Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Detoxing

Between Christmas Eve and New Year's Day I gained 4.6 lbs.  Between macaroni with meat sauce, perogies, cheese cake, cannolis, fried shrimp, chicken parm, wine, beer, and left overs added to being snowed in for three days it's easy to see how that happened.  I mean what else was I going to do stuck in the house besides cook, eat, and drink like it was the last supper?  But my body has certainly felt the effects of it.  I can see the extra pounds around my belly and hips.  I feel yucky, lethargic, and way too bloated and I'm pretty sure if you took a peek at my insides you would see black sludge floating around in there.

I need to detox.  Not only my body, but my mind too.  Too many negative thoughts, too much complaining, too much watching terrible reality television.  So starting this past Monday I'm doing a week of detoxing.  Now I know there's some sort of cleanse you can do where you drink lemon juice and cayenne pepper, and the sacrificial blood of raccoons, but that's not really my scene so I just cut out processed foods, made sure to get 5 servings of fruits and veggies a day, NO ALCOHOL (mama's little helper is gone this week), I'm planning to get to the gym 4 times this week, and someone recommended the Thin Berry week long cleanse, so I picked it up but I'm scared to use it because I don't like to pee out of my butt.

It's only been two full days but I feel better already.  I feel lighter.  I feel healthier.  I feel good about myself and the choices that I'm making.  I need to just suck the poison out of my life, much like I sucked the cream out of the cannoli last week.
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5 comments:

Alex said...

We are on the same page. I think I gained like 5 lbs, but I feel like I gained 20 agh!.. I've been drinking green tea to help. and water lots and lots of water. I've been feeling a little out of it after the holidays end it, not sure why. I'm sure we will get back to normal soon.

Keep us posted!

Lyr said...

I started working out and I feel better too! You go girl!

Jess said...

Keep up the good work! :-) I need to do the same.

Elizabeth said...

I'm doing the same thing! I'm only on day 4 (or is it 3?), and I guess I feel better, but I would still totally eat a big mac if I had access to one right now.

M said...

I totally need to do this too. The holidays hit my hips right where it hurts!!

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