Today was Liquids Day of the Lord's Table Eating Plan.
* I hate repeating myself for those that know me but I know I don't have a big band of followers that read my blog ever day and I hate for first time readers to be all confused.
I felt completely prepared. I packed my bag this morning with two Fruit 2Day fruit drinks, a Genesis Today Pomegranate Juice, 2 cups of Pacifico Organic Creamy Tomato soup, water, green tea. I had my one normal meal of the day. I decided breakfast was the best choice, so I had my norm... Oat Revolution in Cinnamon Roll, two eggs, and turkey sausage. YUM. Since I drank all my soup and juices I stopped on the way home and picked up some more organic soups for dinner. I had a sort of soup buffet. I put 1/2 a cup of each new soup flavor in a tiny bowl (I LOVE TINY BOWLS!) and tried them all: Imagine (that's a brand, not a command of action) Organic Creamy Tomato, Broccoli, Bliss Potato, and Tomato Bisque. I never, EVER considered myself a soup person. Just not filling I thought. But after today, man I llloovveeeddd these soups.
So here I am, sitting at 8:30pm completely fine with the way my belly feels. I am not hungry. I can say the only times I felt hungry today were at 11:45am, LUNCH and then again at 4pm when I drank the last few drops of my tomato soup and took a swig of green tea. I am absolutely amazed the day went so well. God can do some amazing things when you have your focus in the right place.
I just now added up the calories for the day and I came out at 1140. All of my daily allowances were below recommended values except carbs, which I barely went over the minimum. I don't track my daily vitamins but I am sure those were at least good. So all in all, today was great. I wouldn't recommend going all fluids all the time, but throwing in a day or two a week won't kill me.
I thought today about what I really wanted to learn during this 60 days. It isn't about half days and fluids days or fast days and what that means for calories in. What I wanted to accomplish here was the removal of so much of my focus being on what I am eating, what I am going to eat, when I am going to eat it, how much I will eat, and where am I going to eat it all. This focus was part of the reason back in April I stopped tracking my foods for two months. I just didn't want to think about it anymore. I felt obsessed. My hopes are that during this time of "shaking it up" I can break my obsession with the elements of food. I want to just enjoy the right food in the right way. Right now I feel like a food predator and Chris Hanson is going to pop through my door and announce he is there to catch a predator food serial rapist.
Tomorrow is Normal day.
Oh and today I finally got my 75lb loss hair cut. It came out AWESOME! I figure by the next time I get it done, the day before my 31st birthday, I'll be down 100lbs. That thought makes me smile :o)