Speaking of new plan, yesterday was tough. The missing carbs had me a little shaky by dinner, which really made me feel like a junkie! I can already see where I'm going to run into problems.. since I can't have fruit after 2pm, finding handy snacks on the go may be difficult. All meals, even lunch now, are going to require a lot of planning ahead. Dinner always has, but I've always had back-up meals for breakfast and lunch (like peanut butter toast with banana and lean cuisines) and those won't be added in until later, if at all. It won't be an issue, I just can't wait until the last minute. I'll be packing individual salads for something quick, and a few hard boiled eggs will be an easy breakfast when I'm running late for work.
Also, since today was weigh-in, I'm scrapping yesterday as Day 1 on the first cycle and starting today. No real reason, just seemed good to start counting on weigh-in day. Easier to keep track of.
I've already had a few friends tell me there's no way they could do this plan- mostly because it's too strict. Just to clear this up- it is strict. The list of foods you can have for the first 17 day cycle is short. However, it's just 17 days. The next cycle starts adding natural starchy vegetables back in (in moderation, and before 2pm). You can do anything for 17 days, right? Especially knowing there's a light at the end of the tunnel? That's how I'm approaching it. Yes, it's going to suck some days- but I can deal for 17 days.