I hope you'll indulge me yet again as I speak about my temporary "detox/diet". I have to say that eight days ago, I never really believed I could accomplish this.
And here we are at day seven! I am officially 1/3 through this plan and I'm thrilled I've stuck it out. The first three days... the detox... were the hardest. Only fruits and veggies and water.
Day one was probably the toughest. By the time dinner rolled around, I was already "done" with raw veggies. In fact, I wasn't upset in the slightest when someone came over to help me finish my dinner.
She seriously ate two pieces of lettuce... or, rather, dandelion. Okay, I will admit it. It was tough, but... but... honestly? Not as hard as I had thought it would be!
Even so, my first protein on day four was like a FEAST to me!
I was soooo ready to eat protein and not veggies that I ate a piece of egg before I remembered to take the picture!
Since then it's gotten easier. Today was my first "cheat/treat" day and I didn't go all out. I had salad for lunch and some reasonable items for breakfast and snacks. I did have pizza for dinner. But I stopped at two slices and packaged up and froze the rest! That's progress (for me)!
And as a bonus, I have lost weight. I'm happy about that and after I'm done with the entire 21-day plan I'll be sure to update my stats in the Fitness Foibles section.
But really, all I want to say out loud is... I'm really proud of me for doing this... sticking with it... and keeping an open mind with some of the foods they want me to eat. It's been tough, but I have prevailed through 1/3 of the entire plan. In the famous words of Helen Reddy, "I Am Woman! Hear Me Roar!"
Now we'll return to our regularly scheduled programming...