I write to you while "enjoying" a dinner of quinoa and broccoli, drizzled with olive oil and sprinkled with salt. I used the 'al dente' method of quinoa-cooking... boil water, THEN add quinoa. The mushy method heats the water and the quinoa in tandem. The things you learn about a no-fun diet.
The most difficult part of today was the lack of coffee. Sure, I had green tea in the morning... afternoon... and late afternoon. But it just wasn't coffee. There's something about that wonderful black stuff that zings your eyes open and makes you ready for the day. I don't feel human until my first cup of coffee, so 4:30 PM looked like me falling asleep at my work computer.
I also had my first workout on the diet this morning. I was so hungry from not eating enough the day before that I got dizzy walking to the gym. I had a handful of rice puffed cereal and took it easy. Very easy. My 27 minutes on the stairmaster were a joke at level 7 - I usually start at 9 and end at 17. It felt like the first workout after a stomach bug... but I did it!
I suppose it is good for me to decrease my dependence on coffee. It was a miracle that I didn't get a caffeine headache. I'm sure when this is all done I'll go back to coffee, but maybe my intake will go down to one cup a day, rather than several. And green tea isn't so bad. The only herbal teas I like involve fruit, so those are out.
So tomorrow, like today, I'll wake up, have some iced green tea, and at least be thankful that my body is de-toxing, slowly but surely.