I made it through my first weekend on Optifast, although I won't say there was anything fun about it. Even though I am still having some cravings, I am noticing that they are for healthier things, like salad and veggie subs. I guess that's progress. I am also very happy to report that I have only given in once and that was for a cup of jello, which some people report being allowed to have while they're on this program. So, I don't feel too guilty. It was jello, pizza, or popcorn; I think I made the right choice.
Today was quite humorous. We had a meeting at work where we were all given a champagne glass with sparkling cider to toast our clinic staff for making it through three inspections in the past month. Did I mention I love sparking cider? Well, I told my co-manager, the only person at the clinic who knows I'm on the Optifast program, that I wasn't going to drink any of the cider, but just toast everyone and "fake it" - put it up to my lips like I was sipping it. After sitting it down, she covertly drank it for me and I don't think my boss noticed. :)
The rest of the day has been quite frustrating, for various reasons and I find myself wanting to eat "real" food. I didn't used to think that I was a stress eater, but I guess I am. That is my first Optifast lesson.