Four Days of Headaches

We’ve changed the way we eat, and for the past four days, I’ve had an intractable, inescapable headache from the time I wake up until the time I finally fall asleep.

It’s a good thing. Really it is. My blood sugar is way lower, my weight is dropping. But I feel like absolute hell, and I’ve been impossible to be around. I deleted one post here that, in a moment of clarity, I realized was bitchy and unnecessary.

I got about half my words today. It’s okay. I’m way ahead of schedule again. I’ll pick up tomorrow.

But I paid affiliates and authors—one of their best paydays ever. And I accepted a few more authors to write in the new series I’ll be bringing to the HollyShop: 33 Stupidest Mistakes Writers Make About ….

If you have any topics you would like to see someone cover, just reply to the topic over there. A lot of writers are reading that post, and their expertise is mind-bogglingly broad.

Meanwhile, I’m going to go hide in a corner now until my body adjusts to this new way of eating.

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4 comments… add one
  • MattScudder Feb 7, 2008 @ 16:29

    But no grains???? Weep. lol

  • hollylisle Feb 1, 2008 @ 9:21

    We’ve gone to what’s called a paleolithic diet. Fresh fruits, raw nuts, raw and steamed vegetables, lean meat. No sauces, no processed food, no grain products, no milk products, no tubers, no soft drinks or drinks other than water.

    Our purpose for making the change was that both Matt and I were fighting elevated blood sugar and elevated blood pressure and weight gain, and we’re both creeping into the age range where big bad things start happening.

    The improvements were immediate and startling. The headaches were awful. But his went away yesterday. Mine is still lingering—but my system takes longer to clear things and to adapt than his. I expect my headache will go away in a day or two.

    I was vegan for a few years, so this is actually a bit of a relaxation of standards compared to that. We were in awesome shape when we were vegan. However, the whole time I was vegan, I wanted to kill something and eat it. Small lean steaks, lean burgers, and jerky eliminate that particular craving.

  • MattScudder Jan 31, 2008 @ 16:21

    What is it you’re doing different? Anything you could share? I know I could stand to lose a few lbs.

  • Krista Jan 31, 2008 @ 14:50

    I know exactly how that feels. I’ve been eating healthier since Jan 2. I’ve also taken up exercise again. The first few days of pop-free (or soda-free, for everyone else) days were the worst. Killer headaches. Grumpiness.

    It has gotten better. Not easier, though, but they tell me that comes with time.

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