So, day 6 of the Real Food 10 Day Challenge, which means I have only four more days ’til my birthday, and four more days of the challenge. I am not really going crazy or anything and it hasn’t been nearly as difficult as I anticipated. Day 2-day 4 were not very fun because I was feeling so bad. Even this weekend, I continued to suffer from nausea at various times.
So, my physical complaints during the first half of this challenge were: headaches, body aches, nausea, dizziness, fatigue, and other intestinal issues. I thought I had a virus; my son [the nurse] thought I was in detox. He believes that the absence of sugar, artificial sweeteners, white flour, processed foods, and chemical additives and preservatives sent my body into a tailspin. At this point, I am beginning to think he might be right.
This weekend was good. I made the Jambalaya that I found on the Food Illusion blog and it was really good– local sausage, shrimp, onion, celery, creole seasoning, tomatoes, and brown rice. Tonight we had whole wheat pasta and homemade spaghetti sauce, and it was pretty good.
What I miss the most is–surprisingly enough– Diet Coke.