Why We Gave Up

So Colin and I were going to do The Master Cleanse. Which is a great way to lose weight, but not the reason why one should do it. It’s a cleanse, after all, designed for clearing out toxins and getting you healthy.

Day one was yesterday and as mentioned in yesterday’s post “Hungryland”, I spent the entire day obsessing about food. Truth was, I wasn’t THAT starving most of the time– I was just OBSESSED with the idea of NOT being able to eat. Food was on my mind all day!

The Food Palace
Colin was cleansing while at UBS, but for me I am at home all week (last week before school starts). On my usual work-at-home schedule, I pass through the kitchen (usually on my way to make a cup of tea) at least a dozen or more times a day. In case you never noticed, food is EVERYWHERE in a kitchen.

Here are the following places where we keep food that I never really “noticed” before:

  • On top of the fridge – We don’t have a ton of storage, so cereal and chips for there.
  • Tiny bowls, everywhere – on the coffee table, on the counters, behind my desk you will find stashes of mini-food, mostly candy and nuts.
  • Inside the liquor cabinet – I don’t know why, but apparently that’s a good place to store chocolate.
  • In my purse – You know, in case my car breaks down and I am trapped miles from civilization and need a Clementine.
  • Colin’s desk – though it usually doesn’t last long. It then becomes just a wrapper or ziploc bag of crumbs, which stays there forever and ever, until I clean his desk.
  • On the back porch – which we use as a second fridge during the winter. Don’t tell the squirrels or the local  homeless, as it isn’t locked.
  • Finally, on the TV – not real food, of course, but advertisements for EVERYTHING, made to look its delicious-best. Argh!

So, anyway, we decided last evening that we were doing the cleanse for the wrong reason– because we are currently fat and lazy and look for a quick way to lose weight. And then we ate pork chops and broccoli. Yum. I was so exhausted from not eating, I fell asleep at 9 p.m.

So instead of committing to starving ourselves for 10 days, we are going to start cooking more healthy foods and get moving again. Anyone up for a winter hike?

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