21DSD – Day 7
I’m in shock that I’m still doing this thing…seriously. If you know me at all you should be shocked too :-). I’ve doubted my ability to do something like this for years. I’ve tried many different ways (mainly all exercises) to loose weight and change my habits and none of them have given me the results that this detox has so far. I’ve lost 6.8 pounds and I feel great! Do I still have the occasional craving for coffee with sugar and cream? Yes. Do I still desire to grab a Dr. Pepper? Yes, but I can honestly I think it would be WAY too sugary for me right now. I’m sitting at Starbucks wrapping up some work and I’m having a recommended Tazo Shaken Iced Passion Tea (Unsweetened) and man it is hitting the spot! Does it mean that I don’t really want a piece of bread? No, of course I do but it has sugar so it is on the “not to eat” list and I’m finally okay with that.
I can not tell you how good I feel. I feel more awake (which is so weird to me since I haven’t had caffeine in SEVEN days), I feel more at peace and I feel like I could do anything. I have (or at least think I have) full energy back and I’m planning on adding exercise back into my daily routine tomorrow with a T25 session.
I’d like to take a minute to talk more about what I’m eating. I know that a lot of you have been asking about that. I’m adding the links below to the website that lists out all of this but this is what a few typical days have looked like for me.
Breakfast – Eggs (2 eggs scrambled) and Bacon (3 pieces) and water
Lunch – Turkey (Roasted Sliced Lunchmeat, obviously a sugar free brand) and sliced Avocado and water
Snack – Organic Corn Tortilla Chips and Organic Salsa (Mateo’s from Costco, it is SOO good) and water
Dinner – Turkey and Black Beans with avocado on the side and water
Breakfast – Eggs (2 eggs scrambled), Bacon (2 pieces) and sliced avocado and water
Lunch – Chik-Fil-A (thanks to Addyson) grilled chicken nuggets (6) and water
Snack – sliced apple and water
Dinner – Shepherd’s Pie (recipe from the 21DSD book with a cauliflower crust that was GOOD) and fresh green beans and water
See….totally doable!! I promise!
I’ll end with this, “Don’t run from tests and hardships, brothers and sisters. As difficult as they are, you will ultimatelyfind joy in them; if you embrace them, your faith will blossom under pressure and teach you true patience as you endure. And true patience brought on by endurance will equip you to complete the long journey and cross the finish line—mature, complete, and wanting nothing. If you don’t have all the wisdom needed for this journey, then all you have to do is ask God for it; and God will grant all that you need. He gives lavishly and never scolds you for asking.” James 1:2-5 (The Voice translation)