Life as an adult is definitely a change. I am adjusting to have a set schedule, responsibilities and bills. If you are still in high school or college…ENJOY IT! I always wanted to be grown-up. My dream age was never 16, like most 10 year-olds, it was 26. Truthfully, there are days when I am so amazed by the miracle that is my life, and I feel so thankful, however, there are just as many difficult days where I wonder how I am going to do this for the next 30 years! Luckily, working with kids make those difficult days worth it.
I think I may just be a little more grumpy and nostalgic today because I am HUNGRY! Like really hungry.
I am particularly hungry today because it is Day 1 of the 3-Day Military Diet. Now I don’t have any evidence that supports that this diet is indeed “military” – approved (in fact, I have a hunch that somebody just threw that word in front of diet to make it sound legit), but there are a lot of positive reviews about the diet. I think what makes the diet work so well is portion control and calorie restriction…imagine that! Don’t ask me why this sounds more appealing and easier than simple moderation…I don’t have an answer for you. But I did want to tell about my experience with the diet.
Here is the 3-Day Diet Menu. (I think that I am giving this a try because it endorses ICE CREAM).
Breakfast–1/2 Grapefruit, 1 Slice of Toast, 2 Tablespoons of Peanut Butter, and Coffee or Tea
Lunch--1/2 Cup of Tuna, 1 Slice of Toast, and Coffee or Tea (any brew, as long as it’s caffeinated)
Dinner–3 ounces of any type of meat, 1 Cup of Green Beans, 1/2 Banana, 1 Small Apple, and 1 Cup of Vanilla Ice Cream
Breakfast–1 egg, 1 Slice of Toast, and 1/2 Banana
Lunch–1 Cup of Cottage Cheese (Or 1 Slice of Cheddar Cheese), 1 Hard Boiled Egg, and 5 Saltine Crackers
Dinner--2 Hot Dogs, (no buns), 1 Cup of Broccoli, 1/2 Cup of Carrots, 1/2 Banana, and 1/2 Cup of Vanilla Ice Cream
Breakfast–5 Saltine Crackers, 1 Slice of Cheddar Cheese, and 1 Small Apple
Lunch-1 Hard-Boiled Egg, and 1 Slice of Toast
Dinner–1 Cup of Tuna, 1/2 of a Banana, and 1 Cup of Vanilla Ice Cream
I believe that if you follow this diet exactly, that you will be consuming right around 1000 calories for the day. I typically eat around 2500, so this is a dramatic drop for me. This diet is so lucrative because some people lose 10 pounds in 3 days! I would love to see that kind of results so I am sticking to it as strictly as possible. I just finished my lunch on Day 1 and am feeling pretty good! My stomach started rumbling around 9:30, about 3 hours after I eat breakfast (I am still amazed that I get up at 6:00…adulthood!), but that is normal for me. Usually I eat a snack, but today I waited until lunch (which I ate promptly at noon). I have been sipping on unsweet tea and black coffee all day, and that has helped. I will be switching to water soon!
I am not going to weigh until Thursday, because I don’t want to get discouraged early on.
Well…that’s it for now! I am heading to Bootcamp at 4:30 and to the Chiropractor before then (I am praying that they can fix me). I can’t wait to update here on Thursday…hopefully at least 8 lbs lighter!