Dying or Detox?
I know I've been MIA...but see? I'm still alive!
Here's the thing. I've been trying to eat healthy and going mostly Raw Til 4, which means that I don't eat any cooked foods before 4 pm.
Which I didn't really think of as being such a big change...I usually just have a coffee for breakfast and then leftovers for lunch, which would be some vegetarian fare, usually.
But now, instead of leftovers, I have a quarter of a cantaloupe. Maybe a few strawberries. A couple of clementines, too. Maybe a juice if I'm still hungry.
No big deal, right?
It started about 3 days ago. I had a bad headache.
I know my body and I know that I rarely get headaches.
So that was weird.
Then that night, I woke up at 3 am with a splitting headache.
I took a packet of Goodys for it and started getting kind of concerned.
The headache faded away and a couple of hours later, I woke up with terrible stomach pains.
Not too much nausea at first, just mostly pain and bloating.
But then it morphed into my trying not to puke everywhere.
That lasted all day yesterday. It would fade a bit when I ate but then would come raging back.
The same thing all day today.
It was so intense and painful that I was having trouble placing it....then it hit me, it was an intense feeling of hunger. Like, I need to eat RIGHT NOW or I will die. But nothing sounded good. Especially not fruit or vegetables. ::yech::
Along with that came horrible irritability.
Like BAD. MOOD. CENTRAL, yo.
I have been wanting to punch someone in the face in the worst possible way.
My nose is draining down my throat.
Ugh...what could this be?! Why am I falling apart?!!
Oh. Wait a minute....
Holy crap....I AM IN THE MIDDLE OF A DETOX!!
Like, full-blown Get Out Of My Way Or You Will Die detox.
I mean, that totally explains it. Then I googled Raw Food Detox for a refresher (because it's been a couple of years since I've done one)...and sure enough, I met every symptom on the checklist.
Well, hopefully this detox deal is almost done. Usually Day 3 is my worst...so that's about where I'm at right now...then, if it follows the same schedule as my previous detoxes, I should be fine tomorrow.
I hope so. I'm afraid that humanity, as we know it, may not survive if I'm feeling like badger poop tomorrow, too....
(On the plus side, I did learn how to compost today and my friend, Julie, and I are learning how to grow avocado trees...and how to sell our home-grown produce from the back of a beat-up pickup truck..she's fond of the idea of wearing flowers in her hair..but I'm thinking dreads sound better...lmao)