365 Raw: Day 7 with “Ms. Crabbypants”

I woke up the morning of Day 7 feeling “really good”. I was in a rather bad mood much of the day though. I don’t know if it’s the stress of knowing that my insanely busy life will resume or what. I do know that I need to breathe.

LionRoaringYes, I was Ms. Crabbypants. Everything, and I do mean everything, annoyed me. It was like I could hear myself being a complete brat, but couldn’t stop it. I really don’t want to respond this way. I want to be patient, loving, and kind. What I should have done, but didn’t, was get on my knees and confess the behavior to God immediately. The day would have been so much more pleasant.

I’m definitely convinced that this way of eating tends to bring out things that need to be worked on. Normally, this would have been an “eat some chips” day. Why chips? Because that’s what’s in the house… actually, I think there are fries in the freezer too. I probably would have eaten both. Stress is definitely a trigger for me. Instead of turning to God, I turned to the food to numb me. So, my behavior went sour because I wasn’t coping well with stress. I didn’t have my “fix” to fall back on. Despite feeling “good” physically, it wasn’t a good day emotionally. Fortunately, “He’s still workin’ on me.” (flashback to my childhood)

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What I read: Job 14-16

What I ate:

  • Breakfast – Ten oranges juiced with electric citrus juicer
  • Lunch – 10 Bananas blended with 8oz of water – YUM!
  • Dinner – 1/2 large watermelon, 1 pound of romaine, 1 cup of grape tomatoes, and 1 cup of golden tomatoes with fruity dressing (2 cuties, 1 cup of grapes, parsley, & cilantro blended together)
  • PM Snack – 4 cuties

Here are the notes I made regarding my symptoms throughout Day 7:

  • slowed digestion (gas, abdominal pain, bloating) – significantly better
  • headaches – slight headache before bed
  • puffy hands, feet, and face (thank you, salt)
  • sinus congestion – very little
  • dry/itchy eyes, skin, and scalp – Very itchy
  • acne – clearing
  • aching muscles and muscle spasms – a little spasm in my eye lid, but not as much as usual
  • foggy brain – clearing
  • irritability – horrible, I had to apologize to the family
  • mood swings – YIKES – really bad
  • blood sugar fluctuations
  • fatigue, but unable to sleep well – slept much better, less fatigue during the day
  • unquenchable thirst (again, thank you, salt) – better
  • cravings – I did think about chips, primarily because I waited too long to eat dinner and chips would have been instant gratification. Didn’t have them though.

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