Everyone still with me?
I'm STILL on track! Three days down. Twenty-eight to go. No biggie.
So...big oops of the day. I didn't pack my lunch. Surely there's something I could eat a Panera, right? Not exactly. Oh, but what about that health food store with the lunch counter? The buffalo chili sounds good - but...beans. Maybe there are some prepackaged meats in the store that are compliant. Absolutely nothing legit in the refrigerated pre-cooked/deli meats section (plenty of added sugar and carrageenan). Absolutely nothing legit in the jerky section (plenty of added sugar or soy). Even in the health food store I can't eat anything? This is serious.
So I ate the apple and almonds in my bag and waited to eat a late meal at home. Which was a delicious chicken soup I made with the shredded chicken in my fridge and lots of friendly vegetables. I followed that up with a second course that satisfied my chip-ish craving. Plantains crisped up in coconut oil with avocado.
I have to say I'm pretty full most of the day. I only want to snack because of my sugar cravings. It's kind of a mindless phenomena. And I still miss my hot tea. But other than that I feel pretty great!
I feel tired - but I think that has more to due with the lack of sugar and caffeine than a response to the new foods I'm eating. It's almost like pain-killers. Pain-killers don't actually heal whatever is painful. They just keep you from feeling the pain. I imagine caffeine and sugar behaved much like that in my life. They kept me from feeling tired so I could overwork my body. Now I feel tired because they are no longer 'blocking' what was really going on inside me physically. (I'm tired folks. Forgive the rabbit-trail rambling.)
Tomorrow is Day 4! Techincally week one's hump day, right?
Keep up the good work!