Thursday, August 15, 2013
As a poor college student with two unpaid internships, I add a little income by donating plasma. When I went in today, I was asked the routine questions about ear piercings and tattoos, but then once I stepped off the scale the technician said, "In less than an month you've had a 10 pound weight loss. Do you know why this is?"
"I've started eating Paleo."
I tried to explain. Her brow furrowed.
Finally I just said, "I've cut out processed food and started eating healthier."
She said, "Oh... Well, I guess that's good, then."
Then she took my temperature. "I'm sorry. You're temperature has gone up a little. You may be getting a cold. Monitor your health today, and if you feel okay, you can try donating tomorrow."
My temperature was 99.9. I feel completely fine. In fact, I'm pretty sure the raise in temperature is just my body burning fat since my net carb intake was 20 yesterday and has been less than 3 so far today.
But they wouldn't take my blood, so I left.
And if they won't take it tomorrow, it's not worth the $60 a week to go back to the way I was eating.
But, on a happier note, 10 pounds confirmed!