Day 5 Detox

Half way through. You know where this is going, right? We’re ready to be done with it but we soldier on. The finish line is still out of sight . . .

The lingering ‘hangover’ continues for me. Can’t call it a headache because it isn’t that strong. I didn’t take any ibuprofen yesterday, trying to keep away from it. But it’s back this morning so I may take 400 mg before I go to church. I am guest preaching at a local church and don’t want to fight this detox hangover. It does make me wonder, it is because I quit sugar cold turkey? Or coffee (1 cup in the morning daily) or wine (3/4x a week for dinner) or all the other types of food I cut out? What is giving me the hangover and when will it end?

Every morning is a smoothie. On the one hand I don’t mind them, the taste is ok if a little bland (no sugar except for what the frozen berries have; blueberries, strawberries, cranberries, raspberries, etc.). On the other hand I’m getting tired of them. I’m already plotting to go back to my normal breakfast routine; one egg, bacon, toast, coffee or occasionally pancakes or waffles or oatmeal or cereal. It’s been my favourite meal for years. But now that I know how to make a smoothie, I may make one for lunch in the future (probably with honey or maple syrup).

Lunch yesterday consisted of leftovers, I finished off the turkey balls with a dollop of tomato sauce on top with salad. Again, not bad but it won’t be my go-to option for future lunches. Last night for supper Wanda made a herb crusted chicken with asparagus. Again, it was good and we both agreed we would make it again in the future, but likely with a baked potato or rice or something like that.

Last night we finally pulled the trigger and I ordered a mattress online. A Canadian manufacturer (Logan & Cove) whose mattresses got great reviews. Our 23 year old mattress (yes, how long we have been married) hasn’t been quite up to it for a while. A year ago we began the conversation but couldn’t pull the trigger, so we added a mattress topper. It made the bed softer but not better. Both of us wake up tired and sore and lately I have back and neck aches in the morning. The mattress we ordered is guaranteed, if we aren’t 100% satisfied, they will come and pick it up, no charge. I’m looking forward to a new mattress and a better night’s sleep by next weekend.

So the good news is that we are still on the straight and narrow path. The bad news is that we continue to suffer the consequences of our food addictions (How long, O Lord?). The good doctor promised that we would start to feel better around day 5. We’re still waiting . . .

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