This wasn’t the Whining Wednesday post I was planning on writing this week.
It was supposed to start with the stats.
After a little over 1 month I’ve lost 5,5 kg (a little over 12 lbs.), which bummed me out until I realised that not for one second of that time was I hungry or felt deprived.
On the contrary, I’ve been eating very yummy vegan dishes.
There’s still much room for improvement with portion control and regular exercise.
I haven’t had a cigarette in over a month, nor am I likely ever to.
With each passing week second-hand smoking bugs me more and more as it really does stink something awful.
Let me tell you, it sure tasted better from the cigarette straight to the lungs 😉
I was going to recommend that you watch the documentary Fat, Sick & Almost Dead (extended trailer at the end of the post) which I found very motivating.
It’s a story about Joe Cross who confronts the consequences of his terrible lifestyle and embarks on a 60 day juice fast.
Highly motivated by what we saw, the plan was to go on a juice fast starting Monday.
It all went terribly wrong on Sunday afternoon.
I started feeling very dodgy, with a huge headache ready to burst my head open, and I had blurred vision and light-headedness.
I just felt off, which is not something I’m accustomed to.
The next day the fast began.
I wasn’t feeling very well, but soldiered on, and battled through the nausea.
The nausea won big time!
By the afternoon I had my head stuck in the loo like a greenhorn on board a crabbing boat in the Bering Sea (can you tell I’m a huge fan of Deadliest Catch?)
It was a disaster and quite frankly it freaked me out.
I hadn’t felt this bad in ages, and I’m usually quite smug about having a very strong healthy body that might not look like it belongs to a Brazilian supermodel, but it’s built to last!
I finally reached the conclusion that I need to get my blood pressure checked as my dad has been battling high blood pressure all his life and it’s one of my greatest fears. All of the symptoms apart from the Dehi Belly pointed to this problem.
I figured that although all my results had always been perfect, maybe the changes I’d made came too late and I’d have to pay the consequences of a lifetime of sins.
I have extremely low blood pressure.
It’s almost like all my life my body has been doing its best to keep it healthy and balanced despite my horrible eating habits and smoking.
When I eliminated these two vices, my organism struggled to maintain the proper blood pressure.
As my BF Max put it:
Sh*t, you smoke and eat junk, they tell you it’s bad…
You’re trying to be good, you get ill!
You can never win…
Don’t worry, I’m still going strong and WILL NOT be going back to either smoking or a diet of fat, sugar and meat.
I just need to readjust my body a bit.
Maybe I’m still going though the nicotine detoxification, which is a very scary notion.
Unfortunately because I reacted so badly to the juice I drank, the thought of going on a fast is nauseating.
Maybe one day I’ll be able to come back to the idea, as I think it has merit.
By the way, this is a HUGE victory for my sister Magzy as I’ve been trying to get her to limit her coffee intake.
The whole situation has just shut me up 🙂
Time to whip up some artificial Thorin coffee-like powder to perk up my day!
Here’s the extended trailer to the documentary I recommend you watch: