Time to Pony Up and Put on My Big Girl Boots

Days 4 and 5 proved this challenge is NOT for the meek. It is not going to be so easy. Well, at least for those of us who apparently idolized food. Who would have thought I was so dependent on food? This must be a glimpse of what it is like going through withdrawal.

I failed to write yesterday because I am uncertain what sort of profanities might have spewed from my typewriter onto this blank canvas. To put it mildly . . .

DAY 4 – basically SUCKED!

I was irritable, hungry, migraine quality headache, and nauseous (side effects of detoxing). It was a day of feeling cloudy and just outright negative about pretty much everything. I seriously would have STOPPED in my tracks on Day 4, except I managed to catch a glimpse in the mirror. (Quick jolt back to the reality that I have a long way to go).

DAY 5 – we will call WHERE IS THE WARNING LABEL?

NOWHERE on the cleanse is there a much-needed warning label. That warning label needs to read . . . for those of you who work in an office. DO NOT start the cleanse on a Saturday. That’s right. Apparently, after a good 4 days of working into your system, we go into Fast and Furious mode!

To put it as nicely as possible . . .

I would have been a LOT more productive if I had moved my desk into the ladies room today.

Did I mention that my office is located completely on the OTHER SIDE of the building from where the bathroom exists?

All in all, I am putting the past two days down as a WIN!

They are a WIN because this gal is OFFICIALLY 8 pounds lighter than when I started. I will CELEBRATE by enjoying this new recipe for Arbonne NO BAKE Peanut Butter Protein Bar!

Arbonne Oatmeal Chocolate Peanut Butter (No-Bake) Protein Bar recipe ingredients:

  • 1 cup almond butter
  • 2/3 cup honey (you can also use agave if you are going for vegan)
  • 2 cups organic peanut butter
  • 2 cup Arbonne Essentials Chocolate protein powder
  • 3 cups of gluten-free whole oats

Heat the almond butter and honey in a saucepan on low heat until well combined.  Remove from heat.  Add the protein powder and mix well.  Place the oats and peanut butter in a mixing bowl and mix. Add the protein butter mix to the peanut butter and oats mix.  You may need to mix with your hands.  Use coconut oil on your hands to make sure it doesn’t stick to your hands. You may spread your mixture in a pan for cutting up into blocks or you may roll the blend into balls. After you have spread or rolled them, store them in the refrigerator to set for approximately one hour.