Today is day three, so your mental exercise for the day is to recount as many famous or infamous threesomes as you can. Living, dead, or fictional.
No googgling until you have your list. I’ll start you out: “Ole King Cole was a merry ole soul and a merry ole soul was he. He called for his pipe, and he called for his bowl, and he called for: ___ _______ three”
I am writing this day to report that I have had headaches every night, for the last three nights. Also have had trouble falling asleep. The good news is that Excedrin knocks the headache down and out in very little time. Whether the headache is caused by not drinking enough water or taking the capsules too close to bed time, or is just part of the process – I can’t really say. I will endeavor to drink more water, but at this point I’m developing a hump from the copious amounts of water I have been guzzling. Also will try to get my 30 caps ingested before 7 P.M. to see if that helps with falling asleep. I guess I should say I have not been taking my mid-morning nap since starting on the regimen, so that is one big change in my rather drudgery life. Also I just finished cleaning the kitchen counter tops, stove, and range hood. I won’t get too graphic, but jiffy lube probably could have recycled the grease that came off the stove back splash and range hood to do a complete under-carriage on a deuce and a half. All those wonderful stir fries with sesame oil have created quite the oil slick. Not as bad as the Exxon Valdez, but only deficient by a metric ton.
Have enjoyed eating these vegetarian meals, with the exception of the shakes. Just not enthused with the protein powder’s overwhelming taste. The ginger really helped, as did the lemon, but went a bit overboard, and will try again tomorrow with half as much of each. I suppose I added the same amount of ginger as the last joint of a little finger, and a whole peeled lemon. (note to self, next time remove all the seeds from the lemon). While the Vitamix is a wondrous appliance, it wasn’t able to vaporize the lemon seeds. It did manage to make all of the fibrous ginger disappear, leaving only the taste.
Mostly I feel great, and no nagging pain in the hips or knees, just a bit of congestion in the nose. Over all the sense of well being is worth gagging on a shake or two every day.
May be too early to start contemplating a batch of real protein, since this is day three, and that is not allowed til day 11. Never the less, I will keep drawing drumsticks, and sirloins in my daily doodles. I reread the booklet for the third or fourth time, and it says on day 11 the program allows 2 to 4 servings of protein daily. The trick is a serving is the size of a deck of cards.
Still, a nice yellowfin tuna, swordfish, or salmon steak will be a welcome addition by then. I don’t think the program is too keen on grilling, although broiled is allowed. Don’t really understand the difference except for the fuel used to heat the meat. This program is doomed to failure if grilling is forbidden. This is America, after all.