365 Raw: Day 24 with “Blech”

Oh how I did not want to get up the morning of Day 24. My stomach began to bother me last night, which is why I didn’t eat the salad.

I’m wondering if my intake is too low for the activity I’m doing. I felt like I would throw up after my run today. Because I’m not sore, feeling burn, or muscle fatigue like I normally would, I’m wondering if the nausea is the way my body is trying to tell me that it’s tired or hungry? I know I pushed myself to the point of nausea during TKD yesterday, but again, I didn’t have the usual signs that might tell me to hold back. So how do you hold something for reserve if you can’t tell that you’re pushing too hard? Hmm. That’s a tough one.

I read that nausea could be a detox symptom in the early days. Perhaps this will pass soon on it’s own. I posted a question on a raw forum. They told me to up my calories by at least 500 per day and make sure I’m drinking enough water (2-4 quarts per day). I’ve got to figure out how on earth I can get in another 500 calories. I feel like I eat a ton of food as it is.

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What I read: Genesis 35-37

What I ate:

  • Breakfast – Ten oranges juiced with electric citrus juicer
  • Pre-Run – 3 bananas
  • Post-Run – 2 oranges
  • Lunch – 4 bananas
  • Afternoon Snack – 1/2 large watermelon
  • Dinner – 4 Medjool dates, 1 lb romaine, 1 cup grape tomatoes, 1 cup golden tomatoes, fruity dressing (1 cup grapes, 2 cuties blended)

What I did: 33:13 Pre-marathon training workout

Here are the notes I made regarding my symptoms throughout Day 24:

  • slowed digestion (gas, abdominal pain, bloating)
  • headaches
  • puffy hands, feet, and face
  • sinus congestion
  • dry/itchy eyes, skin, and scalp
  • acne – I’m good with how my skin looks right now
  • aching muscles and muscle spasms
  • foggy brain
  • irritability
  • mood swings – nope
  • blood sugar fluctuations
  • fatigue – yes, but I think it’s exercise related – I need to up my intake
  • unable to sleep well
  • unquenchable thirst
  • cravings – None today
  • chest pain
  • cold sores – last one 1/13/2013 (almost gone)
  • kidney stones – eliminated when we went vegan Oct 2011
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