This marks the end of the 17 day diet live blog. Not because it has failed (far from it as I’ve lost 8 lbs to date) but because there are only so many ways I can say “damn I’m fucking hungry”…
Kefir smoothie with blueberries, check. Egg-white omelet with peppers and onion, check. Entire pot of coffee, check. Two baked tilapia fillets, tomato sauce, peppers, cottage cheese, pickle, green tea, pear, side salad, check check checkity check check. Pretty sure I just closed my eyes for a moment and daydreamed of a steak, or a pizza, or better yet a steak pizza, but woke up and all I could find was more celery.
Another morning of kefir smoothie with blueberries, egg-white omelet with peppers and onion, and another morning spent drinking an entire pot of coffee (hey, it’s allowed!) to try to fill the gaping hole in my stomach. For lunch I was able to switch it up with the leftover turkey chili from dinner last night (yay), but then came the infinite 3pm hour and I found myself eating anything and everything from pickles and cottage cheese to celery and peppers with dressing. I even made myself some green tea, and (you guessed it) still hungry. Dinner consisted of a giant chicken breast with some baked asparagus. Two hours after I finished first dinner I was back to eat the other chicken breast I cooked and was saving for tomorrow’s lunch.
Where the hell is all this food going?!
Kefir smoothie with blueberries
Egg-white omelet with peppers and onion
Pan fried tilapia fillets
Turkey Chili (no beans)
I’ve lost 1lb in 24 hours. I’m not sure how long I can sustain this as constantly being hungry is not very high on my list of things to do.
With 11 days left until DEMF, when C requested we go for another cycle of the 17 day diet before we left, being the good husband I am I said “sure”! This was Sunday, so after spending a few hours at the grocery store stocking up we of course had our “last supper” of pizza, wings, and beer before beginning the diet.
Monday dawned full of possibilities and excitement as I ate an egg-white omelet with some peppers and onion and a kefir smoothie w/ blueberries. It only got better from there with a tilapia fillet with some tomato sauce and a side salad for lunch, a bunch of random shove-in-my-face-as-many-as-I-can fruits and veggies through the afternoon, followed by eggplant parmesan and skillet chicken for dinner. So here I am summarizing day 1, and I’m still going to bed hungry (surprise).
Sure it sounds great, and even tasted great too, but those of you who know me know that even on a good day filled with carb splurges or fried gluttony I’m hungry again within an hour or two (it’s a curse, really it is). I wasn’t going to keep a journal because honestly how many times does anyone really want to read me making reference to staving third world children (remember the cabbage diet?), but here I go anyway!