Cycle 1 is about protein and veggies for the most part and no carbs and no alcohol. It's going to be a LONG 17 days but I can do it... it's only 17 days and then I get to do something different for Cycle 2. And who knows... maybe I really will feel good and energized like the book says I will! That would be cool. Once I get to the last cycle, I get to reintroduce favorite foods and even have a drink a day. Actually I think I can start the drink a day in cycle 2... although I do not need a drink EVERY day. But, it will be nice to drink my wine club wine again.
This cycle is also asking me to REALLY think, not only about when I am hungry but when I am FULL. I tend to eat way too fast and I know that's why I overeat a lot. My favorite quote from that part of the book:
1. I'm a little hungry; my stomach feels as hollow as the promises of a politician.
2. I'm so hungry I could eat the lining of an empty Spam can...
3. I'm starting to feel full. I'll stop now so that I can save on my grocery bill.
4. I'm so stuffed I'll have to waddle over to the couch to collapse.I have been at #4 more times than I'd like to admit in my life. I think it happens every single time we order sushi (which anyone who knows me knows that's a LOT). I also end up at #2 a lot as well. Especially now with Donovan in the picture. I tend to focus on him and his needs all day and then, all of the sudden it's 3 or 4pm and I am dying of hunger only to realize I have not had a single thing to eat ALL DAY.
I won't lie. This past week has been filled with junk food, ordering out and eating more than a couple cookies. I stepped on the scale this morning (the first time in about 2 weeks) and have gained 6 pounds! I know a lot is water weight but it's still weight! I am SO READY to see that scale go in the right direction. I do want to eat better and feel better.
I CAN do this.