The scale was down another half-pound today, and i'm back to that lowest-in-several-years point where i was before the last trip to SF. It IS tiresome to have to lose the same few pounds over and over, but at least i'm still trending downward. Seven and a half pounds to goal (again)!
On yesterday's theme, i took the same supplements this morning, but haven't had any caffeine (yet). I've had good energy and stamina, even after a short shopping trip, and when i returned i broke my fast with a grassfed burger -- and now i have a bit of postprandial sleepiness. Perhaps i should have a cup of high-octane now, and have the second dose of tyrosine and carnitine in two or three hours when the AAs in my brunch have "moved on" a bit....
It's the tyrosine, with no significant contribution by the caffeine. Wow. If i had the credentials i'd recommend that anyone with fatigue issues should try this non-essential amino acid, beginning with a low dose and increasing it slowly till they see a response.... ;-)
One of the tasks i've broached with my new-found energy has been to try making treats for Spenser myself. It's not easy to find a decently-priced doggie snack that hasn't got some really objectionable ingredients. What half-wit thinks that SUGAR is an appropriate additive to bikkies??? Even if he DID brush his own teeth, it wouldn't be a good idea. No wonder so many spoiled puppies get diabetes. Grrrrr.... Then there are the tainted jerkies that come out of China....
After perusing a bunch of recipes that have ingredients almost as inappropriate as in professionally-made treats, i decided to make some chicken jerky for him, from a recipe intended for humans. I sliced chicken breast thinly and marinated it overnight in fish sauce, lemon juice, garlic and ginger. It's finishing up in the dehydrator as i write -- sure hope he likes it when it's done! Of course, if it's people-food, there shouldn't be much doubt: i didn't put any alcohol in it. That's about the only thing in MY diet that he doesn't like.