Well, I’ve made it another two days!
I am definitely feeling much better, much lighter – in fact, I lost five pounds already!
Which I know could come back the second I eat something non-vegetable, but I do like the feeling of seeing the scale go down that much.
I do have one complaint though, and it’s that I am definitely feeling the effects of not eating anything too protein-centric, aside from the egg whites I had for breakfast this morning after I woke up feeling kind of weak and woozy.
I did feel better after my spinach-stuffed omelette, which was so very tasty. I’m kind of mad for spinach right now.
But aside from that, I’ve been more energetic – clocking 25 minutes on the Air Climber – and much happier with myself, which is always good for the old self-esteem. And one of the biggest things, is I’m finding myself staying fuller much, much longer because I am eating naturally good-for-me foods, not that processed BS I am (hopefully “was”) so fond of that made me hungry all the damn time.
Tonight I’m heading out for dinner with a dear friend and already scoped the menu out to prepare my options. I can tell my body needs something substantial (in addition to a glass of Riesling), so I’m thinking a fish dish, like ahi tuna, which I’m always in the mood for and a nice big salad to start things off.
While I’m excited about My First Meal Out as a Pseudo Vegetarian, I’m nervous about the upcoming weekend. Weekends have always been my dietary downfall because we’re a big food-lovin’ family, and I love having the four of us together sharing Chinese food and cinnamon buns and whatever else we find ourselves in the mood for, so it will definitely be a challenge.
I’m already trying to rack my brain to think about foods I can use as a “safe house” of sorts for me.
But I never thought I could do what I did these past four days, so maybe the weekend will be easier than I thought …