Well, the time had to come.  After the B-Day comes the D-Day.

What on earth am I talking about? Well, I had promised myself that once my B-DAY (birthday -yesterday) was over, I was out of excuses and events-to-use-as-excuses not to reign it in and commence on Operation D-DAY – The Detox.

My end-of- year celebrations start way early in mid-November, with Mr H’s birthday and our anniversary,  and they just keep going, gaining momentum with pre-Christmas, pre-holiday dinners and parties, crashing into Christmas with a vast amount of good food and drink too desirable to pass up…… you can see where I’m going with this?

And then, after having depressingly squeezed myself into a dress for New Year’s Eve, which fitted properly when I bought it but not after five weeks of gluttony (which you can read about here), I still then have to find something that fits and looks good for the birthday celebrations (which you can take a peek at here).

So that brings me up to yesterday.

And now it’s today.

And there are no more excuses.

If I don’t take control of the food intake, it’s taking over me, and I’ve only got myself to blame.  Actually, if I’m being honest with myself, that’s true whatever the time of the year, but I’m not going to beat myself up about that right now.

So I am on a mission, along with the majority of the country, it seems.  I am going to eat healthily, without following some mad restrictive diet.  It will be a detox along the lines of the Chris James one I followed before.  I’ll follow all the guidelines on what to eat and what to omit, and I’ve got the supplements, so I’m all ready to go.  I’ll be honest and state here and now that I’m not sure I’ll do the three days of juicing…. I’ll have to see how I feel on Day Seven.

But right now, it’s Day One, and I’m feeling good! I’ve been to the gym and started the day well, both in terms of food and activity.

Without scaring everyone with my stats (weight and measurements, that is!), suffice to say I need to lose 5kg and 7% body fat.

Wish me luck.  I’ll report back here with my progress… not too often, as I wouldn’t wish to bore you with it.

And any tips, treatments or miracles you think I should try out along the way, please let me know… I’ll need all the help I can get! 



  1. January 9, 2012 / 1:39 pm

    Good luck, you can do it. I’ve lost 40lbs already (still have 30-40lbs more to lose), and doing it the healthy way is so much better in the long term! 😀 Lou x

  2. January 9, 2012 / 9:25 pm

    Thanks hun – and well done you for losing so much already, the healthy way!

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