Just a quick update…
I am definitely feeling better, though still haven’t had the burst of energy I’ve been waiting for. I am still sleeping a ton more than normal, too. It’s all good, though. If I really think about it, it took me pretty much 55 years to get my body into the state it is currently in, no matter the reasons behind it, and realistically I cannot expect to be all better in just 2 or 3 or even 4 weeks. Of course, that doesn’t stop me from expecting it.
I saw a friend yesterday I had not seen since we started The Whole30 and she noticed a difference. Said my skin looked really good. That must be the bone broth I drink every morning. I also ‘convinced’ her that she should be doing it as well. Since she was just diagnosed with carpel tunnel syndrome, eating clean on this program will most likely help her out tremendously. Even if it doesn’t exactly cure her carpel tunnel, she will at least still be wheat, sugar and processed food free, and that’s a very good thing.
Because I am still having a lot of hip pain and wasn’t sure if I should really be walking/stretching/playing tennis/doing yoga or just resting, it finally occurred to me that my pain was probably being caused by my old walking shoes. When I used to walk 60-90 miles a week, I was very good about replacing my shoes every six months. Lately, I’ve not been so good. Plus, I’ve been wearing the shoes that have absolutely no support. So yesterday I went to Road Runner Sports and got myself analyzed on their ShoeDog machine. I already knew I had high arches, but, dang, when I stood on the blue pad that records the bottom of your feet, the only thing that showed up was my toes, the pads that my toes are connected to and my heals…nothing in between. I have an extremely high arch, which basically means any kind of non-supportive shoe is probably a bad idea. It also explains the hip and IT band pain I’ve been suffering from. So I got new shoes and custom molded arch supports. I walked this morning and what a difference!
As far as the eating goes, no cheats. Sure I miss some particular foods, cheese and yogurt the most, but I see no point in eating them until we start the reintroducing process, which we may not even do. I mean, why ‘gum’ up a clean system? I can already tell that dairy is probably not my friend. Bummer! Really, nothing is off-limits expect the crap we shouldn’t be eating anyway, so I haven’t felt deprived in any way.