Monday, January 27, 2014

The Great Detox of 2014, Extreme Edition

After New Years, BC announced that he wanted to participate in a detox with a friend of ours. I agreed to participate too, though knew I wasn't going to go all in like they were- with days of liquid only diets followed by shakes replacing meals. I mean, I needed my energy to take care of a busy little 14 month old (that was my excuse and I am sticking to it!).

I did make an effort to eat extra healthy & cut out alcohol, though I couldn't bare the thought of parting with my morning coffee (and didn't).

Fast forward to last Friday night, when I unexpectedly went through my own extreme detox.

It started around 5:30pm Friday night. BC was out of town on business, and my parents were here visiting for the night. As our Chinese food arrived and we began unpacking everything, I started to feel funny. It felt like I was having a panic attack- heart racing, short of breath- something I have not experienced in many, many years- but definitely know the feeling of.

I chose to just breath through it and proceeded to eat my dinner.

After dinner the feelings started intensifying, so I asked my parents to keep an eye on Iyla while I 'checked a work email upstairs.' I really just needed to lie down for a moment and catch my breath, hoping my pulse would calm. Within minutes of lying down a HUGE wave of nausea overtook me, and I found myself running to the bathroom.

I then proceeded to spend the next 4 hours there, with waves of sickness hitting me from (ahem) both ends roughly every 5 minutes. It was hellish, to say the least.

In between the waves I was racing downstairs to help start Iyla's bottle, and texting my mom from the bathroom with further instructions on Iyla's bedtime routine. I do not know what I would have done if they wouldn't have been there! I was absolutely incapacitated and they were absolutely godsends for being able to help as they did.

It was definitely an extreme detox, as today (Monday) I am still on a mostly liquid diet of water, tea, & soup. My body eradicated whatever it was invading it, and in the process 'cleansed' itself of every.single.thing inside me. Good times! Today I made a huge batch of this Green Curry Soup (adding chicken and doubling the curry paste) and it is just what the doctor ordered.

So far Iyla seems fine… and I am keeping my fingers crossed that she doesn't succumb to whatever bug that was!

In closing, I bring you some photos from Friday's Blizzard. And by Blizzard, I mean we got the tiniest little dusting of snow, which was enough to totally shut down the city of Austin. Pretty hilarious to this Wisconsin girl! (And it was 70 degrees again the next day. As it should be).

Oooo baby, it's cold outside

We survived the Grand Blizzard of 2014! 
Little did I know a much worse plague would attack me later that day… 


  1. Hi! I randomly found your blog by searching google for something for my daughter who will be 14 mos next week. Sorry to hear about the stomach bug. My entire family had it recently too. Hopefully your daughter doesn't catch it!! Iyla's little brown shoes are too cute ( as is she!) where are they from?? Look fwd to following along :-)

    1. Hi Laura! Those boots are Robeez brand soft soles. We have the little boots and brown Mary Janes. So cute! We also love Minnetoka moccasins. Glad you found us!