Summer Challenge: Day 2

Day two was a little better. I still only had about five hours of sleep last night… and woke up feeling like I had a hang-over. However, the headaches were almost non-existent. I only thought about taking Advil once. My glands still went through periods of swelling off and on and my ears ached throughout the day. My nose was drippy until about 3pm when I noticed it had stopped. My throat was scratchy as well. I know this isn’t a cold, it’s detox, but it’s still a pain. I napped again today but for only about an hour. I was sitting on the sofa working on some paperwork, and just couldn’t keep my eyes open any longer. I woke up feeling better.

My frustration level was less than day one, thank you, Lord. I did get a bit whiny, which is never a lovely quality in a person. I was able to exercise today and burned approximately 230 calories. I felt like I didn’t accomplish much else today… at least not as much as I had planned… really need that energy to show up.

Here’s a general idea of what I ate:

  • 3 bananas, Kale/Spinach (2 oz), 6 oz strawberries blended with 12 oz water
  • 3 bananas, several strawberries, some blueberries, 1 kiwi, 2 medjool dates (cut up for a fruit salad)
  • 8 oz orange juice (bottled – I drank this during one of my glandular swelling periods – it helped)
  • 10 strawberries after my nap.
  • 1.5 lbs watermelon & 4 oz Kale/Spinach (tried to make a smoothie out of this but it tasted terrible so I added four bananas to it.)
  • 16 oz orange juice (really craving it for some reason) & 1 banana

The Husband is having a difficult time. He made a grunting noise while in the kitchen earlier because he wanted tortilla chips (and I think he almost ate them out of habit). If nothing else, I hope he’s getting a glimpse of what it’s like to be raw in this house. He cracked me up by buying the kids some Portabella mushrooms to bake for dinner. He plans to live vicariously through them tonight. He’s still tired and I don’t think he’s seen any of the benefits yet. I’ll admit, detox makes it difficult to want to keep going. He did mention that one thing he’s noticing is how much he relies on food for something other than fuel. It’s definitely a comfort thing he’s missing (he says he’s missing the taste of cooked food but I don’t think it will be as satisfying after we recalibrate his palate). All of this is perfectly understandable, but so difficult to watch.

He got some raw nuts today at the store. He doesn’t think they taste as good as the roasted/salted variety he usually gets. He’s right of course, which is why I rarely eat them. I’m fairly certain he’ll be over 10% fat today because he had the nuts and he’s already voiced what he wants for dinner, which includes avocado. I know if he’ll hang in there with me, it will get better. When that awesome energy kicks in he’ll wonder how on earth he got along without it. I probably need to remind him about the time I convinced him to give up caffeine. He balked, said that it didn’t affect him one bit. He, um, sang a different tune after he got off of it (although detox wasn’t fun then either). Until he sees the results of this, I get to hear him groan… bless his heart. I’m praying he wakes up tomorrow feeling terrific. Gosh, I’m praying that for both of us!

I do have a couple of photos but for some reason they aren’t loading to the server… will try again later.

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