Last night I dreamt I was eating bread. Lots of it. Tons of it. I couldn’t stop myself. I was mortified at what I was doing, but I was out of control and literally couldn’t stop myself! Welcome to my world of paranoia. (I also had a dream that I was being chased by a Yeti in my old home in Illinois. Not making this up. If you know me at all, I love to watch any show about Yetis and one of my dreams is to go one a Yeti hunt in Bhutan – yes there is really is such a trip. So, this dream is not that weird. For me.)
The point is, I’m scared to death that I’m going to undo all of the progress I’ve made over the past week. And I’m thankful I had this “awakening” (get it?) now rather than on Day 10. So I can prepare for Life after the Feast.
Preparations (AKA THE BIG PURGE)
Today I decided to purge & plan. It started with the idea of cleaning out the refrigerator of all foods that I don’t want to include in my future. If they are there, I might be tempted in a moment of weakness to eat a spoonful of chocolate syrup (it’s been known to happen). I threw out an alarming amount of expired foods (how many containers of cottage cheese are in here?), cleaned the shelves and made room for my new healthier lifestyle.
You know how women are. We start cleaning one thing and it leads to 10 more. For me, that meant cleaning out the closet in the laundry room, the drawers in the dining room and finally purging books we don’t need from the office. 4 large garbage bags and several trips to Lighthouse Ministries to donate items and I felt better. There’s still more to do, but that’ll have to wait for another day.
I then moved on to thinking about what I’m going to eat after the Feast is over. As I mentioned above, I’m so nervous about messing up all of the hard work I’ve put in. So planning will help me to stay on track. Here’s a look at what I plan on doing.
Day 1 after Feast
- Happy Mood Juice
- Steamed Broccoli if I’m hungry
- Mixed greens, lots of veggies, walnuts with Flaxseed Oil Dressing
Dressing Recipe if you’re interested
- 2 Tbsp. Flaxseed Oil
- 2 Tbsp. Apple Cider Vinegar
- 1 Tsp. Honey
- Sea Salt & Pepper to taste
- Raw Almonds
- Juice if I’m hungry
- Vegetable Soup
I really want to keep it light and mostly vegetarian for a few days. I’ll ease some fish and chicken back into my diet after several days of eating a diet similar to this. My friend did a 5 day Feast and then drank 3 cups of coffee the next morning! Needless to say, he felt terrible. It’s very important to ease back into eating after not for so long.
Here are the weigh loss results up through today. Even though I’m disappointed I haven’t lost more, it’s encouraging to see my body fat down and water is up. Being hydrated is very important. Muscle is down a little, but one workout will put that back.
|Date||Weight||% Body Fat||% Water||% Muscle||% Bone|
Day 8: DONE!