And let me tell ya: If I can do it, you can. I will admit I still haven't had any major withdrawal symptoms. I have a friend who just started this week and has had a major headache all day for a couple of days now. Others are getting the "carb flu" and here I am, doing ok.
Monday morning I arrived to work early as I noticed when I woke up early that morning that my "pending" bank balance was in the negative. I took advantage of the online chat with a customer service representative (a service I love for many reasons - one being I can "hang up" on them when I am mad and not feel guilty). By the end of the chat I literally could not see straight I was so upset. Have you ever had whatever you're looking at bounce back and forth repeatedly like your eyes don't know where to focus? That was me.
Next thing I know, I am telling a co-worker about my issue and she tells me the left side of my face is swollen and the left side of my mouth is drooping. FREAK OUT MODE. I work in a hospital for those who don't know. We take this sh*t seriously. E.R. bound I was.
Thankfully I checked out fine neurologically. My jaw had started to hurt at this point, but the swelling seem to go as fast as it came. The only logical conclusion was stress. Wow.
So maybe instead of headaches and the "carb flu", the lack of sugar running through my system was messing with me in a different way, i.e. inability to suck it up and move on.
Recently found TJ's almond butter - better and cheaper than Maranatha!
Alas, none for at least a week :(
On the menu for this week for the detox:
Monday: Bachelor night so the sister is cooking - thinking fish tacos
Tuesday: Going to visit a friend out of town - should be interesting
Wednesday: Garlic Ginger Chicken (yes again!) with mashed Turnips & Parsnips
Thursday: Going to attempt some Tom Ka Gai soup
Friday: Spaghetti & Meatballs
Usually 4 meals gives me enough leftovers (as a single gal) for lunches/snacks for the rest of the week. Now that I can't do almond butter, I most likely won't do apples - so I might make a LOT of ginger garlic chicken so I have a lot of leftovers!
Menu planning - DONE. Last week - here I come!