Day 8 was a Monday and it really felt like a Monday. I was really really tired. My day was filled with delicious homemade food, and I felt better without dining out. I had been on a streak from Days 4-7 with at least one meal at a restaurant, and I think I prefer to know where all my ingredients and oils come from- even if the servers seem transparent and helpful.
One thing that became glaringly obvious on Day 8 was how much I could use a dishwasher and garbage disposal. I have never had these “luxuries” where I have lived as an adult, and I am fed up with doing the dishes over and over and clearing my drain-catch every 5 minutes. I live in an old 1920’s brownstone apartment, common in South Minneapolis but atypical due to its large size. I absolutely love my apartment and neighborhood, but I eye the new buildings in Loring Park and the North Loop with envy. I’m ready to upgrade to “luxury” amenities like dishwashers, garbage disposals, central A/C, and garage door openers. And real luxuries like roofdecks, BBQs, pools, and workout facilities.
How I felt: TIRED! Really tired, all day long. It got even worse around 8pm, I could hardly keep my eyes open. I stayed awake until 9pm when it felt socially acceptable to get ready for bed. This has to be the “wall” everyone talks about, but I am encouraged by reports that once I get past this I will feel great and have lots of energy. Here’s hoping!
What I ate:
Breakfast: Leftover egg scramble from Day 6, 1/4 avocado, coffee with almond milk and a splash of light coconut milk. And a date!
Lunch: Leftover burger with grilled veggies, apple.
Snacks During the Day: Trail Mix (See Day 1)
Dinner: Leftover Brazilian Chicken, mashed sweet potato w/ a little ghee, Avocado-massaged Kale Salad with Beets, Radish, Kohlrabi, pistachios.