So it’s Wednesday, Day 3 of our 7-day experiment.
This morning neither of us had breakfast. For me, it was partially because I wasn’t in the mood for any of my options for breakfast, along with the fact that I wasn’t really hungry. Around 2 in the afternoon, we were finally starving, and ventured out to a vegan Thai restaurant and got Pad Thai and some yummy green curry. Oh how I have fallen in love with green curry. It had pieces of soy pork in it, which were… interesting. It had the texture of a chewy sponge but just tasted like the curry it was sitting in.
I’m still exhausted and tried fighting it off the best I as I could…it didn’t work though. I was halfway through reading a cookbook, and passed out for about 40 mins. As for my mood, I’m no longer irritable/moody, but still pretty depressed. The BF is still feeling pretty normal (oh how boring) except he’s craving something chewy and sweet, like dried fruit, which is easy enough to fix.
For dinner tonight, we had a super veggie and lentil soup. It has everything: tomatoes, peppers, zucchini, lentils, carrots… I threw in some pasta, because I was feeling really jittery, and thought maybe I needed something a little more substantial than just veggies.
We made it to the gym tonight too. Yay! My side is still messed up from yesterday; it’s frustrating, and I feel so defeated. Like I said in my previous post, my doctor and my surgeon both think it’s just scar tissue. So every time I work out, it gets super aggravated and it hurts all along my ribs for days afterward. The only way to make the pain go away is to not work out at all, and that is NOT happening. But the BF thinks I should take it easy, so for now we’re only doing 30-45 mins at a time.
At the moment, besides the exhaustion, slight depression, and random jitters, I’m really craving dairy. I just want a cheese stick, or some yogurt… I thought it was just a texture craving–y’know, something soft and smooth–so I ate a banana.
Yeah you read that right. I, Cathy, ate a banana. It was a one way ticket to gross city. Blech.
Today was definitely easier than yesterday, which keeps me hopeful that tomorrow will be even easier than today. We’re not doing this as a fast-weight-loss deal, or even as a “cleansing” diet (don’t get me started about how absurd I think cleansing diets are,) but I’m interested to see at the end of 7 days, how many, if any, pounds we lose. And I’m feeling great about how we’re becoming re-dedicated to working out, and taking seriously what it is we eat.
See you tomorrow!