Thursday, January 10, 2013

Detox from Hell

Today is day 10 of The 21 day sugar detox.  Today is also the first day that I have felt really good.  I have done the detox before but this time was different for me.  The past detox, I had the carb-flu which feels like the real flu.  I was in bed for a few days because I could not function.  I didn't think I had been eating that much sugar this time so, I thought this detox would be mild.  I was wrong. 

The first few days were fine.  I worked out, slept good, had no cravings.  Day 5 came and I had a mild headache, felt blah and was very grumpy.  I knew this was part of the detox so I added more bone broth and tried to sleep it off.  Day 6 was more of the same and I thought the worst was over.  I was wrong again.

Day 7 arrives and with it a dark cloud of depression.  Now, I am normally a very happy, positive person.  I never cuss and I try not to be rude to anyone.  But, this day, I felt sad, angry, emotional and irritated all at once.  I decided to keep my mouth shut that day because NO good thoughts were running through my head. 

 Next up, day 8, probably the worst day so far.  The depression was worse and I had no energy.  Every time someone talked to me, in my head, I said f@#% off.  Wow, where did that come from?  I hate that word.  I never use that word.  But, that is what I wanted to scream to the world.  This was bad, very bad!  That day I went to bed at 8:00 and slept for 12 hours.  I thought I would be better with lots of sleep.  I was wrong.

Day 9 comes and I am still depressed and irritated.  I decide to drive the 15 miles in the pouring rain to my taekwondo class hoping it would make me feel better.  I did class and then I worked on my power cleans going as heavy as possible.  Later that afternoon, I realized I was feeling a little bit better.  I had more energy and was not as depressed.

Day 10 and I wake to the sound of birds singing.  I see the sun shining (we have had rain for about the past two weeks which did not help things at all!) and I realize I am smiling!  The cloud has lifted and I feel happy.  Finally!  
I knew it would happen but boy those last few days were horrible. So, I guess my point of all this is never give up.  I know I have gone through the worst and the rest of my detox should be fine.  I obviously needed to kick sugar more than I thought.  I knew I was eating some and I did not feel good either.  I am positive I am a sugar addict!  It feels so good to be on the other side.  If I can do it, so can you!

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Day 5 and Feeling Blah!

So, today is day 5 of The Sugar Detox.  Up until now, I have felt great!  Lots of energy, not hungry.  I have been working out hard and felt like maybe the detox won't be bad this time around.  I woke up this morning with a slight headache.  Nothing bad, just a little nagging feeling.  My husband was in the kitchen making breakfast and he asked me to get something for him.  Instead of helping him, I bit his head off and left the room.  All these bad thoughts were going on in my head.  I was so irritated (which isn't like me at all), what was happening?  Then it hit me, today is day 5,  they same day in the past that I started feeling bad.  The first time I ever did the detox, on day 5-7, I was in bed with flu-like symptoms.  I honestly could not function. I have felt blah all day but not as bad as the first time.  So, my goal today was to just keep my mouth shut.  It worked, I was irritated about things but I did not say a word.  I did drink extra bone broth, had some kombucha and I took extra fermented cod liver oil.  Hopefully, the yuk will pass fast!  I know how good it feels on the other side so it is worth a few days of crap!  So, if someone else is doing the detox, DON'T GIVE UP WHEN YOU FEEL LIKE CRAP!  When you get to the other side, you will be amazed at how great you feel!

Here is what I have been eating:

Day 3:  B-egg drop soup, kombucha
              S-banana with almond butter, kale chips
              L-egg drop soup, 1/2 avocado
              D-paleo meatballs, spaghetti squash

Day 4:  B-egg drop soup, 1/2 avocado
              L-chicken enchilada soup, 1/2 sweet potato, banana 
                   with almond butter                
                  (after crossfit)
              D-beef fajita salad
               S-nuts, 8 oz kombucha

Day 5:  B-breakfast loaf, 1/2 avocado, 8 oz kombucha
              D-Primal Jambalaya -2 bowls
               also had some peppermint tea with gelatin and 
               coconut oil


Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Days 1 and 2 of The 21 Day Sugar Detox

Today is the end of Day 2 of the 21 Day Sugar Detox.  So far, so good.  I had lots of energy today and feel great.  I do know though from past experience that for me, Day 5-7 is when I have withdrawal symptoms.  We will see if I get them this time.  The only thing I have been craving is more kombucha.  I usually have one or two small glasses a day but I think just knowing I can only have 8 oz. a day makes me want more.  It just taste so good!

Here is my food from the past two days:

Day 1:   B- I didn't get up until 12:00 pm (New Years!) so I did not have breakfast
              L- leftover chicken curry, 1/2 avocado, 2 cups of turkey broth, 8 oz of kombucha
              D- chicken curry (again), 1/2 avocado
              S- roasted nuts and peppermint tea

Day 2:   B-  leftover breakfast loaf, bacon, 2 cups turkey broth, 8 oz kombucha
              L- leftover chicken curry, 1/2 avocado
              D- chicken enchilada soup from Cave Momma's Quest, 1/2 avocado
              S-banana, almond butter

I have not worked out the past two days.  I have two sick kiddos so, I didn't get to taekwondo today.  Hopefully, I will get to taekwondo tomorrow and I have Crossfit on Friday.