Monday, May 9, 2011

Detox Update:

Hey Everyone!

I want to say Happy Mother's Day to all the mothers out there. I really don't know how you manage but I believe good mothers do an AMAZING job! Keep doing what you do.

As my title says I want to update you on my detox. I ended yesterday because I was really craving protein/foods with protein. It started on Thursday, I was really craving morning star sausage patties. For those of you who don't know that is a veggie patty but it looks like meat sausage. The sodium level is a bit more than I would like but it is still quite tasty. More importantly, it has a good amount of protein in it. I managed to ignore the cravings and stay on plan, and then on Friday I started to crave eggs. It got so bad that I was hallucinating. 

No joke I could see myself frying up some eggs and eating it. At one point I saw myself eating boiled eggs and I HATE boiled eggs. Again, I managed to fight through it and then on Saturday, Tuna was calling my name. The can of tuna in the cupboard was teasing me because I didn't want to give in. As the day grew on the cravings were too much to deal with so I finally gave in and I had some spaghetti and cornflakes on Saturday evening. Then Sunday I ate regular food, I had grits and eggs for breakfast but I had too much grease for dinner, Bean and rice, baked bbq chicken, plantain and cole slaw (we have an early dinner on Sundays) and I paid for it this morning. My stomach was my worst enemy today. 

Even though I fell off the wagon, I am going to go back on the detox on the 11th. I will again try to get through a minimum of 8 days I am going to try to include hemp seed and flax seeds, (thanks Hyla for the suggestion of including seeds) maybe some hemp protein so I do not crave protein like I did the last time.

As far as detox symptoms are concerned I didn't have anything major, my skin was itchy but that was about it. I did notice that I was always sleepy around 3pm. Then I got a burst of energy around 6. I think my body always gave me energy around 6 because thats the time when I usually exercised. As far as weight is concerned: When I weighed myself Sunday morning I weighed 180.7lbs. Today I weighed in at 182 exactly. I am not overly concerned about the weight. It is what it is. I am getting to the point where the scale doesn't affect me like it used to, because I give myself 5lbs. Once I don't gain over 5lbs I don't sweat it. 

My goal is to work on maintaining while I am losing so once I reach to my goal weight. What I mean by that is  if I go off plan then my goal is just to maintain. For most of April I was off plan therefore I just spent a lot of time maintaining. My hopes are that once I reach my goal weight, I will already have an idea of what I can do to keep the weight off. Plus I want to enjoy my new/old body. The last time I weighed 180 was I think about 4 years ago. I don't want to be stressing over the number on the scale. I feel amazing and thats all that matters. I feel when you are happy with the way you look, you are more likely to take care of your body. I am happy with the way I look.

I will have progress pictures when I get to 175lbs. I have about 7lbs to get to that goal. I have started exercising again today. I did want to do Jillian Michael ripped in 30 but I can't. I don't like Jillian. Her voice makes my skin crawl. She doesn't motivate me at all... rather she irritates me. (Sorry Jillian I am sure you don't care because you are out spending your dollars and I am So instead I will be doing Turbo Jam, Turbo Fire and maybe some Leslie Sansone. At the end of the day or tomorrow I will post my workouts. 

Thanks for reading :D


  1. Hey Shannie,

    I love your blog, but I've got to say, this detox thing does not sound like it's very good for you. The hallucinations alone should be enough to stop doing this. Couldn't you follow a clean eating plan instead? Lean protein, healthy fats and lots of fruit and vegetables has got to be more satisfying, as well as easier for you to maintain in the long run.

    Sorry to be so preachy (not my intention!), it's just that detox sounds a little scary!

  2. lol all I have to say is Jillian sucks. I hate her, she is annoying as hell, so Im with ya on that!

  3. @LaraG I think you took me too literally I am sorry. I was only kidding. I have a photographic memory and always see pictures in my head if you know what I mean... I do like your suggestion about the clean eating. I and that is my ultimate goal I just felt like the detox helps me learn self control because it takes a lot to stay strict...

    @Grace Jillian is probably amazing at what she does but I don't like her :(

  4. Hi Shannie,

    That's good news! I guess I'm a little slow this morning and didn't get the joke.

    FWIW I'm on a 'clean eating' journey myself and it's pretty tough sometimes, but worth it in the long run. I'm sure we'll both make it in the end :)

  5. What does Jillian's money have to do with you not liking her workout DVD's?

  6. Good luck with your plan and reaching your first goal at 175 :)

    I hate the voice of the P90X guy but I try to ignore it because it has proven to work!

  7. @Rusti I just meant that it doesnt matter if I like her vids because there are obviously a lot more people who do like what she does

    @Safire Thanks. I will give Jillan a fair try someday...