Breakfast at the Daily Grind: Scrambled eggs and bacon and a cup of coffee with half-and-half. I don't know why they put it in a to-go box. I bring my own cup to save on creating plastic waste. They know me there, too. Sometimes fast-food workers get carried away and don't think.
Still feeling lousy like yesterday, I thought maybe I should eat more and eat stuff with more vitamins and minerals, so I fixed a plate of butter-fried chicken livers with onions. I didn't feel any better afterward.
I was going to try and drink this water plain, but it didn't appeal.
A trick I learned hiking the PCT was when I needed to drink more water than I wanted, I would flavor it with Crystal Light lemonade. I could easily drink a liter of water if it was lemonade flavor. I would do that because water sources often were spaced 20 miles apart, sometimes more. So when I came upon a water source, I would drink a liter so that I wouldn't have to carry it, then carry another 3 liters. I wouldn't need to drink anything for a few hours so I was able to handle those large distances without having to carry the water on my back. This is called "cameling up".
This Crystal Light has a little bit of sugar in it. I made it half strength so there was only 1.5 grams of sugar at the most.
I also bought some supplements, including a potassium supplement.
A few hours later I was feeling MUCH better.
Dinner was steelhead trout with mustard sauce, half a very small sweet potato and a big salad with homemade bleu cheese dressing. I had seconds of the salad. I also drank a glass of red wine.
In addition to the potassium supplements (apparently my use of potassium chloride "lite" salt instead of regular salt wasn't enough), I bought magnesium and iodine. I've always measured on the low end of normal when the doctor has given me thyroid tests. Maybe the iodine will help. The magnesium is apparently also needed, also, but I'm not sure what exactly it does. Hopefully it will make me feel better. I hate supplements and hope I don't need them for very long.