This is the longest I have gone without caffeine in a long time. I have been caffeine free for two whole days and it has not been painful. Usually when I try to give up coffee I get terrible headaches and a bad attitude. This time has been easier, think it is because I weened myself down to a cup every other day and then I switched to black tea, which is just not as stimulating. Now I am onto herbal tea, I have been drinking about 3 cups of it a day, my favorite is ginger tea. I am so proud of myself for not feeling like I may snap due to lack of caffeine.
Anyway, ETL has been going okay. My cravings are so unbearable, the are a force of their own. I keep thinking about pizza, asiago cheese bagel from Panera, and cheese croissants from DD's, do you think I miss cheese or what. I changed my diet to meat free and dairy free back in Sept 2006 and I still think and fantasize about cheese every single day, does it every go away? I still miss cheese in my salads, I used to be able to down a huge salad and enjoy because I would put feta, cheddar, or blue cheese on it and it would taste so good. Without the cheese I have to gag down a salad, I am just wondering when I will get used to it. I guess I have to admit when I go out to eat on Sat. nights I will cheat and have a little cheese, maybe that is why I can't get over my addiction. But anyway ETL is great other then the cravings I have been dealing with.
Breakfast- oatmeal, 2 clementines, banana, oatmeal, ginger tea
some chocolates left over from Valentines day
lunch- Italian stew
whoops, yogurt covered pretzels
dinner- pita pizza with broccoli, mushrooms, onions, garlic and a salad. Green smoothie.
breakfast- oatmeal, 2 clementines, pecans, ginger tea
chocolate a little piece
lunch- Italian stew with steamed spinach
dinner- I am not sure yet which could spell trouble, I will try to eat ETL but Friday and Sat nights are the toughest.
also I have a workout plan all mapped out I will start this tomorrow, Amanda take note:
shoulders and hamstrings
triceps and quads
back and biceps
each of these days I will do 20-30 minutes cardio, I will start with walking on an incline. I really want to do this. I am hoping it will raise my energy level and help with my insane appetite.