My #introduction toot!
I'm Andy and I'm the admin of mentalhealth.social.
My interests are covered in my profile. On #mentalhealth I've briefly known the Black Dog in the past and work hard to keep him on a leash. My wife lives with #BPD bundled with #anxiety and #depression (though has a grip on all of them) and her illnesses are one of the things that drive me to be so passionate about #MH support and care. Which is why I set up this Masto instance; a safe place to socialise and chat. 👍
And yes, I just noticed the typo. 😆
36 hour fast done, my first long #fast since Xmas. That was hard, way harder than the previous 40+ hours I've done. Broke it with asparagus, bacon, eggs and seeded sourdough. I have a cracking headache, even though I stayed fully hydrated and supplemented missing minerals.
I think I'll aim for max. 36 hours Thursday night to Saturday morning from now on, as well as my daily 16-18 hours. Having a breakfast is a treat and I've been mindfully eating (with birbcam on the TV!)
I've been #writing. A lot. I've finished the rules for my hard sci-fi #RPG (think Neill Blomkamp meets The Expanse) and I'm on to the fluff now. I just finished three days of work on the timeline, it needs a few gaps filling in and some editing now, before adding to the layout. It's. Hard. Work. But I'm making fantastic progress. Soon I'll be moving on to playtesting and sourcing some paid art (maybe with the help of the fediverse). 2022, here I come.
1.1kg lost in the last five days, so I'm getting consistent results from the one extended fast per week, though that's bordering on an unhealthy amount lost. Once I hit my goal weight I'll rethink things again. Plus, Xmas is going to fuck it all up anyway. 😂 #IntermittentFasting
Finished another 40 hour #fast yesterday. I think this is going to become a weekly event moving forwards. I feel great and am enjoying the changes to my middle aged dad bod (waist, musculature, skin). Closing in on 90kg and then I'll reevaluate my diet and work on the next 10kg stretch to 80kg in conjunction with exercise and muscle work. #IntermittentFasting 💪🏻😂🤳
Experimented with a longer fast this weekend as I feel I'm hitting a plateau. It wasn't too difficult and that first meal yesterday lunchtime was mindful as fuck. Next weigh in is Wednesday so we'll see if it's made much of a difference.
If it has, I'll probably include a 36-40 hour fast each week from Thursday evening to Saturday morning. With how fucking busy my work is, I doubt I'll even notice Friday. 😂
Just did a final push before bed, there are over 300 vector images in there now :D
💯 RT @Gaohmee@Twitter (https://nitter.net/Gaohmee/status/1433455123980718084)
> Do you know what Hypernormalization is and why it is likely what a lot of us are experiencing at the moment? It’s largely a term used when people in larger society are aware that the system they live in isn’t working but are pressured to just continue to function like normal.
(Thread!) /ht @hmans
I started doing 16:8 IF at the weekend, and just finished my 5th fast. Not only is this a good use for the immense volume of vegetables we have growing in the raised beds, I feel SO good. More energy. Less bloated. I've lost half a stone in the first 3 days (admittedly, a chunk of that will be fluids) and I'm drinking 6-8 pints of water a day. No sugar or simple carbs, lots of fibre, fish, and white meat.
In between that and 416 days sober, shit is improving (and not just literally).
The weekend was challenging. We've had a death in the family. Without going into detail, a relative that lived in the US was murdered. It hit us hard and triggered the fuck out of me, dragging up trauma responses and putting me into full fight.
I was going to say "uncontrollably" but I've coped. I've got tools now. I'm present and aware of what I'm feeling and where I'm feeling it. So yeah, it's horrible and we're hurting but I'm not going to allow it to dominate. RIP buddy. 😥
Dev. AppSec/InfoSec guy. Writer. Hubs. Dad. Punk of Many Colours. Mental Health First Aider & Advocate. Middle-aged Northern Brit. Sweary. Simplifying life. Lert.
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