I am a bit behind posting my daily updates. Sorry, but not too sorry / I'll get to it eventually. I work full time and have other obligations (church, community, social and otherwise). So after all that, I just haven't had the energy to write (read why below). Oh and I've been completely wrought by Making a Murderer.
So, I had a lot of energy on Sunday (Day 3) and Monday (Day 4). I wasn't feeling bloated or yuck like I do sometimes, so I was feeling great. I think my initial energy gave me a false confidence into thinking this 30 days would be a breeze for me. Then came the headache. A nice little sidekick to my day. Now that sidekick has a sidekick called nausea (or maybe it's the tights I'm wearing because it is freakin' COLD here). So where are these frustrating side effects coming from?
I really do not know whether it's because of this sickness or the effects of Whole30. Probably both. It's always both, any, all, or none. Whole30 isn't THAT much of a dramatic change for me, or so I thought. Over the past couple years or so, I've learned to include a lot of veggies and fruits into my diet. I don't put sugar in my coffee and try to cut back on sweets. I'm intentional of getting around 5 servings of fruits and vegetables in every day. I also check labels and try to eat unprocessed foods and choose labels with the least amount of ingredients and ones that I can recognize. I try to cook a lot. Aaaaaaaaaaand then the holidays and winter came. I ate and drank however I wanted. A lot of ice cream and french fries and cheese and WINE. So much wine. My discipline was terrible. So, these effects do make sense, I guessssssssss...maybe I just don't want to admit it...
I turned to my best friend Google and searched "whole30 day 5". I found this handy dandy timeline on Whole30's website. Turns out other Whole30 peeps have many of these same side effects. Maybe I'm extra special (kidding) because I had the flu, and I think I'm still getting over it. My body is detoxifying, apparently. Trying to get used to the fact that I'm not adding sugar, alcohol, dairy, bread, or gluten to it. My brain might be a little more pissed off than I thought. I've been craving dark chocolate more than anything, but maybe my subconscious is a little more hurt than I thought. I do not understand the science behind this...and I'm not about to try and understand right now (maybe once the sidekicks get kiiiicked - I warned you about my terrible jokes).
I just gotta push through. I also just texted my mom about some other medical stuff - but I don't want to go to the doctors. When I think about health insurance, my head explodes...and I don't believe head explosions are in the Whole30 timeline.