I woke up to rain out my open window at 5:00. Better than the 4:30 wake ups though. I felt good this morning.
Today is the last day of this milk cure. 3 weeks, subsisting on whole raw milk (there really isn’t any other kind) and some water. I knew I could do it and it would be easy since I had last year’s experience to go on. But I didn’t know what the changes and fixes that would occur this year. Secretly I was hoping for major weight loss, which did not happen. But my glucose numbers have delighted me.
Given the benefits I’ve derived from this both year’s that I’ve done it, I’m definitely doing it again next year. I am not sure I’ll be blogging it though. I think two years of data is enough for other people to look at to decide whether or not they should attempt it.
Early today I started experiencing hunger pangs. Although the pangs were satisfied with the next drink of milk, I’m glad that tomorrow I get to eat real food. Last year the hardest thing was re-setting my body to indicate hunger and thirst. I’ve been drinking more water during the last three weeks this year, so I’m hopeful that my thirst meter will be okay. Tomorrow will tell about the hunger meter, though the pangs today are a good sign.
Even with the hunger pangs I missed my milk twice today. Once during the afternoon while working when I was involved with some tricky code and ignored the chimes. The second one was after work, running errands. I’ve thrown the whole 8.6 ounces out the window and I’m just trying to finish all the milk by early evening.
My food preparations for the coming week are completed. I have chicken broth in the slow cooker and both yogurt and kefir made. I even went to the store after work to pick up what I needed for the week after I picked up my farm order (eggs, butter and a half-gallon of milk). My refrigerator now has actual chew-able food in it for the first time in three weeks.
I plan to start eating chew-able food tomorrow, but to be easy on myself. I’ll probably follow the same plan as last year which was starting with an egg fried in butter, yogurt with some berries, and ending with sashimi (not sushi since I don’t want the rice). GC and I have plans to go out to dinner on Sunday and I’m looking forward to an Elevation Burger at some point this weekend.
I’m going to continue on my low carb, gluten-free way of eating for the foreseeable future. Luckily since I’m bringing my camp kitchen, I’ll be able to do that when I’m camping as well (though I am planning on a few cheats: mead, a few tortillas and of course a gluten-free cupcake and champagne since I’m celebrating the fact that I’m 50 years old with my friends).
Detoxing symptoms came back in full force this evening. Tummy rumblings, bloating and of course multiple quick trips to the bathroom. Just as last year. I did take a detox bath before bed, using the last of my detoxing oil. And as usual, I was in bed and asleep by 9pm.
I did some averaging from last year’s number and this years numbers. Just for fun, you understand:
Averaging Vital Statistics 2012 and 2013
|Year||Weight||Basal Temp||Glucose: Fasting||Glucose: Noon||Glucose: Bed|
Considering I did the same thing as last year, the difference in the average is pretty dramatic. Forget the weight, its nice to see, but I’ve been losing weight all year, so that isn’t a good indicator. But the other stuff.
Basal Temperature is up .03 points. I had 16 days of temperatures 98.0 and over vs 14 days last year (and one of those days, I had a fever). It’s not much, but a slight indication that my metabolism is higher this year.
Glucose is the drama this year. Averages are well below the previous years. This indicates healing on a deep level, different from last years. Last year was all about the digestive system, this year it’s all about my blood sugars. I know milk sugars are different from regular sugars, but the numbers also speak to healing. I did the same thing last year and my numbers were all over the place. This year, a steady drop and then just steady.
Related Posts from Last Year:
Weight is steady again today, 3 days at a row that I’ve been at 174.2. I’m expecting that to change in the next few days (hopefully down).
Glucose numbers are still steady as well. I can’t say I’m surprised at this point, but I am pleased.
My tongue is whiter than yesterday.
|Day||Weight||Basal Temp||Glucose: Fasting||Glucose: Noon||Glucose: Bed|
|Baseline From 2012||201.4||97.9||114||104||110|
|End Result Milk Cure 2012||196.0||97.9||103||82||120|
|Baseline From 2013||176.6||98.1||103||102||81|
|Day 0 (Juice Fast)||174.4||98.3||103||121||90|
- Raw Milk In Vogue: Only a Greenlight Away? (thehealthyhomeeconomist.com)