Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Elemental Diet Day #7 - UGH

Tuesday June 16th, 2015

I confess, I feel sick today. Headache, body aches, upset stomach, and my sit bones - Lord they hurt. Not sure what my next move is. I don't know if feeling this way is a good sign or a bad sign, but I do know that I am wiped out, just exhausted. Walking up a flight of stairs takes it out of me. 

So, I will seek the advice of my guru today, see what she has to say.

A couple-three hours later...

Dr. Jessica thinks I can transition to phase 2, which for me is the GAPS diet. Hearing that suddenly emboldened me to suck it up, and I told her I would try to stick it out until Friday because I won't be able to make bone broth until Saturday anyway. True enough. Although I do have to run by Whole Paycheck this evening to get more limes, mint and avocados, and I will see if they have any meaty soup bones (organic at a minimum) because all I have right now are marrow bones. If they do I could theoretically get the bone broth started sooner than Saturday and slowly move in that direction. I can literally still taste the amino acids, 3 hours after I drank my smoothie, but I don't want to be a wuss!

#TheStruggleIsReal

Vitals:

Weight: 157 (Ah-ha! Slight uptick)
Energy level: Non-existent
BM: Had to wait for it, late afternoon - score! It was well formed but definitely greasy, rather large and soft. Super yay.
Other Gastro: General ickiness reported above
Mental clarity: I'm about as sharp as a happy-fun ball.
Mood: Haha, that's a good one! My mood is shit.
Exercise: Walked the pup this morning and got out for a couple of strolls around the block at lunchtime. Tried to do some strength training but I felt like a limp noodle. No. Energy.
Other: Aside from the general malaise, I have nothing. My attitude is crap today. Folks at work told me that I don't look like my normal, vivacious self. That brought me way down. I thought the same thing when I looked in the mirror this morning but I had no choice but to soldier on.


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