Monday, November 18, 2013

The Cleanse: Food That Makes You Sad

I think I mentioned that I'm in the middle of a cleanse. Well, I guess I'm almost done with it. Thankfully. I haven't had a Diet Coke in almost a month. Meanwhile, there is an entire 12pack of them in my fridge, calling my name.

I am not snacking at all. Seriously, not at all. No snacks. Just three meals a day. Three small meals a day. And they are not filled with anything good. And then I drink 8 glasses of water a day. So really I'm just living a life of reckless abandon. Except the opposite of that. More like a life of boring salads.
While I am proud of myself for how I have been quite disciplined, I also feel like a little piece of my soul has died. I mostly miss queso. All cheese, really. And pasta. I'm thankful that I can start reintroducing these things in moderation in the not so distant future. And Thanksgiving is coming so all of this is about to be cancelled out anyways.

I'm cheating with my cleanse and continuing to have one cup of coffee every morning. Because I have a toddler and she needs food and supervision and the coffee is what powers the mommy machine. Especially since I don't have the great benefits of Diet Coke throughout the day.

The good thing is, we are almost done with it and I can say that I did it, I stuck with it, and I drank more water in that 24 days than I have in the last 365 days of my life. For serious.

As of right now, I'm drinking my 7th glass of water while I sit on my couch. It's 9:52pm on a Monday night. Toys still cover my living room floor and they will likely stay there overnight. Who knows, maybe I will feel empowered and motivated and pick them up before I go to bed. After all, I cleaned out my fridge and pantry today. If that doesn't make you feel like an accomplished, productive human being, than I don't know what does.


  1. Way to go! I don't know if I could do the no diet coke. Good for you for sticking with it!

  2. Girlfriend, you are a BRAVE woman. I did Phase 1 of the South Beach Diet over the summer and I was the most raging witch you have ever seen. Brian couldn't wait for it to be over-- no carbs or sugar for 21 days, and I went through legit withdrawals from no caffeine, from shakes and nausea to just basically being an impossibly irrational person :). I could definitely tell a difference in my weight at the end, but the minute that first carb hit my mouth after the cleanse part of the diet, it was like my whole body smiled and said "Welcome back, friend." That's how I know my body is just supposed to have The Carbs.

    What are your meals like, if you don't mind me asking? It would be great to have any tips, especially since you're cooking for just you and the hubs also. I feel like it's so hard to cook healthy for just two people!