I never had problems staying warm in my bed Blankets and clothes so nicely keep me warm, I was fine in the coldest room except I tend to hide under the blankets (a single one is enough if it’s warm and fluffy enough) so air quality drops. My nose dislikes cold air.
I even have “sleep heat” as I call it (maybe it sounds sillier in English? it’s fine in Hungarian): after I wake up, I feel exceptionally warm for a while.
We got snow but it melted again. It feels like spring so often, lots of sunshine and almost surprisingly warm weather (we had 20 Celsius at Christmas several years ago and a big snowstorm on the 15th of March a few years ago and as a kid, I couldn’t sleep in my tent due to the cold in the middle of July once so weather can’t surprise me easily, I know there is huge wriggle room)… Not a typical January at all but I don’t complain. I saw snowdrop in the garden of the “egg lady”, snowdrop leaves and a few hellebores in the wildlife park! 1-2 weeks and we get lots of early wildflowers! My crocuses obviously do nothing yet, they aren’t very early.
So, tomorrow will be February and I truly get back in track! It will be nice. I got quite close in the last days of January and that nice satiation returned, I have no hunger problems lately and my desires aren’t all over the place either. Satiation and satisfaction, I need both and I am fine regarding eating. My meat supplies are low though but we will go to some place with a supermarket at some point (20km is just too much distance alone with a bicycle for me) and I am fine for a week still… I should visit the pig farm shop too, even a little smoked pork can help me out sometimes and I like the variety. But I can’t use it as my single meat of the day anymore I guess. I did that even in the beginning of November… And before that, we had one meaty dish per week, I used it for 2 days and had only smoked pork for the rest! How could I do carnivore that way I can’t imagine. It’s like being a vegetarian without eggs that I did for 1-2 years…
Oh well. Now I always try to have some kind of proper meat, preferably multiple kinds. Tomorrow there will be chicken, basically unlimited amount of fried liver (1kg for us two but it’s plenty, I can eat as much as I want), a little beef stew, even bacon if needed (still from the 500g pack I bought some months ago, I have plenty still)… It will be enough with eggs and some dairy.
I have plans and I know February will be nothing like January, I shook off the lingering effect of December that somewhat ruined my January. But I learned things like there is an amount of stress and emotional distress where I lose most of my usual tiny control… That wasn’t nice. I wasn’t too wild as I am still a hedonist and I want good for myself, at least while eating and a big bunch of carbs isn’t what I desire even temporarily but the fact that my tiny resolve (I was aware I probably won’t be perfect) broke instantly… That was scary. I need training.
So! I don’t know if I can do a better February than November but I surely can try and it seems realistic even without the huge determination I had before and in the first half of November.
I will focus on a proper meat supply more than ever. My optimist caused problems in the past, it’s better to have more options and bigger amounts than what I think is needed…
I run out of coffee today so I start with no coffee and we will see.
Special rules/goals for February? I surely want to eat simpler. I tend to have multiple course meals and I understand I needed them at some point but I probably can do it better now.
It will help my experiments. I want to test how easily different items bring me satiation. A few eggs (or not but it’s hard to imagine without) and a single something else until satiation! I am curious. I have some general idea what satiates me (pork, ruminants, liver, eggs and not much else) but I want details. It usually doesn’t change much if my circumstances are similar, that helps a lot. But I will make multiple experiments with the same food item. The options are pretty low anyway, it’s mainly some perfectly fatty pork. Red meat is too expensive and not enough available, I tested fowl and didn’t work (though I didn’t tested it under the right circumstances and repeatedly… still, I felt it’s not good enough)… The other option is fried liver but that’s too lean, I would need very much to get enough energy and I don’t eat liver that way. But I will still test it tomorrow I miss liver already, I like it very much and it goes so well with eggs.
Our microwave oven went wrong some days ago. It’s interesting to do things without it, we both used it several times a day… It was maybe 25 years old? More? It was Mom’s, I moved out almost 20 years ago and used it for years… We buy a new one (and get beef too) whenever the MR machine of the hospital will be okay again and Alvaro gets a new appointment. No idea when that will happen.