Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Weekend Challenges and Success
On Saturday night my boyfriend and I went over to my sister's house to play with my nephew and hang out with the family. My sister made a delicious dinner of stuffed sweet potatoes and braised brussels sprouts with kale. My boyfriend had a steak with some veggies...and I had juice. It is way to hard to sit at the dinner table while others eat. I should have taken my nephew for a walk. Even if my stomach wasn't grumbling; it is hard to sit there and not eat. I felt grumpy and left out. (Not anyone's fault, I realize. I am the one who decided to juice fast.) I also have to stop and recognize that the weight loss, increased energy, and great rest are all worth passing up a few weeks of meals. As my sister says, "Nothing is going extinct while you're dieting." And she's right. Stuffed sweet potatoes will always be there. I even bet my sister will make them for me while I play with my nephew in a few short weeks.
Starting my second week back at work on the fast feels much more natural. I feel less carnivorous and more calm. My hunger isn't intense; in fact I feel no more hungry than when I was eating. I have extra stressful events scheduled at work this week. And even though I will be traveling all day tomorrow with lots of stops and a business lunch; I am grateful that I am portable with my juice packed along with me. When I get hungry I don't have to stop for food. I just need to reach into my cooler bag for some juice and keep going.
With my head clearer and the scale down 7.4 pounds now; I look forward to the coming days on my Reboot.
Keep calm and Juice on!