I deleted my previous, longer comment but I have my limits so I wrote another.
And I never bring up my CF card so I don’t wait for it and send it now. And why to show my food when it’s not all I eat and the rest isn’t fully carni?
Probably writing anything is a bad idea. But I will be back and stricter than ever in January so I don’t bother with such thoughts too much.
Photos made close to the face tend to make someone look bad. A big face with tiny cranium, bad
Of course, lighting and other things matter tremendously… I’ve read a lot about portrait photography despite I never will do it but painting portraits interest me (portrait photos too, I just don’t want to do them. reading about it is fun)… Yeah, there are powerful techniques and it combined with makeup, almost everyone can look great. But the human face is always interesting anyway
Of course I never made a selfie and never plan to. I think I tried it once with a proper camera but it’s pretty much impossible, I need another person if I want a photo of me and I never want that. So if it’s the technicalities of a selfie, I am the absolutely most clueless person And I am fine with it. But I could talk about portrait lighting a lot
You and me both. And others will do it tighter too… We will have such a wonderful support system
I weighed 80kg the last two times. In the evening, after much food and drinking but still.
It’s 79 know, in my heaviest, warmest clothes, after drinking… I hope I will be 75 in the 1st but I expect 76… So, more than 40lbs for me. Unless I gain muscles. I totally do, my weights are going up, Alvaro complains more about them being heavy and he has aching muscles as he did more exercises than ever yesterday (usually he just tries something out and goes away. maybe he is afraid he will get fat being at home for weeks. it usually happens as his activity drops while he eats the same amount)… IDK why he is complaining when he can do 3x12 for all exercises with my weights… I do less (I use more weight when I reach 12-10-8). He needs them a bit heavier
Isn’t diet soda super sweet? Are there (at least on/off) carnivores who can drink things that sweet? I lost that ability after not so much low-carb while eating sweets and fruits every day in bigger amounts! Alvaro lost it too. We can’t enjoy super sweet stuff (but we enjoy alliterations :D).
But I am used to completely unsweetened drinks anyway so it’s even more extreme for me. Sometimes we have a tiny carrot liquid from a jar… Even if I dilute it with much water, it’s super sweet. I imagine a soda is way, way worse Completely impossible to drink one without a ton of water and I may not exaggerate much.
Diet soda is awful for me anyway, due to the sweeteners. I only can handle sugar alcohols but only if the don’t oversweeten the food/drink. I would sacrifice great things to avoid all those awful sweeteners, they are the worst.
I never drank diet soda (it’s possible I truly didn’t, I just know they are awful as they use bad sweeteners). And I drank very very little normal soda. It’s abnormal to me to drink it all the time as many people do. Wasteful, unhealthy, unnecessary, wrong… All that energy and garbage too while we could drink water, maybe flavored with a little lemon juice or something (I mean little. a few drops per glass should be fine :D) but soda? People are odd, I always say. And it can cause an addiction and that’s bad in another way.
I can’t even imagine that. Where is the food? I always ate food. That’s one thing that never could change. If I am hungry, I need proper food. I never understood how one can get satiated by sandwiches (so, so common) or sweets… I ate zillion things but first I needed my food. Or at least in the middle. I must keep in mind if I want to experiment with something that I can’t get away without eating my proper, substantial amount of food.
Vegetarian keto was problematic enough. Even though I found it easy and nice enough back then (for a while and not without hardships but it wasn’t really hard and I liked it). My views changed drastically since but I know better now.
Our word for soda means “refreshing”, I never understood it. It doesn’t refresh me. A lemonade (very little lemon and unsweetened. I saw a recipe this year and it was so so odd, I would add 100 liter carbonated water to 1 liter of it to make it fine for me or something okay, 10 for a very strong version. and the sugar would bother me. so I am careful to make sure people understand what I call lemonade water, preferably carbonated with a few drops of lemon juice. maybe mint, I have plants. I have a lot of herbs and I don’t use them for anything except 1-2 mint leaves a year but I like to have them. I have leaf vegetable plants, they didn’t die in the frost and I don’t use them for anything as they are not edible if you ask me - they allegedly totally are but I never liked leaves. I tried them, they are tasteless, well it’s better than the usual grass taste or something even worse - and they are pretty, they start green but gets deep crimson more and more)… Erm, I get carried away if it’s about my plants. So a lemonade is refreshing. Cold water is refreshing. Some artificial thing with too much sweetness is definitely not. Okay, maybe if someone who likes things super sweet and they are dehydrated and hot and the drink is cold, maybe it’s refreshing then? But I can imagine zillion more refreshing thing…
(Soda means carbonated water in our language, by the way. The simple one, not the mineral water with CO2.)
As far as drinking addictions go… It’s still coffee for me but I try to skip it in January… At least in my fasting window. I won’t have cream and the new coffee I bought when I didn’t find what I had searched for (I am not sure about tenses but I tried) is horrible (but I have some okay one left) so I have chances. The nice warm water drinking habit I picked up in November disappeared
I eat this and that today (chicken soup, eggy-cheesy leftovers, one small sausage, we will see what else but it must be eggy… no proper pork but I thought it’s best to take a tiiiny break and have an easy time in the first days of 2022 with a lot of pork roast) and tomorrow I roast some pork and the 2 chicken thighs we have in the freezer.
I am unsure if we eat bacon tomorrow. Its expiration date is in February so if I don’t want it, it will be good for emergencies when I inevitably get bored of my pork and eggs. Though I try to get turkey for those times and we have beef but that is never carnivore in our household, it’s best for stew… I want at least January full carnivore (but we will see), no tiny onion in my food. I won’t miss it, onion is too sweet for me to want it, it’s just a must have for our stews just like paprika. In moderation, I think we use the least amount in this country Okay, maybe not, there must be some onion hater… But I saw recipes with 5 times as much and they are considered normal.
Nope, I think my body and mind definitely craves simple and clean for the near future. I only add things back if I can’t do it without but it can’t happen in the first weeks. Maybe I will feel a bit odd but real need? Nope. And I can’t predict things beyond that, it will be a very new territory, it will be fun and informative!
So I will have a tiny little emergency processed stuff (bacon and a little pork skin from my pork jowl thing in the freezer) but that’s it. I won’t even have any kind of sausage, the time is ripe for that big step. I liked my 10-20g dry sausage on some days and I surely will enjoy it later, here and there, at least the best stuff from the pig farm shop but I can imagine a month without it just fine. It’s a big change, I made sure I had dry sausage all the time in this year, I depended on it. It was good with boiled eggs (I dislike boiled eggs right now), it was a nice finishing bite sometimes… Oh my, I have no replacement, I must handle eating only egg and proper meat dishes… IDK if it’s scary or challenging but let’s choose the latter as I am determined and stubborn and I know I must go strict. At least for a while.
No one in their sane mind and knowing me at least extremely vaguely can expect me not eating my eggs so clean and strict carnivore is eggs and proper meat (so not the processed, smoked, added who knows that kind. it still will be almost exclusively pork) to me. I don’t need condiments so that’s fine. I don’t think I need spices but we will see. So no plants or dairy at all (maybe except coffee and tea when I can’t stand it anymore. I just can’t promise I won’t drink those, I never drank only water. I try not to drink coffee, that’s it. tea isn’t important but sometimes if it’s not tea, it’s coffee and I want to avoid coffee), that’s the basic plan and we go from there. No added fat if I can pull it off (but I “cheat” as I will use the fat rendered out of my meat for my scrambled eggs :D).
Isn’t it a bit too strict for the likes of me? We will see. And it’s not for until June, just for the beginning. I try to be realistic but badly need changes and I always desired as low-carb as possible in January so I am pretty sure I will do my best ever.
I still don’t do pure OMAD but close, I will tighten it up too but actually it’s less vital on carnivore… I only don’t want to eat until the sun is up - unless I get properly hungry but I almost never do that. And I probably won’t need much effort to avoid too late eating on “proper” carnivore. So whatever I will do, on that. So I just eat if and when I need it and it will have a cute sized eating window and all will be well.
Yay, I am glad I already liked a lot that you go dancing, people should do things that makes them happier and keeps them younger and healthier Our woe is important but there are other highly important factors, obviously. But you getting better is an extra joy on top on the usual one now
(I am a lucky hedonist. I can get real joy from so many sources…)
I never heard this expression but it’s funny. Sorry, it must be unpleasant to feel like that but the expression is still humorous to me.