Good afternoon, all. I’m home from work finally and relaxing on the couch. After another long night of sleep, I woke up, arrived at work, and was immediately told I was “out of it”… and I was. I couldn’t pull myself together for any more than a few minutes, and before long, I was physically exhausted again. This isn’t supposed to happen.
I was extremely thankful for random text messages throughout the day reminding me I have you all praying for me, for my health, and for wisdom regarding this fast; but the day didn’t get any easier. I just wanted sit down. I just wanted to sleep. That’s not like me (except when I had mono.)
The decision has been made that I
am must start to add some more nutrients into my diet than the clear liquid. I have to say, I’m really bummed. I’ve started so many things in my life and have not-finished a lot of the dreams I’ve made for myself. This sorta feels like that all over again. However, I know I really have no choice unless I want to end up hurting myself instead of helping myself heal.
So, this afternoon, at work, I had about 2 oz. of 2% milk. Why milk first? These past two weeks, I have been dairy-free; so, in order to ensure I wouldn’t be bothered by it, I wanted to try that first. With dairy back in my diet, I’ll be able to have cream-based soups and still keep things light for a while as I ever-so-gently ease food back into my system.
When I got home, I warmed up some puréed carrot pulp soup. Did you just tilt your head in confusion? 🙂 Last night, I juiced some carrots. What is left over after juicing carrots is a fine shaved pulp. I took that pulp, added a few cups of water, a chicken bouillon cube, and some pepper and rosemary to flavor. After cooking it down for a good 30 min, I put it all in the blender and puréed it even more.
Today, I warmed up some of that purée, mixed in a small dollop of sour cream for a creamy, cooling affect, and voíla, a savory soup that is easy to digest, a nice change from juices, and “hearty” compared to what I’ve had for the last 15 1/2 days. Of course, I only ate about a cup of it in order to avoid overdoing it.
I’m still tired, but my stomach is at rest.
Please continue to pray for me as I adjust to some “heartier” options and yet hold myself off from devouring everything and making myself sick.