Welcome to day nineteen of the Sugar Free Challenge!
Well, the extraction yesterday went fine-I was squeezing my stress ball most of the time and listening to classical music to try and relax. Not to be blunt, but I felt awful all day yesterday. My jaw ached and throbbed, my cheeks were swollen to the size of golfballs, my head hurt, my throat hurt (so I could only swallow water and fresh squeezed veggie juice), my whole body ached, and chills ran up and down my body. Pretty much the same symptoms as the flu.
When I first had braces put on my teeth (years ago), I had the same reactions. This feels a whole lot worse, though! I guess that’s the way my body reacts when it doesn’t like something. Let’s keep our fingers crossed that I feel better today!
Here is today’s sample menu:
Breakfast: Oat Cakes
Lunch: Steak Salad with Dijon Dressing
Snack: Spicy Tomato Cure (perfect for my healing mouth!)
Dessert: Grain-Free PBC Bars
Exercise Option: For those of you who chose to take part of the exercise challenge, your challenge today is to do 50 crunches, 10 squat jumps, 15 pushups, 20 1-legged calf raises (10 each leg).
THOUGHT-PROVOKING, MIND-PRODDING QUESTION OF THE DAY:
Does your body react in a certain way to things it doesn’t like?
Remember that you can track what you eat on the printable Challenge Checklist.