Well it's finally here. Day zero was a good day of purging any foods we couldn't eat during Ten. This included enjoying some of our favorite leftovers and barricading the pantry. Thank you Trader Joe's for your paper defense against crackers and chocolate chips.
Day one started off with some whole wheat toast and hot water. Very exciting, I know. It is crazy how your mind plays with you though because as I fell asleep and was woken up by kids and Lilo, all I could think about was the food I could not have. Maybe it was just the crazy combo of foods that ended day zero all combining and joining forces in an attempt to foil our plans. Or maybe I just watch too much Star Wars.
Overall the day was great. Until 4pm. Then my head started off with a dull ache. Kat and I had been texting back and forth all day in attempts to spur each other on. But here is the reality check for me. That every day, all around the world there are people that would be delighted to have Ten different foods to eat each day. Parents that are constantly hungry but still must go and do hard work to make a meager wage so they can feed their children half a cup of rice or beans. 30 days of Ten won't be easy but if God has taught me anything in my life it's that nothing great comes easy.