Empty Plate, Clean Slate

Filed under: Check-it-out, Pondering

Today I’m doing a detox.

Someone shoot me.

Every spring, as the weather warms up and more and more skin is exposed to the light of day, I begin to see the need to get myself back on track and feeling healthy.

The Easter Bunnies have been eaten and now it is time.

Today I am doing a 24 hour detox.



I’ve done program detoxes before and realized that I already have everything I need to reboot to default settings. So, I have my favorite detox tea. And my Vitamix…



And don’t forget lots of water with lemon too.

I felt great until about noon and then, even though I don’t ingest a large amount of caffeine, what little I was missing started getting all snarly with me. And the guy who came to look at the AC units in the house kept talking to me. Seriously–talking.

But I’m still holding up. One meal to go–I won’t mention that it’s Pizza Tuesday at the Sabatini house. *head thunk* Gosh, I just want to curl up in a ball and sleep. Just seven more hours and all the after school activities to go.

And here’s the thing–I’m not 100% sure if a 24 hour detox makes me miserable because I’m detoxing or I’m just brutally hungry and crabby. BUT there is one big reason I always find myself doing it at least once every year. If I can survive that 24 hours then anything I put in my mouth the next day is spectacular. If I don’t go cold turkey, but cut back instead, I find that I struggle every day, feeling deprived.

Make sense? Heck if I know. But for now, I’ve got to believe that one day with a clean plate gives me a clean slate.

Anybody else “cleaning house” for spring?



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