Ms. Ornery Pants, but they're baggier pants!
Date: 8/11/2008 3:30:04 PM ( 13 y ) ... viewed 1476 times
So this is day seven and I have to say that I am struggling a bit. I did have a small green tea frappuccino without whipped cream on Saturday. I met a friend for her birthday and she would have been upset had I forced her to order alone. I had about half of it. I don't think it could have done too much damage.
I felt quite well days 4-6, energetic, light, etc. I did have a headache, but it wasn't unbearable and I attribute that to the lack of caffeine as I was consuming one or two sugar free red bulls per day until the fast began. I was around food all weekend, peparing food, ordered pizza for the kids, attended a barbecue, didn't even think about tasting any of it. I haven't told anyone that I am fasting, so of course I had to deal with people insisting I try this or that. I just made a plate and dumped it in the garbage while nobody was looking. Luckily I am a vegetarian so it's not alarming when I don't partake of the meats cooking on the barbecue along with everyone else.
I am not sleeping well the last two nights in a row, like barely sleeping. Perhaps my body is reacting to all of the toxin filled fat cells it's feeding on and causing the insomnia and restlessness? My joints are aching which is not something I am accustomed to feeling at all. I've had some back pain as well. I am more ornery and irritable than usual, my reactions to things seem to be a bit over the top compared to the norm, but if not provoked I am totally calm. Poor daughters of mine will survive. I'm a little too lenient anyway. :)
Today I feel a bit drained, but I'm placing the blame for that on the lack of sleep rather than the lack of food. Everyone in the office went out for gooey, cheesy, fattening mexican food and the aroma kind of made me jealous, but not for long.
Again, not daring to step on the scale, I know it would depress the hell out of me. I always seem to weigh more than I look like I do anyway. I'm 5'4" and when I get below 140 people begin to comment that my face looks too thin and I could stand to put on a few pounds. So I will continue to determine my progress by the way my clothes fit. By day 5, my size 14 jeans weren't so snug. My protruding stomach has gone down considerably, probably helps that it's completely empty.
I do hope that after a few weeks I will be brave enough to get on the scale. I do feel that I've shrunk some, this being half way through my seventh day.
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