Ok, so it’s January 4 and it seems a lot of people are interested in my previous post, “I just completed a 3-day detox / raw vegan diet and LIVED.”
(It was a 3-day Kaeng Raeng detox and actually kind of liked it.)
This blog doesn’t get more than a couple hits a day, and while that one has consistently been one of my most popular posts… yesterday that post alone got 141 hits.
That’s a lot of people feeling the need to hit the reset button.
I wanted to do the detox last year to help jump start me on my weight loss and kick start some better eating habits. Did it work? Yeah, for a while… but I am back on “the sugar” again, and I am feeling the need for another detox. I tried doing it a couple months ago without quitting sugar first… and I had to stop after the first day because I had such bad headaches!
Tomorrow is my birthday, and I am sure there will be some kind of confection involved to celebrate… but on Sunday I am going to try the no sugar thing again. Last time I detoxed I did 3 days with no sugar leading up to it — I’ll do that again and go for Kaeng Raeng detox #2!
I’ll keep you posted.
In the last couple of months I’ve revisited my “about” page and my eating and exercise goals. I haven’t quite done what I said I would do here. I know a lot of people make fitness goals around the first of the year, and I’ve never been much of a New Year’s resolution kind of person… but getting my WordPress “Annual Report” yesterday is making me think about refocusing on cleaning up my diet and finding time for regular exercise. (Here’s a link to that if you’re interested.)
Light green curry I made recently with brown rice, tofu, carrots, sweet potatoes, Brussels sprouts, potatoes and chick peas
I’ve been a bit side-tracked on the exercise bit for the last month because I was rear-ended on my way to work on Tuesday, November 27… I have to get a MRI on my neck/back to see if I have whiplash/disc damage. I’m hoping I don’t… but I can’t work out again until I find out. And…I can’t say I have been sticking to eating well most days these last two months.
Here are a couple things I’m doing to try to get back on track with my diet and exercise:
- I’m making an appointment with the registered dietitian at my local supermarket. I’m hoping I can come up with a 3-4 week meal plan. I’ve done this before but not recently — I think if I can have a mindset of what my meals are each day, there will be less of a chance that I will say screw it and eat whatever. This does, however, involve planning ahead, something I’ve not been so great with lately!
- As soon as I can get back to the gym I’m going to… I have to! I’m going to ask my doctor if there’s any kind of exercise I can do right now…
- I’m going to attempt to post at least once a week, probably over the weekend, with a brief eating plan and recipe links. I’ll also give a brief update of my exercise.
I’d also like to give a shout out to my top five commenters. I really appreciate your support and suggestions!
- Dangerously Daydreaming
- My friend Paula =)
- Rant and Roll
- In Her Chucks
~ I wish you all a Happy and Safe New Year’s ~