I am doing much, much better today (and yesterday wasn't bad either). The depression seems to be letting up a little, the cravings have gone way, way down, I have more energy and I'm less than half a pound away from being under 200 pounds again!! There's a good chance I might be back in onederland this week which will be the first time I'd be under 200 lbs since October!
I realized yesterday that the reason Sunday was so hard for me was because it was day 3. Like, I knew it was day 3 and the title of the post was "day 3" but it somehow didn't connect in my head that it was actually day 3... I hope that makes sense. Anyway, it probably didn't connect because I would have killed for even a small taste of bread at the time, but, like I said, things are better. Day three is always the hardest and worst day for me when restarting low carb so my feelings totally made sense.
Today is day 5 low carb and this is when things start to get easier with cravings and such. Today is also 11 days cheat and binge free! That's pretty major for me. I do plan of relaxing on Christmas and fully enjoying out traditional Chinese food and maybe some dessert but I don't consider that cheating because it IS Christmas and I will NOT binge. I don't care what I have to do down to locking myself in my bedroom and telling the kids I'm not allowed into the kitchen... there will be NO binging and as soon as Christmas Day is over it's right back to low carb! I'm hoping that one day doesn't make me feel like I'm detoxing all over again.
I also have no other cheat days planned after Christmas and I won't be counting Christmas in my count of cheat-free days. I have been thinking about my birthday and maybe getting some really good seafood prepared in a low carb way. That way I still get to enjoy a special meal but it will be low carb and fit into my plan... I mean my lifestyle!
So, basically, I'm doing well and I'm actually looking forward to getting on the scale in the mornings. The next step is to add exercise back in. My back is still twinging so I may give it several more days to relax but I really, really want to start working in the 10,000 steps a day thing because that doesn't hurt my back.
I just need to get up and do it!