I never thought I would reach this day...ONE WEEK!!! Yay me!!!
I must say, it's getting easier. Not easy by any means, but less horrible. And tomorrow I go get weighed, so hopefully there will be a nice loss to spur me on.
I think I have the shakes down now...mixing either chocolate or vanilla with cold coffee totally tastes like a Starbucks Frappucino, plus it cuts down on the sweetness factor of the shakes. Any case, I actually look forward to the shakes because they taste like treats now.
Gazpacho news: I made it today and I impressed myself with how good it turned out! I found a recipe online and followed it somewhat, but didn't add the olive oil. Still, roma tomatoes, English cucumber, onion, bell pepper, garlic, juice of one lemon, V-8, tabasco, Worchestire sauce, salt and pepper blended in my food processor made for a damn fine soup! And it was not totally pureed, so it was sort of "chewable." There is enough for the next few days - by then, I'm sure I'll be tired of it, but nice to have another veggie option.