cravings?

Tonight was a bit weird. For the first time in I don't know how long I felt what I can only describe as cravings. Eventually I found two pieces of darkish (70%) chocolate and a couple of keto cookies. And yes, to most, even on keto, this isn't cheating. Not even really to me, but I didn't enjoy the loss of control.

Now I'm trying to think what could have caused it. And a few things, though they almost all stem from my current temp job. It's a relatively unstructured job, and I feel unsure of how quickly things should be done and not even always sure what should be done. But that's OK for a short burst. But it has screwed with my meditation in so far as I do less than normal on some days. There's also a certain set of routines that have been slightly thrown off, and that could add to it. As could sleep I guess, and I sleep a little too little right now.

For a short spell I thought it might be that I've spent the last two days feet from heaps of candy. Because part of the job is handing it out to passers bye. Now though I'm starting to think the most likely explanation may be a lack of water and salt!

Working weird hours and away from home so much makes me forget to drink (even coffee sometimes), and I definitely haven't eaten enough salt for the last week. I salt my food plenty, and I do drink ketoraid, but that's not enough. Especially not with some added stress.

Tonight I did have those bickies and the chocolate, but I also had a good bit of salt and over a liter of water. After the salt and water, the craving ceased immediately.

The takeaway is: always try salt and water if you get irrational cravings!

Just a lot going on!

I'm not complaining, but there's a lot going on lately. And I'm not just referring to having my first part time job in a while, but just, you know, the Universe if you will. (Yes, I'm a bit of an odd one, but that's exactly why I started this project, and perhaps why you are here at all!)

2019 this far has been full of changes. Almost everything I had left from before is either changing radically or the for me relevant people are moving on. It's almost as if I'm being tested to see if I can let go and live in uncertainty. And I'm doing surprisingly well, though I need to remind my self to grieve for things lost occasionally. It's okay to grieve; even healthy.

But it's a lot of just amazing energy on the positive side too. My keto/carnivore journey is chugging along and I keep coming across interesting things to read and watch, broadening my knowledge. And this is true with mindfulness and spirituality as well. All three are essential parts of my chosen lifestyle. A lifestyle that has brought me back from the brink, and slowly begun to transform me from someone I really didn't like and didn't want to be, to someone I feel amazing about! I would even say I say I love you to my self' and mean it more than half the time by a long way now. Just that alone!

I need to keep writing too though. Not just reading and watching… 😁

It's finally up!

I've been wanting to add my voice to a couple of different conversations for some time now, and finally I decided to do it this way. To build a site where I can write about this stuff. Oh, and I'm hoping to play around with podcasting and Youtube videos too eventually.

Basically I'm trying to bypass my own inclination of letting perfection be the enemy of good enough, so that's why I'll let things be unpolished sometimes. I need to start hitting that 'Publish' button and get this rolling!

I will write a proper 'About' section eventually, but one of the aims I am most excited about with this project is to try and make a cross-over between spirituality and health, but with a Keto perspective. The ketogenic lifestyle, along with meditation and a delving in to the spiritual nature of being alive is basically the foundation of my journey, but few others talk openly about these things. So I will. At least that's my intention.

So three cheers for my new project! 🥂 May it bring good things to all who want them!