Hey Hey Everyone,
So I’m back…I thought I’d just post in Jenny’s thread but apparently I have a lot to say (decided that after I finished typing it). I re-read Jenny’s thread multiple times before I left and in fact pm ‘d Jenny a few times (thanks for the support). Also pm’d a few of the rest of you that posted that you had gone on vaca and did a mini phase off.
SO, to the juice…I haven’t officially weighed in because I left on a Wednesday morning and came back late Wednesday so my official weigh in isn’t until this coming Wednesday. But I didn’t want to go to Mexico without knowing exactly how much I gained. So I pulled out my own scale for the first time in MONTHS and stepped on it the Wednesday morning I left. Now granted I don’t know the difference between my scale and the clinic’s scale so I don’t know if I gained in phase 3 or not. But on the Wed morning I left my scale said 176…on the Thursday morning I was back (yesterday) it said 183…which I accepted quite easily. I think I actually shrugged and said “ok, now you know…we can fix this”.
Now, I had a lot of constipation issues and I hadn’t gone to the loo going on the third day (yesterday). I usually go anywhere 1-3 times a day so to be going on my third day…was scary to me. So yesterday I took something to battle that and pounded the water. I’m well into my second day of Phase 1, finding it easy…just made up my mind that I wouldn’t be on phase 4 longer then I should. So really phase 4 started when the plane left Canada and stopped when it landed in Canada.
This morning (24 hours later) I’m already 4 lbs down.
I’m pretty happy about that! I’m going to keep my scale for the week and after official weigh in on Wednesday I will hide it again.
Now…so all of you know. My week in Mexico was not a free for all HOWEVER I ate what I wanted and drank what I wanted. This includes girlie sugar drinks and tequila shots. HOWEVER, I found that I wasn’t reaching for desserts; I think I had three that week. I was reaching for the restricted veggies. I’d go back for extra tomatoes and grilled onions (they were YUMMY). I asked my girlfriend if she thought I did ok and she said that I would comment on anything that went into my mouth that wasn’t suppose to so she thought I was highly aware of what I was eating and that I didn’t eat a lot. I also asked her if I was annoying with all my talk about food and she laughed and said “no”. Sometimes when I went back for seconds it would be a plate of lettuce with HEAPING massive spoonfuls of salsa. Gawd their salsa was good…and really would be on plan for Phase 1 once a week as it was only lime juice, tomatoes, onions, salt and cilantro…with a bed of lettuce. SO yummy.
I zip lined, rappelled, kayaked, climbed a mayan temple, rode a bike and parasailed…because 120 lbs ago, I was too big to do those things. It was empowering…and fun to do things because I ‘could’.
So that’s my story in a nut shell…I think I over stressed about it. But hey as a tip, I made a poster for myself about why I did this, what’s better about my life now that I’ve lost weight, I named difficult moments that I powered through do stay on this diet AND wrote down quotes that really meant things to me.
“If you don’t look after your body where will you live?” – Kobi Yamada
“you’re going to be great babe, because you have to be” – VIP
“you’re going to be fine when you come back, you’ve come too far to screw this up now” – 3FC buddy
“Ok I’ll give that you’ve tried hard to lose weight but have you tried hard for long enough” – BBFL
I also put a before and after picture on my little poster. I had this done 6 weeks before I left and took it with me to Mexico. I read it a few times and brought it back in my carry on.
I’m back, relaxed, tanned and ready to finish this!
Hope this helps someone…Jenny’s thread really helped me!