I’m still alive, guys!
Not gonna lie. I’m a little scared.
Why isn’t this harder right now? Is this the calm before the storm? Am I too tired to be cranky? Am I insane?
Why isn’t this as icky as I’d imagined it being the first few days?
Admittedly, my first couple of shifts this week, I was exhausted and barely hanging on for the last 2-3 hours. This morning, I didn’t battle that, or go to bed with an aching head. Also, I didn’t take melatonin before bed, and still managed to sleep until about 2 pm, which I previously could NOT do without melatonin assistance. That’s a win!
Some of my fave things I’ve been eating are veggie scrambles with chicken sausage, and apples with a little almond butter.
I also found one of my new Trader Joes staples! The Healthy 8 Veggie mix they sell in the salad section is chopped broccoli, carrot, celery, jicama, cabbage, onion and some other stuff I can’t remember. I sautéed it for a couple of mins with some organic EVOO then add my eggs and scramble and it’s SO GOOD!
I’m going to try a sweet potato hash at work tonight (it’s my Friday!), and maybe make some crockpot carnitas when I prep this weekend.
It feels good knowing I’ve resisted temptations around me. Someone offered me some goldfish crackers this morning around 5, and I was all “Nah. I’m good.”
I love those little fishes.
Anyways, I know there are some anticipated hurdles for days 4-7, so I’m gearing up for those on my busy weekend and I’m optimistic!
I finished both books, and I’m really impressed with how much I learned about my food and how it affects the issues I have. I’m inspired to maybe explore nutrition more on my own, to ensure it continues to be a part of my lifestyle. I go back to school in January and I’m seriously considering a program that opens a gateway to Nutritional Counseling.
That’s it for now! Still gotta get through the night and two more meals, but I had Meal 1 about 1.25 hours after waking up today which is HUGE progress for me!