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Thursday, October 18, 2018

Pierwalker Log: October 18, 2018

Writing start: 10:11 A.M.
Finish: 3:32 P.M.
Total new words (est.): 500 + new poem
Edited (est.): 14900

Tasks

1. Failure: Primary edit number two of chapter twenty-one

2. Book Three Melody: Off

3. Love Story: Primary edit number three of chapter three

4. Ant Story: Primary edit number three of chapter three

5. Fractalverse: New poem
Notes: Generally speaking, a rant about blockbusterism.

6. The Cheapery St. Heroes: Book Two: Off

7. Dread Pirate Roberts: Off

8. Firefly: 500 new words
Notes: Point of view in this fan-fic is both easy and difficult. It's difficult, for example, whose POV to choose when writing a chapter, if one must be chosen at all.

Special: None today

Extra notes: A day off tomorrow.

My blood sugar recently tested near diabetic levels, which has forced me to make even more adjustments to my diet, including ridding myself of all grains, potatoes, and sugar. Of sugar, Friday was the one day a week where I allowed myself to partake. But now even that is gone.

I adopted a keto diet earlier this year, along with intermittent fasting. I've dropped thirty pounds since this time last year as a result, but my blood sugar remains high. I simply haven't been rigorous enough, that's almost certainly true. But it's also likely that this is a genetic issue as well. That's a much bigger problem, since I was adopted and never knew my biological father.

The other issue is the heart medication I take every day. I've had arrhythmia most of my life; and now, in my fifties, suffer from blood pressure issues as well. The medication is a beta blocker, which kicks up my blood sugar all by its lonesome. I've been working to wean myself off of it most of this year.

I'm not one to bitch about aging. Not usually, at any rate. But today I feel like complaining a little bit.

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