Brain Fog….it’s a thing.

While doing low carb, I have noticed episodes of complete brain fog. I would define brain fog as a low laying haze within my brain that prevents me from seeing things clearly or completely forgetting what I was just about to do. Let me give you some real life examples I have personally experienced:

Brain Fog Episode Example #1: While I was driving home from the car dealership, I got lost. Now, if this was my first time in that area that would be one thing but I have driven this route home from that area hundreds if not THOUSANDS of times in the 10+ years I have lived around here. I was driving so I could obviously operate a motor vehicle going 65+mph, but for the life of me I could not visualize where I was nor how I was supposed to get home from there. It was actually a little scary. I had to put my home address into the GPS after about 5-minutes of having no idea where I was or how to get home. I didn’t tell Mr. Giant about this episode until much later because I was afraid he would actually be worried about me.

Brain Fog Episode Example #2: This just happened yesterday. I was at Office Depot and it was time to pay for my transaction. I took my wallet out of my bag, opened my wallet, closed my wallet and returned my wallet to my bag without actually taking out my credit card and swiping it. The lady at the register watched me and when I realized what I had done, I just started laughing out loud. She seriously must have thought I was absolutely insane but it was just the ol’ brain fog rearing it’s super fun head.

I pride myself on being completely on top of my shit. Stuff in my world doesn’t fall through the cracks, it just doesn’t. So this whole brain fog thing is seriously messing with me. I’m trying to be patient because I know what’s causing it, but I feel like my brain is performing at about 70% overall. I’ve read that it can take a couple months for one’s body to become completely “fat adapted” so I’m just hoping in mid-October this haze finally lifts once and for all because it can be downright scary.

Invisalign….what a pain in the ass!

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Today I got Invisalign and over the next 8-12 months I have to wear the clear tooth trays for AT LEAST 22-hours every, single day. Today was Day #1. Let me just tell you, the whole process to eat is a total pain in the ass so I see myself becoming a pro at intermittent fasting. I bet I get down to eating a single meal a day just because I don’t want to deal with it. There’s no more casually “taking a bite” of anything. I would have to remove the trays, take the stupid bite, get the food that got stuck out of my teeth, potentially brush my teeth if it’s bad enough and then pop those suckers back in as quickly as possible. For a single bite? Nah, ain’t worth it to me.

Mr. Giant and I went to an air show today and I started to get hungry again around 2PM so I opted to get a jumbo hot dog with no bun. A hot dog with some mustard, that was it. So, I had to take the trays out and store them safely, eat 3 bites of the stupid hot dog, swish with bottled water to rinse the food out of all the nooks and crannies before retrieving the trays and putting them back in. What. A. Total. Pain. In. The. Ass.

Another interesting tidbit is that drinking anything other than plain water can stain the trays. Oh awesome. So if I don’t want to have teal blue teeth from the fake ass chemicals in my Powerade Zero I should probably stick to plain water? And this is for the next 8-12 months? Now, it’s not completely lost on me that Invisalign is basically forcing me to do the right thing(s). AND, I plan on losing a shit ton of weight over the next 8-12 months so at the end of this ordeal I have the potential to be smoking hot PLUS have the perfect teeth I have always dreamed of. When you look at it that way, 8-12 months doesn’t seem so bad. I can do anything for 8-12 months, right? Thank God Day #1 is almost over.