Yesterday was an odd day! It started off great, I was rocking and rolling and going about my normal routine. When I got off work at 4pm I noticed that I was starting to feel sluggish, almost a bit light headed. I ate a nectarine in the car figuring it was just because I was hungry. I got home and still felt in a complete fog so I had another snack. It didn't go away and so I ate and early dinner. By 7pm I realized that whatever it was that was going on food was not going to fix it.
How did I feel? I felt like I was drunk or stoned (not that I ever have been stoned Mom!) I felt in a fog, I felt sluggish, I felt light headed like I as spinning and I felt heavy in my own body. My solution. I listened and I got in bed. It was about 7pm and thankfully Bill took care of Leyton for the rest of the evening. I was asleep by about 8pm and slept until 7:30am. This morning...I felt fantastic!
I think last night was just another example of detox. I've been eating raw for 24 full days, haven't cheated, haven't strayed and yet every once in a while I still will have a detox symptom come up. One of the women in the challenge with me says sometimes she will actually taste foods that she hasn't had in a long time. Our bodies hold onto so much and it really takes a long time for our bodies to release all of those toxins.
This morning I was on fire and motivated! I woke up refreshed and ready to tackle the world. I actually felt better than I had previously and am happy to be over that hurdle. When I was going through it last night all my mind kept telling me was to eat and it wasn't telling me to eat raw. It was coming up with a multitude of cooked foods that I should go eat. I didn't listen. It's interesting to me that this happened a day after I just addressed that I was having all these cravings. I kind of think that was part of the detox. I think not only do you detox the body but you also have to detox the mind. Today my cravings are completely gone and I'm jazzed and fired up to finish this challenge strong.
I also took a picture today after trying on a BUNCH of pants that didn't fit anymore. I put on a new pair that I got at the thrift that I hadn't been ready to wear yet because they were still a bit snug. Today, they felt great.
The before picture was taken on September 22, 2012. This was just about a week before I did my first cleanse. That dress was a size 20. I now wear a 16. My pants at that time were a size 22, I now wear a size 16. I'm not sure what size I'm headed for but where I am now sure feels good!