Okay, I had Brianne take a picture this afternoon to document the start of this journey.
I actually like this picture. That's an added benefit of the weight loss these last few years. I don't automatically dislike pictures of myself.
I had a salad of spinach, tomatoes, carrots, and cucumbers for lunch with salsa dressing. The salsa is from Carmelita's and I've said for years that I could eat it with a spoon and forget the chips because it's so good! It still is, but it seems very salty this time. Fish tacos I had at Tijuana Flats the other day were very salty too. I don't like much salt anyway, but these were extra salty. Now the salsa. Am I getting more sensitive to salt?
I also had the salad for supper then went to the store for veggies for the broth starting Tuesday. I wanted to go to a produce stand and get more unusual veggies, but I was at Wal-Mart with my parents, so that's where I shopped. I got beets, carrots, green peppers, broccoli, mushrooms, and yellow squash. I'll add the leftover salsa, onion, and whatever appropriate spices I have on hand. This is a good start. The next time I need veggies I can try for more unusual ones. At least this time I got a variety of colors!
Confession: I made a cup of tea this afternoon and put half & half in it. There's supposed to be no dairy on this fast. My thought was to use it up since I have a half-pint. I could freeze it, but it's a pain to thaw milk. I have poured food down the drain as a sacrifice or just to remove the temptation, so I have that option. I did that just tonight with the little bit of eggnog-flavor creamer I use for tea. Anyway, I won't have dairy again until February 2 or 3, when I'm transitioning out of the fast.
One more thing: I saw this as I walked into Wal-Mart tonight:
A new cereal from Kellog's - Krave. It's little pillows of grain with chocolate inside. Or I could get the kind where even the pillows of grain are chocolate. Or I could've chosen caramel Cheerios (dulce de leche). Ai yai yai! I don't expect any better from the world, but still...siiiiiiigh. Really? I didn't read the box, but my impression is that this is being marketed as a fairly healthful option. Seems to me it should be marketed as junk. Maybe I'm overreacting. The fact that it's called Krave and one of the books that helped me so much on this issue is called Made to Crave did not escape my notice.
Stepping off my soapbox now.
Working and then sleeping. Good night. :-)