Day 4

  Today has been a day fraught with temptation. I arrive to the candy store to find fudge samples sitting on the counter and chocolate bar samples in the office. Normally, I would be the first one to jump at trying everything. I love SUGAR. There are so many things that I will eat that involve sugar. Sure, there are things that I don't like, but fudge and chocolate aren't two of them.

  Once again, super glad for the pills that help with cravings. I didn't crave sugar at any point today. This is a huge deal as normally I would have eaten at least one piece of fudge, a good several pieces of the chocolate bars and probably some other little bits too. To make matters worse, we received a huge order and in it were several items that I've been dying to try. 

  I managed to avoid temptation even with a coworker being his lovely self and taunting me as I fully expected him to do. I don't blame him and I'm not mad. He even had me take a photo of him after he ate some of the cookie in question and it's up on Instagram. 

  Like clockwork, I seem to be getting hungry every 2-3 hours. My body seems trained to know that this is the plan now. I had a very sluggish morning and I'm sure that's due to many reasons: PMS, lack of sleep, late hours, working both jobs, last day off was last Thursday, etc. As the day wore on, I was able to gain more energy and feel more balanced. I'm also told that this cleanse phase can make one feel a bit sluggish.

  My mentor told me that I need to as I shall call it "clean up my snacks". Apparently, I really need to commit to making sure that fruit and healthy fats are my snacks. This should help my body push out toxins and boost energy while stimulating weight loss. That all seems rather impressive and I think it's worth giving it a shot. Tomorrow is a new day. 

  I am concerned about the next two days since I have them off. I am not so concerned with sticking to the challenge as I think I'm really proving to myself that I can do this and have the will power; but, I am concerned with the calorie burn I will get since I'm off work. I'll just have to get out and walk a few blocks every now and then to make sure I don't have problems. I wasn't going to write this now as I am wiped. I was given an extra hour at the grocery store, which I am super happy about; but, leaves me pretty dead. Time for sleep.