Days 3, 4 and 5 have all been about the same. My body is adjusting to the diet and I feel less hungry and shaky. I am still very bloated. My hubby says my bloating is less, I don’t agree. Everyone keeps telling me I need a big poop. Well, it’s not happening! On Day 5 I worked out with my personal trainer. She gave me some suggestions on how to tweak my diet to make me more comfortable. She thinks it’s possible I’m consuming too much fiber and it’s making me bloated and uncomfortable. I will be trying those changes on Day 6.
My skin is having a major freak out! My complexion on my face is blotchy and uneven. I’m getting black heads and break outs everywhere. I’ve never seen my skin look this terrible. My face looks so exhausted and drab! My eczema on my arms and legs has flared up and has never looked worse. I’m applying so much oil and heavy creams to it. We have turned up the house humidity and I’m sleeping with a humidifier pointed at me on high. Nothing seems to be working! And yet my hair is excessively oily! I have dry hair, so this is new. I wash my hair at night and in the morning my hair is oily. I have to use so much dry shampoo just to look normal. Yesterday I was putting laundry away and I turned the corner and saw myself in the mirror. I did a double take at how horrendous I look. I seriously didn’t recognize myself!
Oh the exhaustion! I feel like I’m in my first trimester of pregnancy! I go to bed before 10 and I’m having a hard time waking up at 8. I get a burst of energy for about 2-3 hours late morning. Then it’s back to being exhausted. I almost fell asleep at dinner one night.
I’ve only lost 2 pounds so far. I’m feeling very discouraged and I want to give up. I’m questioning if this is worth it? All I want is ice cream, cookies and a glass of wine. I thought I would feel awesome, I’m cleansing!? I leave for LA in 1 week and I don’t want to look like I crawled out from under a bridge!! Even though I feel so down about doing it, I’m half way thru and I can’t give up now! Something inside me won’t allow me to give up, no matter how miserable I am. I will finish this thing! I might end up in LA looking like the ugly step sister!