I hope it's not too late to start posting with you all. I started at 9pm EST last night (May 19) and I have always caved in before. Most recently after 5 days. I did a phosphosoda purge to completely empty my colon so I think that has helped a little bit. Right now, it's all psychological so any help you guys can provide is welcome and I look forward to helping others as well. It's such a relief to find somewhere that people can talk about this instead of all of the naysayers (my family and friends) who tell me how unhealthy this is based on old wives tales instead of research.
This time, no one will know what I'm doing because I don't need the barrage of "you should eat something", "It's so unhealthy", "you're starving yourself" and most famous, "This will have the direct opposite effect on weight loss by slowing your metabolism."
Current Weight: 200.8
Goal Weight: 135
Day 1 was fairly easy until early this afternoon when I found myself very irritable. Around 5pm, I REALLY wanted to make some fried chicken and mashed potatoes. Increased cigarette and water intake to overcome(cigarettes, I know, I know, but one hurdle at a time :-)) At about 7pm I found myself very irritable again. Weird thing is, that nothing in particular is triggering it. I really hope that passes soon. I work in a customer service oriented position and I wouldn't want an unchecked flare of irritability to cause me to lose it with a customer because I, along with all of you, could not handle being unemployed.
It's also important to note that I weighed myself first thing this morning and weighed 204.4, I weighed myself again around 5:00 forgetting that I wrote down my original weight, and weighed 200.8. Used the same scale for both weigh ins but with an almost 4 pound weight loss in hours, am very curious. Could be due to the colon dump. Good luck all!!!