Today marks Day 1 of my Master Cleanse. I promise I won’t carry on about it, but if I need an outlet, I might add some in the comments sections here. I mentioned before that I was considering a cleanse. My body has been giving me cues that I need to do something. Just as with my house, I need a drastic makeover . . . or, rather, a start-over.
The most challenging part will be cooking for the family while I drink my “lemonade,” preparing snacks while I drink water, facing meal times with my glass and watching the rest of my family eat. To get everyone to the table, we have to sit together. Chaos ensues if one person gets up. (Think of The Breakfast Club — “If he gets up, we’ll all get up. It’ll be anarchy!”)
Sometimes we have to take drastic measures for our benefit. My kids have lost all their toys before and got back only half. They never missed the other half. I need to seriously consider my personal habits and decide which I need to keep and which need to go. I need to do the same for all the stuff hidden in my kitchen cabinets.
In the end, I’ll have a new perspective and a new lesson learned. In the meantime, I’ll have lots of time to do other things while I’m trying not to think about food.