Wednesday, August 22, 2012
I can't believe I've made it 7 days without blogging about my detox once. If you were from MA you might call me a "Whicked Slackahhhh!" but really, I have just been busy with work which, by the way, is AMAZING!!!
Just the same, I digress...
Today marks one full week of detox. Here is what has come up for me...
TIREDNESS: Man, am I tired! I am a person normally blessed with great sleep. I am not always the best at going to bed early enough (I am part human, part night owl) but I have definitely found myself tossing and turning, unable to fall asleep, dream-filled sleep, and then (the worst) waking up really tired. Like, ewwww. I know this is part of my body kicking the gunk out of my system, and I am so grateful for that, and in the meantime I will a) aspire to get to bed earlier, b) consume coffee at times which is quite unlike me, c) perhaps feel a lil' groggy. I'm ok with it.
GROUCHY?: I was grouchy the first 2-3 days for sure. It could surely be the detox, but there is a giant possibility it is due to the fact that I just returned from a very stressful visit to my then-very sick Mom. All is well now, my emotions have balanced out and I feel good about it.
COOKING: WOW! I am cooking!!! I am swimming in the Well Fed cookbook and finding myself mind-blown by the amazing recipes. Who knew I could cook? "Not I," said the mouse. Seriously. I have been spending mega amounts of time cooking (which is new to me and could be contributing to the tiredness) but that's OK. The weekend is near enough and I know it will take a little time to get into a groove. I'm down.
EATING FABULOUSLY: I am loving the food I'm cooking and I'm actually not having cravings other than emotional ones. I know, that sounds like I'm still having cravings but what I mean is that I haven't lunged for chocolate, etc., rather I crave things that are part of a routine. I keep thinking to get myself a chai, because that's my comfort food, and then I remember that I don't "do" chai. I'm actually looking forward to finding a way to make chai at home using coconut milk steamed. There must be a way to do this. Any suggestions???
NOT BEING TOO FRUITY: I am proud of myself for steering clear of being a fruit-a-holic, which is a big trigger for me. I'm buying fruits I wouldn't devour and taking time to enjoy the fruits I would devour instead of wiping it out in one sitting. Have had a small container of rasperries in the fridge that lasted about 4-5 days. Pretty bada**!
And maybe best of all, today I had an accidental sugar encounter which was a delightful learning experience. The woman at Starbucks swore up and down that their new caffeinated fruit beverage didn't have added sugar, just some sugar from the fruit juice itself. I took her word for it, had one sip, and said it was way too sugary. When she showed me the box it came from, the second ingredient was sugar. She just didn't realize how to read the label. It was a fantastic experience because a) I recognized the massive sugar in it, and b) I got a passion tea instead which had no sugar and tasted wonderfully sweet. LUCKY DUCKY!!!
All is going well, I'm pleased so far and seeing no reason to go back. I'm not losing massive weight yet (rather inches, and this is just speculation) and not feeling surges of energy yet, but I know it's coming. :) I'm not worried. I think (based on the Well Fed book) I could get my kitchen set up like a rockstar and focus on that. When I go out to eat I can be cautious. I'm thinking that maybe when I'm done my only "indulgence" will be beer every now and again? I love eating this way and see no reason to have pastas, rices, breads, or cheeses as part of my regular lifestyle. :)
Whoooo, whole 30, whoooo!