Friday, May 20, 2011

day four & five

It's Friday, Friday... gotta get down on Friday! How sucky is it that every time I say the word Friday I can't help but sing a little Rebecca Black? She's one awful smart singer!

So, yesterday was day 4 of 21. I started off the morning with the usual green juice and once again, loved every bit of it. I'm still thrilled that I get excited to wake up and drink my vegetables. Knowing that the first thing (other than water) that enters my body every day is a plethora of veggies, I can't help but feel proud of myself.

For lunch I had a large plate of slightly steamed broccoli, drizzled with a squirt of flax oil, and some salt and peppa. I was planning of saving half of the broc for dinner, but ended up eating the entire plate. Oops!

I paired the broccoli with a sweet potato, sprinkled with a tiny bit of cinnamon. It was fantastic!

After lunch I snacked on an un pictured banana with almond butter. Seriously, I could eat my body weight in this stuff. The mixture of the sweetness from the banana and the nutty almond flavor just make me die inside every time I take a bite. I'm drooling just thinking about it.

Unfortunately, my week days are pretty hectic, and I work 16 hour days on Thursdays and Fridays. What do I do? I wait tables. How do I eat dinner while waiting tables? I don't. It sucks... but it's necessary, and I gotta do what I gotta do to pay the bills. Typically, I get off work anywhere from 11pm to 12am. Normally, after my shift, I'd grab a quick bite to eat from the restaurant and call it a night. Well, now that I'm on this cleanse... I can't eat anything that my restaurant serves and really don't want to be eating so late anyway. By the time I get home, I'm just ready to crawl into bed. The whole point of my rambling is that I didn't eat dinner. And while it's awesome because I wake up looking extra skinny, it sucks because it's not healthy and I also wake up starving, ready to devour any and everything! Seriously, the first thing in my head this morning was pizza and beer.

Of course though, I was a good girl and stuck to my water and green juice, which really helped take the edge off of my starvation issues. I made it through to lunch where I munched down a huge salad made of romaine, field greens, cucumbers, walnuts, and one large strawberry, all tossed in yummy honey mustard. So far, out of the three salad dressings I have tried, this is the only one I can stand. Something's gonna have to change because I still have 22 more days of this crap and I've got a feeling HM will get really old, really quick.

Along with my salad I had another black bean taco like I did on day 3. This time, I used a brown rice tortilla rather than a spelt one. I filled the tort with melted daiya cheese, black beans, avocado, and baby spinach. I definitely prefer the spelt tortilla over the brown rice, but it was still yummy and I ate it all!

Tonight will probably be the same, where I don't eat any dinner. I've got some brainstorming to do this weekend as to how I'm going to get meals into my body. Or I could just quit my job? YEAH! Problem solved!

As of day five, I haven't noticed any big changes in my body. Other than dropping about 2 pounds, nothing is any different. I don't know that I was expecting anything different, but something would be nice just to reassure myself that I am doing this for a reason. Hmph... only time will tell, and I'm determined to complete at least 7 days before I throw in the towel! Just kidding! Or am I?

See you all tomorrow with a yummy recipe!

1 comment:

  1. I wouldn't get discouraged. I know you are doing a "cleanse" and not eating just anything, but ive been vegan for 3 years and hardly eat any salads. Dont feel like you have to restrict yourself to just green juices and salads. For a cleanse I can see the benefit, but if you choose to stay vegan there are millions upon millions of recipes and gobs of vegan websites and blogs to get great ideas from! Even if you can't feel it right away (which I do feel it every day) you are doing a huge, amazing and important thing for your body, the planet, and the other living beings on this planet. I am a nurse and take care of people dying of colon cancer, other cancers, diabetes,and obesity every day. We have the choice to not be one of those people. Stay strong!