You could get with this or you could get with that – Day 3

My headache is gone!  Wooooo Hooooo.  I woke up, took my run, all ready ready to say, “uncle” and brew some organic green tea if my pounding head returned, but I’m happy to say no headache has raised it’s ugly head, hee hee.

However, with the lack of pounding distraction, up popped a new treasure in the form of some lovely cravings.  Sigh.  This might be a harder obstacle for me since no amount of resting or hydrating seem to make a dent in these urges.  Since it’s the beginning, the cravings aren’t really specific, I just want SOMETHING, in a few days, or possibly hours, it will probably get specific like pizza or pie, ummmm pie.  What’s a committed detox-er to do?

Here’s some of the common advice:

1.  take a walk

2.  hydrate

3.  look at a fire (it’s soothing)

4.  write down what you crave

5.  wait five minutes, it could pass.

Here’s what I’m trying:  sit-ups.

I’m not going crazy and doing hundreds but it gives my body a chance to move a little, it makes me slightly uncomfortable in a different way than the craving, and gives me a chance to think about all the sit-ups I’ve done through out my life in an attempt catch-up after previous over-indulgences.

That’s all nice and good but is it working?  So far, yes!

Also, the oil-swishing is serving as a nice new habit instead of my old 3:00 tea and treat.  The lesson here?   Consider embracing a few new distractions while my body and mind are making these transitions…….and be nice and patient to myself, especially this first week.

Hugs and sit-ups,

D

 

 

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