So I’m just coming off a 7 day cleanse…and how do I celebrate it?
By going to Dairy Queen of course. Yes I am aware I am lactose intolerant. Yes I am aware I spent a week ridding my body of toxins and that I probably added a day’s worth back in. But I deserved it….didn’t I?
I’ve often wondered why we bother doing diets….to make ourselves more healthy, lose weight, fit into that new little dress….all the while we’re watching over our shoulders as someone dips their cookie into a big vat of chocolate as we’re being dragged away kicking & screaming…
For 7 days, I got up in the morning and had a shake for breakfast. In it was a sweet sandy powder, my fruit juice and usually a banana or some strawberries. Drink water. If I was still hungry I could always have more fruit. Then for lunch I had another sandy shake with more fruit. Drink water. If I was still hungry, fruit. Two hours after each meal if I could always indulge in 3 or 4 raw almonds (which I don’t mind, normally) For supper, I was allowed a healthy meal of fish or broiled chicken with fresh or steamed vegetables. Drink more water.
No dessert….which I am so programmed to have I thought I would surely die. However, I even survived ‘date night’ with the sweetie. It was an odd feeling, I remember thinking that I would barely be able to concentrate on the movie with him crunching buttery popcorn in my ear. But I made it…and without giving in to the tiny rubbermaid container in my purse carrying the raw almonds.
On the 4th day, the cleanse program kicked up a notch with a different shake powder. Green. At first I thought the color would be the only difference. I was wrong. The taste was much more powerful. And I was to use double the amount of the first flavor shake.
As I choked down the new ogre shake, trying not to make eye contact with the color…I had no idea that the color would show up in another inconspicuous area…during another morning ritual.
On the bright side, I did notice after half-way through the week that my face looked thinner and my clothes fit a little less snug. So was it all worth it? I can’t see my internal organs to see if they are running more smoothly or with less interference. I do feel better, but perhaps that is only psychological, knowing that I’ve helped my body in some way.
I do however know that I was very excited to wake up today and eat normally. It’s a wonder I slept! Back to my normal breakfast…
...oh well….once a leopard…