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I've had a few requests for an update on where I stand with taking gelatin, so here goes: I'm still taking it. Every day. 2 teaspoons in the morning, a tablespoon at bedtime, and, as often as not, some more in the mid-afternoon. I have not miraculously lost weight, but then I have been cooking a truly ridiculous quantity of food, and once again I have rolled around to the, er, fat time of the month. I'm still convinced that gelatin is making me feel stronger, more energetic, and doing excellent things for my mood. I think it is a tremendous boon to my health in general, and expect to keep taking it... well, from here it looks like "the rest of my life" is a good bet. I have ordered another 5 pound box of beef gelatin. Running me about $32. Dunno how long it will last, because I don't know how much of my original 5 pound box I had when I started doing this.
In the meanwhile, I started taking my growth hormone releasers almost a week ago. I take three GH Releaser capsules and 2 grams of l-glutamine at bedtime, along with the gelatin. Again, no great drop in weight. However, the usual residual achiness in my neck and shoulders has simply vanished. It certainly isn't because I'm not doing the stuff that usually leads to that sort of pain; I'm at my computer as much as ever, and still doing my Total Gym workouts, though I've let that blog slide for a couple of weeks; I need to post. It's too early to tell whether the GH releasers will speed my progress with building muscle.
I'm sleeping extraordinarily well, waking up rested and refreshed without an alarm, often as early as 7. Not going for a walk then, since it's now cold around here until the sun's been up for a while; I kinda miss the sunrise walks. Felt like I'd gotten something important done first thing in the day, you know? And the idea of doing some sort of organized workout at that hour -- a video or something -- is a tad much to take. Anyway, I need to do phototherapy first thing; the walks let me get my sun and exercise at the same time.
I plan to take the GH releasers for another two weeks, then cycle off them for a week, then back on. There's some feeling they work better this way, and it's certainly cheaper. I'll take all three bottles before I decide whether I'm going to continue -- that will give me a good four months to judge how it's going.
Unless I hit the Lotto tonight. If that happens, I'm going to start taking real HGH. Wish me luck