Monday, June 15, 2015

Elemental Diet Day #6

Monday June 15th, 2015

I had a rough night. I am dealing with some mysterious hip and sit pain, it started on Saturday, and I've no idea where it came from. Last night it was just terrible. I took aspirin before bed but had to roll onto my stomach to relieve the pain until the aspirin kicked in. The pain was annoying throughout the evening but when I got into bed it was screaming. I'm pretty sure it's muscular in nature, it seems to be in the hamstring, but it's on both sides and it's equal. This is a very strange development indeed.

Not sure if I've mentioned, but the swelling in my hands and feet has gone away now. Also my eczema is clearing up beautifully. Not sure if these are both related to what I'm doing but it's a change and I promised to report on them here.

I've a confession to make: I have been bad. I haven't been drinking tea with oil, haven't done it since Friday. The taste was so repugnant to me that I just stopped, and I realize now that was a mistake. After the lunchtime Pi walk I felt it - I'm totally exhausted. I'm not getting enough fat into my diet right now, especially with the change in smoothies, and I need to fix that. I'm supposed to have tea with oil about 5 times per day, but that's too much for me. I don't ever consume 2,000 calories (nor do I need to) so while I do need to add the fat calories back in, I don't want to go nuts. And it's kind of horrid to drink besides. The oil floats on top and... use your imagination. It turns my stomach.

I'm trying y'all, but this is much harder than it seems. Before I started I was all gung-ho and rarin' to get out of the starting gate but now? Now it seems like this will never end. Eight more days, eight more days. I want to make it, I really do. But damn. Drinking oil is nasty.

Vitals:

Weight: 156.6
Energy level: Fair
BM: Negative
Other Gastro: Hungry, but just a little bit
Mental clarity: Good
Mood: Dandy
Exercise: Dog walk, Pi walk at lunch
Other: Losing my motivation despite having a semi-yummy drink recipe now. Not sure how I can force more oil down my gullet in the days to come.


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