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Tuesday, April 20, 2010

The Harcombe Diet - Day 2 of Phase I: Detoxing

Day one weigh in: 138.9
Day two weigh in: 133.8
What I feel is my healthy weight: 110 - 115

Day two! Wow...all I can say is I must have been retaining a ton of water--a 5.1 pound weight loss in 24 hours!!. While that's extremely encouraging, I don't expect to see results like all five days.

Day two went much better than day one. I didn't even bother with the decaf coffee. Instead I took advantage of the extra time and slept in 20 extra minutes! I felt pretty alert all day. I made sure I brought more food to work so I wouldn't get hungry. I had a luncheon to attend today, so that was a challenge. I had to surpass a lot of cheese and brownies--and settle for just a simple salad with a tiny spoon of dressing (I know it had sugar in it, and I didn't want to ruin my whole detox).

I did start to get a mild headache around 3pm--which is typically the time of day I go in search of chocolate or an afternoon cup of coffee. I'm drinking a lot of herbal tea. I just like having warm liquid to carry around in my mug!

I did manage a workout this evening (unlike last night when I vegged on the couch all evening with a headache). Mark and I did the fitness trail at a local park. It's a mile trail with about 12 strength training stations. I got through it but felt tired without any caffeine in my system. I'm certainly hoping that improves as I get use to being free of caffeine. I'm running a 5k on Saturday, so maybe that will go a little better. At least I got out there and burned some calories--worked some muscles.

I'm still looking forward to adding dairy back in on Saturday. A decaf latte (sugarless, of course) sure sounds good.


  1. Thanks for the updates on this! Very interesting. I actually saw in facebook that you were a fan of this program, so I checked it out too. I started on Monday and it's gone very well so far. The foods are easy to prepare (although I've had to run to the store to buy more veggies) and I haven't felt hungry at all.

    I did have a minor transgression yesterday. I donated blood, so I couldn't really refuse the sugary juice and cookies afterwards. It was my first time donating, so I didn't want to take any chances of getting woozy.

    Coffee is sounding very good, but I'm sticking to the herbal teas and water too.

  2. Cool. We'll have to keep each other updated! Coffee has definitely been my toughest...with my 3pm sugar fix being a close second!


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