It looks like I skipped writing for Day Seven of this experience of starting Dry Skin Brushing for the first time. It doesn’t matter – I’m sure it would be more of the same. Reading these two entries for Day 6 and 8 of Dry Skin Brushing reminds me of the misery of getting started with this habit I enjoy so much today.
I had a huge toxic load to get rid of, and it was really quite something as it left. It took until day 5 for me to throw up. By this time – it was concerning. I was constantly in the bathroom, sore, weak and sick. I could eat and I didn’t want to exercise.
I have my fitness trainer’s replies interspersed in this writing, and he is constantly saying to go easy on myself and rest and try not to worry and stop if I think I should. At this time, I had lost 110 pounds of the 130 I would eventually lose. I was very upset with how my newly thin body looked. Dry Skin Brushing was putting a focus on that – just when I was feeling the most insecure.
But I was determined to persevere.
Here’s what I wrote:
I ended up throwing up last night at the end of Day Five. I think now it might have been gall bladder pain – pretty sure. Took a Vicodin and got through it. Day 6 of Dry Skin Brushing is today – not sure how I feel yet.
I feel so uneasy about this process. Is it working? I am being tortured by the side effects. I hope it will get better soon.
Today I can’t eat. I’m just browsing the internet and watched a Project Runway episode online. I’m going to the bank today. I’m sore all over – arthritis type of pain. I don’t feel like walking 8 blocks.
I’m getting some protein drinks. Maybe I can drink them.
Today is the 8th day of this. I’m still headache-y and feel like crap. I’m eating crazy. I was eating 150 to 250 calories at a time for months and now I’m doing a one or two hour binge per day. I eat and then I eat again.
Now I’m choking down my pills and a protein drink to get over to ice skating. I’m shaking my head at this. Why, oh why did I say I would ice skate? Let me please be normal. I know I can skate – or not. I’m remembering weak ankles and trips to the emergency room.
I’m feeling so bad about my body now. Much worse than when I started this last week. I’m uglier than normal now. I don’t want anyone to look.
I went to the beach in daylight and made myself feel even worse. I will never be able to wear such a small amount if clothing. I’m sticking to the night when I feel safer.
and on to Day Nine:
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