Friday, June 12, 2015

Elemental Diet Day #2

Thursday June 11th, 2015

Somehow, I'm awake.

Seems like I slept pretty well but I was restless, up three times, tossing like crazy, hot and cold, uncomfortable, thirsty... But I put in almost 8 so that makes me happy. The 'somehow' is more a reference to the general lack of caffeine in my body. Got myself a nice little headache to start the day, super yay.

K, when I said that the shakes weren't bad yesterday I was mistaken. I used the scoop that comes with the amino acid powder and it's only a teaspoon; the recipe is for 2 tablespoons. Rude awakening this morning, let me tell you! Now I get the bitterness, brother do I! I cut back on the amount of honey, that helps, it's not so sweet, and increased the amount of water. Within about 10 minutes of drinking it I get a wee bit shaky, so I need to keep an eye on that. I don't want my blood sugar skyrocketing for cripe sakes.

Honestly, drinking herbal tea with a spoonful of oil is disgusting. I have to gag it down, and my lips are oily after each sip. Seriously, gross. At least this second cup didn't repeat on me and burn my throat.

I just had my "lunch" portion of the oily liquid that is now my food (after dinner tonight it will be my ONLY food for a while) and I have to tell you - this is going to be harder than I thought. I don't mind the taste so much, but the texture... oh my Lord. The coconut oil goes solid in chunks and hides in the liquid; when I get one in my mouth is all I can do not to gag. I'm going to have to think of a better way of handling this. The oil is getting to me! My heart is racing a tiny bit too. 

I know, I know - waaaaaaaah! Poor Karen! You're doing this voluntarily, ya moron.


Weight: 161.4 again
Energy level: Meh, at best
Other Gastro: Had a little bit of coconut oil come up on me after I swilled my morning tea with oil. It was gross, and made me cough a lot.
Mental clarity: Little foggy
Mood: Decent, but not great. I'm a tad cranky.
Exercise: Took a 3.5 mile lunchtime stroll, walked the dog, that'll do for today

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