Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Detox

For 2009, I'm kicking it into high gear. The last few weeks of 2008 were spent being (somewhat) mindful of my eating and exercise habits, and other than the holidays I was doing pretty good. To renew my commitment in 2009, I went through a bit of a detox. For four days last week, I had nothing but brown rice, lentils, vegetables, fruit, and oatmeal. I had decaf tea or warm water with lemon juice. No caffeine, no sugar, no salt, no booze. There was also a "media" detox on the plan - limited TV, internet, email, etc. It's one of the reasons I've been so quiet lately. Another is that I'm just too lazy to blog.

I'm feeling fantastic and easing back into "normal" eating - limited salt/caffeine, more variety of grains and proteins, but still drastically altered from bad habits past. As a positive side-effect, I've gotten a helluva lot of things done around the house. And snow shoveling. Ah, the snow shoveling. Joe owes me big.

I'll try to have some more interesting posts in the days to come, but I appreciate your support as I change to this new way of thinking about/dealing with food, drink, and exercise. And hopefully the next time you see me you'll be pleasantly surprised.

7 comments:

idyllicchick said...

I'm behind you 100%! And I'll drink your beers for you. =)
Virtual hugs are heading your way!
---S

Courtney said...

I'm trying to do the same thing, though not as mindfully (or successfully). Sounds like a great plan. Glad you're feeling good and sharing the inspiration!

Amy said...

Isn't it interesting how much more time you have on your hands when you're not so focused on eating and drinking? I have done a few almost-fasts (back in my Sevananda days) and I found I had a LOT more free time since I wasn't cooking or eating or going to restaurants. I made a cup of tea into a big event...

annofgreencables said...

You are on the right track. The hard part is just beginning, so keep strong, one day at a time. I'm in your cheering section. (picture an ex cheerleader (69 years old now) trying to jump up and down while waving her pom poms at you) LOL

Pam said...

I'm always pleasantly surprised when I see you. :)

I'm also back on the exercise wagon. Christmas eating caught up with me this time. Jane and I are talking about walking a 5K this spring.

jacquieblackman said...

Wow! You go!! You are some strong inspiration.

And I'd be pleasantly surprised just to see you this year. ;-) Maybe we can pull that off?

Lorena said...

No booze?!?!?!

Kidding-- proud of you! Good on ya, girl. Although I would be pleasantly-- nay, SCREAMINGLY HAPPY to see you any time!