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Food stuffs

One of the things that’s probably holding me back is that I don’t eat a very nutritious diet. So I’m trying to fit more fruits and veggies into my diet. I figure that’ll help with the joint aches and pains and my energy levels. So I ended up getting a little blender that uses it’s own bottle so you just swap out the lid and you’ve already got your stuff ready.

It’s making me think about food on the trail. It’s such a specialized thing, you want to have low weight things, stuff you can cook on a small stove, and that isn’t going to rot. I know I”ll need to do a lot of research to figure this out. It makes me wonder how people ever figure this stuff out.

Of course I need to get to the point where I can walk for an hour or two, let alone all day, before it matters. But I need to get back on track with everything. So my plan is at some point in June to make a list of gear I’ll need just for day hikes and put it in the list in priority order.

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Newest plans

So, I wrote last week that I’m not going to try to figure out this hike thing until I figure out my health.

Basic first steps this week:
-drinking some kind of nutrition shake for breakfast every day. Basically, I never eat breakfast because I wake up most mornings feeling groggy and sick and hating food. But that means I’m getting less nutrients than I need and it’s not good for my body, so, shakes. Been doing this for about five days now, seems to be doing alright. Yesterday and today I got hungry for lunch and dinner on a more normal schedule, so that’s something.

-Tracking my food/vitamins/drinks in a daily log. I based it off of a daily checklist that Cyn sent me a link to, but I’m putting it in a small notebook that is easy to carry with me. It’ll help me keep track of taking my supplements, I write down what times I eat my meals, and I’m tracking my fiber intake (the number one issue with my diet vs. my diagnosed health problems). Plus the amount of drinks in general.

I’m still too low on drinks and hours of sleep, and I need to find 5 more grams of fiber each day in general so far, but having these numbers should help.

Now to just be able to fix my sleep issues…

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