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FMD diet day 3 - WORST. DAY. EVER.

Tuesday, July 02, 2013

I had high hopes for today, but the lingering headache I had yesterday became a full-blown migraine today. I kept to the diet and had very little problem sticking to only protein and veggies, but then the migraine got worse.

I'm pretty sure it was a hormone induced migraine since I started my period today. I always have migraines when I start my period each month, but this one was bad, maybe because I didn't take anything to stop it yesterday. Usually I drink soymilk and take a Tylenol when I first feel the headache and then it goes away and doesn't come back. But since I didn't take anything for the headache yesterday, I think that's why it got so bad today. Finally I broke down and drank soymilk and took Tylenol, which I know you're not supposed to do because the soy messes up your estrogen and the Tylenol stresses your liver, but I was desperate. However, it didn't help--the migraine was probably too far gone for the Tylenol to work.

I went to bed with an ice pack over my face and slept a few hours, but the migraine made my very nauseous (it always does) and so I was in bed feeling wretched for several hours. When it finally died down enough for me to get up, I was able to eat, but I did not eat very much today.

What's even worse is that I can tell I'm terribly bloated--my pants are tight today. After the stress to my body from the headache and after eating both soy and Tylenol, I don't think I'll be losing any weight this week. :( Oh, AND I weighed myself this morning and didn't lose anything from yesterday.

On the plus side, it really wasn't hard to go low carb today, so I guess that's a positive. I have my meals planned for tomorrow, so hopefully tomorrow will be easy, too. I am not nuts about the protein I'm eating, but I absolutely love the veggies and that makes up for it.

Made the beef stew recipe from the book--eh. Not the greatest. Tomorrow I'll try the stuffed mushrooms. I'm pleased that I'm eating so many veggies that I had frozen--I had frozen spinach and frozen arugula, which I can use in the recipes.

The book mentions eating potassium rich veggies the day after an alcoholic binge to soothe the liver. Since I know the Tylenol probably stressed my liver, I'll try to eat more of those veggies tomorrow.
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    Thanks, CMRAND54 and AUNTIEANNE22!

    22, I was thinking that, too. I usually have at least a little bloating during my period.
    1567 days ago
    Glad you're feeling better. TOM may be causing bloating. I'm doing the Spark solution challenge. It went very well the first week.
    1568 days ago
    I hope you feel better soon.
    1568 days ago
    Thanks, LOVESLIFE13! This was the worst migraine I've had in a while. :(
    1568 days ago
    Hope you are feeling better my friend!! My son gets migraines too. I feel so sorry for him and you!! They really suck!! emoticon
    1568 days ago
    Thanks guys! I feel a lot better today, although I still have a low-grade headache lingering. I'm hoping it'll go away soon.

    And I'm absolutely astounded because I weighed myself this morning and I lost 2.4 pounds! While I was bloated yesterday, I wasn't bloated the day before when I weighed 150.6, but today I weighed in at 148.2! So despite my bad day yesterday, I lost weight!!!!!
    1568 days ago
    Feel better soon and have a better day.
    1569 days ago
    So sorry to hear of your pain. I dont/didnt have migraines, so I can't begin to understand. I did have a headache from h3LL for a few days, but then I felt better than ever.

    I also was in bed by 8pm the first few days, just drained. But then the clouds lifted and the sun came out emoticon

    I hope today is a better day for you. emoticon
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