Thursday, June 28, 2012

Day 13 - 15 - My 1st Day After Rebooting

Another blog entry is unnecessary for days 13 - 15 of the Reboot. They were great and normal. Though, my first day after the reboot is worth blogging about.

I get hungry MUCH less often now, I've noticed and I am very aware of my body's hunger needs when I actually am hungry. So yesterday, I decided I was going to eat sushi with my friend for dinner for my official first meal off the reboot. I didn't eat anything until dinner simply because I wasn't hungry for anything until then. We went to eat and I noticed everything tasted especially salty. I was eating my sushi with soy sauce at first, and after a minute, I couldn't do the soy sauce anymore. That was just way too much for me. I ate a good amount of sushi (which was delicious) and had some iced tea with it (oh how I missed you so!). Didn't feel gross that night.

BUT, I woke up this morning and had what I can only describe as a "food hangover." I felt. . . not sick, but. . . weighed down and - honestly, I don't know how to describe it. I didn't feel good. I didn't feel like I've been feeling for the past 15 days: fresh, light, energetic, all good things. The reason I choose sushi to break my Reboot was because it has a lot of fresh raw veggies in it, so I thought it would be a good transition meal. The cooked part was the tempura shrimp, salmon, and the crawfish (I only got one roll that was raw, which was spicy salmon), and of course the rice in the sushi. I can only imagine the suffering I would have gone through with something like a big veggie burger or some popcorn shrimp or something horrible like that! Night. Mare.

The only thing I could think about after my meal about eating the next day was some apples and carrots. LOL! I couldn't get my mind off of fresh raw fruits/veggies. I realize how much my taste buds have changed and how my body WANTS this raw, fresh food. It's not that I was CRAVING them, it was that it was naturally what my body wanted to sustain it. So I just came back from Target, got a bundle of apples, some grapes, and some dried fruit, pistachios and some oatmeal.

I am so happy I did this reboot. I also went to the doctor today and she took my blood pressure. Before the Reboot, it was 130/90-something. Today, it was 110/?? (I don't remember the second number). When she took my blood pressure, she said, "Wow!" LOL! So that was a nice reaction. Also, they took my blood to do blood work so I'm excited to see if anything has changed.

I HIGHLY recommend doing this Reboot. You don't have to do 15 days like me. You could do like a week or something. It was absolutely wonderful and I have NO DOUBT whatsoever that after Ramadan I will do another Reboot.

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