So at 645 am this morning I started the wonderful, delicious, healthy and nutritious OPTIFAST for the very first time. Ok I lied, it’s not that wonderful, and not that delicious….but it’s NOT that bad either! When I first bought my optifast, the pharmacist in the shoppers drug mart (that’s in the same building as the bariatric centre) he gave me the option of buying both chocolate and vanilla one week at a time so I wouldn’t be stuck with one or both flavours in case I really hate it. Well THANK GOD, cause the chocolate must have been made in “suckville” because it tasted like watered down Nesquik with a hint of chalk! So I decided I’d add some sugar free Hazelnut syrup that I bought direct from Starbucks coffee…. and it slightly improved the flavour…..but not much.
I bought a few Syrups last night from Starbucks: Cinnamon Dolche and Hazelnut which I figured would be nice in vanilla or chocolate. And if you are wondering they don’t sell them openly here in Thunder Bay so you have to ask. They are $9.99 each and look like they will go a long way, but they also have an expiry date on them. One said march and one said may. Anyhow… I found by being prepared (buying low sodium broths, sugar free jello’s and sugar free popsicles on sale in the last month(s), that I am all set to go. I have also treated myself and bought a collection of manly looking water bottles…and boy oh boy that was a feat! LOL.
So one shake down and many more to go….next one will be around 11am this morning….going to try the Vanilla Cinnamon Dolche combo. I hope it’s great, I brought my NINJA (top powered multi mixer) to work…the NINJA rocks, and makes anything into a frothy, icy, thick drink. The NINJA will be my buddy for the rest of my life, along with a strong Vitamin regiment!
Good luck to anyone else on OPTI at the moment….stay healthy and don’t cheat.
And like the words spoken by Rob Schneider from the movie “The Water Boy” YOU CAN DO IT!