Day 203 of my GAPS Journey

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Good article on how to nourish the liver, by eating liver.  The article includes several liver recipes as well.

I am feeling like I have more energy, but it appears in small ways. For example, I'm making my bed every day. Now this might seem ridiculous to some, but I have been leaving my bed unmade for most of my adult life. I never cared to make it up.  Is it my age that is making me want to make my bed? Or is it that I'm actually feeling enough energy to care about making my bed?

Also this week I have been wiping down the counters and the stove each day, so today it was much easier to do my weekend cleaning in the kitchen. It took only a few minutes, instead of two hours.  I've also got a bucket beside the garbage can to collect scraps for the chickens, something I've wanted to do for years, but never have.

I'm slowly adding things each day, another that I've added is cleaning the cats' litter box.

I don't want to get my hopes up that I'm actually going to be able to do more housework.  I have tried my entire adult life to be a better housekeeper. I have tried to tell myself if I just stay on top of it, it wouldn't get so bad and therefore wouldn't take as long.

I've gone through phases throughout my life where I'm more tidy, but it never lasts.  This may be one of those phases.  But the bed making one seems to be lasting quite a long time.

I also managed to sit down and work on our finances. I prefer to track our purchases through Quicken, and I download transactions from my checking account, but I still have to look at each receipt and enter it into a category.

That takes time, and I get really sick and tired of having to do it. If I could just do it every day, or at least once a week. But usually I end up waiting for several weeks until there is a huge pile to go over.

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I drank 1/2 cup of kefir today.  I also had some sauerkraut which I've failed to eat for many days.  I need to begin incorporating the raw liver again.  I had a teaspoon of almond butter [affiliate link] with a teaspoon of ghee, a few drops of vanilla [affiliate link] and a dab of honey [affiliate link] today.  I have been craving peanut butter [affiliate link] cookies for the past few days. I know I could put together a great version with almond butter and almond flour [affiliate link], but I keep hesitating because I don't want to get too many calories. I guess… I don't want to get too many of the “bad” calories.  And I am pretty convinced that I shouldn't eat honey or fruit before bed time, unless I want to experience insomnia during the night.

I'm reading a new book called Good Calories, Bad Calories: Fats, Carbs, and the Controversial Science of Diet and Health by Gary Taubes.  So much information it is difficult to digest it.  Basically the book supports GAPS and why the low carbohydrate diet is effective. Eventually I plan to do a book review.

For breakfast I had 2 eggs [affiliate link] scrambled with an Italian vegetable dish I made. Lunch was a small hunk of beef sliced and sauteed in butter with 2 zucchini squash cooked in chicken broth with butter, and sauerkraut on the side. Dinner was more of the beef with steamed Swiss chard and butter.

Night.

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