Monday, April 25, 2011

Carb-free... Day 1

I did it. I survived. My first day EVER with no carbs. I existed on eggs, cheese and tuna. I meant to have a salad, but forgot to order one for lunch at school. I didn't eat a lot, but I ate often to ward off hunger. I drank 100+ oz of water (for the first time in weeks). No caffeine, either. Right now, I have to admit I am kinda hungry. But I am just going to go to bed. I am afraid of what will happen if I venture into the kitchen.

I made a grocery run today and bought lettuce, tuna, cheese, and ranch dressing. I also bought some of those flavor sticks you add to water because it makes it easier for me to drink water when I have them at school. I have plenty of boiled eggs, so I feel like I have set myself up for a successful day tomorrow, too.

Did I mention that I have NEVER made a full day being no carb? Did I mention my teaching assistant brought in FIVE bags of Easter candy that she got on clearance today? Talk about temptation...

I did a lot of research this weekend, and the "plan" I am following is basically the Phase 1 plan of Atkins. I can't go over 20 grams of carbs daily for two weeks. After two weeks, I will re-evaluate. But I definitely know that I need to be done with sugar forever. Hopefully, one day I will be able to handle whole grains and fruit. But for now, I must detox.

Mentally, this is one of the hardest things I've done in quite a while. And I am not fooling myself. Tomorrow will most likely be worse.