I have made it three days, and they say if you make it three days then you can for sure make it seven! That makes me happy and feel good!
So a little recap, day one was hard. I thought of food all day. My mind was taking control of me. I did the elliptical that night and felt good while working out.
Day two was a breeze. I seriously rocked it yesterday. I felt great. Wasn't hungry. Food wasn't ruling my thoughts. Party! I even did the salt water flush last night. That is a story in itself. Oh my gracious. 32 oz of salt water. I seriously thought I was drowning in the ocean and drinking all the water. I some how got it all down and I'll just say that it did as it promised. 🙂
Today is day 3 and it started out fine. I felt great this morning and then about 10am I hit a wall. I was so hungry. I didn't think much and so I drank more lemonade and hoped it would stop. Let me just say that I have been hungry most of the entire day. It has made me irritable as well. I've wanted to eat just to not be hungry. I did notice that food wasn't consuming my thoughts, but I just wanted to fill the hunger spot in my belly. Today has been the hardest by far. I was also the busiest by far today and in fact just sat down at 8:45 for the first time today. So that might add to my tiredness, irritability and hunger. 🙂
BUT I have made it. I have made three days and that's one day more than I made the last time! I am doing it. I am actually very proud of myself. I did tell Aaron though that if I wasn't blogging about this, and no one knew I would have quit today. That's true. I would have thrown in the towel. I'm pressing on though. Using this time to grow as a person and as a Christ follower. I'm trying to see that I can be disciplined. That I do have will power and that I can control my thoughts and my food consumption. I'm learning to listen to my body and to realize that I eat too much food and that I need to eat smaller portions with more healthy options. I'm learning.
I do have to let you know that my plan has changed a bit though. Please don't think less of me when I tell you why I've done this, but I have changed my plan from 10 days to 7. I know I look like a loser and I'm throwing in the towel, but I do have a good reason. Well, it's good to me, but you may think it's stupid. I'm heading to a UT bball game with my friend Staci and I always eat those nasty nachos at bball games. I know it doesn't even make sense after all that talk in the last paragraph about eating better and blah blah blah blah. Well I do want to eat better, but a girl has to have a few cheats that she still gets. I don't normally eat that cheese crap and honestly think it's disgusting, but it's disgusting like the Jack n the Box tacos are disgusting. So gross but so good. You know what I mean?
So … I finished day three. Now I have four more to go. I'm almost half way there. I guess by afternoon tomorrow I'll be half way there. One day at a time. One day at a time.