One Month

The last few days have been rocky.  My daily scores for the last week in March were



6 (coffee in the AM)


1 (eggs in the AM)


8 (thanks eggs…now I remember why I need to ditch the yokes)

I see a definite connection in my bad days and the bad foods I ate preceding the pulling.  The longer I keep a food journal the more of these patterns I see.  It reaffirms my commitment to the John Kender diet.  It is a tough diet to stick to, but it is worth the benefits.  It’s been 8 months since I began following the John Kender diet and using a food journal.  In that time I have learned what causes pulling (for me) and how long it takes to affect me and wear off.  I have learned what I can eat, but am still looking to increase my options.    There are so many specialty cookbooks for different diets, but unfortunately no one has made a John Kender diet cookbook…I’ve looked.  I’m working to create my own collection of recipes and meals that are good for us trichsters.

This month  my goal was to have more good days than bad days in regards to my pulling.  I use Claudia Mile’s recommendation to rate my pulling from 0-10 each day.  The rubric I created to rate my pulling is below. I defined good days as 0-3.  I have accomplished my goal of more good days than bad.  My goal for April is to have more good days than I did in March.

This month’s totals:

Score 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
# of Days 8 1 7 1 1 1 1 5 4 1 1
Good = 17 Bad = 14
Score #Pulled Rules Broken Time Spent Pulling Areas pulled From
0 0 0 0 0
1 1-3 1
2 4-10 1 <5min
3 <20 2
4 20-30 2 <15min
5 30-40
6 40-60 3 <30min 3
7 60-80
8 80-100 4 ~1 Hour
9 100+
10 Way too many to count 5 >1

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