Thursday, April 30, 2009

Day 15

Today is a bit of a crappy day for me since I do not feel very well, nothing major, just a bit there and there. A bit nauseous, a bit cranky. Want to get home but there is too much work in the lab, so don't think I will finish before half 10 :(

My weight is the same, nothing changed.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Day 14 (two full weeks)

Two weeks done! I am feeling generally fine but in the morning was a bit nauseous. It seems that if I drink a bit more than 250ml it gets too much for me. Also I forgot to take magnesium supplement yesterday so ended up with a crump today.

I am down to 69kg, -9kg overall.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Day 13

Another one down, almost two weeks without food. I am the same weight as yesterday but did lose cms. In fact most my clothes is now too big. I was trying the new top I've finished and it is huge! A bit upset about it since I have never actually wore it, will have to be gifted.

Monday, April 27, 2009

Day 12

Here is me again, I am feeling fine although a bit shitty in the morning. I think I must be entering the crisis time soon, after which body will feel much better. Strangely enough I still do not have any bad breath!

I am just back from the S&B knitting meeting (trying to finish my second Roza's sock).

I am 69.7kg!

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Days 10 and 11

I didn't get the chance to write last night, so today is a brief summary for two days. On Friday night we went playing badminton, after about 30min I was already tired bit still made it till the end. We were playing no-stop though, so it was pretty intense.

Yesterday I spend half a day in the garden doing some cleaning, planting more flowers and sorting out seeds and and seedlings. This year I am planning on growing two types of tomatoes, two types of courgettes, some sugar snaps, French broad beans, spinach and basil. Only and one or two of each though since the garden is tiny and communal (we are shearing with two other neighbours). I am very excited about it, cannot wait until end of May so I can plant it all outside!

We also went to Gary Moor concert last night, that was nice but very tiresome, I've never been in the standing before in my life, balcony or tables is just so much more comfortable!

Oh, I am doing abit of knitting as well, nothing much but I have finished a top which I simply cannot photograph due to the ever chaning weather; next week will be even worse with continious rain :(((

I am down to 70.1kg

Friday, April 24, 2009

Day 9

Almost a quarter done! I am doing OK, not so much tired today. I had a massive cramp in my leg last night, horrible one I must say. So I did a bit of research and found out that is most likely to be due the lack of magnesium. Paul Bragg does recommend hard water and hard water is very rich in magnesium, but I cannot get it here. And it doesn't store in the body much, so I have decided to get a supplement. Feeling much better now.
I am down to 70.8kg

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Day 8 (1 full week)

I know I should feel pretty happy about it but I am not. I am just sooooo tired to day. Past two days have been an absolute nightmare, I don't know whether this is due to the lack of food, or period. Today I am just tired and hungry, and then more tired. Cannot wait to get home. Work has been very difficult and time consuming around here and it is only going to get worse. Oh well, will see how it goes.

I am down to 71.2kg

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Day 7

Everything is fine, no pain just a bit of tiredness, but then again I did have a 13hr working day today. I've noticed that in the past couple of days my lips started to get very dry, a bit annoying that's it.

I am down to 71.7kg today and this is including my first day of period. Overall I am very happy!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Day 6

This is going to be a short one, I had such a long day a work today, just need to rest. I am feeling OK, my stomach is hurting quite a bit and I think it is due to an excess of acid. Hopefully it will go soon; also my left tonsil is hurting probably because not all the stuff is cleaned from it.

My weight in the morning was the same as yesterday 72.5kg but I have lost about a cm in waist, hips and thigh. I am not measuring my chest/breast circumference at all since I would not mind loosing a bit there as well but it is not critical.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Day 5

I am fine! We went out with a bunch of friends last night, no one knows what it is I am doing so I just said I already had a dinner and have to do disections in the morning, so there was only plain water for me. The thing is physically I do not feel hungry anymore, but sicological reflex still prevails.
I am feeling OK today and so did yesterday with the exception for being tired in the afternoon, we went to the gardening centre and my stomach was killing me. I think it might be shrinking because it does gramble a lot particularly at night.
My left tonsil is getting a clean up which I am very happy about, so today there is almost no bad breath for me!

I am down to 72.5kg, clothes is getting looser now, yey!!!

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Day 4

Today is already day 4 of my adventure. I am much better with denying myself any food by now. Last night I couldn't go to church for the Easter service because I cannot take communion, this is probably one of the big downsides for me, but there was no other choice. Refusiong to take it would have beed like slapping the priest.

I did experience a lot of kidney pain through out yesterday which is very unusual to me as I never ever had any problems with them, I think it is because I dehydrated myself, so I bought mineral water with low salt composition and drank about 4L of it. The pain has gone completely by now. But now I have a slight burning in my heart...

My tongue is completely white which is a typical symptom of detoxification of the body, oh and my teeth look so much whiter now as if I professionally cleaned them (that is probably due to the lack of coffee and tea ;))

I am 73.2kg today! Almost -5kg

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Day 3

I am still sticking to it! Yesterday was so much easier, I managed to devote 3hrs to non-stop flat cleaning (finally), cooked dinner for DH and went for a two hour walk. All in all I still think I can do it, but sometimes I have hunger pangs and I did become very short tempered. I also have a very changing mood as one miute I am perfectly happy and the next I feel like screaming at the world. I now understand why most people seek solitude when they undergo it. Another thing, I notice that as with my mood, I feel energized and 20 min later need a break.

I am down to 74.2kg, almost -4kg overall

Friday, April 17, 2009

Day 2 (take 2)

No, I haven't broken my diet yesterday, in fact I took it further and turned it into the first day of water fasting. I am feeling much better, getting used to it, feeling much more energised. Last night I did develop a sore throat and a headache (seems like headache is going to be a permanent feature of this process).

I actually gained 0.5kg taking my weight to 75.9kg but lost 4cm around my hips and 4.5cm around my waist.

Hopefully I will get used to it soon, things I miss the most is coffee in the morning and tea in the evening, also for the past two nights I've been having food dreams ;)

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Day 3

Yesterday was very difficult, it was horrible to say the least, by the end of the day I ended up with a headache and couldn't fall asleep until 3am. Today is so much better: no headache and no hunger. I haven't eaten at all today, cannot even look at the buckwheat any more ;). If I do not anything by the end of today I will consider it my first day of water fasting.
I am down to 75.4kg, sugar is fine, still feel salty in the back of the throat. Yesterday I must have drunk at least 5L of water

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Day 2

One day down 6 more to go... Well excluding last night it is not that difficult! During the day I was too busy to think about food much and plain food for lunch haven't bother me, but the evening came and all have changed.
I was super hungry, do not think it was a real physiological hunger more like me being so used to having a nice dinner with my DB. And he was having his in front of me and watching the great British menu where they showed an amazing fish pie. Have to say it did nearly resulted in me suffocating from excess saliva ;) Tough, I really had to pull all my concentration, hopefully it will get better today.

On the positive site: I did not get any headache in the evening! I was experiencing a lot of saltiness on the back of my throat through out the day (this was very annoying) and to my goals. I managed to go down to 2.5L all together (by 1.5L I have meant cold water I take during the day but also I am having a large cup of warm one before meal intakes and in the evening). And I am 76.4kg today, I know it is not fat yet, just excess liquid but still I do feel better and less bloated.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

I am back...

Hi, I am back or sort of back... I will be using this blog to keep me motivated with my weight loss and not knitting because really I do not have much time for knitting with work completely taking over for now. In August I have started WW but did not like it and after coming back from a conference in September decided to take more drastic measures by completely cutting down some carbs and sweets and going to the gym 3-4 times a week. I did lose 10kg and started to feel much better...

However with work being the way it is now I have no time for the gym and want to start running in the morning instead because I could do it at 6-7am before work. But with my current weight it is a bit tricky, 3K in 25min is my maximum with 2 short breaks and being out of breath for the next 40min. Another issue is salt. I love salt, I am addicted to it and can eat by itself, and as a result my joints are starting to hurt. Last two weeks had been particularly painful as my 2nd MCP on the right hand was killing me and what is worse preventing my lab work.

To do it ideally I would like to fast for 40days... My parents are both huge fans of water fasting and have been doing it at least once a year for the past 10 or so years, but I could only manage 10 days once. So I am not sure I can do it right now. Instead I am starting a buckwheat diet for the next 7 days. And if I am fine after it I will reconsider a 40 day water fast.

The diet is simple I can eat up to 250g of hot water boiled buckwheat a day with no butter/oil/salt added to it, absolutely plain, with last consumption being at 7pm (6 hours before sleep) I can also drink as much water as I fancy.

So, today is day 1: My weight is 78kg and currently I am consuming a minimum of 2.5-3L of water a day (not counting tea and coffee).
My goal is to lose 6-8kg and most importantly lower my water consumption to 1.5L a day.

I will be measuring my blood sugar levels in the mornings (starting tomorrow) and hopefully with blog daily to keep myself motivated.