I thought you all might be wondering if I died of deprivation being as the blog has been quiet for a few days. The answer is no, I have not died of deprivation, though it was touch and go for a while there.
Honestly, I feel good and that makes me kinda mad. I'm crazy that way. I made it through the first 10 days and I feel like I did well. A little cookie and one piece of chocolate, plus continuing my one cup of coffee a day. Not bad.
I'm on the second phase of the nutritional cleanse where I'm allowed a little lean meat, so that's nice. I have had some fish and some lean chicken. I forgot how much I LOVED meat. I can't have red meat yet though, but when I can I'm having a big ol' juicy steak!
Also, I lost 7.6lbs in 10 days. Not bad. I told my nutritionist that while I'm happy with the almost 8lb weight loss, I feel that with that level of deprivation I should have lost 50lbs. She said perhaps my expectations were unrealistic. Whatever.
I must say I'm torn here. I feel better. That stinks. When I eat good for me foods I feel better. When I eat bad for me foods I feel bad. The thing is. I really, really like the bad for me foods! So it's a dilemma. It's kinda like having to choose which one of your children is your favorite. It's an unanswerable question! Do I want to feel good or eat the foods I love? Sigh. I know, I'm being a drama queen. I know I'll not have to give up everything I love, I just need to be smarter about what I eat when and in what quantities. Getting old sucks.
On a completely different note, Sir D and I went shooting last night. I am really enjoying this new little hobby. It is a lot of fun and something Sir D and I can do together. I'm not taking up motocross and I don't see Sir D taking up crocheting, so shooting seemed like a good alternative. I love seeing the type of people who come to the shooting range. You'd expect a bunch of good ol' Texas boys and there are some of those, but last night there was a husband and wife with their teenage son and two ladies in their 60's. Those older ladies were shooting a giant cannon of a gun and were darn good shots!
I'm telling you, I think half the members of the AARP down here in TX are armed!
I told Sir D that for my birthday I either want an IPhone or a pink glock or both.
*I feel I need to mention that I really do like my nutritionist, she is a very sweet lady who knows her stuff. I just don't like what she is telling me! The truth hurts!*