All loved and juiced up today I’m off to Sydney for business and to visit my kids and stepkids.  Made sure I got up before the birds this morning so I could have a well-planned and organised  day.  I figured this will help to make sure I don’t stray – or at least keep temptation to a minimum.  So with lunch bag packed, I’m off to work before my afternoon flight.

Come breakfast – so far so good, snack – good too, lunch – pretty good as well.  Afternoon lull – mmmmmm what shall I have?  I’m finding that what is working for me is a handful of almonds.  But today the almonds are just not cutting it.  By two o’clock I’m feeling hungry – but hungry for something ‘different’.  I’m not in the mood for anything that springs to mind as being ‘healthy’.  All I want is a dose of chocolate – or even dreaming of a thickshake.  Thinking, thinking, what to do?  Ahhh got it!  I’m off to Naked Treaties for a green smoothie.  Yeah baby! That’s just what I need – a bit shot of green.  Everytime I walk into the shop I feel my heart do a little skip n jump at the anticipation of having something delicious AND nutritious!  So I’ve got an hour before I have to be at the airport by now, so checking out the menu – I decide to give my green smoothie a miss and have an “I AM PASSIONATE” smoothie.  Don’t be fooled by the name, this drink is delicious, and it is my favourite – packed with greens, passionfruit, and an assortment of other veg and fruit, just what I need.  Oh No, I can’t resist the raw granola with banana and warm almond milk.  Well is it really that bad if I have it?  Yes probably, because I have committed to a 30 day plan which doesn’t include raw granola or banana, but of course I’m going to have it anyway.  So much for willpower!  My gawd, I feel like I’m so not-dedicated.  I think I must be pre-menstrual.  Yes that’s the excuse I’m using.  Well I could have had a block of chocolate or a big sanga or something but I did choose something wholesome and nutritious – even though it actually isn’t part of my eating plan.  Oh dear (big breath here!), back to old habits again eh?!  I’m not going to beat myself up about it – I’m going to use the ‘pre-menstrual’ excuse.  Yup, that works for me.

While on the plane I thought I’d do some ‘soul-searching’ about my eating habits.  Trying to work out why such a well laid out planned day turned a little bit ‘crazy’.  The only conclusion I could come up with is that I don’t think I had enough protein in the morning to keep me sustained at a level that would make me feel satiated, especially in the afternoon.  Thinking it would be easier if I wasn’t a vegetarian.  But then again, thinking about eating meat is worse ….. back to the drawing board tomorrow.

Day 21 - Yeah babe! That's just what I need - a bit shot of green


Trish is a plastic surgery blogger. She is passionate about wellbeing, health and beauty, and doesn't mind a little bit of 'help' from the amazing cosmetic and beauty procedures that are available today. Trish spends her days talking to women and men who are looking for suggestions and advice on procedures that are available to them. Cutting through the sales pitch and hype, a down-to-earth response on general information is what you will get.

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