OK. I was supposed to start on the alternative protocol on Saturday. I did great–until supper. I was working a Mary Kay lead gathering event on Saturday morning, so I ended up skipping lunch and snack, which meant I was absolutely famished by suppertime. Hmmm… Can we say “poor planning”, boys and girls?
I woke up on Sunday and just knew it was not the day to start the protocol. However, it was a great day to finish homework, plan menus, and grocery shop. Oh, and have my last Haagan Daas hand-dipped chocolate ice cream bar at Costco. So yum! *contented sigh* Now, I am ready.
Monday was the day I was going to start and stick with it. Really. I did very well, actually. It was a busy day at work between clients and classes, but I made sure I ate what I was supposed to eat when I was supposed to eat it. Amazingly enough, I did not feel hungry!
The hardest part was, again, suppertime. My mother and grandmother were here. I had already planned the menu, but I needed to ensure there was food that people not on the protocol could and would eat. The meal was excellent and I managed to only eat the amounts prescribed.
The temptation occurred when it came time for dessert. My sweet tooth was screaming for attention; I denied it. It was hard, but I was victorious! I just kept thinking about how I was going to have to face Dr. V on Saturday morning… Deep, cleansing breaths….
Onward to day 2!