Cabbage Soup Diet Diary Day Six: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly
The Good: I lost another pound from meat day and have lost a total of six pounds –6 pounds!- in just 5 days. Hooray!
The Bad: Still hard to sleep. I’m hoping it will go away after this Cabbage Soup Diet is over. It’s weird though, I really did think it would stop after adding protein. (Maybe it really is the fat melting away!)
The Ugly: I cheated.
Sigh… I didn’t want to, but we had plans for dinner at some friends’ house, so I didn’t really have much of a choice. Cabbage Soup Diet Tip #6: DO NOT SOCIALIZE while on this diet. It is impossible to stay on it if you do. I don’t think it would have been the best manners for me to call my hostess and ask her to only serve beef and plain vegetables at her dinner party. And I couldn’t postpone because these are friends that we haven’t seen for years and this was the only date that would work.
I didn’t do too badly. Of course I should have turned down the champagne that was offered to me. But I felt like celebrating. Once we got there we realized that we hadn’t gotten together for dinner in almost ten years! (That’s what happens when you keep in touch via email and run into each other at the soccer fields and grocery stores – you feel like you actually see each other.) So I had a few glasses of champagne (champagne flutes are small) before dinner and a glass and a half of red wine at dinner. (Yeah, yeah, I know, mixing red wine and champagne – not the smartest choice!) For dinner I had Asian barbecued beef (yay!), vegetables stir fried in soy sauce and a sweet chili sauce (okay, close) and some rice noodles (I should have skipped that, but it was just a small serving). I brought a lemon cake for desert and had one very small bite and my girlfriend had a flourless chocolate cake and I had one teeny tiny bite (even though I really wanted more). That’s it. Like I said – not too bad. But I am afraid to get on the scale tomorrow and see if I’ve gained.
I knew I’d end up cheating, so I actually went to the gym in the morning. I know that one of my diet tips was to be lazy, but since I’ve added meat back into my diet I have more energy and knew I could handle a trip to the gym. It actually felt great to be there, but when I got back I was really hungry and probably ate more beef than I should have. Especially since I knew I’d be going out to our friends’ for dinner.
Tomorrow is the last day. Thank god!