My Sober Year - Day 4

Hello Day 4 of My Sober Year! Things just keep getting better…and got a little worse, briefly.

Other Eliminated Foods

It’s worth mentioning again that I’m also off sugar, refined carbs, processed foods, and caffeine for the first 30 days. I’m also going super light on the dairy. I know the removal of these pesky foods are contributing to how great I feel.

Mixed Bag of a Day

The day started off glorious with me feeling so well-rested after yet another night of good sleep and this beautiful sense of vitality. The only way I can describe it is that I feel “open” to all that’s available to me instead of blocked…and I mean this energetically. I kept the same protocol as outlined in Day 1 and all was great until about 5 PM when we started to prepare for a monthly potluck we host. My hubby and I had both hopped on the cranky-train and I had to reach into my bag of tricks to manage through an evening full of alcohol, cookies, and fresh-baked bread. It was my first real and sustained cravings since starting. And it sucked.

How I Got Through It

Somehow knowing that an overgrowth of a fungus in my gut (Candida) that was sending messages to my brain to feed it, helped me tremendously. Knowledge IS power. For starters, I intentionally slowed my pace down, even taking slower, meandering movements. Doing this in the middle of a potluck I was hosting wasn’t easy, but I knew it was important. I also got back to my breath work. It’s incredible how much deep breathing can really impact things.

And I felt it. I allowed myself a very brief pity party to grieve over what I was “missing out,” which quickly shifted into what I’m gaining - my health and vitality.

Tips for Your Journey

Breathe! You will be triggered at some point. It’s ok. Go back to your list of reasons why you’re doing it. I had 32! That’s some major motivation to keep chugging along.

See Day 1 for my nutritional supplement protocol.

Disclaimer: The nutritional information on this site is not to be used as a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment of disease. Always seek and follow the advice of your physician or other qualified health providers. The supplements and dietary choices listed here have been customized for my individual needs and are not meant to be incorporated for any other individual without the consultation of a physician or other qualified health provider.


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