After reading my past Haiku the new man hinted at having his own one. One really isn’t enough though, so here we go…
We met first for lunch
Your British accent was smooth
Then again that night
Met my mum and friends
Things have progressed quite quickly
Some of my best dates
Nights of fun by three
Like pizza pineapple free
Want to swing with you
Others would think that
Writing Haiku for you seems
Too serious, no
I do enjoy the cryptic level you can include in Haiku.
I have met a new man.
I know. Friends, family and twitter followers will know that after the last one; I swore I was not going to date again until 2012. But, well, he is brilliant in every way and was very unexpected.
Last night we had the best date of my life. Seriously.
He’s seven years older than me, British and a whole lot of fun. Fingers crossed, kids.
So I failed the 10 day period. But I feel amazing, so I don’t care. I didn’t fail because I couldn’t stick to it, I was getting rather used to it, it was more my inner lazyness trying to come up with new and exciting vegetable meals plus my overwhelming desire to go swimming. Personally I’m of the opinion that if I have a desire to exercise (because, hell, that does not happen often) then I need to do it! So I’ve added protein back into my diet and committed myself to swimming laps every morning (Monday-Friday) and playing tennis on Wednesday nights.
Positive outcomes of the detox: I’ve lost 2kg, I’ve successfully shrunk my appetite, I’ve dropped my alcohol tolerance (cheap drunk! woo!) and I’ve kick started myself on a healthy diet.
So while the detox period has ended for me I’m going to stick to little-to-no carbohydrates, up my protein, keep my alcohol intake to a minimum and literally swim my arse off.
There’s eight weeks until Christmas, I plan to lose 8kg in that time. I feel that’s an achievable goal.
Yesterday was hard. I felt like CRAP. I was slow and sluggish, and had a bit of trouble concentrating. I think it was a lack of food. I need to eat a lot more. After a huge dinner meal of salad and kumara and pumpkin with garlic and cumin I felt much better.
This morning I’m feeling good and have started off the day with a herbal tea, a mandarin and a large berry, kiwifruit and unsweetened yoghurt smoothie.
I have left over kumara and pumpkin, and salad, and a bag full of fruit to get me through today. It can only get easier!
I have a slight headache. It started at 11am yesterday, and it hasn’t gone away. My brain is screaming out for coffee. Also, possibly bread. With cheese. Torture.
But no, apart from the coffee-headache I am feeling surprisingly good! I got up yesterday morning at 5.50am and headed to the pools to swim laps. Swimming has become my new exercise buzz. I’m one of those people who gets bored easily, so here’s hoping this one sticks for a bit! Then I hit the tennis courts last night for my first games of the season, so I feel I’m doing pretty good on the exercise front.
Food consumed on day one:
- a berry, kiwifruit and unsweetened yoghurt smoothie, with a splash of natural orange juice
- 2 x mandarins
- 1 x apple
- 1 x carrot
- a salad; mesculin lettuce, capsicum, celery, spring onion, tomato, avocado, spicy mung beans and a squeeze of lemon
- 3 x cups of herbal tea (peppermint, rose and French vanilla and lemon & ginger)
- 2 x 750ml of water
- 2 x bowls of cauliflower soup
I weighed myself again this morning and it’s quite exciting to report that I’ve already lost 900g! I know a fast loss isn’t healthy, but it’s got to be expected when eating only fruit and vegetables.
I know a few other people want to try out this detox, so I thought I’d blog to say how I felt during and after it, as well as answer any questions at the time. Ask away!
I envisage day two, three and four being the toughest.