Day 2 was a little tougher for me than Day 1. First off, no fruits. Just veggies. All day long. I like vegetables as much as the next person, but without the sugary sweetness of fruit that got me though yesterday, I felt bored with my choices, and pretty deprived throughout the day.
First off, it felt strange waking up and eating carrots for breakfast. Almost a whole bag of baby carrots. I felt like a bunny rabbit by the time I got to work. For lunch I made myself a huge salad with romaine lettuce, cucumbers, celery, red and yellow peppers, and shredded carrots. It was yummy, and quite filling. I used about 1 ounce of balsamic vinegar mixed with 1 teaspoon of basil-infused olive oil, and a little Pampered Chef Bell Pepper Rub Seasoning. I know it would have been ideal to forgo the dressing on my salad, but really? I'm not going to eat a salad without dressing.
After work I was feeling pretty good, not as groggy as yesterday with no headache. I took the kids to the pool for the afternoon so I would not be tempted by the food in my kitchen. I munched on pepper slices as they enjoyed their nice protein/carb snack of cheese and pretzels. Oh, how I would have loved to share some of their pretzels.
The only thing that got me through the day without giving in to temptation was knowing that I was having a big baked potato for dinner. With butter. I had a big bowl of Cabbage Soup while I waited for my potato to finish cooking, and I've never been happier to see this:
Did I go overboard on the size of my potato? (that's a salad plate by the way, not a dinner plate!) Probably. But I haven't had a complex carbohydrate in 2 days. I've also had very little salt and only a teaspoon of oil as a fat, so I loaded the thing with butter. Heck, I've earned it. And when the week is done I highly doubt the size of my potato or amount of butter I used is going to matter as far as poundage lost.
And that's my day, in a nutshell. Or a lettuce shell, in this case. No nuts allowed.
Tomorrow is a combination of days 1 and 2, minus the potato. I'll be glad to have fruit again, but I sure will miss the starchy goodness that I ate tonight.