DAY THREE: (12/19/11)
My initial fear of forgetting to take my pills turned out to be a silly thing to worry about. I’m keeping the oversized box right next to my toothbrush so Jillian Michaels and her You Will Lose Weight Or Else face can remind me twice daily. My calorie counts have been staying between 1500 and 1800 for the past three days, which is also what I was doing prior to beginning the program. It could just be in my head, but I feel lighter than I did when I began. I also noticed that the “I just ate a full turkey” look that I sometimes get after dinner hasn’t been happening. I doubt I’ve lost any weight in these few days, but I definitely feel better and feel a bit more confident.
The downside? Do you know the noise your stomach makes when you’re hungry? Mine has been doing that at various times of the day for reasons I cannot explain as anything but an effect from the detox and cleanse pills. Thankfully, I’m not experiencing anything like Laura, who posted this comment on a review site: “day one. so much gas in my stomach, not really painful per se but rumble rumble rumble. THEN it hit me. at least 5 episodes of diarrhea. like water.” I do think I’ve got the rumbles though. It’s loud and a bit embarrassing, but there isn’t any pain or discomfort. At least it’s not accompanied by the ugly trips to the restroom. I’ve found that it usually acts up and gets loud once I lay down for the night. My poor husband.
Overall, I can’t complain. Noise, I can deal with. Pain, not so much. As long as the only side effect I am stuck with is a drum line in my belly, I am good to go. The urge to weigh in is heavy, but I don’t want to hop on the scale too soon and be discouraged if I don’t see the results I expect or desire. Today my clothes feel normal, but yesterday they felt a bit loose. Chances are, the only thing that has changed between yesterday and today is my attitude and my optimism.