Making it to day three of ANY diet is a pretty big achievement to me.
Originally the only thing that convinced me to try this particular diet - was talk of loss of 5lbs in the first phase. And the first phase which only lasted five days.
Five days - pah! - I can manage that, right?
But I'm finding it pretty difficult.
When I woke up I had the sicky, dizzy feeling I normally equate with the morning after a heavy drinking session on an empty stomach. I'm not actually sure how I managed the 40 minute walk to work, especially while having to fight with an umbrella for the entire journey.
Within a couple of hours I was starting to feel a bit more normal though - with the exception of being wooly-brained and confused and oh-so-tired. And craving just about every food on the planet. Especially chocolate.
I don't get it. I sometimes go unconsciously without chocolate for DAYS. Why can't I do it CONSCIOUSLY for five days??? This makes me all the more determined to stick it out.
(Oddly, the one thing I haven't craved yet is alcohol. I find that strange.)
Anyway, my head has been up my ass all day (NOT literally I should stress. I'm not remotely doublejointed. And why would I WANT to do that anyway??? What's WRONG with you???) I forgot my umbrella on the way home. And of course got caught in a hail-storm. Typical.
Then I spent five minutes in Superdrug in front of the Rimmel make-up, having a silent hissy fit because they appeared to have discontinued my favourite lipstick. Then I realised five minutes later that it actually still existed - the reason I couldn't find it was because it was a L'OREAL lipstick. And speaking of L'Oreal, I then had a hair-dye crisis because I couldn't remember what brand I used usually purely because I couldn't find the box with the woman I recognised on it.
By the time I got home, I was in a bit of a state. All I wanted was pizza - a Dominos delivery guy walking past me hadn't helped. It had briefly crossed my mind to mug him for the pizza, such was my mental state.
So I had to cheat slightly and add a bit of cheese to my dinner. Not much, and it's not really allowed in this five day phase . . . but if I hadn't done that, I'm fairly sure I would have been breaking into some chocolate tonight.
I definitely don't see this diet lasting longer than five days. I've been trying to take one day at a time. But the problem is, I'm not a massive fan of meat and two veg - I never have been. I'm a spag bol and macaroni cheese and pizza sort of girl. I like eating out and drinking wine and eating chocolate whenever the fancy takes me. WHY CAN'T FOOD BE CALORIE FREE??? WHY CAN'T I JUST EAT WHAT I WANT WITHOUT PUTTING ON WEIGHT???? WHY DO I HAVE NO WILLPOWER???
I think I'm going to have to return to the low calorie thing. It's worked for me before, I can still eat what I like to some extent, and . . . most importantly . . . I DON'T NEED TO EAT BACON AND EGGS EVERY DAY FOR BREAKFAST. Blurgh.
I never thought I'd say I miss Weetabix but I really do . . .