Shivering on the 49th Parallel
Tuesday, August 29, 2006

I started yesterday morning with the fiber caplets and 12oz of water. It doesn't sound like much, but it's a lot to chug first thing in the morning. I got to work and opened a 1.5l bottle of water (50oz) so if I sipped at that all day, that would cover my water intake for that half of the day. On the way to work I stopped at Kirk's grocery and got a 12oz bottle of orange/strawberry juice from the juice bar (mmmm fresh)

Around 9:00 I started going to the bathroom. I must have peed about six times by noon. At 10:00 (2 hrs after breakfast) I took the first detox supplement, which is milk thistle extract or something. I kept drinking water (and peeing) and had a semi-loose movement around 11. 'Hey it's working!'

I started getting a headache around 12:00 or so and was planning to go for lunch around 1:00 but work got in the way. I didn't leave til about 1:40 and had a salad at Sunshine Grill for lunch with Suzie. I got back to work around 2:30 and over the next 90 minutes, started feeling gross...

At 4:15 I was having trouble focusing. I put my shoes back on because I had to go to the bathroom (again) and tied my right shoe twice. I decided to leave work early as I was useless anyway and couldnt bear the thought of a flight of stairs everytime I had to go to the bathroom. By the time I got home, my brain had shutdown completely. Trying to ride a vespa in that condition is not something I want to do again. I got home, stripped down to my skivvies and turned the ceiling fan on high. No help, I was sweating so much I put a towel down on the bed under me.

I managed to snooze for about an hour or so, and then trekked all the way to the bathroom. This was first really loose movement of the day, so part of my brain that still functioned was saying "hey I guess it's working" I stood up afterwards and tried to splash some cold water on my face and that's when it happened. I JUST made it to the toilet and started puking like the kid in The Exorcist. In hindsight, I should have taken a picture of my face after that, I looked evil with red eyes and my hair looked like horns.

I laid back down on the bed and shivered and shook as I was sweating and waiting for the a/c to kick back in again. Later on, I decided to get up again and the same thing happened, except this time I ended up sitting on the bathmat leaning against the nice cool tile wall, shaking and sweating and leaning over to heave, but there was nothin left. Eventually I got up and crawled back to bed. I had some sips of water along the way, but between all the puking and squirting, I was completely dehydrated. My lips were dry, my mouth was like cotton and my hips were ACHING. My own personal sign that I was dehydrated.

I skipped the next dosage of the fiber AND dinner, AND the laxative and just stayed in bed with an excruciating headache. I don't think I can take another day of that at this point, so I think Im going to put it on hold for a few days and start again on Friday, so at least Ill have the weekend to lay on my back and let my body rid itself of more toxins.

This morning, im achey and have a bit of a headache hangover. I've been sipping water since about 4:30 this morning after I woke up and am about to get in the shower and start getting ready for work. I'll stay on the "more natural" food regimen for the rest of the week as well, but I'll leave the supplements out til the weekend.

Tuesday, August 29, 2006 4:47:10 AM (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00) | Comments [1] | Food#
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