Ok, 2 days on The Plan was enough for me.
I revisited the Carrot Soup they had me make yesterday – it was on the menu again today for lunch. I took a couple bites, thinking to myself, “Exactly how much is my health worth to me? Enough for me to choke down this awful bowl of carrot mush?” No. Not that much, apparently. I guess I’d rather go full on metabolic syndrome than eat that again. Down the trash disposal it went.
I did stay on plan most of the day. I was feeling completely unsatisfied by seeds and leaves and I did have a piece of plain, unseasoned, unsalted chicken for lunch, along with my seeds and leaves. Without it I just kept thinking about food. I was hungry.
But the deal breaker for me…is the water. For the last 2 days I’ve drank the requisite 100 oz of water (one ounce for every 2 pounds of my current weight). Yes, I was peeing all the time, and yes that was inconvenient. But I don’t wanna die so I am willing to do this. Well, I started feeling “off” tonight…like, pressure around my carotid artery. I know that sounds weird, but usually when I feel that way I’m either getting sick or my blood pressure is too high. So I tested my blood pressure.
160/104. With resting heart rate at 91.
WTF? I was thinking, how could this happen? No salt for 2 days, nothing but seeds and leaves and some very plain organic chicken. Why the 20 point increase in both systolic and diastolic blood pressure readings? Then I remembered a time, years ago, that my husband accidentally took too much of his blood pressure medication. As his blood pressure was falling over the next few hours, I googled, “How to raise blood pressure.” The answer? Eat salty snacks. Drink lots of water.
Drink lots of water.
That’s the only change I’ve made recently that might possibly be having an impact on my blood pressure. Is it possible that drinking beyond my actual thirst to what feels like an extreme 100 oz/day (by 7:30PM, according to The Plan) caused this?
So I took one of my husband’s BP meds (I should have my own, I know…but I don’t want to be diagnosed with high blood pressure right now because that will make it more difficult to get health insurance when I need to buy it in 6 months). And now I’m drinking some white wine…a powerful diuretic.
I’m going to check my BP again right now:
152/92. Resting heart rate still high – 93.
Ok, coming down. What a mess.
Biohacking can be dangerous, boys and girls.