Detox Day 2

I went to bed early last night (10pm) but was wide awake at 2:30am for about 2 hours.  Apparently disturbed sleep is one of the potential side effects of a detox.  I then slept through until nearly 8 am though so I had about 8 hours sleep and woke up feeling reasonably refreshed.

This was the view from my bedroom this morning.

The view from Harvey’s.

And the view from Lara’s.

It had snowed! It looks so beautiful and the world seems incredibly peaceful.  I love the brightness that gets reflected back in to the house when it is snowy outside.

The snow must have fallen with little or no wind as there was so much snow on every branch.  It was quite enchanting.

Hard to make out the drive under all that snow!

Harvey rushed out in his pyjamas to play in the snow.  We had to clear snow off the car to retrieve his ski gloves which had been left in there overnight.  I should have got a ruler to measure how many inches of snow fell.

I have been waiting for some snow to take pictures of the berries so I can change the blog header from Autumnal pumpkins to red Winter berries.  Plenty of pictures to choose from:


I hope you like the one I chose.

So how was the detox today?  Better than yesterday, definitely.  I have had a little more energy but not as much as usual.  I have been tired and had difficulty staying awake this afternoon.  I have also had a mild headache nearly all day.

Re the detox regime, it is exactly the same as yesterday.  Except that now I have actually read through the instructions properly, I have to make the shakes with mainly water and a quarter volume of juice.  I was making them with all juice yesterday which made them easier to drink.  I have not been hungry but I am missing food.  And I will be glad when I can stop the shakes.  One more day and then I can have some fruit – woo-hoo 🙂

Is is difficult fasting when you have a little person who wants you to cook for him.   Steaming mugs of hot chocolate were made to warm him when he came in from the garden.  I made a ham and buckwheat sprout omelette fro his breakfast.  Someone needs to eat these delicious little sprouts I germinated!  I struggled to resist this, especially the ham which is a particularly good one,  but I did :-).

I was in the middle of cooking lunch when James returned from a trip to Ramsgate so I handed cooking over to him for the rest of the day.   If I was to do a detox again, I would do the 3 day fast during the week so I could be at home alone and only need to think about myself.

The enema.

Yes I did try one.  This is a family show folks so I will spare you the details and will just say that it was less unpleasant than I expected but harder to retain the warm water than I anticipated.  Apparently it gets easier each time you do it.  But I am not sure I want to do it again or if I feel I need to attain that level of intestinal “health”.  The jury is still out on that one.

I have one more shake to go today and another bowl of broth plus some tablets to take.  This detox is definitely achievable but not very enjoyable.  I am hoping I start to feel amazing soon.



About Lose Weight and Gain Health

Hi! My name is Zoe and I live in Hastings, East Sussex, with my son Harvey and dog, Milton. I have been fighting the fat for years but this time I am serious. I want to lose weight and gain health. This blog is about how I am changing my lifestyle so I can lose weight but not by just "being on a diet" but by making small changes to our lives so that as I lose weight, I gain health. I want my family to be healthy too and never have to struggle with their weight like I have. In common with many large people, I have gained and lost weight many times over the years. This time, I want to lose it and maintain a healthy low weight. I am interested in eating food that is nutrient dense and delicious and that appeals to children and adults. I do not eat animal products so follow a vegan diet. I try to use locally produced food supplemented with what I can grow myself. I support and try to use local farmers markets and farm shops. Another objective is to add more exercise to our days. It sounds so simple when I write it down :-)
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5 Responses to Detox Day 2

  1. Abi Ellson says:

    You are funny, can’t quite imagine trying to give myself an enema! The snow looks amazing, we only had a tiny sprinkle but the children were as excited as they were on Christmas morning when they saw the snow.

    Well done for not eating Harvey’s omelette, not sure I would have been able to resist xxx

  2. Laura Stavro says:

    I hope you are feeling better again today on Day 3 Zöe! Headaches are a very common occurence during detoxes. Some people may even get to the point of feeling fluish, but it all passes by the 4th day usually.

    What gorgeous pictures of the snow and the snow and the berries.

    Brougham, Ontario, Canada

    • Hi Laura, I am sure our snow is a light sprinkling compared to your Canadian winters but we all get quite excited, for various reasons. I am feeling better on day 4, mainly relieved I think that I can eat something :-). We all thought of you, Bob in particular on Sunday, as we sat and watched RED which we enjoyed, particularly Harvey who likes a bit of shooting. There was plenty of that!

      • Laura Stavro says:

        I will be sure to let Bob know that all of you enjoyed RED.

        Trust me, in all the years I have lived Canadian Winters, none of them have ever been as mild in Southern Ontario as we have had this year. We had had a couple time of snow storms, but the temperatures rise and melt all the snow after the shoveling has to be done.

        It was 8C here yesterday and 2C here today. Crazy considering what Europe is going through.

        Brougham, Ontario, Canada

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