I woke up this morning feeling really accomplished. I will admit that I had some weak moments last night. I really wanted to snack on some chips and ice cream. BUT, I didn’t! I consider yesterday a great success! It’s way easier knowing that I have all you guys cheering for me! The best part of this morning was that I feel better. I really do! I already feel less bloated and heavy. I feel light and healthy. YAY!
Even though I felt accomplished, I was still craving toast with peanut butter, but peanut butter wasn’t a great choice because the one we had was full of salt. I also wanted some raisins, but I don’t really like eating raisins on their own. Here is a link to why eating raisins is a great way to start the day.
So, I overcame the peanut butter obstacle by creating my own Raisin-Walnut (POWR) spread. The ingredients are simple: raisins, walnuts, pumpkin spice and a dash of olive oil. I blended it with my Magic Bullet! YAY!
The results were unbelievable. It’s delicious! I put my POWR spread on a piece of toast and waaalaaa! breakfast. It’s super filling too. One piece later and I was stuffed. It kinda feels like I’m cheating on my plan, but I am not. No added sugar, no salt, nothing processed, just all natural ingredients with no preservatives. Boy, did that feel good to create something new in my world. I love creating new things. That was a great success!
Coffee was the same as yesterday. Refer to Day 1, refer to delicious!
I had a small bowl of last night’s leftovers. I ate it cold like couscous salad.
Lunch was a couple handfuls of red-seedless grapes and a hard boiled egg. We took my daughter to her dance class so we bought lunch and I am so grateful that the market had healthy choices. I didn’t drink enough water today so I’m feeling kind of tired. I also notice a lack of energy because I didn’t eat any green leafy veggies.
Um…I’m not gunna lie…I had another piece of multi-grain organic bread and my POWR spread. That stuff is SOOO good, you have to try it! I made some for my husband and he loved it too!
My little bullet blender isn’t going to cut it though if I am making this everyday. It’s not powerful enough to blend up all the walnuts and it takes forever. I going to invest in a food processor. This is the one I am thinking about buying. Do you have any recommendations? I have never owned one before. I like all of the additional features it has.
Dinner consisted of this lady with a big nose and curlers in her hair! HA! That’s what my goofy eyes saw when I plated this awesome meal!
I steamed 2 organic mashed potatoes, 5 large organic carrots and seasoned the plate with black pepper and pumpkin spice…I know, I know…enough with the pumpkin spice already….I just really like pumpkin spice on my sweet potatoes. Her big nose is a scoop of POWR Spread too. That stuff could season and spruce up any meal. It’s sweet and savory all at once. I put a dollop of hummus on the side of the plate for some zest. That dinner was soooo filling and satiating. Plus, I have a bunch of left overs for tomorrow.
Admitting the truth:
I have discovered that my “witching hours” are from 5-8 pm. This is the difficult time of the day where I want to eat all the yummy treats I have in the house.
I got to thinking about that. Eating those things is kind of like indulging in sin. Sin deceives you into thinking, “just this once won’t hurt me.” However, one indulgent “sinful” move could change the course of life forever. It’s a big deal.
Making one wrong move on my detox plan would make the plan not so special anymore. After this realization, I stand more firm in my convictions. I can’t “hiccup” once, or the whole thing will be for nothing. That thought made this “witching hour” more bearable.
I pray that if you are embracing a challenge or trying to accomplish something awesome, that you feel the same way as I do. Cutting corners, cheating or indulging doesn’t pay off in the end. Sin has it’s sneaky way of creeping into the strangest places of our lives and can really darken a light-filled life. Stay strong Christian Soldiers! Philippians 4:13
Thanks for your support today! All the positive feedback and encouraging words help me so much!