Good morning! I’m so glad it’s Tuesday! Yesterday was a very long day of colonoscopy prep which meant no food and a once daily 2 week supply of laxatives poured into a 64 oz bottle of juice.
I had a doctor’s appointment scheduled for yesterday too, so I could get them both out of the way as soon as possible. On my way to the doctor, I found this in the driveway!
He wasn’t as big as the picture makes him look, but he was a pretty good size. I moved him over to the grass so no one would accidentally run him over.
After I got back from my appointment, I spent the rest of the day
starving watching gossip girl and reading a new book I picked up from the library.
This book is a memoir about a woman’s journey through the Pacific Crest Trail after her mother’s death tore the family apart. I haven’t really read much yet, but it’s due back to the library in a week so I’m going to start soon!
So my diet yesterday topped about 367 grams of sugar! Since I couldn’t eat solid food and the only liquid “food” I could eat had to be watery and colorless, it was mostly sugary frozen treats.
In total I had:
3 lemon Italian ices
100 calories, 21 grams of sugar each
15 calories, 2 grams of sugar per cup
And for the biggest contributor of sugar…
Per bottle: 1,280 calories and 296 grams of sugar
Total: 1,640 calories and 367 grams of sugar
I had to drink the entire bottle mixed with the laxative powder, which was not fun at all. It was supposed to take about 2 hours and 15 minutes, but I was feeling sick for a good majority of the time so I took it a little slower. I swear, every time I breathed I heard juice sloshing around! No bueno.
What I learned from a day of no food:
If I don’t eat breakfast, I should not be allowed on the road. My concentration is horrendous and I am a danger to over cars. I also felt cranky, light-headed, and a little nauseous.
I now know the difference between being hungry and wanting food. I usually don’t like to go more than 3 hours without eating because I start to feel “hungry”, and I don’t want to let myself gorge later. I think I had actually forgot what real hunger felt like, until I had to go a day without food with substance.
Appreciate all the food you do have, because some people have to live every day like that. My life is wonderful, and I take so many parts of it for granted. I whined the whole day to my family and friends because of how hungry I was, until I remembered that in some third world countries, that’s how people feel on a daily basis.
Now that that fun business is out of the way, I am free to eat what I want today, when I want! Woohoo! Have a great day!