Monday, February 16, 2009

Have Mercy!

On my sister’s advice (and her dime, thank you for the gift Angela!) I went to see the nutritionist today. My sister told me that she is magic and I’ll feel eversomuch better if I go see her and follow her instructions. I was hopeful that her instructions would be to eat copious amounts of chocolate, hourly. That, I think would make me feel better.

Not surprisingly, the Nutritionist did not tell me to eat copious amounts of chocolate hourly. She told me to stay away from chocolate…and coffee…and sugar. It’s the trifecta of tasty goodness and I must not imbibe. However will I survive?

Know what I will be eating for the next 10 days? Fruit, and vegetables, and nuts, and that’s all. Oh and this stuff.

I put the flowers there to soften the blow. Powders and liquids and pills. I will be ingesting this reading all that, and not eating sugar or coffee or chocolate.

Lord help me. (I do not take the Lord’s name in vain, I am serious). I have not been off coffee since my last pregnancy some 10 odd years ago. Last time I tried to give up sugar and coffee it so stressed me out that I developed Shingles! (Yes, that is totally why I got Shingles!)

So, if things get a little snarky over the next 10 days here on the Hilltop, please bear with me as I try to kill the addictions detox my body in order to become healthier and more energetic. Because after 10 days all will be well…I’ll get to add meat back into the diet.

What I want to know is after the full 21 days can I have my sugar and my coffee and my chocolate back?


Tonya said...

Oh, that sounds like torture!! This is supposed to make you feel better? HOW?

Angela said...

Trish! You can do it!!!!! Call or email me or Maynon if you get stuck or have questions!!!!! I know it is hard to give up the things we have enjoyed eating and drinking for so long but the benefit is huge! More energy, much less grumpies, weight loss, sleep better, clarity, easier to concentrate - and a much healthier and hopefully the pain will subside if not go away entirely! I want you to feel as good as I feel and I want you to be around for a VERY VERY long time!!!

Your Sister:0)

Halfmoon Girl said...

I can feel your pain- I have done this before too. It is actually such a good thing to do- i felt so clear headed and had more energy- less chronic pain too. The first few days are the hardest, and then it gets better. It made me realize that food was just fuel, not emotional therapy. You will feel better, I promise.

I decided to cut out sugar again today- I made it to 1:30, then ate smarties, licorice and a chocolate Do NOT be like me.

Tricia said...

I know, I know, I can do it. I WILL do it. But one cannot give up the culinary trifecta without a little complaining. :)

Tomorrow morning...the first shake.