Day 3 “Juice and Other Stuff Diet”

Weighed myself first thing. Down 1lb. So 2lbs in 2 days. If I lost a pound every day for 2 weeks id be as happy as anything but as we will see further down, this is unlikely!

10.30am. First time I feel hungry today. Been to wholesaler to get flowers and bits I needed and drank water in the car but no hunger. Drank sunrise juice. I really like this one.

1pm Friend has been visiting since 11 and I’ve been too distracted to be hungry.

1.30 ok now I’m hungry

2pm – green juice. It’s no longer green after 3 days in the fridge and despite shaking it, remains an unattractive sludge colour. I manage half of it.

4.30pm kids have requested pizza for dinner

5.00pm feed kids. No.1 says “Mammy, where is your dinner” I said I already ate it, “no you didn’t he says” and comes back from the counter with 2 slices of thin base traditional sauce pepperoni Goodfellas Pizza, well I didn’t want to hurt his feelings…..

7pm – beetroot juice

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I tried, I really did. I just could not drink any more juice. I managed 1/3 of it and gave up. I needed hot food so I microwaved a portion of soup I had frozen and had that instead

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(Syn free Butternut Squash and Basil Soup)

On day 4 (yesterday) I checked my weight and I was Still only 2lbs down. To be honest if I had stuck to it properly I might have lost more but I did my best for first attempt! Next time (next week) il be more prepared. Kids dinners will be done in advance and won’t be convenience food every other day and I’m going to have soup on standby for wobbly moments.

I celebrated the end of the detox by having lasagne, chips, coleslaw followed by cake for lunch yesterday and suffered for hours after with cramps!!

Today was a write off food wise ended with Indian takeaway and peanut butter M&Ms

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Tomorrow will be back to SW plan, apart from the cake I’ve made for my aunts birthday……oops 🙂

Juice “Diet” Day 2….

First things first. Weigh myself. At 7.30am. After the loo, with no clothes on. Down 1lb since yesterday. Excellent. Only a million left to go.

Cycle to school with the kid. I feel so amazing and empowered by my 1lb loss that I even add an extra cycle on after the drop off. Feel amazing. Fabulous.

9.00am. Have sunrise orange/carrot juice.

10.00am. Starving. But Have been online all morning sorting out new website (check it out http://www.elegantflowers.ie)

11.00am. Get a text, passport applications for kids are missing vital things, namely my own passport, and No.1’s birthcert. I need to go to the Passport office 45 mins away today

Continue to work away, facebook, twitter and website are very effective at distracting me from the hunger.

I intend to have soup at lunch with friend and be super good and strong.

1.45pm. In cafe.

Waitress: What will you have

Me: I’l have the soup

Waitress: do you want bread with that?

Me: no thank you, just the soup

Waitress: If you get a wrap or sandwich and spend €6.95 the kid (No.2) eats free

Me: Ok, i’l have a BLT

So I ate the BLT (but no crusts) and 5 of the kids fries and decide that’s the only meal I’l have today, I will remain strong and positive for the rest of the day. They forgot to give me my soup. I ask for it when I pay and take it in a carton.

3.30pm. Went to SW Class to distract myself. I hadn’t been in 2 weeks as was away last week with the husband. I was down 1lb. Hurrah!

5.30pm Cook dinner for the kids. Chicken curry and rice is requested. God this is torture.

6.00pm Feed the kids. Have my evening juice, the beetroot one, it’s ok if I have LOADS of ice in it.

8.00pm. Feel miserable, tired and cold. I have the soup I didn’t have at lunch and feel better.

10.00pm. In bed, wrecked, head hits pillow and out. I better be thinner tomorrow.

Did I mention we launched our new website? It’s http://www.elegantflowers.ie

Also started a blog there yesterday, first entry is up 🙂

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Juice Diet Day 1 – Done……sort of

Ok. I am writing this entry on what is day 2 of my 3 day detox with Tonic Juices.

It’s going to be longer than 3 days at the rate i’m going, which is not to plan, lets say!

Tuesday Morning, Day 1.

9am. I have the Sunrise Juice. It’s nice, bit carrotty but hey, i’m on track, i’m on plan and I am DOING this!! This is after the school cycle and back. I’ve had my hot water and lemon. I am on FIRE!

11am. I am STARVING

12pm. Juice time. Green Stuff. It’s ok, I’m not mad about it but it’s not tasting as gross as it looks.

1pm. Starving

1.30pm. prepare pesto pasta for toddler. This is torture. Pasta has never looked so good. I’l just take one bit to make sure it’s cooked ok. The 20th piece tasted about right.

2.30pm. cannot.stop.thinking.about.food

3.30pm. Starving. Almost ready to go look in cupboards, considering making soup.

4pm. Reaching for the afternoon green juice. Friend texts me. I’ve told her i’m detoxing after crazy week last week, I didn’t mention what kind.

Friend: “lets do dinner, one last blow out”

Me, immediate reply “ok, dont’ tell husband, i’m meant to be detoxing”

Friend: “Our Secret”

So I Skipped the 4pm and the dinner juice.

6pm. Go upstairs to get out of tracksuit bottoms i’ve been lazing about in all day to get changed. Lie on bed for 20 seconds, wake up 30 minutes later. Feel WRECKED

7pm. Collect Friend. Go to restaurant.

I went out for dinner. The Shame. I had chicken liver Pate and 2 slices of toast and started to feel full….weird!! I ordered a grilled chicken fillet with lemon, and it came with a side salad and I ordered veggies as a side instead of chips (amazing or what!)

I managed less than half of it. Literally could not eat another mouthful. Had a pain in my stomach. Finished with a cup of green tea and rolled home.

Came clean to husband, admitted to chicken and salad, didn’t mention the pate!

I have been drinking water all day, every time I feel hungry I drink water. Whats strange is I still feel dehydrated, my lips are dry. I bring a herbal tea to bed.

Went to bed at 10 and read for a while, fell asleep really quickly it seemed but woke up with sweats a few times during the night!

Weigh in Check this morning: Down 1lb

Back tomorrow with Day 2’s Diary (confession)

3 Day Juice Detox – the night before!!

I’ve had my last wispa, my last Thai red curry and rice….I’ve lined my juices from Tonic Juices up in my fridge, and I’ve prepared himself to be supportive – it even says in the advice sheet provided “husband must be supportive”

It also says this….

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….but he asked was that any different to usual????

I’m feeling afraid, but after Easter break and a trip away I’m determined!!

Wish me luck 🙂

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