I am still getting the adverse effects of being on this diet - I'm not that bothered, it's a price I'm willing to pay, but I am soooo looking forward to being energised. I am cold, light headed and weary, with occasional leg cramps. But worse is the constipation! As someone who ate far too much fruit this is not something I have ever suffered with. And I wasn't bothered that I hadn't been to the loo for a week as I assumed there was nothing much to expel (trying to be delicate here!). But it came to a head on Saturday morning when I felt that I did want to go to the loo. After a very painful 45 mins I staggered out of the bathroom and collapsed on the bed (en suite so not far to wobble), feeling like I do when I'm sick - hot and cold, shivery and sweaty. B/f (who is wise in the way of these things) said my body had gone into shock. After about an hour I was well enough to have a shower but I felt washed out for the rest of the day. I confess that I did weigh myself though and I am anticipating some result at WI tonight! But what a price! I took a ducolax on Saturday night to try and sort myself out but my body violently objected and I went the other way. There must be a solution.... My LLC is a nurse so I will consult her whether there is a laxative for wimps that I can take.
Anyway, after sharing far too much.....!
I went to a pop in on Friday, set up because the scales had broken at the last proper WI. If you recall, LLC's bathroom scales said I'd lost 7lbs in the last 7 days (I liked these scales) but as I suspected, they were completely wrong! After an additional 4 days it was actually 5lbs - so 5 lbs in 11 days. I was glumly thinking that it would average as 3lbs for the last 2 weeks but my (ahem) bathroom activities at the weekend lead me to hope for maybe another 3lbs tonight. Yes, really.
Pack-wise - I can't face the vegetable any more and I didn't have any chocolate this week (I really don't like it as hot chocolate which I cannot understand) but the Thai which I was a little ambivalent about is actually nice-ish. It has bits in it! Not the lumps you understand, they are my own unintentional addition! I also bravely tried the raspberry as a crushed ice milkshake but half of it went down the sink. I'm trying strawberry this week (probably as mousse). And a fruit bar to make as biscuits. I tried the toffee bar and lemon bar as biscuits and whilst they're better than as bars I still don't like them.
I told LLC about my plans for my birthday and she warned me off the nectarine. With a heavy heart I think she's probably right (sugar in the form of fructose). I'll have some cold chicken for lunch and a small steak in the evening with chicory (she said I could have a green salad).
I had a stressful Saturday helping my mother look after my nieces. The 2 year old was okay but the baby (3 months) was a nightmare. Nothing we did would stop her crying and it drove me insane. Reinforces my determination never to have children though. Sunday I read the new Harry Potter. Then I started reading it again! I'm halfway through for the second time now. It's the best book yet and I'm so glad that J K Rowling is there as a role model for young girls - make yourself rich by your own talent and imagination, not by marrying a footballer or prancing about pretending you can sing.