cjyhc4 Posted February 22, 2019 Share Posted February 22, 2019 Today is Day 5, and I'm absolutely falling apart. My emotions are in shambles, having multiple full-fledged meltdowns each day. If I was a child, I would call them tantrums. I've taken 2-3 hour naps nearly every afternoon so far. I'm shaking so bad that I'm dropping things and have struggled to chop my veggies. I'm so weak that I can't even work (not workout, I mean, do my job). I don't have enough energy left to go to the store, much less cook. Two days ago (Day 3), I had a couple mugs of English Breakfast tea, the caffeine mellowed me A LOT, and I was able to work the rest of the day. But, at the end of the day, I still didn't have the energy to do all the prep and cook. My roommate sees how much I'm struggling, and he's doing a good job of cooking the evening meals when I can't. I chose to do this, and it's eating at me that he's having to help this much. He didn't sign up for this; it was my decision. A little back info.... I was diagnosed with RMSF back in early September. I went through two rounds of antibiotics (September and late December). I started drinking kombucha in early January, which helped, a little. Mostly, it allowed me to completely quit drinking soda. I have still been suffering from the "after" effects, which are nearly identical to chronic Lyme disease (joint inflammation, etc). I quit drinking nearly 3 weeks ago, and it made a slight difference, just not enough. I started researching anti-inflammatory diets and settled on Whole30, based on the experience of my dad's girlfriend. I spent a week planning and preparing, and nearly a full weekend prepping sauces, condiments, a week's worth of breakfast frittata, etc. Am I eating enough? Breakfasts have been a 2 egg piece of frittata with salmon, onion, tomato and spinach, with 1/2 an avocado (some days), and either homemade pico or the roasted red pepper sauce. Lunch has been a stuffed pepper, made with a mix of ground turkey and beef, kale, onion, butternut squash and cauliflower. Usually with a spoonful of the roasted red pepper sauce for extra flavor. On Days 3 and 4, I added leftover roasted veggies. Snacks. I'll admit that I have been snacking some, a small handful (probably amounts to a tablespoon or so, at a time) of raisins now and then, a small handful of nuts (the deluxe mixed nuts without peanuts), and dried plantain slices with almond butter (only did this once). I do ask myself the question, "If I had a steak in front of me right now, would I eat it?", and if the answer is 'yes', I go ahead with the snack. Dinner. A large serving of protein (did two tilapia fillets one night, a turkey leg another), a large serving of mixed green and yellow veggies, and a good side salad usually with 1/2 an avocado (even added a hard-boiled egg one night). I haven't been feeling terribly hungry persay, but as soon as I get a plate of food in front of me, it's like I haven't eaten in a week. My mood then mellows a hair, and I'm ready for another nap. I hope you all can assure me that this too shall pass, and if you have any inkling of how long, it would help. I broke a plate, and tried to quit my job this morning, just so I could go back to bed. Then I cried for nearly an hour straight. Fortunately, my roommate is also my boss, and he can see where it's coming from. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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