Last night's Casino Night was not bad. I panicked a little when I got there and discovered the salad already drenched in Caesar dressing. Dinner for me was going to be water and a piece of fruit leather. I have a purse full of goji berries, but seriously, who likes these things?
I was standing by the door of the office on Friday, day 1, munching on a handful, when Tambra came up and said, goji berries, huh? And I said, mmm, they aren't very good, are they? and she laughed and said, i used to eat them all the time and then one day i decided it just wasn't worth it anymore. She's completely right.They are like a dust dry tasteless old raisin. I'd never really noticed it before. I paid $21.99 a pound for these things to be my protein source for the cleanse, but I haven't really been able to choke them down on their own.
After I settled in and had a few glasses of water, I felt great all evening. Even danced eventually - it was like high school - all the ladies on the dance floor, all the guys not. They were playing and drinking in the casino. By the time we got home at 10:30, the pangs of hunger had passed and my stomach felt comfortable, so I skipped a late night apple and went to bed empty. Today I've eaten steadily - at least one serving of fruit every hour, including a big smoothie this morning - but haven't been able to feel satisfied. So it is time to add in the vegetables, just a little early.
Yam. Yum. Full. Happy. :-)
Some time between now and 6 pm, I'm going to toss the last of those garden tomatoes with a little fresh basil and a drop of pecan oil in the saute pan for a half a second, and then after class I'll race home to a feast of grilled summer squash, sweet potato, and carrots.
Tomorrow morning: apples and pineapple, and then for lunch... Ron is cooking up a tenderloin tonight and I'll devour the leftovers with a salad. And a frozen mocha. And a popsicle. Celebration!