As all of the fun will continue through the fall (marathon training, more friends having babies and getting married, etc) I decided to take a break from my normal food routine (diet, pattern of eating, whatever you might call it), and cleanse/renew/focus on Christ through it all. Some of my friends/readers may say, "You're a dietitian, don't you eat well all the time?" or "You eat better than 95% of normal people," or..."why do you need to lose weight?" I laugh thinking about some of the replies that I've heard. Well, folks, it's really not about any of those things. Being obedient to the Lord in the way that I am treating my body is my primary purpose. Taking a break from things like: beef, dairy (boo...no mozzarella), fungi (mushrooms), caffeine, chocolate and wine (for Chase: whataburger, mashed potatoes, pizza and chick Fil a). As a "foodie" these things are some of my favorites to cook with, eat/share with others, and are lovely things that were created for enjoyment. We are just resting from them for a bit.
So the cleanse starts tomorrow.
Chase will be on it for 10 days.
I will go for 24 days (maybe more).
I will probably get headaches.
My training runs will probably max out at 4 miles.
My sleep cycle will probably improve.
My skin will improve (trust me, I will be drinking a gallon or more a day of H2O)
My heart, mind and body will thank me.
And most importantly, I will focus on things that matter: Christ and his creation. Us. I cherish how He created me with detail and purpose in mind. I'm excited.
We will continue to eat with you, friends.
We will continue to pursue cool, fun restaurants - even if it means smelling your dinner and glass of wine (Stacy) until we can eat all of it again.
My CM run tonight brought it a few gems... Here's to our week for $80! :)
(Only wishing I still had all my CSA veggies)