I honestly have no idea how I put on weight on my 'Back to Hogwarts' Herbology diet this week.
On top of the herbs, teas and supplements, I walked 8-10 miles a day, which my pedometer says should give me around an extra 1200 calories to play with.
Beginning weight: 213.3lbs
Ending weight: 215lbs
I did get hungrier and eat more than usual, but I didn't think I ate that much more. I think the biggest difference was that I ate more bread.
But I also ate all kinds of herbs and vegetables for energy, metabolism boosting and weight loss, not to mention the herbal teas every night that were basically laxatives. I put so much into the 'output' side of the equation, I can't believe I still outweighed it!
Still, some things were good this week. My insomnia (waking in the early hours) almost vanished this week, which was a fantastic improvement.
I felt much better for walking so far. Strangely, it made me want to go swimming.
The herbal teas weren't bad either, and I'll have them there if I need them.
I learned that prunes aren't that bad if they're still soft, but it's so not worth giving them to toddlers, even to keep the peace.
I learned that Spirulina Live Granola bars taste a bit like dried bananas and soap, but if you can get used to that they do produce a nice little energy boost later on in the day.
I also learned that green tea in a can isn't worth it: just make it with a tea bag and leave it to go cold in the cup for the same taste and effect.
And finally, I learned never again to get whichever of the weight loss supplemments from Jamba Juice doubles the size of your smoothie by filling it up with gross disgusting whey protein. Yum.
Let's hope it goes better next week!