Ahoy there and happy Monday!
I know I only posted Part 1 of this detox malarky yesterday but that was actually day 2 and the way the programme works is that you check in with your measurements, etc. on days 1, 3, 6 and 9. If you’re even half awake, you’ll have realised that today is day 3 so it’s time to check in with my measurements again. I’m also going to give you a little update on how the programme is more generally, side effects and how it’s been having my first day at work whilst doing this.
Arm : 9.75″ (no change)
Waist : 27″ (no change)
Hip : 38″ (0.5″ loss)
Thigh : 22″ (1″ loss)
Chest : 34.5″ (0.5″ loss)
Weight : 9st 10.5lb (1.5lb loss)
Ok, so the thoughts on the stats are that they’re pretty much how I was expecting them to be. I won’t lose a great deal of arm or waist size because I hadn’t really put anything on there. My podge mainly resides in the hip / thigh area so I’m happy that that is where I am seeing loss from.
I must confess I haven’t exactly stuck to the programme 100% either. On days 1 and 2 when food was very restricted, I had approximately 5 cherries each day and a nibble of cheese because I was SO HUNGRY! I’ve also not taken quite all of the aloe vera I am supposed to have. I’ve tried my best but it makes me gag so much that sometimes it’s just more than I can bear. Apparently I have a sensitive gag reflex 😉 (read into that what you will).
Not only that but you are also supposed to partake in 20mins of exercise each morning which I have not done. I don’t normally do exercise anyway but I am aiming to start. However, I don’t see where I’m supposed to find the energy from to do that when I’m barely eating. Anyone who says you don’t get hungry on this programme clearly does not eat the vast quantities of food I do. (I really do eat like a horse!) I’m hoping to start the exercise part tomorrow.
Today wasn’t too bad as I was allowed a shake in the morning and a meal at lunch. My challenge however was that we had a team lunch at an Italian restaurant and 600 calories won’t go far in there! I ended up having a risotto which sounded least offensive and leaving some of it on my plate as a guess. I was probably over but what I have planned for lunch tomorrow will be under so it should all balance out.
Other than that, I ache a bit and feel a bit weary but this could be because I woke up at 3am unable to sleep because of my hunger pains. If you eat normal amounts of food usually, you might not suffer from this problem quite so much as me!
For now, that’s all folks! I’m still going and if I manage to lose around 6lbs this week I’ll be a truly happy bunny 🙂 x