I learned a little more about my body this week... what it likes and what it dislikes. Mostly what it dislikes. I won't regurgitate (heh heh) what I wrote on Tuesday about my experiences on Monday night. I still don't know what caused it. Im starting to lean towards the migraine theory, but maybe the migraine wsa triggered by something in the cleanse? Who knows.
I was going to start up again on Saturday, see what happened. If it triggered another migraine, or even just made me sick again, I was going to stop and just leave it alone. I woke up Saturday morning and my hips were a big achey, which is a sign that I was dehydrated (no I wasn't out drinking Friday night) so I decided not to do it. The instructions with the cleanse included, in large, bold letters, numerous times DRINK PLENTY OF WATER. Since I was already in a liquid deficit, I didn't want to start "in the red" so to speak.
Tuesday I didn't eat much at all... I drank a lot of water, a bottle of diluted gatorade and for dinner I had a cup of broth and a few triscuits. (whole grain!) By Wednesday I was feeling back to normal, but I made a conscious effort to not have any caffeine. I drank a lot of water on Wednesday as well.
So now it's Sunday, and aside from stealing a couple french fries from John on Friday night, and having a piece of a pop tart on Saturday morning, I haven't had any caffeine, nothing with any added sugar in it, no high fructose corn syrup (aside from the watered down gatorade that one day), no alcohol, nothing fried, and nothing overly processed. I cooked dinner last night, I made some brown rice, steamed veg and a George Foreman'd chicken breast. I think I only ate about half of it, the rest is in the fridge.
I thought about waiting and trying it again next weekend, but that's just six days before I head out on holidays. I can think of worse things than travelling by air for 18 hours with diarrhea, but it would take me a while to do so. I won't be on this minimalist diet forever, either. Today is Griswold Family Fun Day, and everyone's coming over later to sit on the beach, drink beer and watch bikinis. After that we usually all go for a "Sunday dinner" over at Legendz, and Im kinda craving a cheeseburger. :)