Whole 30: The Hangover Phase

Good morning and Happy New Year!

Ok, that's all the cheerfulness I can muster on Day 2 of the January 2018 Whole 30.  Seriously, this is me right now.......

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Today is the first of several days that I've been dreading.  Detoxing of all...the....holiday...things begins now and the next few days may not be pretty.  Yesterday was Day 1 and it was fine.  After a New Year's Eve dinner of champagne, pizza, stuffed mushrooms, and a full on cheese platter, it was pretty easy to start the new year on track.  I was completely fine until about 2:30 p.m. when I absolutely had to take a nap.  It had less to do with detox and more to do with being forced to stay up until midnight for the first time in years.

After my nap, I was able to get up, do a light workout, and eat a healthy dinner of salmon and broccoli.  I was back in bed asleep by 10:00 p.m. and slept past 7:00 a.m. which I never do unless seriously ill.  You'd think after nine hours of sleep I'd be raring to go but no....I'm the koala in the tree above just praying I can hold on until bedtime again tonight.

I plan to use the following techniques to weather the next few days:

Sleep:  I really have no choice in the matter.  The desire to sleep is strong and I'm not going to fight it.

Bone Broth:  I purchased several cartons of Kettle & Fire bone broth to drink liberally during this first week.  Normally, I make my own broth but I didn't get it done during the holidays so I splurged on ready to drink cartons.

Lots of Water:  I seriously had over three liters of water yesterday to start flushing out all the salt, sugar, carbs, and champagne.  

Costco Run:  Heading to Costco today before we get back into the normal routine so I can stock up on lots of vegetables, fresh meat, and more of the Aidell's chicken and apple sausages because they are so handy for breakfast.  

Keeping My Schedule Clear:  This is NOT the week to make any major decisions, start a rigorous workout program, or have to think all that hard in general.  I have no appointments this week, no major tasks, and have no social plans.  Next week will be better but for now, I want as much free time as possible to adjust.  

According to the Whole 30 calendar, the "kill all the things" phase is next.  Oh....joy.  

How are you doing?  Feeling the hangover?  Ready to kill all the things?  Or are you like me and just ridiculously sleepy?

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