Phew! I was finally getting close to the end of a week-long diet effort, and my results were not what I expected them to be. (I had gained a small amount of weight – something like .6 of a pound, thus far). That said, I actually feel that by doing this form of intense tracking, I did much better than I would have had, given the climate of today’s world.
I also definitely needed to work on getting over my now chronic depression. A problem stemming from too much worry about too many issues, both personal, viral and even geopolitical. It’s hard for me to focus, or feel very confident, in a society that I view as coming apart at the seams…
8:00 AM – I began this day with a bowl of hot oats and a glass of milk. Two standbys that do fill me up while providing me with just enough energy to get me to the next feeding time.
My snacks, for the morning, were a single slice of pineapple and a couple of stalks of celery. (Wow! I could hardly walk with all that food in my stomach)!
12:00 Noon – It was back to a simple stir fry, and later, a basic salad that had Kraft Italian as a dressing. As I ate, I promised myself to come up with something new for day seven. (And, I did)!
Outside, the weather had been cloudy and wet all day long. Even the temps had to struggle to get the the low forties before doing a 180 and dropping again! And so, I had little compulsion to go and do much outdoors.
In the afternoon, I enjoyed a simple salad that contained romaine lettuce with bell pepper and sliced onion. I feel strongly that everyone should have some sort of salad on a daily basis. Note that if you do frequently eat green salads, you’ll likely have higher blood levels of a host of powerful antioxidants (vitamin C and E, folic acid, lycopene, and alpha- and beta-carotene). This is especially true, if your salad includes mostly raw vegetables.
3:00 PM – I got myself up and went over to a local Tavern. I sometimes do that to help support the local businesses and to remain socially active.