Day 13 - All is well. :)
I did get on the scale this morning simply out of curiosity. I'm down to 171.6, which means I've lost 7.6 pounds in the last 13 days. I'm simply amazed. I picked up one of my 8 pound hand weights just to see, and it's HEAVY!!!
I feel calm, I feel centered, and my mind fizzles as it lets go of stress. I have been sitting here on the couch, simply enjoying the sensation of my mind clearing. It's like those Pop Rocks candies going off in my brain!
My skin is clearing even more. I have had a few pimples here and there thanks to my cycle. Oh! Let me tell you about that! Usually my cycles are at least a week long, with heavy bleeding and cramps that make me cry. This time, it lasted 4 days, the bleeding was "normal", and I didn't have the nausea and constipation that I normally do. I flew through my period this month! Weee!!!!
I've been having at least one green smoothie a day. I find that they're filling, hydrating, and make my energy soar. I feel so good after drinking them that some days that's all I've had. I don't feel deprived at all.
I am making an effort, though, to increase my calories a little bit. I have been putting my food into a tracker so that I can see how much fiber I'm getting (curiosity) and it's telling me that I've been far under 1,000 calories a day for the last 13 days. WHAT? It feels as if I'm gorging on beautiful foods, yet I'm not eating a lot of calories. I think I'll add some avocadoes or olive oil here or there. It's good for my skin anyways and will keep me feeling full and satisfied.