better still

It’s the morning of day 3 and I’m feeling much, much better. I slept a little better last night. Despite the lack of sleep, I still seem to have a lot of energy. Late yesterday afternoon I began to feel yucky again, but it wasn’t nearly as bad or as early in the day as the first day. My 10 year old is now doing this 811rv thing with me. We really believe she has a grain allergy (not sure which grain or if it’s all of them), so it’s parent induced. Yesterday was her “day one” and she felt horrible. I wanted to cave for her and let her eat something that I knew would get rid of the headache but I didn’t. I did let her have a pain reliever though (which she said didn’t help much anyway). She’s feeling better this morning. I’m hopeful that she’ll show some positive signs quickly. Because she was low-fat raw vegan yesterday, her sisters joined her in it for lunch. They didn’t continue with dinner though and I think that was very difficult for her. They were eating homemade burritos while she chowed down on a large bowl of cut-up fruit.

Some positive things I’ve noticed are less swelling in my face. I’m also a lot less bloated – in fact, my stomach is looking considerably flatter this morning, more so even than yesterday. I do still have a bit of pain in my back, but that has lessened even more. I didn’t mention yesterday what I’m not doing. I’m not stepping on the scale, I’m not measuring, I’m not weighing my food (except greens to make sure I eat enough of them) or counting calories, I’m not taking “before” photos… I’m not dieting. I’m eating as much as I care for of raw fruits and veggies. I haven’t added in overt fats (avocados and nuts/seeds) just yet. I will eventually, but for now I don’t feel like I need them.

I’m thankful for the beautiful fruits and vegetables that God placed on this planet for us to enjoy.

Then God said, “Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb that yields seed, and the fruit tree that yields fruit according to its kind, whose seed is in itself, on the earth”; and it was so. ~ Genesis 1:11


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