Honestly, I can't believe it's already day five. When people say the first few days are the hardest...they're right. Not so much because the amount you crave carbs changes, but because now that I've come this far there's no turning back. Your will power to continue on gets stronger overcoming the temptation of cheating. :)
I realized today, though, that I don't really agree with my families eating habits. It causes a lot of tension between us. A lot. My older sister, for example is an extremely unhealthy eater, she'll go all day on chocolate, boxed blueberry muffins, pizza, and dr. pepper. She doesn't each much, though, so of course, she's losing weight. I feel like a failure because she basically eats everything, yet loses weight. While I'm over here working my butt off and nothing is happening.
Kind of frustrating...
Anyway, I was tired this morning. After my late post last night, 7:30 just came too soon. I also woke up with a sore back. Probably from running downhill yesterday...it was tough doing the exercise video as I had about zero motivation.
It's all about commitment, though. :)
As far as weight goes, I don't think I've lost any, but Sunday will tell. Oh yes, one of the major problems with this diet is I'm having trouble going to the bathroom. I'm an insane water drinker so it's definitely not about the fluids. I think my body is just used to more fiber. Having no fruit nor whole grains my fiber intake has lowered considerably. Today it's chickpea soup again, though, which should help.
I did want to share about my lunch today: yum. yum. Despite feeling discouraged about no weight loss I whipped up a delicious lunch.
A bed of greens (spinach mostly)
five small brussel sprouts, steamed in the microwave
chopped red onion
broccoli, either steamed or kept crunchy
a bit of chopped green pepper
1 tsp balsamic vinegar
1 tsp sesame oil
sprinkling of ginger (depending on how spicy you like it)
a few dashes of soy sauce
salt to taste
and a little under a tablespoon homemade crunchy peanut butter
did I mention it was delish? amazing. :)