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  1. Four Pounds and Seven Inches

    At the end of Phase One my number crunching reads like this:

    Weight 13st 4lb -4lbs
    BMI 30 -.5
    Body Fat 4st 12lb -4lbs
    BF% 36.6 -1.6
    H2o 46.2% +1.1%

    Bust 43"
    Waist 37"
    Hips 44"
    Thighs 23/23"
    Arms 13/13" -1" of every measurement =7" in total lost

    I'm really happy with my results, and moving on I'm going back to more plant based eating now, so mostly carb meals,with the occasional ...
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  2. Phase One - Eating Fish and Eggs

    I started Phase One on Friday 1st June, doing it the sensible way, that's the beauty of doing this for the second time ... learning from your own mistakes

    I had given up alcohol a month before as it had started really not agreeing me, a lot of vegans find this to be the case. I switched to decaf coffee the week before to get the bloody awful headaches out of the way before I changed my eating habits, I'm glad I did they were chronic, but a couple of paracetamol took the edge ...
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  3. Day 14

    I'm pleased to have made it to 14 days and now feel that it's become a way of life. I know that I've still got to be careful at this stage not to be lulled into a false sense of security. I'm still avoiding fruit, all though I had some blueberries the other day, as I know that the sugar content is enough to set me off on a sugar binge. I've got a busy week next week which could be dangerous so I'm off to Sainsburys this morning to make sure I've got plenty of supplies. I'm determined to make ...
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  4. Being Happy in Fifteen Minutes

    I once heard a sober alcoholic say that drinking never made him happy, but it made him feel like he was going to be happy in about fifteen minutes. That is exactly it, and I use food in a similar way. I wouldn’t understand why the happiness never came, couldn’t see the flaw in my thinking, couldn’t see that food kept me trapped in a world of illusion, procrastination, paralysis. I lived always in the future, never in the present. I tend to get really cross when others are eating the food that I ...

    Updated 2nd June 2018 at 11:05 AM by Alison13

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  5. Day 11

    My energy is back which is a relief as it means that I can get on a do things. As it was sunny today I did a few hours of gardening and topped up my Vit D. However yesterday I woke up at 5am and couldn't get back to sleep again which meant that I felt tired all day. I'm not sure if it was that or the fact that I've been eating garlic which might have caused some die off but I felt really peckish all day. After meals I felt full but just couldn't stop looking for food. So, I decided to give myself ...
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