You know you’re sick when you’re shoveling spicy homemade Indian food down your gullet without smelling or tasting any of it.
In spite of that, I’m still trucking along on Whole30! I’m now halfway through day 7, and even though I’ve been sick for over half the time I’ve been following the program, I’m still going strong. I’m nearly 25% of the way there!
Even though I’ve been sick and sleeping even less/worse than I already was, something weird is going on: I haven’t been feeling extra tired. In fact, I’ve actually been feeling ready to get out of bed when I wake up in the morning, and I don’t hit a crash point during the day, ever. I’m ready for bed at bedtime, but I’m not dragging myself there with my last ounce of strength. On top of that, I have been taking zero medicine or soothing agents (like cough drops), as nothing I could find had no added sugar. This bears reiteration: I’m feeling this way in spite of being sick and taking no medicine for it. I’m not bouncing off the walls or anything, but usually when I’m sick, I’m bedridden and whiny until I feel 100% better. This is a totally different experience of illness. It’s… bearable!
I’m also NOT in the I Just Want a Nap phase anymore. I’m officially in no man’s land. If I suddenly start tracking the timeline, I’ll be pretty irritated if it’s just in time for the My Pants Are Tighter phase. That would send me straight into Kill All the Things for totally non-food-related reasons. Whole30 gods, if you’re reading this, please consider my request to stay off the charted path until Tiger Blood, kay? Kay.