Do you know why I really like you all? Because when I talk about doing crazy arse things like eating nothing but cayenne pepper for 10 days, you all are kind enough to say, “Hey, Earth to Emery! Howz about, instead of eating NOTHING for ten days, you just eat, um, HEALTHY??” And then I’m all… “Oh! I would have never thought of that, thanks!” as I loudly smack my gum and vacantly twirl my hair around my index finger.
So, plans have changed around these parts. Starting today, I am soda-free. I am drinking mostly water. (Also allowed- a cup of coffee in the AM.) Starting today, Chris and I are going to steer clear from gross snacky foods and things that contain High Fructose Corn Syrup or Partially Hydrogenated Oils. Did you know that many European countries have completely banned the use of partially hydrogenated oils in their foods? And yet, here in America, it’s hard to find any foods that aren’t LOADED with it. Yikes. Apparently, it’s cheaper to manufacture foods with high fructose corn syrup and partially hydrogenated oils, so that’s what we get! Thanks, food companies! You’re slowly killing us, but it makes me feel all warm and gooshy inside knowing that, at the the end of the day, you’re saving a penny or two! Yay for you!
I’m done with it. So, we’re going to eat less sugar and more fruits, veggies, and water. Simple.
I will let you know how the progress is going. I am most looking forward to FEELING BETTER, as Flo and Skylana have attested to. I’m sick of feeling tired and burnt out all the time. Having no energy and depending on caffeine for a “pick-me-up”. I’m SO ready to start allowing my body to function as it was made to. And, last night I dug the YMCA schedule back out from underneath the pile of mail by the phone because I’d also like to start being active again. I need to get my heart pumping a couple of times a week.
Thank you all again for helping Chris and I come to this decision. If it hadn’t been for your advice, I probably would have started the cleanse, and then given up on it after one or two days, and become completely discouraged. I feel SO much better about this choice- taking steps towards a healthier diet and lifestyle- and I know I will absolutely love how it makes me feel.
Stay Tuned for the results! And, anyone care to join me?