So it turns out that I didn’t even touch my computer at all last night. After getting off work, I went next door to the airport to pick up Justin’s grandma. Then we drove to Savannah to visit with Justin’s sister for a little bit and pick up her car. And then we drove to Bluffton to get Justin and go out to dinner. We went to Jim ‘n’ Nicks, one of our favorite restaurants, an excellent barbeque place, so I could get a steak and a house salad and watch them eat mac and cheese and cheese biscuits that are *so* yummy. My steak was excellent, though, so I didn’t mind terribly much. I don’t eat steak very often, but I do really enjoy it when I do. Anyway, after dinner, we went back home and sat on the couch chatting until around 11:30, when they both realized I was falling asleep and sent me off to bed.
Today makes it the last day of my week on the Cabbage Soup-less Diet. I’m back to fruits and veggies today, no bananas, no starchies, and no tomatoes. I’m happy to have fruit today. I’ve got a bowl of grapefruit here that I’m eating for breakfast and I’m struggling because it’s just SO tart! For lunch, I have a spinach salad with a homemade raspberry dressing that Justin made a couple days ago and I’m really excited to give it a try.
This whole diet thing has been an interesting experience, but I’ll be honest: I’m not enthusiastic about doing it for a second week, no matter how encouraging Carol-the-nutritionist is on that plan. She called yesterday morning to check on me and reminded me that if I was interested, I could do this a second week, with even more results. And it’s possible that I’ve dropped several pounds doing this. And it’s definitely sure that I’ve been able to rethink the foods I’ve been eating and the foods that I haven’t been eating and I’m ready to start on a new food plan for a healthier and skinnier me.
But let me tell you, I am ready for some starch. I thought I’d crave the sugar more than anything, but when I think about eating some of the things I haven’t been eating, I can imagine eating just a serving of ice cream, or just a couple M&Ms. I am able to imagine that I can stick to a serving size of a sugar-heavy item and keep my servings per day and per week to a reasonable amount. I can manage without the caffeine. I didn’t really drink it much anyway, and the longer I’m without it, the easier it is to get up in the morning.
But I’ve been dreaming about eating bread. I’ve honestly been waking up in the morning having dreamed of going to a sandwich shop. And when I imagine eating bread, I don’t imagine reasonable serving sizes. I imagine thick slices of fresh, warm bread, and more than just one slice. I am seriously jonesing for some bread.
I am perfectly willing to start eating low sugar content and giving up the caffeine, but I cannot give up the bread yet. Heck, if I had to go completely sugar free, I’d probably be willing to do that, if I can only eat some bread! And I will avoid white flour and go all whole grains and everything, just let me eat a slice of warm, fresh bread.
So I’ll be talking with the nutritionist about that this afternoon. And hopefully on a great new plan starting tomorrow. But for the rest of today, I’m eating fruits and veggies.