I am into day 5 of a pretty harsh virus. So far, there’s been the massive lack of energy; the loss of the voice; constant dizziness and feeling like I might faint and knock myself out on the kitchen countertop; the sore throat that feels like there are needles in there every time I swallow; the weird earache that made me think I had an ear infection in both ears at once; and of course the blocked nose and incessant coughing and sneezing. And inability to sleep for more than an hour at once. I am wiped out.
I’m not eating a lot at the moment, but I am at home with my mum looking after me (not because of the virus, more because of Christmas) and since she’s feeding me I’m pretty much eating what she’s cooked. Healthy stews for example, but they contain non Whole30 ingredients like red wine and possibly vegetable oil. ( If it were down to me to feed myself, I’d be living on scrambled eggs. I like em and all, but there are only so many scrambled eggs I can eat in five days.) I’m not freaking out about it too badly; I’ll have to start again on Jan 1st but at least now I have a good idea of how to shop, what to prepare, and have a good shopping list of hard-to-find things like coconut aminos.
Roll on Jan 1st – anyone else starting a new Whole30 then?