This isn’t as hard as I thought it would be. The hunger is totally manageable. When my stomach growls, I make a lemonade and drink it. So this is what hunger is supposed to be like, huh? You feel hungry, you make and consume. As an overeater, I just ate whenever I felt like it. Sad? Eat something. Stressed? Eat something. Bored? Yeah, you get the idea.
I’m not much of a drinker. I mean liquid in general. It has been a struggle for me to drink 8 glasses of water a day. I’ve been trying to do that for years and hardly ever succeeded. Now that I live in the desert, it’s a little easier to get close to that 64 ounce mark. But I still have to force myself. Drinking my meals has changed that for me. I get 64 ounces of liquid minimum every day. I pee about 10,000 times a day. (Ok maybe only 1,000 lol)
The only downside is the salt water flush. I cannot find the right balance. I tried 1tsp. I tried 2, 3 and 4tsp. My body simply absorbs it. Every time. So I had to quit as I’m not cool with putting that much sodium into my body for no reason. I am not dehydrated. I don’t have a sodium deficiency. I had to conclude that I’m one of “those people” who can’t get the SWF to work. I read tons of accounts of people with the same problems. Some eventually found the balance, some gave up, some were ordered to stop by their doctors. So… It’s extra Smooth Move for me and the realization that I’ll probably never see that ucky black stuff that is coating my colon. I’d like to remove it, but it doesn’t seem possible without the water to push it out.
Ah well. Can’t win ‘me all and I’ll tell you this much… I feel great.
I’m addicted to the scale so I made a rule of Monday only. Last Monday I has already lost 3 lbs. I cheated and looked today. Another 3 down. Now I know this is water weight and I’ll gain some of it back, but I also know I’m exercising 5 times a week so its not all gonna come rushing back on.
This is an exciting change for me. I’m doing it! I’m sticking to it and I’m becoming a healthier person. I am really proud of myself right now. 🙂
Abs only today.
Maybe 20 calories burned. It’s all good, I don’t even feel ashamed.