Breakfast - 1 cup steel-cut oatmeal, 1 cup soy milk, 1 small banana
Lunch (provided) - 1 cup split pea soup, and 1 cup (or so) mixed, cut-up fruit
Snacks (spread through day) - small banana, 1 1/2 tbls. hummus with cherry tomatoes and carrots, 1 oz. cashews
Dinner - 1 cup pinto beans
I didn't have brown rice as planned with dinner because I was hungry and tired and couldn't be bothered. I didn't get quite enough veggies, but that was partly because I forgot I was going to be at a seminar over lunch where food would be provided. Fortunately, they'd pre-ordered some vegetarian-friendly meals, and they set aside the one that fit my needs best - soup and a fruit salad. Not perfect, but better than a sharp stick in the eye.
I didn't really feel hungry, and I didn't feel deprived. The food is, actually, pretty good.
Continuing yesterday's theme, I ended up with broken heart (stupid guys) and self-esteem issues that I would normally have deadened with food. But hummus and cherry tomatoes don't exactly have the same effect. I hope this eases up, because I don't think I can take the constant 'testing' I'm feeling now.
Worst, though, was that two of my good friends actually expressed doubt to me that I could do this. One said, "You'll be crying for steak within a week" - a sentiment the other basically repeated (in not so many words).
Well. Fine. Thanks for your support.
I responded to the crazy with another long hike this afternoon. Looks like that will be my panacea during this Cleanse.