So I woke up this morning having invented a video game in my sleep. I woke up with the main idea, the object of the game, and some really funny scenarios all worked out in my head. I wasn't trying to invent a video game. It just happened. I don't know how to program it or anything. It was just an idea.
I sometimes create stuff in my sleep. When I was a kid in high school I used to experiment with lucid dreaming and I used my dreams to solve problems. I ended a creative block in one of my art classes by thinking about the project parameters before going to sleep with the intention of coming up with a plan during my sleep. It totally worked and that piece went to the Fine Arts Center. My mom still has it.
In other news, I've gotten to the point that I can tell when I'm putting off ketones without using a ketostrip. I love a new party trick.
I've never felt so resolved about diet and exercise in my entire life. I feel completely infallible at times. I have my moments that are harder than others. I was in the grocery store one day and they had a bunch of beautiful honeycrisp apples. I cannot eat those right now and I miss them sorely. They would throw me right out of ketosis. There will be honeycrisp apples in my life at some point, but right now I have to stay ultra low carb. I think the longer I give my body a break from elevated sugars, the more I can reverse the insulin resistance and truly repair some things in my metabolism and endocrine system that have been broken for a long time. Once I accomplish that, I will be able to eat more carbs without causing sugar spikes. Fixing stuff, yo.
I'm entertaining crazy ideas about a mountain bike and a gym membership. The bike would be fun, but the gym would not. I know me, and if I had a membership right now, I would not go. And apparently they have this unreasonable rule where it is not enough to simply own a gym membership... you actually have to go and work out there in order to get the benefit. I'm all "just take my money and leave me alone...". But life is unreasonable. I'm not ready for the gym just yet, but later, when I need more of a challenge than my treadmill can give me, or I need to add weight training more than my 2, 5, and 10 pound barbells can give, I may join a gym.
I am going to do some wild woman shit one of these days. I want to go back to Europe and do some serious exploring.