Wednesday, July 7, 2010

A loss is a loss no matter how small

That’s right. This week did not see huge losses, but a loss is a loss no matter how small. I lost 500g. Not the kilo I was hoping for but I know I was not the best over the weekend at my friends party. I was better than I usually would be. I only had 1 small serving of dessert, whereas usually I would want to try a bit of everything. Also I usually finish off whatever my daughters don’t eat, but instead I threw it out. Wasteful, but better for my hips!

I started my detox yesterday and it consisted of a banana mango smoothie for breakfast, a pear for a morning snack, chickpea and quinoa salad for lunch, nuts for a snack and an immune boosting soup for dinner.

The soup was pretty good. I like things like chilli and barley, so it was good. Breakfast on the other hand was hard. I like yoghurt. I like bananas. I don’t really like mangoes but they are ok in things. I am really not a fan of pureed banana. I don’t know why but I HATE it. I would have preferred to eat these things by themselves instead of in a smoothie, but I am doing it as the book says.

It’s not a diet where you feel like your starving either. Today’s lunch should be interesting as it has leeks in it which I am not a fan of, but I committed to this, so I will do it. I know I will feel better for it.

I also know that when doing a detox anywhere between days 3 and 5 you can begin to feel really bad, worse than before you started, but don’t let that deter you from completing it. You will feel so much better for it.

My aim when I finish is to continue on with many of the habits I develop during this time. You see, doing it for 10 days proves to me I can continue to do it and once you have done it for 30 days it’s a habit.

I am hoping for at least 1kg next week!

It's blog hop time at Diminishing Lucy too!

Oh, I will be posting more on my tough decision and responding to some comments later today! Thanks everyone.


  1. A loss is a loss!

    I did a detox few weeks back and it was the rapid detox juice, I truly do not rec that one, I was ill within hours.

    Your detox actually sounds really yum

    Good luck!

  2. Hi
    I haven't tried any detox diets. Maybe I need to. I need to do something to get my weight loss started again.
    I'm now following you


  3. Eek .. the word detox scares me lol

    I agree with Katie, a loss is a loss and well done for the small portion of pudding instead of testing everything :)


  4. Oh very cool! I am actually planning on doing a detox after we come back from our family vacation :) Yours sounds pretty tasty so far! I look forward to hearing how it goes!

    P.S. yes! A loss is a loss! High fives!