Tuesday, February 08, 2011
Ooooh Boy! Day 3 was killer! All I could think about was food and how much of it I was going to eat as soon as I was done with this stupid cleanse. I was a bit crabby at the limitations and really, I just wanted to nosh on something. ANYTHING.
I thought about food all day. I talked about food. I obsessed about food. I counted the minutes, I swear. I even thought about quitting. No really, I did! I mean, a 2-day cleanse is just as good as a 3-day, right? (No, but it sounded good at the time.)
I switched my lunch/dinner around because I had plans to have lunch with a friend at a local Cafe. I researched the menu and picked a fantastic choice - Asian Sesame Chicken Salad. Ho-lee cow... this thing was chock full of greens, sprouts, water chestnuts. So delish! And had an awesome asian vinaigrette dressing (on the side, and I only used 2 tablespoons (estimating) ). I had some grapes later when I felt like I needed a pick-me-up and remained diligent on the water.
The day looked like this:
Breakfast: Greenberry Shakeology with frozen strawberries and orange extract, water and ice. Cup of black english tea.
Snack: None - not hungry (plus had the fruit in my morning shake)
Lunch: Asian Sesame Chicken salad (no roll, thank you very much)
Snack: Red Seedless Grapes
Dinner**: Chocolate Shakeology with frozen strawberries. So, so goooooood!
Result: .9lbs lost this morning
GRAND TOTAL: 5.5 lbs gone!
** for the sake of accountability I will admit to have TWO homemade tortilla chips from Leif's Superbowl party and TWO Wheat Thins with my yummers dip that he brought home. He gave me dirty looks, but I didn't care. (And I put them in my food tracker!)
Would I do this crazy cleanse again? Hells to the yes. No, seriously... what a great experience! It was hard, but I needed to have a bit of discipline. And honestly, it wasn't THAT hard. I plan on doing it again in a couple months, and maybe every couple months... we'll see. What I DID learn is that I'm not really a fan of the Greenberry Shakeology. At all. And after I finish these packets, if I continue to use the product, I'll be buying chocolate only.
AND - what about this?! I'm done with the cleanse and I STILL made myself a shake this morning! POW! (I did make myself a killer cup of coffee, though...)