I started my renewed attempt at sole sourcing on 12th January 2013 after many months away from it. I have struggled many times to start CD again and had to have a big break from it to feel motivated again (not to mention a considerable weight gain). Am turning 35 in May, at which point I need to have shed almost 4 stone. Day 1 After stuffing my face for 4 days before Day 1, I found the first day very hard with major carb withdrawal. Got a fricking sore throat and head cold on Day 1 too. This normally would have given me an excuse to terminate my attempt but i persevered and spent the whole day in bed with an Evian sports bottle and my 3 choc tetras. Did not drink anywhere near enough water. Experimented with Earl Grey tea which made me want to hurl. Peppermint was better. Day 2 Possibly the worst day of my week so far. Struggled with a rumbly tummy, felt like a giant windbag. Tried to fill windbag with 2.25 litres of water semi-successfully. Am regretting decision to order 4 weeks worth of choc tetras meaning I actually need to drink 3 litres of water. Craving something savoury, ate a tiny bit of salt. Day 3 Had a dream last night that I had a major binge in several bakeries/patisseries somewhere on the continent. Woke up and was relieved that this wasn't the case. Took a sicky off work. Day 4 Still off sick from work. Spent most of the day in bed, bar going out to buy Kleenex. Stomach still rumbling, still a windbag, but did better with the water (2 litres). Spent a considerable portion of the day looking at foodporn.com, almost went for a frozen kebab, but decided to play Assassins Creed 3 on the PS3 for 3 hours instead (better than knitting). Bought a Morphy Richards One Cup kettle boiler thing online to cheer me up, this may help my water struggle. Day 5 Still sick but feel more normal today. Rediscovered MiniMins; went through all the possible things one can do with a choc tetra. Decided to freeze a couple and eat like ice cream. Semi-frozen was better, poked a hole in it and squeezed out semi-frozen choc ice, ignored the poo-like look of it. Woman has breath today so think I'm in ketosis, nothing to wee on to confirm. Ordered some sticks from Amazon. A forum post reminded me of Marigold Bouillon, will be buying first thing tomorrow to sate savoury craving and to prevent high-blood pressure on salt licks. To be continued tomorrow (today). Yes I have insomnia too.