Day 266

Thursday 22nd September 2016

Day 4 of detox was the worst day last time. It was the day I got the shakes really bad, my emotions were all over the place and I couldn’t concentrate at all. I think I spent most of the day in bed because I couldn’t cope. 

At the time I was going through cold turkey on sugar and it was the final stages of the sugar leaving my system which is why it was the worst day. 

I was also ready to quit on day 4 last time. I had hit a brick wall and I couldn’t see a way through it. If I hadn’t have rang Jenny I think I would have quit.

Today is day 4 of detox again. Things are so different – quite frankly I have hardly noticed. No shakes, no erratic emotions my cold is even getting better.

There was a time a few weeks ago that I didn’t think my weight was ever going to move. Lately though, even before the detox, I have been losing weight constantly. This hasn’t happened for so long. I feel like I have had a real breakthrough.

5lbs in one week is some going considering I have been going for so long now. That is the type of weight loss you get in the beginning of a diet not 9 months in.  I just hope it continues 

Start weight 21st 5lbs

16st 2lbs.       0.4lbs⬇️. .      73lbs⬇️total

Start weight 136.5kg

102.5kg.         0.2kgs⬇️.        34kg⬇️total

Day 264

Tuesday 20th September 2016

Day 2 of detox – the last time I did this detox was January and on day 2 I had a major meltdown. I was 5 stone heavier and I didn’t come into it with a very healthy diet at the time. 

By the end of day 2 I was shaking really bad, I think I must have cried for the whole day and by the time the evening came I was ready to quit. 

This time things have improved greatly. Firstly I haven’t cried at all, I have had the energy to sort out the house, which is unheard of for me, and I didn’t get shaky either. I have coped a lot better than last time.

However it still hasn’t been easy. I have been really hungry, I have felt very light headed from time to time and I have a stinking cold which hasn’t helped at all. 

I have heard the saying ‘starve a fever feed a cold.’ I am doing completely the opposite and my emotions have been very up and down. By lunch time I had conked out completely 

Last time I had to shut the door on everyone and go to bed. Not so much this time, however, a lot of resting on the sofa has been necessary. 

The hard work is seeming to be worth it though as I lost a pound yesterday which is one step closer to my goal. 

Tomorrow I will be back on phase 2 which is similar to what I have been eating only I can’t use butter or oil. So that will be so much easier than the last few days. 

Start weight 21st 5lbs

16st 4lbs.    1lb⬇️.      71lbs⬇️total

Start weight 136.5kg

103.4kg.     0.5kgs⬇️.   33.1kg⬇️total

Day 40

Tuesday 9th February 2016

Day 13 of detox

Today is day 40. It is said that if you do something for 40 days it becomes a habit. Hope that is true, time will tell I suppose.

It is also Shrove Tuesday which means tomorrow 40 days of lent starts, I don’t have anything left to give up for lent.

Jenny the nutritionist told me that she wanted me to carry on this phase for a bit longer. I felt the light at the end of the tunnel had gone out.

I got so upset, the end in sight was what was keeping me going. Don’t think I can do this any more.

As it was pancake day, the kids had pancakes for tea and because I was so emotional it got to me a little more than usual.

19st  13.8lbs.     0.2lbs⬇️.      19.2lbs⬇️total😣