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Whole 30 Day 18: Pity party in full session.

Craptastic day. I’ve got another sinus infection and it hit like a ton of bricks. I’ve had a little “off” feeling the past couple of days where I would wake up with a sore throat and some congestion, but a hot shower got rid of both. Tonight, not so easy. My ears are full of pain and pressure and the ooze in my head is not normal. I know exactly what this is and I’m beyond furious. I have had 6 great weeks free from sickness and medicines and feeling like a doddering fool.

I refuse to let this get out of hand. I’m going to the doctor tomorrow, getting my shots, and I’m going to beat this FAST. And then research the next best step: visit and ENT and see about allergy shots. My sinus infections are very seasonal. They start in the middle of September and do not stop until March. I may have 2 a season. I may have 4-5. The years I have 2, they may be horrendous infections that lead to complications like flu/pneumonia/bronchitis. The years of 4-5 may be short lived, one-week infections that are much more manageable. Either way, this has got to stop. This past fall was one of the worst weeks of my life. I’ve never separated a rib from coughing so hard. I had to put off all marathon and crossfit training. I felt like an 80 year old. I had to schedule half days of sick time so I could maximize rest time on weekends. I’m not going through that again.

Self talk over, now to the food. Today was a repeat of a few days.

Breakfast: breakfast casserole, orange. Just like this plate from Tuesday.

breakfast

Lunch: chicken soup. I got it very hot, added some pepper, and inhaled that stuff during my 15 minutes of lunch.

Snack: a gala apple with some cashews

Dinner: Salmon is a superfood. So is broccoli. I roasted both.

 salmon2

The week is almost over and so is the Whole 30. I already plan to extend this another 7-10 days. I just don’t feel ready to add back in grains, dairy, or legumes yet. I love the variety of protein and vegetables and feel like I’m just now getting a good grasp of how healthy feels. Smile

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