fruitify day one

Oh man.

When does Saturday come? I keep reminding myself that the first day will be the hardest; my body is in complete what the hell are you doing Laura mode.  Despite the fact that I’m literally stuffing my face with fruit to try to reach any sort of “full” feeling, I’ve been constantly hungry.  Not to mention my all-day headache.  I think it’s the sugar, OR.. it’s probably because I didn’t have coffee today.  I didn’t realize until this morning when I grabbed my loon mug that to be fair, I shouldn’t have coffee either.  Things are getting real. 

But!  I’m proud that I’ve gotten through the first day, and I have been writing down what has been going through my mind –and what I’ve been eating–to keep track of”progress.”  Let’s just hope it’s all worth it. 

Breakfast- 1/2 cup orange juice, one large banana, bunch of cherries, buttload of H20

After this, I decided to go for a run.  I was a little nervous to do so; after I run all I want to do is devour a sandwich or hang out with a jar of peanut butter.  But an apple? I’m glad I decided to run though; I covered six miles and felt great.  Then I proceeded to go the grocery store and purchase apples, mangos, strawberries, blueberries, cantaloupe, figs, and avocados.

Lunch- 1/4 avocado, big bunch of strawberries, one very large mango, glass of seltzer x 3

I was full after eating lunch, but within 30 minutes found myself hungry again.  I know my body wants protein right now, but I’m just trusting that it will get used to this change. Also, how the hell do you know when a cantaloupe is ripe? I want a sandwich.  I’m going to go drink more seltzer and eat a fig. Sigh.


 Snack- 2 figs, glass of seltzer x 1 


Other thoughts: as I ate my “snack,” I flipped through the TV; I usually go to the Travel Channel, but there was some special on “Best Steaks in America.” I opted for a show on the Discovery Channel where a man survives on a raft out at sea for 76 days with hardly any food or water. You think I’m kidding.

Afterwards, I drove to the library to get some books to distract me.  When I stepped out of my car, that was the first time my body felt really…weird.  I wasnt hungry, but something was up.  I took out a book called Brainstorm, which explains the differences between the male and female brain.  I’m trying to understand the other gender. Really. Trying.

On my way back home, I was happily listening to Neil Young with my windows down when I had to stop, for two cars in front of me were trying to make left turns on a narrow road.  Unfortunately for me, they were turning into the Northside Deli, so I was hard chillin with a heavy, delicious waft of bacon while I waited for them to turn.

Right about now, I am cursing every fruit known to man.

More snacks- Granny smith apple (they apparently have caffeine), 1/4 avocado

I’m tired and cranky and HUNGRY and these peanut-butter pretzels are staring at me.  

Dinner-Cantaloupe with blueberries, more blueberries


Turns out I do know how to pick a ripe cantaloupe. Just smell them.

Dessert?-My body’s weight in strawberries, and seltzer pretending to be champagne but miserably fails

 This my friends, is not going to be easy.  

 Also, why is fruit so expensive?

 What am I doing?




About Laura

marketing director at Possible. formerly at Greatist. Still running, finding zen, and searching for the perfect bloody mary.

Posted on August 11, 2011, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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