The Carrie Diaries - A Yorkshire lass in Sydney: A journey to being healthy
So I am already on day 4 of Sole Source which has been 100% to date :) I had been reading on these forums over the past couple of days for some motivation and inspiration. It made me think that I'm going to need to some support as I've found other people just don't get it and actually are not that supportive!
So I just had my 39th birthday at the end of December and I always remember someone saying "You come out of your 40's, the way you go into them". Bearing that in mind I want to dedicate this year towards being able to head into my 40's more health and feeling a bit better about myself. I always panic as my Mum is in her mid 60's, is extremely overweight and had heart problems - every time I see her it reminds me of what I don't want to end up like.
I am originally from Yorkshire but moved to Australia about 10 years ago. I have two kids age 8 and 5 and work 4 days a week (currently training to be a psychologist). I have struggled with weight all my life and picked a lot of bad habits up from my Mum. Lots of binge eating and lack of control around food. :mad: I lost the most weight just before I got married on WW and was still probably classed as overweight but felt much healthier. In between having kids I have had bouts of weight loss but have always seemed to put it back in again. I also really enjoy exercise, am struggling at moment in not doing anything as my CDC has recommended only to do walking particularly in the beginning. I got a spin bike fro Xmas, so struggling not to use it but will plan to use it down the line.
Anyway my 4 days so far have been kind of weird. I'm still on holidays for Xmas (back to work on Monday), didn't want to start the programme back at work. It was probably a good decision as day 1 I had insane headaches (which green tea seemed to get rid of!). Day 2 was okay but day 3 felt cold, lack of energy and generally felt a bit off. Will see how day 4 goes but so far all okay.
My first day was a bit of a shock as i started with the porridges - OMG they were hideous. The Walnut and Pecan i binned as I thought I was going to throw up. I then made the apple and cinnamon and it took me 20 mins to eat (with about 500mls of water). I panicked a bit thinking - OMG they are all going to taste like this and there is no way I will be able to do it! Thankfully my faves to date are strawberry and mango milkshakes and the spicy oriental soup. Apparently in Sydney the mango are limited edition and they have stopped doing the which is a bit annoying, as I love that one! There is a strange under taste to everything which is taking some getting used to! I've also got a tub of veg broth which I LOVE and the orange sunshine drink which helps me drink lots of water (have it a couple of times a day).
I tested my wee yesterday and I have ketones so the ketosis must be happening. I have bad breath (which my husband keep reminding me of!:sigh: I just don't feel like I've lost any weight though - I am panicking after all this effort of being 100% and I won't lose anything!
Anyway that's my story - look forward to sharing my journey with you all and hope we can support each other through this life changing experience. here's to a good weigh-in on Wednesday :):):)