Making Adjustments – Diet Day 2
The first day of the diet went fairly well. I didn’t get hungry at all. In fact I needed to continue to remind myself that I needed to eat every 3 hours. While the food wasn’t anything you would find in a 5-star restaurant the taste was rather good. Texture on the other hand is something I am going to have to get used to.
Although the food part of the program seems doable I am really struggling with the sleep required. Since high school I have never slept more than 4 hours a night. On this program I am to get a minimum of 8 hours of rest. This is going to be a point of frustration for me.
When it became 11 PM Trina began reminding me that I needed to go to bed but as far as my mind was concerned it was still the middle of the afternoon. I promised myself that I would stay true to the letter of the instructions so I got ready for bed. I spent the next three hours lying in bed staring at the ceiling fan.
It wasn’t just the staring part that was bad. After a while I was attempting to make my eyes think the fan was rotating in the opposite direction than it really was. Seriously I am supposed to lie in bed for eight hours every night? What kind of satanic overlord came up with this idea?
When I finally did get to sleep I woke up probably every hour to go to the bathroom. Note to self: I should probably try to drink the bulk of the 105 ounces of water early in the day. I’m suddenly starting to relate to those commercials on television about the lady with the overactive bladder. This is not exactly what I had in mind when I decided to start this program.
I guess it is going as well as expected considering I am trying to undo decades of bad life choices. Hopefully things will start to get better.