Hey! One week down! That was fun, right?
No. It wasn’t fun. The first two or three days were kind of hard. Old habits, you know? After I got used to passing my favorite coffee stand for a few days it became less painful to drive on by. There were brief cravings for ice cream and banana nut bread, and instead of indulging them I paced the house and took a lot of deep breaths until the feeling passed.
My skin isn’t magnificently clear yet but I have fewer new pimples. So. There’s that.
My sleep is more sound and I stay asleep. On Monday night I went to sleep at 10 and didn’t wake up again until 5:45, well before my alarm. I could’ve used that time to be productive but instead I laid in the toasty toastiness of my bed. It is winter, after all.
On Monday I had a massive headache that caused me to leave work. Sugar withdrawals? PMS? Unrelated? Hard to say.
My lower stomach part is getting smaller and Jason commented that my arms look thinner. My jeans are looser. There is definitely less muffin toppage going on, which I appreciate.
The heartburn that I have suffered from for forever is steadily subsiding. I’m down to two Tums a day now, and just two weeks ago I averaged six a day. SIX. Think of the money I’ll save!
I haven’t exercised yet, save for the run on Wednesday. I’ve been feeling kind of foggy headed and blah, which I can for sure pin on sugar withdrawals. The worst of that is (hopefully) behind me now and I plan on resuming exercise this evening.
The amount of vegetables I’ve consumed over the past week is pretty incredible, and my colon appears happier. I’m not as gassy as I was a few days ago. I’ve learned to like avocados on their own, although guacamole is still my favorite condiment.
Tea has become my friend. I drink a cup of green tea and two cups of black spiced tea in the morning at work. It keeps the munchies away, helps me with my water consumption, and is delicious. My taste buds took about two days to adjust to the tea–they were used to sugary, dairy-filled coffee–but now all is well.
This weekend I’m going to do a big cook up. I’ve never done one but have read quite a few paleo blogs that suggest cooking a bunch of protein and steam-sauteeing veggies for the week so dinners come together in a more timely manner. That would be awesome, as I feel like I would quite enjoy coming home from the gym and not having to spend another half hour waiting for food to cook.