Sleep: 7.5 hours (too little)
12 oz. water upon waking – I’m pretty nauseous usually that early in the morning so that’s as much as I could stomach.
Breakfast: Smoothie with 5 bananas and 4 dates. - Drank half at 7:30 am and half at 10 am.
Lunch: 2 bananas and 6 dates 12:30 pm
Snack 2 bananas – 2:45 pm
12 oz. water – 4:00 pm
Snack – 4:00 pm – 300 g strawberries
Dinner – 6 pm – 2 cups fresh orange juice
I cannot seem to eat more than 4 bananas whole at one time. I’m definitely trying to stretch my stomach and take one more bite beyond when I feel full.
I have not felt super hungry today – for any of my meals even. On a normal day, even if I wasn’t hungry, I’d go and buy either a Quiznos (my FAVORITE) or Subway sandwich or some sort of fast food, and eat anyways. I need to figure out why my brain does that. What is prompting me to eat? Habbit? Boredom?
My coworker brought in this amazingly scrumptious-looking chocolate cake today that is absolutely one of my main weaknesses. I’m happy to say that I didn’t even eat one bite – which my coworker said, “one bite won’t hurt right?” I’m craving BREAD today. Weird. My family (who are all absolutely 100% SAD diet), have these amazing rolls sitting on the counter. I’ve had them before and they are amazing and it’s driving me crazy seeing them every time I walk into the kitchen. I just might put them into the kitchen so that I don’t have to see them every time I walk in there… I kept thinking to myself, “why not just make healthier choices, like eating whole grain breads and make sure I bring my lunch to work instead of eating out…” but that defeats the purpose of getting healthy and is my SAD brain working and craving. I need to change the way I think about food – food is for nutrition, not pleasure. Sure it’s probably going to be more appetizing the further along I get in this lifestyle but for right now, I’m eating just to get nutrition, I have no true pleasure with what I eat.
I have had a minor headache throughout the afternoon and am trying to drink more water again to see if that helps – maybe it’s a bit of the detox? Energy wise I feel pretty good. Maybe a tad sleepy – got a late start to sleeping last night so I need to improve on that. Feeling a little dizzy almost like I did last time I tried 80/10/10 but hoping I can push through it and just trying to up my water intake and eat more often to see if that helps.
I’ve lost almost 2 pounds which I’m sure is water weight. I’m definitely not gas/bloaty after eating meals now which a major advantage. I’ve had no heartburn. I had a little bit of soft poop today (sorry guys) and have been gurgly. I can feel stuff moving!!
Went and bought a 40 lb box of bananas for about $24 – does that seem reasonable? Winco doesn’t give discount on buying a box but I figured it’d be cheaper than Safeway – it’s almost 20 cents cheaper per pound… My room smells like bananas – it’s kinda gross. Is there any way to avoid this? Still waiting on my mangos to get ripe. I definitely feel like keeping an eye on ripeness of things is a bit time consuming but I guess it’s easier than cooking dishes… Just grab and eat!
Around 5:00 I had a moment of weakness (hence my previous post about feeling like I couldn't do this). After I tried papaya (which I didn’t like), my mom made a comment, “maybe you should just go halfway so you at least have some sort of social life.” That made me upset because I started to think she was right. Then I made spiralized zuchinni pasta for dinner with a homemade marinara and the marinara was not good – I don’t think it was sweet enough (just tomatoes, sun-dried tomatoes and 1 stalk celery). I tossed that. Then I got even more upset and was seriously so close to going out and getting McDonalds and giving up. Then I decided that oranges sounded really good so I juiced 5 and got 2 cups of orange juice – SOOOOOO good!! Could have juiced more and drank a ton more. Having a little bit of tooth sensitivity now – don’t know if it’s coincidence after the OJ or the acidity in the OJ caused it? Either way, the OJ gave me hope – it got me feeling ok about this journey again.
It’s amazing how much this is a mind over matter – eat to live healthy or eat to eat? Choice made for day 2. Day 2 successful!!