Here are some coping skills I have honed the last 36 hours of
deprivation cleansing. You, too, can use these tested techniques during that certain time of day when you feel like you might kill someone:
1. Do some more laundry. You know there is always something else to wash, and no one can see you cry in the laundry room.
2. Read. Like, a book or something.
3. Write a letter--that activity is actually fun.
4. Clean off your desk.
5. Take a nap.
6. Take a bath with Johnson's Baby Bath for Cranky Babies. It has a nice Lavender scent.
7. Start dinner. But be careful, because there is a whole lot of chopping involved with all these vegetables.
8. Take a sniff of Squazz's scotch.
9. Give yourself a nice facial.
10. Tweeze. In ernest.
11. Eat your long-awaited snack for the day. I got to have 11 almonds on Monday. Yesterday was 1/2 cup of grape tomatoes....I felt like I had died and gone to heaven.
12. Take one more nice deep sniff of Squazz's scotch.
By the time you complete most of the things here, cocktail time has
effortlessly passed, dinner is ready, and you get to eat your carefully measured allotment of protein, and your unlimited broccoli, cauliflower and asparagus. On your nine inch plate.
In all honesty, this is a very fun and tasty program. I rarely feel deprived of food. My wine is a whole 'nother story. But I am 33% there! In Wave Two, you get to have a glass of wine with a meal of your choice. I am thinking Day 11 might feature a breakfast varietal. Wonder what goes with All Bran?
Anybody have any other suggestions?