Day 3- Think the sugar detox is working

Submitted by BaylorBlondie on Fri, 04/28/2006 - 5:05pm.

 In Wave 1, I've found that I'm fairly limited on snacking options (mostly a handful of nuts or veggies and cheese).  I've honestly been very good with the breakfast and lunch meal suggestions.  Dinner has proven to be a more daunting task as I don't like cooking.  I'll try to take time to plan out all my meals for the next week and purchase all the ingredients.  Some of the advice on the website chat boards is to prepare as much as you can for the week on Sunday (ie: chop all the ingredients, etc).  This is supposed to save me a lot of time on dinenr prep. 

Somewhat surprisingly, the Sonoma Diet doesn’t have a specific exercise program.  They acknowledge that you will lose weight quicker if you add exercise into your routine, but this is not heavily emphasized.  I actually like this.  (More background:  I don’t like to exercise.  I do love to dance, but hate going to work out.  Actually, it’s not so much the working out part.  It’s the get ready to work out then all the time it takes to get a shower, redo hair/makeup, and get dressed after that which greatly discourages me).  So, since the Sonoma diet doesn’t mandate exercise, I don’t feel like it’s a chore or feel like I’m cheating on the diet if I don’t exercise daily.   

One recurrent problem I’m having is the Sonoma website often cannot connect or times out.  I’ll launch other websites to see if it’s my computer or my browser, but they are quick to load.  It’s hard to plan meals or print out a weekly shopping list with the error messages.  This has happened for three straight days now- even tried it from my home computer with the same problems.  I could buy the Sonoma Diet book- I just like the freedom of personalized meal planning the website offers.

I haven’t felt that hungry during the day.  I even haven’t had major withdrawals of cutting back to one Dr. Pepper per day.  I did cheat last night and had vanilla ice cream with chocolate morsels on top.  The interesting thing was though that when I finished it, I felt “blah.”  I had actually been feeling great the past two days by sticking to the recommended meals.  I’ve had more energy and felt full.  After this dessert, I felt lethargic and very unhealthy.  It actually felt as if I had un-done my past two day’s work.  The good thing is that the way I felt after eating all that sugar was enough of a deterrent to keep me from doing it for a long time. 

 Day 3 Food:

Breakfast: 2 eggs, Dr. Pepper

Lunch: Garden Salad with Balsalmic Vinagrette, Water

Snack: Goldfish

Dinner: Eating out with friends:  french fries, Fried shrimp/crab/oysters/catfish, etc.  Did split the entree with my husband.