Day 1 (play-by-play)

9:14am
I want carbohydrates.  I want carbs so stupidly much.  But I’m trying not to think about it and drink water and eat this orange.  I’m not hungry.  I just want something other than fruit.  And I’ve only just started!

9:54am
Good gosh!  I’m STILL tired?  This is just absurd.  Also?  Strawberries are DELICIOUS.

11:01am
I don’t understand how my stomach can rumble like it’s hungry when I’ve been grazing on fruit all morning.  Okay, so I didn’t for like 45 minutes there because the thought of eating more fruit was making me nauseated, but I shouldn’t get rumbling stomach hungry after less than an hour of not eating.  Time to eat some apple.  Also?  I am STILL tired.

11:22am
My kidneys should be clean by the end of today, that’s for sure!

12:31pm
I went out for a walk for lunch because everyone started warming up their food and it all smelled SO GOOD!  I had to get outside and away from what everyone was eating.  It’s a beautiful day outside – perfectly warm, soft breezes blowing, clear skies.  And walking was so much better than sitting still at my desk.

Tomorrow I’m going to a “Lunch and Learn” lecture about diabetes where they’re providing a small lunch.  I don’t know what the lunch is, but I hope it’s as easy to avoid as lunch was today.

Time for grapefruit!

(second update starts here)

1:01pm
Well, I emailed the organizer for the lunch event tomorrow and the menu is sub sandwiches, chips, and fruit.  All of which sound SO GOOD right now.  But I’ll pack my own lunch tomorrow and stick to the plan.

1:53pm
Strawberries = more filling than grapefruit.

The citric acid is starting to get to make my mouth sore.  I mean, I had a sore that I already knew about yesterday because my teeth were rubbing at it.  And then I found out that my gums are sensitive to acid this morning.  But now I’m starting to get that feeling like after eating too many Atomic Fireballs candy.  That whole: “Where did the lining in my mouth go?!  Give it back!!”

2:59pm
I need to drink more water.

3:34pm
I am really, really tired.

4:40pm
I ate all the pineapple that I brought with me today.  I’m pretty sure I’m really going to regret that.  And I’m still really tired, so I’ll be heading to bed early tonight.  I have to keep my concentration up for 45 more minutes and then I can go home.

(third update starts here)

9:18pm
I’m heading to bed in a couple minutes.  But I’ve finished bagging up cauliflower and the steamed broccoli is cooling in containers on the counter before I put it into the fridge.  I’m waiting for the acorn squash to finish up baking and then I’ll be all set.  I’ve got a pre-made grocery brand salad in the fridge that I’ll take for my lunch and it looks *delicious.*  I just wish I had a ginger dressing that I could put on it.  Not today, but I’ll have to note what’s in the salad so we can try it again later with a dressing.  For dinner, while I was getting all the veggies ready, I had more cantaloupe and strawberries and water.

I fell asleep in my chair in Justin’s office earlier this evening, waiting for sheets to finish washing, so I have more energy now than I did earlier.  But I’m guessing that as soon as my head hits my pillow (freshly washed new sheets! story there that I’ll tell later) I’ll be out within minutes.

Ready to do this all again tomorrow?!  🙂  I’m excited about all the conversation we’ve had going on today!  It really helped a lot.

Love to you all!

9 thoughts on “Day 1 (play-by-play)”

  1. You are doing great. Keep it up and you will feel so much better tomorrow morning! Here is something to try. If you can get ahold of some frozen unsweetened berries, put them in a bowl and blend them really well with your immersion blender and eat them – almost like sherbet. Actually I use bananas, too, but maybe a peach or something would give it some more body. See what they have frozen. Just an idea.

    1. I actually have a couple bags of frozen fruit at home, but I’ll have to see if there’s sugar added. I don’t think so, but I have to check. And I actually didn’t pick up any fresh peaches, because the flesh near the pit makes my throat itch (stupid food allergy), but I think there are some in one of the bags I picked up! I’ll definitely give that a look when I’m home tonight.

  2. I agree with Mom–we had that as a snack when I went over to visit and it was sooo yummy. It really tasted like sherbet but it was truly just blended frozen fruit. 🙂

    Keep up the awesome work!!!!

  3. I think you might find that the veggie day is easier. More fiber means your blood sugar stays more stable. I’m not surprised about the strawberries. They have fiber!
    Good job!

    1. Yeah, I’m looking forward to tomorrow more than I thought I would. I think part of the plan was to make me deal with everything being so sweet. I love sugar a lot and the fruits I’ve been eating today are WAY sweet than the M&Ms I’ve been eating. I need to remember that if I think I need something sweet, I need to reach for fruit more often!!

  4. Ah, pineapple. I eat it every day, just about. Unless I run out, but Dad picks up at least 2 a week for me to cut up. There are also some little tangerine things called Cuties that I love. No seeds. But I agree that vegetables will be easier. For one thing, you can eat them hot and that is so much more satisfying when you want an actual meal. I could eat brussel sprouts every day. And sweet potatoes and squash. Salad I can take or leave, but cooked vegetables – yum!!

    1. I love pineapple, too! I don’t usually get it because I have trouble actually cutting them up when they’re skin-on and the other way is really expensive. What’s their main nutritional value? All I know is I love their sweety tartness.

      And I might need to give brussel sprouts another try. Last time I ate them, they were terrible. But maybe I just didn’t cook them right. I’ll have to look into that one.

      And MMMMMMM sweet potatoes and squash! LOVE those. I can’t eat the sweet potatoes this week because of the starch, but C-the-Nutritionist said I could eat squash. So I’ve got a whole acorn squash with me today. 🙂 I’m looking forward to eating that!

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