Life updates: So not only I’ve been exercising, I’ve been playing soccer almost once every week. Great to sweat out and do something which I absolutely love. There is just an indescribable level of joy to be able to do something which I love after all I’ve been through the past 2 years.
Skin updates: Improving gradually but slowly, yet remarkably at a faster rate than when I was sedentary. I believe the amount of exercising, sweating IS helping more than all the things I’ve done in the past. I’ll let month 4 pictures do the talking. My gf, who does not eyeball on my skin at all times, commented that my skin has improved a lot. Which is great. Sometimes it is hard to visualize your improvement if you constantly watch over your skin.
Book updates: For those who are still doing the interviews, do send them in! For those who are keen to be interviewed, do drop me a note/email and I’ll contact you! As to the progress of the book, it is close to 60-70% done. As of this moment, I’m preparing for my gmat and other life priorities (i.e. getting fitter/playing soccer), and the book will take a slight backseat in terms of priorities. However I’ll expect it to be completed before april and get all the non-writing related tasks (proofreading, publishing etc) done by June.
Some interesting links:
How Can I Fall Asleep Faster
Talking about sleep, I have absolutely no issues with sleep now. Itch is minimal, if not non existent. I’ll only scratch if I had a bad diet (seafood), other than that, I’d sleep soundly and deeply. Also, I found myself to be less allergic to certain groups of food at this stage. I ate dimsum (with about 4-5 dishes) of prawn and did not have any reaction post 30 minutes or 1 hour after the meal. I did scratch more at night but as mentioned earlier, the pain/skin/broken stuff gets a turnaround time of 1 day and I am pretty much normal after that. In terms of biochemistry, I believe my IgE levels are going down, or that my immune system (inclusive of other hormones,blood factors other than IgE) is responding well.
How do our bodies adjust to extreme temperatures
I linked this post for the purpose of highlighting the body natural ability to survive and adapt when put at different environments. Your body adapts efficiently when presented with a dosage of TS. Your body also adapts efficiently when TS is withdrawn. Same for moisturizers/and withdrawal, same for everything. Every supplement you take, your body has an adaptation. Every pushup you do makes you stronger, every sedentary day you live makes you weaker.
My view on TS withdrawal (given my experiences with increased rate of skin healing from exercising) has somewhat come to “Doing NOTHING”, except physical activity. No need to take supplements, no need to use TS, no need to moisturize. Do what cavemen did. Our ancestors that lived with very little modern inventions whom has survived and passed on their gene to us. Eat natural, not processed. Hunt, run, have fun, live in fear, gorge at times, fast at times (due to scarcity of food. Intermittent fasting has been shown to provide benefits). Get used to hunger, get used to pain. I’ve stopped supplementing and have no clue to the subsequent results, yet in terms of quality of life there has been no reduction.
So that’s it! Have fun! Improvements will come!