Whole30 Day 5 (3.1) SUGAR DETOX DAY
Saturday, July 30, 2016
It came late for me. Word on the street is, the worse you treat yourself pre-Whole30 the longer it takes for the crash to come and the harder it is when it arrives. I abused myself pretty heavily to handle the month of July which was my first (voluntary) month of unemployment, 4 weeks of travel, a wedding and a very emotional family meeting. And my birthday.
At 6AM this morning I woke up because of a grinding headache in the back of my skull--the first signs of my migraines. "This is not good," I told myself. I got up and took a prescription migraine pill as well as prescribed anti-nausea. See, my migraines may have the headache part, but the worst thing about them is the nausea. If I start vomiting I cannot stop for a whole day.
I lay in bed unable to sleep. After forty-five minutes I ran to the bathroom to retch. It was horrible. The pain in my skull wrapped all the way around through my jaw and the top of my cranium. I took my pills again and managed to fall asleep.
I woke up at 11, my head still wracked with pain but no nausea. I took another anti-nausea pill just to be sure.
A few more meds (I barely even use aspirin in my everyday life), some neck rolling, and a hearty breakfast later I found myself almost pain-free and energized again. But let me add a caution to that energy.
My brain is energetic. I am thoughtful and quick. My body, however, is slow and bedraggled. I struggle to walk the 30 minutes every day that I'm committed to walking. I feel physically exhausted. I made an extra long walk the other day and thought I would die from it. It was terrible. Usually I am in great shape (I still should be in relatively good shape!) so I think this Whole30 is just tanking my physical sugar stores for now.
Tomorrow and maybe Monday could be my extreme agitation days where I feel cantankerous and angry. That will also pass. This time next week I should start to feel real progress and a new energy that permeates my body. Here's to next week.