What a difference a baked potato makes!
Before dinner last night, I was questioning if I would make it another day on this diet of deprivation, also known as the Cabbage Soup Diet. Surprisingly, the problem has not been the soup, which I still like, but it was the lack of carbohydrates, especially bread. That was what was killing me. Yesterday afternoon, I hit a low point emotionally. I was so down in the dumps that I was sure that I would last not another day. Then I ate dinner.
Day 2 of the Cabbage Soup Diet was vegetables all day plus the soup. For dinner, I was allowed to eat a large baked potato with butter on it. As I sat down to dinner with my husband, I stared at his leftover roast beef, potatoes au gratin, and Bussels sprouts along with his glass of red wine. My plate held a baked potato with butter, salt and pepper along with some Brussels sprouts. That baked potato was sooooooooo good, you would have thought I was eating lobster. I savored every single morsel of it along with the skin. My husband kept asking if that potato was really that good. Yes, it was awesome!
After dinner, my spirits really picked up and I told my husband that I was going to try to stay on this diet another day. Last night, with my stomach full of baked potato, I slept like a baby. I slept so well that I did not even know we had had a very strong rainstorm during the night. This morning, I felt renewed and decided to continue to do this diet one day at a time. I have not weighed myself, so I have no idea if it is doing anything yet.
Today starts Day 3. Day 3 of the Cabbage Soup Diet is a mixture of Days 1 and 2. I can eat fruit (except bananas) and all the vegetables from Day 2 except the baked potato. This morning, I started with stewed prunes and for lunch, I had cabbage soup. I am planning on eating a vegetable plate for dinner with cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, and carrots. For a snack, I will eat an apple and for dessert tonight, leftover strawberries. Today should go fairly well.
Tomorrow is the day that worries me. Day 4 will consist of cabbage soup plus bananas and fat free milk. That is not appetizing to me. We shall see. Soldiering on one day at a time.