Today was the best day so far of my sugar detox. My headache is almost gone. I’m not hungry and the flu like symptoms I had have gone away. I drank all the water and liquids I’m supposed to drink during the day. I took all my drop supplements and apple cider vinegar/salt drink after my meals and actually wasn’t hungry at all. I did crave something sweet today, but I let that pass and didn’t cave.
We had unexpected company last night so I drank about 2.5 glasses of white wine. I didn’t have any of my fruit and really enjoyed the wine. I also tried some Colorado tincture for the first time. It was super easy to use, very tasty and worked to relax me. There’s no sugar in it and you just drop a couple of drops on your tongue. It made everything much funnier and me much happier in general. That may be my new go to help me relax instead of alcohol now. I can wind myself up and get very stressed out easily. I have a lot on my plate most days so sometimes I really need to unwind and just let things go. I have a hard time doing both of these things. So some outside help is needed sometimes.
I actually didn’t eat lunch until about 4 pm. I was super busy with a client all day and wasn’t actually hungry. At 4 pm when I was done for the day, I thought, “Oh man, I should probably eat lunch!”. I made the tastiest 3 oz burger made with 90% lean grass feed beef and sauteed mushrooms (I used about a cup of raw organic mushrooms) in my awesome “Green Pans”. I bought them at Target and they are truly non-stick even without using oil. I did get to use a teaspoon of Flax oil to saute my mushrooms. I added garlic, pepper, Himalayan pink salt and Herbs d’Provence (my most favorite spice ever). My lunch tasted gourmet and was very satisfying. It held me over well until we ate dinner later in the evening.
Since we had unexpected company (I love when that happens), we decided to order Thai food to be delivered. The Thai restaurant we ordered from was awesome! They had no problem making me plain steamed chicken with steamed veggies sans the rice or noodles. When it arrived, I just measured my chicken and veggie portions and ate with everyone else. It was really easy, very tasty and I have enough left overs for at least one more meal. I didn’t miss the rice at all. In the past, I would have eat the entire container of rice and had everything smothered with some curry sauce. I felt like my dinner was just as tasty without the rice or the sauce. I’m really happy that I was able to order healthy “in” so easily. I do have organic food in the house for this program, but it was so much easier to order it along with everyone else’s order instead of having to cook my own meal separate of the group.
Now about the wine! I can have wine on this program. I can substitute wine for the fruit once a week. Last night was my wine night, but I’m going to book club tonight and will have at least 1 glass of wine tonight too. I may be playing with fire, but I’m skipping my fruit today to so that I can have at least 1 maybe 1.5 glasses of wine with my book club ladies. I can’t eat with them, so I want to at least be able to drink a little with them. I might regret this decision tomorrow, but tomorrow is a new day and I can readjust then. 🙂
On an emotional note…one of my best friend’s Mom’s passed away, unexpectedly, yesterday and that was very sad to me. I love her very much and will miss seeing her when I visit (NY). Normally when something sad like this happens and I let my emotions rule my eating, I would have turned to food for comfort. And not good food, more like ice cream, cookies, cakes, pasta or comfort type food. I didn’t do that yesterday. In stead, I took a moment to be present with the news. I cried a little. I remembered her Mom fondly. Took a deep breath and reached out to my friend to offer my condolences. I then spent a few minutes looking into getting a plane ticket to go home for the weekend to support my friend and her family. The prices were too high and I had to be practical about dropping everything to make a cross country trip right now. It doesn’t make sense financially for me right now and as much as I would have loved to be there right now, I have to honor my local commitments and not add debt at a time when I’m trying to save for a very special event (our wedding in October). My friend understood and was probably a little surprised that I was even thinking of coming back for the weekend and memorial service.
To make the long story shorter…I didn’t turn to food to comfort me. Instead I made a cup of tea and carried on with my busy day. I’m actually very proud of myself for this. It’s another first of many to come!