It’s official. My DH told me today I look thinner.
I went to bed last night a little worried. I have a bad habit of weighing myself all day. I just like to see if it moved up or down. Its kinda interesting to watch and see what your body is processing and what its storing. I started the day at 108.2 and I stayed that way the entire day….then bam! Right before I went to bed I was showing 109.2 and I started to get annoyed.
What if I wake up and I am the same weight. Or higher.
What if I ate this freaking soup all day for nothin. Its good, don’t get me wrong.
I am just over it.
Let me back up. Yesterday was bananas and milk day on the cabbage soup diet. I had been planning the entire week to eat a banana smoothie-which I did. Unfortunately that’s the only extras you could have. Bananas, milk, and soup. Blah. I really thought because I was sick of fruits and raw vegis, it wouldn’t be hard but I really wanted something else. Bananas are heavy and I didn’t want to eat them all day.
The mental challenge of it all has been really straining.
I have to admit I cheated again…oh, shocked? Yeah, you are not. The key to cheating, however, is to cheat healthy.
Overall I ate:
- a handful of cauliflower (raw)
- a half an orange
- 3 bananas ( 2 of those I created a smoothie out of w/ some of the milk below..I also added cinnamon and vanilla to spice it up- top w/ a twisty straw!)
- 2 glasses of milk (I had 2% instead of skim…that’s one change I wont be making)
- 2 bowls of Cabbage Soup, one included some cut up boneless skinless chicken
- i ate a small piece of sliced cheese off my daughters plate
- vitamins (I am taking them to be on the safe side)
Important to note that I have been doing some light exercise with my exercise ball.
Started at 111.8
Day #2: morning: 110 even
Day #3: morning: 109.2
Day #4: (today) 108.2
Day #5: I am happy to announce I woke up 107.8!!!!!!!!!
I realize the change wasn’t drastic, I actually don’t have gobs of weight to lose in the grand scheme of things, but to see the scale fall anywhere in the 107 range feels like massive progress.
Yesterday I also had a persistent headache. I am sure it was finally that no caffeine thing that was catching up with me. I ran out of cranberry juice AND tea both, so my body may have been reacting to being stuck with only water all day. Who knows. But my DH went out and brought me back some sweet tea and this cran-apple juice that is fabulous.
The first thing he said when he walked in the door was that its hard to pick out a healthy juice. He was telling me how everything was mixed with concentrate or had loads of sugar and preservatives. He is so right. I have the same problem every time I go to pick out a “healthy” product too. It takes some major knowledge to get it right. He did great though.
He found this Healthy Balance juice that only has 29 calories in an 8oz glass.
That was much better than I have been drinking. I am going to save some calories.
Today is protein day..not that I haven’t been sneaking that.
Day 5: Cabbage soup, up to 20 ounces of beef, chicken or fish, up to six fresh tomatoes, and at least 6-8 glasses of water.
Ugg. 8 GLASSES of WATER.
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