Today is the first day of the rest of my life...

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

or something like that.

Actually, I started my cleanse yesterday. Yep, 21 days without alcohol, sugar, animal products, gluten, or caffeine. I know, sounds stupid, huh? Why punish myself like that? Well, I suwannee had this great idea to follow Kathy Freston's advice and do the cleanse, and I jumped on the bandwagon.

So far, last week, I eliminated Diet Coke (I was addicted) and red meat from my diet.

This week starts the rest. I have had few minor headaches (which could be related to my children, and not withdrawal) and a successful grocery shopping trip.

I can't for the life of me remember where I got this image. I saved it because I wanted to buy it, but dang if I can remember who did it.

There are many, many fresh fruits and veggies (including squash, zucchini, cucumbers, sweet corn, green peppers and okra in my very own backyard garden) to eat out there this time of year, and that might be the only reason I survive this.

I am really not looking to cleanse as such, but more to re-set my eating and remind myself to make better food choices. I love me some food, now, and I don't plan on never having ice cream or a T-bone again.

Wish us luck...


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A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry was excellent, in fact it led me to read two other of his books. He is a fabulous writer. I cannot say enough. I think there are a couple more books of his that are left for me to read, and I'm going to get them under my belt this summer. I also highly recommend The Death Of Vishnu by Manil Suri.

Good for you! I try to eat a mainly veggie based diet, but to swear of ice cream and meat forever--well you are a much stronger person than I am.

I hope you'll blog about how it's going. As someone who struggles with eating ... issues ... I'm always interested to hear how other people eat.

Ah! I just gave up caffeine this week, too.

Keep us updated!