Day 5- Friday night date

I was super excited when I got on the scale this morning and it read almost 6lbs lighter, in 4 days?! It could be broken, but I think the better explanation is that, that is how much bad stuff I had in my body!! So 6 down, 15 more to go.

I always like hearing that there is no way I am 20 (now 15) pounds heavier than I was 2yrs ago, but I assure you, I am! Clothes don’t lie!

The other thing that really motivated me today was that others are taking the same leap I am, and that in a small way, I m helping them on their journey. Just like others inspired and are motivating me!

Tonight I went on a date and so I had to be very strict the whole day so I could let a little loose tonight.

Breakfast- 7am
Strawberry, blueberry, coconut milk, and almond butter smoothie

Breakfast 2- 10am
One boiled egg and coffee

Lunch- 12:30
Chipotle salad- again only with chicken, tomato salsa, fajita veggies and very little guac.

Snack 4pm
Blueberries and a few almonds

Dinner- I did the best I could while at Rosa Mexicana.

Guac with a corn tortilla
Grilled Fish- I did not eat the rice of beans
2 skinny margaritas

We’ll have to see what damage I did when I get on the scale on Monday. But tomorrow I am getting my Soul Cycle on, to combat the effects of the tortilla and booze.

Tomorrow is a new day!

Day 3- Prayer and Side Effects.

Some people think it’s weird that as part of the Maker’s Diet you are called to start and end your day with prayer.  I think it’s only right that when you are detoxing the body, you should uplift the spirit.  So my day started with a prayer, declaring that I am ‘beautifully and wonderfully made’, and asking the Lord to give me strength and heal my body.  If I didn’t pray these kinds of prayers, I would probably just thank the universe for letting me wake up one more day, and for the opportunity to heal my body and renew my spirit.  Flowers really renew my spirit- so I got me some for encouragement

I needed the extra help today as I started feeling the withdrawal symptoms  of very little sugar, and very little caffeine.  I also skipped the eggs this morning and was hungry all day— not doing that again!

And I have a confession to make— I’ve been drinking the Green Tea from Honest Tea.  It says it’s made from organic tea leaves, and only has a tad of honey.  But I think technically, I am not suppose to have it. Ah well. I have to have a fuller breakfast tomorrow. 

Day 3 Menu:

Breakfast-

Coconut milk and strawberry smoothie.

Snack-

A few raw almonds, and fresh strawberries.

Lunch-

Grilled Salmon Salad- with spinach, string beans, and cherry tomatoes, with vinegar,olive oil and pepper.  

Snack-

More almonds, and the Green Honest Tea

Dinner-

Modified Dominican Chicken Stew with a side of broccoli. 

The original recipe is here. 

I skipped the sugar and the olives, used sesame oil instead of olive oil, and used tomato sauce with no added sugar or salt.  I used very little salt and instead used more herbs like basil, and added a little more cilantro at the end.  I’ve made this recipe before and honestly, this modified, healthier, version tasted amazing!  Left overs for lunch tomorrow.

Life(style) changes. Day 1.

Yesterday was day one of forty. I was nervous about starting yesterday because I won’t get fresh direct until tonight. But I figured there are plenty of choices around the office that fit phase one of the Maker’s Diet. And it was better to start and have to re-start, than to keep waiting. I am starting to feel excited about the challenge and feel like if I can be disciplined enough to do this, then I can be disciplined enough to do many other things. I know it’s only day two but that’s my attitude today.

Day one:

Breakfast- spinach, onion and tomatoes omelet.

Snack: BluePrint Cleanse lemon and cayenne pepper juice. They happen to sell them in my office’s cafeteria.

Lunch: Chipotle salad with extra filing of chicken, tomato salsa and fajita veggies only. It was delicious even without the corn salsa, or the cheese or the dressing— who knew?!

Snack: BluePrint Cleanse cashew juice. I am not sure if this is technically ok in phase one, but all the ingredients seem to be on the ok list. Regardless, it was filling and delicious and healthy and organic. Check, check, check.

Dinner: Sashimi and garden salad-no dressing. Salmon, tuna, and other white fish. No shrimp, crab or other ‘sea scavengers’.

I woke up super hungry because I had dinner before 7pm. Today I’ll probably add a snack before bed time.

Not so bad for the first day! Come on day two…. Fists in the air.