40 Day Weight Loss – Day 5

Weight – 244.4 (going down still, so that’s good!) Calories – not enough today!

So last night was not good. I had a terrible headache all night and was extremely hungry even after I ate dinner. I made a delicious stuffed red bell pepper for dinner, but it was small and didn’t fill me up at all. I was still very tired and felt really worn out, so I made a cup of herbal tea, drank it and went to be around 9:30 pm. I laid there not able to get comfortable and finally got up around midnight and took two ibuprofen. I’m not sure if I’m supposed to take meds while I’m on this program, but it helped and allowed me to get some sleep.

I woke up really hungry this morning. I drank my morning tea and stevia…had my water…did my morning drops and went to work. I pack my lunch the night before (to make it easier and quicker in the mornings for me) so I grabbed my lunch and off to work I went. By 10:30 am I was really hungry. I held out until about 11:30 am and made my out of a pouch Albacore tuna packed in water on top of romaine lettuce salad garnished with yummy lemon, pink salt and pepper. I ate it, it was good but about 20 minutes after eating, my stomach started grumbling (not in a good way) and I had to make a run for the bathroom. Not to get too graphic…but I didn’t keep much of my lunch with me…so began my hunger again. I ate a small pear (one of my fruits) and had another cup of tea and more water to get me through the afternoon.

When I got home around 3 pm, I felt exhausted and really hungry…the feeling I get when my blood sugar is low and I don’t care what I eat, I just need to eat something.  I normally would have had something sweet or cheese and crackers to satisfy my hunger.   I couldn’t stand it. I broke down and ate a hard boiled egg. It worked. It stopped my hunger and gave me the little bit of energy I needed to finish the day (a couple of minor computer tasks and a conference call). This program is very clear about not delineating from what you are supposed to eat each day, so hopefully that one hard boiled egg won’t set me back. Today, I don’t really care. Tomorrow I may feel differently when I get on the scale…we’ll see.

I’m still very tired and am going to lay down in a bit to take a rest before I make dinner. My headache is better, just dull now. I’m still warm here and there but not feverish any longer. I am hoping I’m on the upside of detoxing from Sugar. I am still planning to take it easy for the next few days until my detoxing symptoms settle down a bit. Last night when my head was throbbing and I couldn’t get comfortable, I did do some deep breathing and I tried visualizing myself at my goal weight wearing my beautiful wedding dress. I’m going to keep at it, but it’s not easy. They said I wouldn’t be hungry but I am, at least last night and today. I’m going to check in with the Doctor’s office and see if there’s something more I can do to help with that. I’m hopeful that the extra egg I ate today doesn’t set me back to badly tomorrow. If it does, I’m not going to beat myself up too much over it. It was one flippin egg! 🙂

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