Day 3

Day two was my hungry day. I hadn’t been hungry ever in 7 years of low carb diets. It felt very strange to be hungry and I didn’t like that feeling. I worried I would never get into ketosis on such high levels of carbs as the Cambridge but perhaps I should just take a chill pill, go with the flow and stay positive it might just work.

I’m the first to admit that I like Science, I like Logic, I can’t just accept a simple yes it will work, I want to know why. That’s what happens when you have been dieting all of your adult life (forgetting about that first diet at age 9). Perhaps I should say dieting and failing for 23 years, becoming so completely aware of my body, what works and doesn’t work for me. I am yet to meet anyone as sensitive to weight gain as myself…perhaps if one day, you stumble upon this blog, you could be kind enough to leave me some positive thoughts.

Today has been OK. I miss food. Not the bad stuff that got me fat, I miss the sort of food that I never gain weight on. Generous helpings of low GI salads bursting with flavours, colours and goodness. Big chunks of meat that I can stick my teeth, yummy succulent oven baked spatchcock, chicken legs, juicy steam, roast lamb seasoned with rosemary and garlic. Mmm.

Back to planet earth.

Day 2 Report: 100%. I should pat myself in the back again but that’s already old.Did I mention I’ve been sensitive and moody?

Water: 3.6 l; milk 0.425 l

Breakfast – same as yesterday.

Lunch – Chocolate Mint Shake which was refreshing and lovely. Next time, I will try this as a hot drink.

Dinner – Oriental Chilli soup which was good but not as nice as the Chicken and Mushroom soup

After dinner – Strawberry shake. I thought I would like this because the once or twice I’d ever had milkshake over two decades ago, I had strawberry. This one was somewhat powdery, a bit chemical tasting and I won’t be buying it again.

Day 3 Report: On target for 100%.

Breakfast – Original Porridge and I added some cinnamon. I was so sure that I would not like this as I dislike the sliminess of real porridge but my little sister convinced me to give it a try. Game changer. Loved it. Here’s a photo, it was nice and thicker than some I’ve seen online because I used DualDynamics’s recipe

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Lunch – Mushroom soup. This was just OK, didn’t wow me.

Dinner – I made prawns stir fried with garlic, chilli and basil, served with salad.

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After Dinner – Coming up…Cappucino shake. I think I’ll have this hot…

Oh and I lost 0.9 kg today making it a total of 3.4 kg in two days. Little voice keeps whispering OK but I lost 4.6 kg in first two days of my January 2015 low carbing. Get over it woman.

In other news, watching Eastenders as I type this and I could have sworn that during the Live bits, Tanya said, “How’s Adam?” I wonder if she meant Ian? And if you haven’t got a clue what I’m on about, the real name of the actor who plays Ian Beale is Adam.

Time to switch off the TV. Baking programme. Food everywhere I look. Have a shake woman.

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