Good Morning All
I am on day 4 of my first week and thought it might be a good idea to start a diary of how I do each day to look back on.
My journey so far:
14th Aug 14 Day 1 - Woke up really nervous about starting , quite negative thoughts really. Had convinced myself that I could not do a shakes / soup diet and set off on the wrong frame of mind. Took my first shake and though I was going to vomit. It was awful , not the shake , just my experience. I stuck it out none the less then filled up with water. I work 12 hr shifts so I start work at 6.30am to 6.30pm. At 12 midday I was desperate to make my soup as I was starving (in my head)! Normally by this time , Ive had a sausage roll , a latte and a tin of Diet Irn-Bru for breaky , then a frozen meal for lunch. My body, I think , had gone into panic mode !!!! Anyway , I made my chicken and mushroom soup (half a packet) and found it to be a little watery but at least it gave me a bit of taste in my mouth. I followed this up with a litre of water. I was quite surprised that I quite liked it and felt a wee bit full for a while. This feeling wore off very quickly and I hit a brick wall about 2pm. I made the remainder of my soup and tried to keep myself awake. I felt very lethargic and weak and tried to talk myself out of the way I was feeling. I have to add , I had visited the toilet about 15 times from 6.30am to 2pm. This can only be a good thing ....right .....? Anyway , about 4pm I could take no more and I spoke to my boss who let me away early. I had 3 sets of nail booked in to do that night to keep me occupied so managed to scrape a half an hour nap in before they arrived as I was simply wilting fast. By the time my first one came , I was feeling a bit better , not much , just a small bit , enough to see me through getting the job done. All I could think of was my bed , I didnt want my last soup at all , when I finished my nails I went in to the living room and burst into tears to my husband. All feeling sorry for myself , how did I get this fat , how did I let myself get into this state , woe me !!!! It was a real low point. Anyway , I pulled myself together , made my soup and went to bed with it and a good book. I was out like a light as soon as I had taken the last mouthfull. All I could think of today was food , every waking moment was thoughts of food.
15th Aug 14 Day 2 - Woke up feeling bright as a button. A bit of a dull headach but nothing too much , like a slight hangover feeling. Skipped downstairs , husband had shake already made , and bottle of water sitting , today was going to be a good day. First nail customer arrived at 10am and I worked through to 2pm without a break and my mind wasnt on food. Packed up car and went to my other nail bar for my afternoon appointments , took my soup with me and a mug and got the junior to make me half the soup up when she was making coffee for the customers. Still buzzing , on a high and loving life. I felt thin , I felt motivational and I felt like I could do this diet another day. Got home that night , still feeling good and made my last soup and a treat , Instead of normal water , I made myself a pint of sparkling water - Rock & Roll lol Went to bed happy. I had thoughts of food today , not loads but I did think about it a little.
16th Aug 14 Day 3 - Well , today I woke up and had slep in for my real job , I could see the 12 hr shift far enough and just was in a right pisser of a mood. Made my shake (Strawberry) and drove to work , the shake was awful , it was really woeful and I was gagging at it in the car. By the time I reached work I was in bad form. By good luck and fortune I was on with one of the better shifts and they lifted my mood right away. In actual fact , the lad working with me was a real food and fitness fanatic was real interested in the plan and we spoke about it all day. He doesnt have any junk food or rubbish on the desk , it helped me no end. I rawled through the 12 hr shift inscathed. I had my half soup and 12 and other half at 2pm. Inbetween , I had black coffee with sweetner , fruit tea , and water. I am now drinking easily 3 plus litres of water a day without even trying. I had decided one of the products was giving me a horrible taste in my mouth and made my breath bad. I was a bit paranoid about this but when I drove home I checked my urine and in actual fact I was in Ketosis. Happy days , I must be doing it correct. Decided on going for a bath as Saturday night I would normally have a lovely curry and nan and rice and a wee glass of wine. Had a wee read at my book in the bath then made to come out and I felt really faint and lethargic. I got out quickly and lay on the bed for a half hour till I became a bit stable. Im sure I had gone to long without any fluids in me. I made my last soup (vegetable) and a pint of fizzy water - Well it was treat night after all , why not lol In bed by 11pm and was pleased with myself , I had managed 3 days 100% on plan. This might not seem like a lot but take it from me , having not done any diet of this kind before , this is a massive achievement. I did struggle today thinking about food , I really wanted food , any kind of food . I though of when I wnt for petrol - going to the breakfast bar and buying 1 sausage and no one would know - but I didnt and Im pleased I didnt.
17th Aug 14 Day 4 - Well , today is day 4 for me. Ive woke up feeling good , the scales show I have lost 8lbs since starting, I forced myself to have 1 last try at these shakes and guess what.....I LOVED todays shake !!!!!! I made the butterscotch one with 400ml of cold water , a spoon full of coffee and blended the life out it. It was smooth as a babys bum and went down a treat , In actual fact , I cant wait to make another one with ice and make a pretend frap with it. I have just had my morning coffee and drank 1 litre of water so far - well it is only 9.20am lol Feeling positive. 12 pm Lunch was half a packet of mushroom soup and water. Ate the other half around 2pm. Still feeling ok today but could probably easily eat a roast dinner if offered lol. Go home from work and keep busy till 8pm. Make spicy chilli soup and a pint of sparkling water with some mixed berries flavouring. Lovely. Went to bed with a full tummy and quite happy. Managed to go to loo today also , tmi I know !!!!
18th aug 14 Day 5 : woke up buzzing , so much energy today. Have a day off and I plan to make it productive. Made the toffee and walnut shake with a spoon of coffee. Lovely . So far so good. Had a black coffee at 2.30pm with a friend who popped in then Went to starbucks to meet my sister and had a sparkling water. Felt a little faint this afternoon in the middle of B & M , I know I have left my soup too long before taking. Had my soup at 6pm and a pint of water. Wasnt much keen on the tomato soup , it was ok , but not great , it did keep me full up though. Had my last soup at 9.30pm. My husbands friend popped in with his 2 daughters and brought kebabs , chips , nan bread - i nearly had a heart attack. I quickly ushered them all into the kitchen where my husband and his visitors all ate and made sure they threw the wrappers outside in the outside bin all tied up and sprayed air freshner in the kitchen. I sat in the living room the whole time. So please with myself.
19th Aug 14 Day 6 - Woke up buzzing again. 12hr shift ahead boooo...... 6.30am Started off with cappucino shake with extra coffee added , ice and blended in the Active Blend. Lovely. Black coffee at 10am....I am really hungry this morning and watching the clock till 12 midday till I get my lunch....please hurry up , my tummy is making all sorts of noises this morning , i feel like im running on empty today...