|Renovations go slowly.|
Abstinence leaves room for observation. When I was working with my doctor and a nutritionist to see what improvements could be made in my diet to help me lose weight. The only problem they could find with my diet was that I wasn’t eating enough calories. So it doesn’t surprise me to say that, although I am hungry, I don’t feel that I’m consumed with hunger. The MC drink itself is tasty enough and the cup of peppermint tea was a lovely change of pace.
Because of Rob’s diabetes, our meals are scheduled. We eat lunch and dinner at the same time every day. I am usually up earlier than he is so my breakfast is earlier. Otherwise, we eat almost everything together. I also snack, typically on cheese or mixed nuts or raw veggies. Sometimes, I “remember” to snack when my hands start to shake because of low blood sugar.
But I noticed the other day, as I was preparing the food for the dogs, I realized that I have gotten into the habit of having some cheese whenever I feed the dogs. Is this just another way for me to schedule more food into my diet? Or is it a habit to eat something when I’m feeding the dogs? Hmmmm . . .
When I ease myself out of the MC, Rob and I are going to be looking more closely at our portion sizes. He found something on ebay about which I’ll be writing more after the cleanse. In the meantime, I confess I’m finding the whole deprivation thing easier than I thought I would, especially given the lack of variety in what I am allowed to enjoy. But Westen says that the most challenging days are typically the second and third and, so far, I’ve only made it through the second. We’ll see how today goes.