Day 2 of the Military Diet was not as easy as day 1… Be forewarned: cheating ahead…
Day 2 Breakfast was a piece of toast and half a banana. You are also supposed to eat a hardboiled egg. I was running late and popped it in my bag to take it to work, where I promptly forgot about it (at least I was smart enough to put it in the shared refrigerator – or I could have had a real smelly mess on my hands).
Work was pretty busy and the morning flew by.
I was actually looking forward to lunch. Cottage cheese, crackers, and an egg. I like cottage cheese and it had to be better than the mushy chicken.
The diet calls for 1 cup of cottage cheese. That is a lot of cottage cheese people! I really like cottage cheese but I was only able to eat about ½ cup when I just couldn’t take any more of it. Cottage cheese overload.
The second half of work moved by quickly. I wasn’t sure if it was the result of a stressful day or the diet but I was dead by the time I got off.
Every part of me felt exhausted. It was even difficult staying alert enough to drive home. I didn’t feel hungry though. I just wanted to curl up in a ball.
When hubby came home I forced myself to get up and make dinner, 2 hot dogs, broccoli, and carrots. I just brought a big pot of water to a boil and tossed everything in. When they were done I tossed the broccoli and carrots with some butter, salt and pepper, and creole seasoning.
The second I started eating I immediately began to feel better. I could feel my body filling with energy and the clouds lifted from my brain. It was at that point I realized how malnourished I actually was.
I scarfed down dinner, which was good, but definitely not enough – especially after such a light morning.
Usually I try hold off until later to eat the ice-cream and ½ banana but there was no waiting that night. I ate both right after dinner.
That set me up for failure…
By 7:30 I was dying for food again. Specifically for a cup of chocolate pudding. I caved…
Sorry guys but the temptation was too great. I rationalized it at the time because it was only a 100 calorie pudding cup AND I didn’t have that egg for breakfast AND I only ate half my cottage cheese… I didn’t let myself think about the fact that eggs and cottage cheese are sources of protein and I just ate 100 calories of sugar…
Day two was substantially harder. Part of that was my fault – Not eating everything I should had during the day.
By dinner time I was mentally and physically checked out. My body was shutting down due to lack of food.
Weight Loss: 0 pounds
Come on! 0 pounds after starving myself!!! I know I ate that pudding but give me a break. I really don’t think I going to lose 9 pounds in one more day Military Diet people. Although it is worth noting that my pants fit a bit better and weren’t quite as tight as they have been…
Stay tuned for day 3 – I’m a little scared after day 2. Dinner is just a can of chicken!