Friday, March 4, 2011

*sneaking in the back door, hopefully unnoticed*

Some of you might have noticed that my 5-Day Pouch Test didn't get past Day 1.  I suppose I owe you an explanation (especially those that were doing it with me).

Monday was supposed to be Day 1 and it started out just fine.  But right before I arrived at work I started to get a migraine.  I stuck to the plan for most of the day until 2pm when I started to get aura followed by a seven-hour migraine from hell.  I went home and slept off-and-on from 2:30-8:30pm and then again through the night.  I was nauseas, dehydrated, and generally nasty-feeling for the next 24 hours.  Basically, I needed to adjust the plan (aka stop it) in order to recover from the migraine.

I had every intention of re-starting on Wednesday, but I didn't.  Plain and simple, I was afraid it would trigger another migraine.  Plus, the scale started moving again so honestly I don't *want* to do the pouch test if I'm losing again. 

So, this is my explanation and subsequent apology to those out there that perhaps were counting on me to do this with you.

Forgive me?

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Day One

Day one of my 5-day pouch test started off on the wrong foot.  I was awakened at 5:40 a.m. with a migraine.  Luckily, it was/is milder than my migraines usually are, so I was able to start the test today.

I started out my morning with a Carnation Breakfast Essentials shake (powder mix, 1 c. 1% milk, and a few ice cubes) at 7 a.m.  Blech, I had forgotten what it was like to drink those things.  Not entirely nasty, but not appetizing either. 

When I got to work at 8:15 I had to drink a cup of caffinated coffee w/ SF coffeemate and it helped my migraine a little.  Now, of course, I have a bad case of the caffeine jitters.  I don't drink caffeine EVER, but desperate times call for desperate measures. 

As soon as I'm done with this post I'm off to fill my water bottle (gotta get those 64 oz. in!) followed by a lunch of chicken noodle soup broth.  Because of the migraine this morning, I wasn't able to take time to prepare myself a decent liquid lunch.  I wanted to bring some SF pudding or jello, but that will have to wait for tomorrow.

Anyone else doing this with me?  How's it going?  What's your plan for today and tomorrow on liquids?