Everyone hates that I am on the Cookie Diet, especially my extra weight.
My friends who asked me to go out drinking with them said, "I hate your stupid diet" when I told them I couldn't drink while trying it out.
Each beer would cost me a cookie, I explained, and I only got six for the whole day.
A pretty girl who decided to join me for two separate birthday parties held at bars also berated me and questioned my manhood.
"How's that water?" she scoffed as I sipped on a wine glass with pure H20. Hater.
When at the second party I ordered a Diet Coke, the birthday boy said, "And? ..."
I'm starting to see how difficult it is for people who have sworn off booze. Everyone is expected to drink on the weekend?
Meanwhile, no one is allowed to cheat by eating cookies to lose weight? Says who?
I feel terrific. I went to the gym on Friday. I ran stairs on Saturday. And I went to the gym again on Sunday. You can eat minimally and still have energy. All the voices in your head and in the comments section are the fat globules begging to stay in your belly and thighs. Don't listen to them.
You do get one semi-meal a day. On Friday, I made a terrible tuna bowl. I think one of the cans had failed me. On Saturday, I ate an albacore sashimi salad at a really good sushi place, and edamome. On Sunday, I ate turkey slices originally bought for sandwiches and some of those Nooodles that the maker sent me a few weeks ago. Pretty good.
Am I hungry? Often. More often than I want to think about.
What do I do when I'm hungry? I drink water. I drink a diet soda. And if I must, I nibble a corner from the cookie I am due in a few hours. It's not that hard.
What are the results? Other than the people in my life who hate me and my weirdo magical diet? The results are great. On Monday, I weighed in at 163 pounds. Seven and a half pounds lost since we started this madness less than a month ago.
The plan was to stop the Cookie Diet on Wednesday, but I may extend it a few more days because it's really easy and it works. Plus the hunger isn't horrible, and if anything, it tells you that the diet is working.