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!