I am back again and giving this another whirl. So let me give you a little update since my last post. I realize it has been quite a few months.
After my last post, I went into my 2nd 30-day set of juicing. From my last post you can tell it had been rough, even my fiance noticed I was depressed. So he suggested I have 1 meal a day, and I agreed. So, my 2nd 30 days began, and I looked forward to the meal. At this point, I was doing fine, until the 2nd week came around. I then, couldn’t help, but snack on something here and there. By the end of the 2nd set of 30 days, I was at more than just one meal/ I didn’t lose as much.
What I did realize though, is that I didn’t lose more than I thought I would in the first month, much less the 2nd month. Basically, what I am saying, I went through all that suffering, to have results that didn’t make much of a difference from my normal dieting. I was very disappointed, to say the least.
Psychologically, the juicing screwed with my mind, in the sense of being deprived of solid foods. I know I did it willingly, but I wasn’t expecting the psychological trauma. I say trauma, because when those 60 days were done. I couldn’t, just go back to my regular dieting (lifestyle change). Because it is like someone not having water for days, all they want to do is drink, til they can’t anymore. That is what happened to me.
I ate, just about everything, I had not eaten while on my regular diet, I can’t even explain the feeling. I went on like that for about 3-4 months, and during that time gaining weight. All the hard work in the previous year, I was knowingly sabotaging, in my mind, I couldn’t control myself. It made me sad, and happy at the same time. I know it is up to me, but until you have been there you don’t know.
I think this is well and good for some people, but not for others, it did not work for me, I think the cleansing was a good thing. And even though I lost a lot of weight the first week, thereafter it was as low as 2 lbs a week, which was not much in my eyes.
I think I will stick to my regular dieting, and walking.
Speaking of walking, I have noticed as of late, I have not been walking as much. Now I can use the excuse that my cat gets behind me near the treadmill, and I have to stop, but I can easily take her to the room for 30-60 minutes without a problem. I need to stick to every aspect of my diet, or I will never reach my goal.
As it is a gained back about half of what I lost. Back to work, never give up! I am not sure if I will post my regular updates like before, if anything, perhaps once a month. So far, I have been back on my diet for 3 weeks, and have lost 10.8 lbs, which is awesome, this is pretty much how it goes, I average 2 lbs a week, I weigh in now on Sundays, but am thinking of changing to Saturdays like I was doing before.
Tonight I had a chat with my boyfriend, and we agreed that I should change it back to Saturdays. So I am going to do that, It just feels weird, not doing it at the end of the week lol. Ok, I have gone on enough, I am closing here.
Final thoughts: If you decide to go on a diet, be sure it is one that you can deal with, physically, psychologically, and emotionally!
Until next time.