I’m still feeling sluggish, slightly nauseous, bloated, and generally yucky. I’ve felt like this ever since the trip to the VA hospital last Monday morning. At first I wanted to just say it was due to lack of sleep – trying to keep going for 18 to 20 hours in a row can do that to you. But it hasn’t abated, and yesterday I tried to sleep from 7am to after 10pm – without success for the most part. The only reason I got out of bed was because my wife needed to go to bed. It’s a long story.
So, I decided to make a very poor attempt at trying to reconstruct the past week in the attempt to figure out what may have caused this. Sure, lack of sleep contributed, but if that was the only factor then I’d have slept like a lamb yesterday.
I think it started with a bad decision. We ate breakfast at a “Denny’s” on the way to Fayetteville on Monday morning, and I had a breakfast platter that included “banana-bread pancakes”. Yes, pancakes made with banana bread batter. I think I should have asked for an extra helping of hash browns. At the time, I figured that I’d been doing so well with my diet that I could handle a small, one-time, lapse.
Let me just honestly say that if it had been a one-time lapse, I wouldn’t be writing this blog. Since then, I have snacked on anything I could get my hands on, including JIFF peanut butter. Not exactly healthy, or on the PALEO diet. Well, I suppose it would be allowed on the PALEO diet, if I wasn’t trying to lose weight – but the fact that snacking on it has continued the cycle of feeling so badly tells me that MY PERSONAL diet should not include that mixture.
Anyhow, I’m thinking I need to do another 10-day Detox, with a heavy kick-start of Mediterranean Salad w/ grilled chicken. In fact, the salad might be enough to take care of the problem. Call Roto-Rooter when you have a slow drain, right?