Monday, August 17, 2009

ZC: Day 7

Wow--a full week!

Hunger and Thirst

Today's foods: cheese, cream, beef, pork, ham, egg, and butter. I ate to hunger, which was only 1700 calories today. I was not hungry at all 'til the afternoon. Cravings were mild in comparison with yesterday. 

Water was down to around 90 ounces. I didn't feel like I was drinking crazily anymore, just consuming what would be about right for a breastfeeding mother on a 90 degree day.


I was definitely less tired today. Not energetic by any means, but able to push myself to work hard. Carrying the baby around for long periods wasn't easy but it wasn't impossible either. Overall, I was able to be quite a bit more active than I was yesterday and sometimes I even enjoyed it.

I fell asleep again for a few minutes in the middle of the afternoon. Naps are unusual for me.

Cognitive Function

Outright brain fog seems to be a thing of the past. So far, ZC appears to protect against it.

However, I am still feeling sleepy and slow. Like yesterday, communication of all varieties takes a lot out of me. I'm alert enought to be excited about the things I want to write and research but it is still difficult to concentrate. Reading is easier than yesterday but I am not up to my normal speed.


Still had a couple episodes of vision loss today (presyncope). Heart rate leapt excessively on exertion. Shortness of breath present but even less frequent than yesterday.

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