I felt better during the day for a few days, but would tank again by evening. And then by Wednesday, it was like it doubled back around and hit me full force all over again. 🙁
I started back eating low carb on Sunday, as soon as I felt well enough, and by Thursday morning I was back down to 150.4 pounds – just half pound away from being below 150 again. The “sick weight” came back off fast!
I felt absolutely awful on Wednesday. I had a sick stomach again, felt weak and drained, and was nauseous the entire day. Nothing appealed to me so I found it difficult to eat, but being hungry made me feel sick too. I had errands to run, but halfway through I had to come home and lay down for an hour – then I finished them and was in bed by 6pm. It was a miserable day, followed by another one yesterday.
Here’s what I ate on Wednesday…
Wednesday’s Low Carb Meals
For breakfast, I had two leftover low carb sausage biscuits.
I got a Low Carb Grilled Chicken Club from Hardee’s for lunch while I was out running errands. It was all I could do to finish it, given how bad I was feeling at that point.
I decided to try to finish my errands and then call it a day. On the way back I stopped at another Hardee’s and got a Low Carb Thickburger. I ordered it play with cheese & mayo, which is “zero carbs” according to the nutrition facts on their website.
I had a hard time eating that as well. I made one more stop on the way home – to grab some Atkins Peanut Butter Granola Bars. Those are plain/bland enough that I thought it would be easier to eat one of those if I got hungry again.
Unfortunately Rite Aid was very limited on their Atkins selection, so I ended up with chocolate peanut butter bars instead.
Here’s my entire MyFitnessPal Food Diary for Wednesday:
The “fake chocolate” on the bar didn’t really set well with me. I think sugar alcohol is the last thing I need with my stomach so off from this bug. Like I said, I came home and crawled in bed and just called it a day. I spent most of the day on Thursday in bed as well – but I felt even worse yesterday, so I mostly ate bread & crackers. Between the nausea and the “runaway tummy” I just couldn’t stomach anything else.
I assume this is just the virus running it’s course. I did wonder if keto flu made it worse again, thinking perhaps I went back to “super low carb” too soon. Or if dropping almost 5 pounds in 4 days was too big a shock on my iffy system.
All I know is everything (low carb) I tried to eat on Wednesday totally turned my stomach. The off plan (bland) foods yesterday were easier.
It’ll pass. Whatever I’m sick with is a pretty big deal, and it’s been more than 10 days of misery. That would wear on anyone. It has certainly worn me down. 😛
I feel a little better so far this morning. Definitely better than the last two mornings started out. I’m planning to just take it easy today and see how I feel. I’m not going to push it, though. I have my next trip in just over a week, and I need to get myself back to 100% before I head out. 😉
I made a quick run to the store last night for a few staples. I got stuff to make more of the low carb peanut butter cookies, and some plain low carb parmesan bread, because those are both bland enough not to upset my stomach.
I don’t know what else to do at this point but to just ride it out, and do whatever it takes to feel better. I haven’t even been able to work the last couple of days. The fact that I was able to sit down and write you this note without getting “motion sickness” from the screen is a plus, so I’m hopeful for a better day today.
Did you know one of those little packs of peanut butter crackers is 15 net carbs?! Ugh. I’m going to grab a hot shower to try to knock off the chill, and if I’m feeling up for it (a BIG if) I’ll make up the cookies and bread out of almond meal to have on hand. Those are healthier options at least.
Just a quick update. Still recovering here. I hope you’re having a great day, and gearing up for a FUN weekend! 🙂 *cheers*