So for the past week I have been doing the smoothie thing. Here's what I can tell ya.
My skin and nails already look much better. Both in regards to dryness and color. There had been a lot of redness and yellowness an that has changed to a much clearer, creamier color.
Most of the time I am feeling much better. The first few day the roller coaster of ups and downs evened out and I felt steadier with very little hunger.
That changed today. I woke up not hungry at all, which is really weird for me. I had a cup of coffee and went through my morning until about 8:30am when I felt some hunger and made a smoothie with raspberries. That stopped the hunger and held me until about 12:30pm. Then I was ravenously hungry so I made and drank another smoothie. This time I made it with blackberries (YUMMY). I drank the whole thing but the hunger didn't go away. I tried a glass of water. Nope. Around 1:30pm, still hungry as a spring bear, I made a sandwich and another cup of coffee. Nothing. I went on to go pick up Sammy. Finally around 3pm I couldn't say I was hungry but, it was like my stomach was still telling by brain to eat. It was actually kind of uncomfortable. I didn't feel full, even though I knew I should. I felt like I didn't need to eat and did need to eat at the same time. I had also been feeling some lightheadedness and shakiness when I would get hungry today. I never actually got shakey, just felt that way.
I decided to go lay down when I got Sammy home and that did help some. I did wake up early due to a 5am phone call from my Mom in Maine. She had heard about last night's tornadoes on the national morning news and wanted to make sure we were OK. We are. Missed us by about 50 miles and my sister by about 2-3 miles. I may go lay down again. I am still kind of tired.
3 days ago