People… it’s Monday. And that’s basically all there is to say today. The empathic readers immediately know what that means to motivation, general mood and the mood while being on a diet in particular.
Not being allowed to have the usual whole-grain roll for breakfast didn’t help the overall situation either.
I missed my whole-grain roll in the morning. I really did. Even though I am not a big breakfast person I have to admit, it’s good munching on something before you start the day. A cup of black tea with a sip of milk didn’t do the job. I dragged myself through until lunch time, hoping that feta cheese would give me a boost for the rest of the day. Looking back there was no boost; I felt tired throughout today and was kind of grumpy. Let’s blame Monday for that and not so much the detox-diet. Anyway, feta was the highlight of my day. I had it for lunch instead of two hard boiled eggs and ‘enjoyed’ it with two tomatoes and a whole-grain roll. I spent the afternoon with lots of leisure walks to the ladies room, due to the liters and liters of water I have to drink and continued to be grumpy. It had been such a social success with my colleagues in the morning, so why not stick to it in the afternoon, I thought. And yes, that was ironic.
Dinner was an experiment tonight. For the first time in my life I prepared tofu! It was my resourceful plan b to the dismissed plan a, which was chicken. I had tofu before in restaurants a few times and actually liked it. What I improvised in the pan with pepper, paprika powder, salt and balsamic vinegar was… not so good though. Not to say bad. Not to say quite disgusting. The upside to it: It did the job – I am full. The downside: I might need a plan c quite quickly! Tofu has no taste of its own. So I basically ate pale mass with light seasoning and a leaf salad with balsamic vinegar at the side. Trust me: Nobody needs that on a MONDAY night. No night actually, but especially not a Monday night. It also didn’t help to know there’s still ice cream in the freezer, a leftover from my food festival last Saturday – and it is still calling my name by the way. Loudly. This day needs to end. To be continued…