I'm sick, you guys.
According to the Whole30 material, "You may be experiencing some physical symptoms; the result of your body starting to heal from the damage done by your old less-healthy food choices. Acne and rashes, worsening allergies, and digestive distress are common during this first week. Sometimes, things get worse before they get better, but know this is a common, even healthy stage as your body starts to heal. Be patient—by the second week, these should be largely resolved."
Today marks Day 7 and besides feeling like I can't breathe through my nose, a sore throat and a general weak feeling, I suppose things are going well. I'm definitely not craving bread nearly as much as I was the first couple of days. I'm starting to see a difference in the way my clothes fit and less bloating in the stomach region. Also, I've totally been having weird dreams. I dreamt I ate a cheeseburger -- I got in at McDonald's with no cheese, brought it home and added my own lactose-free cheese and ate it up. I realized about 3/4 of the way through that I wasn't supposed to eat any of that and started freaking out.
I even woke up feeling guilty. Wow. Never thought I'd have a dream based solely on a McDonald's cheeseburger. I don't even think fries were involved.
So in order to make the best of my time being sick, I'm watching Netflix in bed. Obvi. I just watched "The Sweetest Thing," which I hadn't seen in years and I've been cracking up. Christina Applegate and Cameron Diaz need to be my best friends, please and thank you. Also, it takes place in San Francisco, so... it's a sign. I hope you enjoy this scene as much as I did:
I'm sure many other movies will follow while I'm home sick for the rest of the day, chugging coconut water and munching on carrots. There may even be some repetition of this song..
What can I say? Kid's got swag.. I'm going back to bed now. Peace.