Today is November 4, 2015.

Total weight loss after 2 months: 7.5 lbs. (3.4kg.)

In 8 weeks I went from 184.7 lbs. (83.8 kg.) to 177.2 lbs. (80.4 kg.)

I have been on this food intolerance diet for 2 months now. I did not consume any of the following food groups during those 8 weeks:

  • dietyolk
  • alcohol
  • cow milk
  • wheat
  • sugar
  • citrus
  • pork
  • cacao
  • aspartame

Results After 2 Months

I still feel like crap, but my health has improved significantly in a couple of other areas:

  • I lost almost 8 pounds in 2 months. Although I was hoping to lose around 16 pounds, I need to be happy with it.
  • The excessive amounts of mucus in my stomach, throat and nose has almost completely disappeared. It often slightly returns after having a meal. But I’m no longer suffocating in my sleep, which is important for survival right?!
  • I’m able to run 16 to 24 km a week. I still need resting days in between, but I’m glad I’m able to exercise again. I’m also no longer throwing up my breakfast after 1 mile, which I’ve been doing all the time in 2015.
  • I can do around 15 push ups while I used to fall on the floor after only 3 or 4 push ups. The muscle pain is still there of course, but it seems like I’m able to push myself a bit further.

Ups & Downs

2 days after my 30 days update I suddenly gained 2 pounds again. I have no clue how that happened and it eventually took me almost 3 weeks to lose those 2 pounds again.

I’m just eating the things that I’m allowed to eat, which isn’t necessarily enhancing weight loss. The great thing is that I’m never hungry and I also no longer crave for any of those 9 food groups that I’m not allowed to consume.

Enjoying The Ups

3 weeks ago I decided to push myself as far as I could and ran X miles (50 km.) in 10 days. My legs were so fatigued that I needed a full 5 days of rest to recover from it.

I really love sports and now that I seem to be able to run again, I’m pushing myself way too far. (which you simply can’t afford to do when you have CFS/ME) So for now I’m just going to stick to 2 or 3 times a week, with resting days in between.

Hating The Downs

It was a bit naïve of me to think that a miracle would happen in just 2 months. On one hand I’m happy to see that some things are changing, but on the other hand also disappointed because that never-ending fatigue is still wearing me down.

The most difficult thing about chronic health issues is not dealing with the issues themselves, but the fact that they make you suffer 24/7. You do not have a minute of relief and that’s both physically and mentally very though.

I wanted to give this diet at least 3 months, even if I was not seeing any results. So now that I have seen some improvements, I’m looking forward to the third month. I hope to be able to write much more positive stuff in 30 days from now!