Yesterday was when the effects of the detox starting showing up. I had cravings but after reading one of the daily emails, I realized that is was probably more mental then physical. I like having a little treat after lunch and that mental note lingered throughout the day. I just had to power through it.
I also had a headache most of the day and was tired. So tired that I went to bed at 8. But get this….I had a hard time falling asleep.
My sleep situation is kinda strange. I have been diagnosed with idiopathic hypersomnia which literally translates to “you are overly tired but we don’t know why.” This means, I could sleep all day every day and it takes me less then 8 minutes to fall asleep. Well, I have struggled with falling asleep over the last several days. I’m fairly certain it’s not the detox but more or less has something to do with medications. I’m currently tapering off my anti-depressant and anti-anxiety, I’ve gone of birth control, and I’m on a short round of phentermine. All this is to reset my body and prevent additional weight gain. The phentermine revs up your metabolism so that could be a contributing factor.
I hear day 3 is pretty rough. I’m hoping to power through.
My meals yesterday were the same as the day before with a couple of exceptions.
M1: Banana and almonds pre-workout
M2: Swirly Crustless Quiche and bacon with a protein shake made with 2% milk (I know this is not allowed but I’m trying to get rid of the milk and that was the last of it). I added the protein shake since I did a hard workout first thing in the morning.
M3: Homemade turkey burger with mixed greens and balsamic vinegarette (paleo recipe) and carrots
M4: 1/2 banana and almond buter
M5: Spaghetti Squash Bolognese
Good news though, I’m down 2.6 lbs. I know I’m not supposed to weigh myself during this but I really need to as I’m trying this challenge to reset my body so I can start loosing weight. My problem is going to be NOT getting on the scale every day.