Monday, March 30, 2009

Day 1

Today was the first day of my juice diet. My cleanse.

For breakfast I had a grapefruit, an orange and 2 small apples. Not bad! Sweet and filling enough. I was hungry by dinner time but not intolerably. Then at dinner I had 4 carrots, 1/4 cucumber, 1 stalk of celery, 1 and 1/2 apple and 1/2 lemon. All I can say is yuck! It was just too thick. I ended up leaving some in the glass. Next time I think I will only use 2 or 3 carrots and a whole lemon. The cucumber gave it a nice flavor, it was just the thickness of the juice that I didn't like. Oh, and a few glasses of water.

The day went fine. I was pretty tired around 2:00, but I don't know if that is really anything different. I kept busy to keep my mind off wanting to eat. That was the biggest struggle today. I had to remember not to just pop something into my mouth as I went about my day. Just a bite of a cookie or just one slice of cheese. I never realized how much I would eat during the day. This has really made me notice how bad my eating habits are.

The biggest question, I think, would be how bad is the hunger. Right now I am hungry but I really feel that it is more of wanting food than needing it. My stomach isn't growling or hurting, but at night when the kids are in bed is my time to sit on the couch and veg. Eat whatever I want and not have to share it with them.

One thing I have been surprised to notice is how thirsty I have been. I have really noticed that a lot more than feeling hungry. My body is in a constant state of dehydration and I really want to change my habits in this area. I need a LOT more water on a daily basis and I hope to start some good habits. I did stay away from coffee today. I am not a person that can not live without it so I might as well do this right.

I think tomorrow is going to be worse than today, but once I am over that it will all get better. I have decided to weigh myself daily first thing in the morning. I am not going to post my weight, but I am going to post my weight loss. I will most likely post once in the morning to report any weight loss. The isn't a great chance of having any to report so early, but I am sure I will be loosing plenty of water weight in these first few days.

Now I am going to sleep (after I fold a few loads of laundry and watch Lie to me) and forget about food for a while.


The Army of Allmans said...

Everything you said is so true and I deal with the same stuff. It is hard to not lick the pb off the knife when making sandwiches, or eat the crusts...but it does make me realize how many calories I take in I don't even think might be a harder day, but keep it up, you will feel so much better for doing it. You will alos get used to the thickness too. Good luck!

Darlene said...

Go you! Putting my thoughts to actions. If I was there, I'd so go through this with you. My snack attack is in the afternoon, so I can clearly relate. Just that no one else in the my house sees my problem for what it is. Keep up the good work. Yours sure sounds better than the one I read about that is juice from green stuff, yuck.

Phoebe @ Cents to Get Debt Free said...

I'm impressed! I'm on a diet as well, and thankfully Willie and I are doing it together. Sure does help to have someone doing it with you.

Have you ever had a green smoothie (it is spinach and mango)? I've wanted to try it, but just haven't had the gusto. I hear they are fantastic, though.