Yesterday I had my first bad day.
I was sore from probably overdoing it physically the day prior, my head was telling me I needed food, and I felt like a wuss for needing the pain medication. It was not a pleasant day.
All day long I wanted real food. Not my protein shakes or watered down yogurt. I wanted fries, burgers, chocolate.... all the crappy comfort foods. It didn't help that every single commercial on tv was telling me about all of the food I could not have. My stomach wasn't hungry, just my head.
I had a lot of pain in my sternum and I could not get comfortable in any position. I could not walk very far without feeling tired. It was just a crappy day overall.
But I made it through. I distracted myself by reading, surfing the net, humour, and movies. I turned to friends for support online. And I rested.
Today I am not feeling much better physically, but I am mentally. I know I am going to have many more days like this and it is just going to get harder. But I made it through the first hard day so I am off to a good start.