DogLovinDeb Posted May 31, 2013 Share Posted May 31, 2013 So... I have been writing this down for myself - but as I was desperately looking at other people's forums to see what timeline things will happen in, I realized that someday my journey could potentially be helpful. I am about 50 pounds overweight â€“ mid 40's. Have been working out with fairly heavy weights 2x a week for 8 weeks - various, light cardio a few days a week. No weight loss I ate what I considered to be fairly healthy during the day but at night - I was a self proclaimed wino! I could suck down a bottle a night if I thought I could get away with it (or afford it!). As it was I was drinking about 3 bottles a week, plus beer on the weekends. Alcohol = unplanned evening snacking! I am breaking out worse than when I was a teenager, my stomach is the biggest part of me (used to be a pear when I was slender, now I am an apple) I am always constipated, cannot sleep through the night, have an over active bladder and severe mood swings, various aches and pains all the time (I sound lovely, right??) I am just trying to be honest for those who come later.... So far, at day 4, I don't miss the wine or anything else. I have been eating yummy food. But - the weekend is only a day away (scared) If anyone wants to know more detail on my meals (like the mango salsa recipe for the salmon!) please let me know, and I would be happy to share. Also, I am not worried about punctuation or grammar - just want to jot it all down - don't think ill of me ;-) Days 1 - 4 Day 1 Monday May 27th 193lbs Headache, snack attacks (but not hungry), bloated, aching shoulder, neck and lower back, tired, very irritable. Upset stomach at night Walked slow, 40 minutes Breakfast: shake (all my shakes consist of some type of Fruit, Silk unsweetened Almond Milk, Kale or Spinach, a little psyllium to thicken) Lunch: 2 all natural turkey 'hotdogs' snack: nuts Dinner: turkey burger sweet potato hash (from the It Starts with Food book) Day 2 Tuesday May 28th BAD headache, evening feeling a little snacky, but may just be an upset stomach. Drank some herbal tea and that seemed to help, constipated No exercise Breakfast: shake, egg Lunch: curry apple chicken, salad with avocado dressing snack: nuts Dinner: grilled salmon with mango salsa Day 3 Wednesday May 29th Aches and pains â€“ mostly pain in neck and upper spine, but some cramping in upper back. A little tired, very mild headache. Most of the day in a good mood, but started getting mellow towards evening. A little worried I may be going into grumpy stage tomorrow. Very snacky feeling in afternoon and a little bit after dinner too, constipated No exercise Breakfast: shake, egg Lunch: chicken, avocado dressing, mixed veggies (carrots, cucumber, tomatoes), strawberries Snack: mixed nuts, mixed veggies (carrots, cucumber, tomatoes), strawberries Dinner: steak, sweet potato with clarified butter, side salad with avocado dressing Snack: cherries Day 4 Thursday May 30th What's with the explosion on my face? Ugh!! I am breaking out more than normal. Aches and pains about 50% less, headache also about 50% better. Not grumpy, but not my usual happy self either â€“ just kind of blah and mellow I guess. Still constipated â€“ gonna take something tonight, I was hoping to avoid pills during this but a girls got to do what a girls got to do! HUNGRY before dinner!! No exercise (I miss working out but have no energy!!) Breakfast: sausage & spinach frittata, apple, tomatoes Lunch: salad with chicken and mango salsa snack: mixed nuts, tomatoes Dinner: green bean â€˜spaghetti' with adelles sausage marinara snack: just a couple of nuts (trying to cut back) Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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