Detox Day 3

Yesterday (Sunday) was another good day. I am glad to see that my body seems to be handling this in stride for the most part.

I have been a little lax in my work out schedule while I do this especially since right before I started I went on a 15 mile hike to look at froze waterfalls. I really have not noticed any physical fatigue, it is definitely more mental. My brain is foggy and tired and slow to respond.

These last couple months my brain has been overly taxed (this has come from about five years at running at full speed without a break) with how much I have been on the go. It has been threatening to make me stare at a wall for a few hours, so it could have some downtime even before I started this. Even though I am resting more, I just seem to want to rest more.

My energy seems to be a little unfocused and chaotic. One moment all I want to do is lie in bed and stare at the stars and the next I am full of energy and want to dance around the house… and I did for 2 hours. Then everything seemed insanely dirty and I started cleaning, but about 30 minutes into it, I had lost my energy and again wanted to lay down which I did. Lying down did not help as much as I would have liked. My body was not really tired, it was more mental and I could not figure out what to do to rest my brain.

Sleep

I have been sleeping just fine. I have not had any problems going to sleep or staying a sleep but I rarely have issues like that. Last night I did not sleep much, froze most of the night, and could not get comfortable. This is pretty typical when I am on call and sleep at the fire station. The captain’s room has lots of windows and when it is cold outside, the room freezes. What is not so typical is usually after a night like that, I don’t feel like I need to lay down. Usually Monday mornings after being up and saving lives in the cold most of the night, I am tired.

I am usually mentally taxed from given orders, piles of paperwork, helping people, and seeing the kinds things EMTs tend to see. I always have to remind myself why I volunteer Monday morning as I dragging myself around trying to get ready for the day :D

I am usually physically taxed from all the lifting, getting into interesting positions, and lack of rest. We will see how Monday turns out, but so far I am not as physically exhausted as I am on a Monday morning.

Warm and Cold

I still can’t seem to keep my temperature right. I seem to go back and forth between hot and cold faster then I can put on a sweatshirt and take it off. My hands seem to be especially vulnerable to the cold and I usually don’t have an issue with cold hands. This is very annoying; I suddenly understand how people with hot flashes feel.

I am trying to just accept this as something my body needs to do and not be put out every time I get a chill. I am curious to see if my core body temp is being altered. I typically run a little cool, normal for me being around 97.8 to 98.0. I used to run even cooler but I started warning up in the last couple years.

Food

I am very pleased to say that yesterday, I was not hollow. I ate and actually got full and did not feel the need to eat the refrigerator after an 18 course meal :D .

It was the first day I was tempted to eat something I am not supposed to. On a scale of 1 to 10, I was about a 3. I have been at a 1 which means I am just enjoying what I am eating, but not really craving anything I could not eat.

I think the reason for this is because I was with my crew at the station, and we were cooking and I couldn’t eat it. Usually we have a good time cooking and eating together, but this time I could not fully take part in the ritual. After, they were done eating, I was back to feeling like a 1 again.

Breakfast was another banana and strawberries smoothie with the powder. I felt full for a while and later for a snack had some brown rice with roasted sweet potato, onion, and carrot with steamed broccoli on top.

By the time lunch came, I was craving green food. I had another smoothie and followed it up with lettuce wraps with avocado, tomato, and onion. It tasted clean, fresh, good, and really hit the spot.

About an hour later, I was still craving green, so I made veggie soup and had a bowl before I headed to the station. Just like Saturday, I didn’t feel like eating after 4. Even when my crew made food, my taste buds wanted it, but my body went, are you CRAZY?

Detox symptoms

I was still plagued by this running nose. It seemed to lighten up again towards late afternoon.

I had a very white tongue all day. I would brush it until it was pink again, and an hour later, it was white.

I noticed a couple low grade headaches through out the day, but they were very minimal. I had to focus on them to even see if they were there.

Day 3 has come to end, let’s see what day 4 brings!

Adrienne :)

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