6:15am – woke up with stomach cramps… excellent reminder of why I’m doing this cleanse in the first place
6:45am – took my breakfast smoothie (half a frozen banana, 1c frozen berries, 3c frozen chopped spinach) out of the freezer, realized freezing it was dumb, vaguely worried I’ll miss the creaminess of yogurt/milk
7:30am – the smoothie is still frozen solid, so I made some decaf sugar cookie tea to keep my morning warm beverage habit going (a suggestions from Meegan), and it’s helping me a lot. I made the mistake of eating a walnut out of Evi’s granola, and just that little bit of added sugar made me WANT. I can tell I’ll be super obsessed with food thoughts for a while.
8:10am – I microwave the still-frozen smoothie, which makes it smell like cooked spinach. In desperation I add another banana and reblend, then mentally weep over the toddler’s requested chocolate peanut butter oatmeal.
8:15am – drinking my huge smoothie, and I’m surprised at how good it tastes even without yogurt or milk. Thanks, extra banana.
9:05am – finally finished my 5 cup smoothie. Delicious, but I’d love to chew on something. I prepped some chia pudding with coconut milk and PB2 for later.
9:30am – third tummy episode of the morning.
11:10am – finished my chia pudding, which was just alright, and now I’m starving. Off to make a salad.
12:15 – leaving for a walk. Lunch salad was filling but not satisfying (spinach, baby carrots, lemon juice, olive oil, garlic), but the Nut-rition mixed nuts rocked.
1:00pm – food food food food food food it’s all I can think about. I’m about to nap just to avoid it.
3:00pm – wake up feeling like absolute death. Exhausted, horribly angry, achy, too hot. Nothing feels right. Cave in a desperate fit of make-it-stop, eat a brownie and some kettle chips…