Detox update

>> Wednesday, March 24, 2010

In case anyone is wondering, the detox is still chugging along. I don't know why people are so surprised that I've stuck with it, given that I'm known to be as stubborn as a mule. I have cheated accidentally or out of necessity (usually when eating out), but I've been perfect so far this week. It's easier when the end is in sight. Saturday at midnight it all comes down.

I'm craving sugar and baked goods but it's all mental. One minute it's a pumpkin scone, the next a doughnut, the next a cupcake (it is painful to even name these things). Knowing that I can't have them makes me think about them all the time. I've always been highly suggestible - if I see someone eating something on TV then I want it, too. Actually making use of my willpower over the last three weeks has been an interesting exercise.

Also, as Sarah mentions, I'm much more aware of how the things I consume make me feel physically. It's a totally obvious and very simple concept, but it's easy to forget. I always understood why it's better to eat food that is fresh / organic / local / etc., but I feel like I really get it now. Especially the stuff about avoiding processed food. It is just the worst.

So in conclusion: I feel good, I've been able to stick to the detox, I'm proud of myself for cooking so much, I've saved money, and feel an enlightenment bordering on self-righteousness. Good times.

That said, I will devour the following when Sunday rolls around: coffee, wine, various baked goods. Oatmeal pancakes at Mitzi's, definitely. More coffee.


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