Sunday, March 28, 2010

Detox

Please visit my "Does this make me an author?" contest celebrating the completion of my MS's first draft! Not too many folks have entered, which I guess is good for those who did, but don't be shy! Newbies, oldies, lurkers, all--please feel free to enter, even if it's just with your follower point!

I also reached 100 followers today, which is amazing! I never expected to have so many, especially not in 3 months! The kinship and connections I've made with all of you Bloggers is mind-boggling at times, and I love every minute of it. So thank you to every person who comes by, even if you don't leave a comment. It's nice to know that I'm not just shouting into the wind. 



My next week or two may be a bit iffy. As spring is rolling in, we decided it would be a good time to do a full-body internal "detox." Granted, hubby and I are only 26 and 23 respectively, but we've been needing to change something in our diets, so I thought this would be a good way to implement a healthier lifestyle. As I'm always telling my friends, "slender" doesn't mean you're "fit" or healthy.  It just means you're slender.

Now, this isn't a crazy lemonade detox or anything. It's a fairly gentle way of cleansing "bad" foods from your diet and replacing them with the healthy alternatives. I was a vegetarian for several years and have no problem giving up red meat; however, I do love my wheat-based products, and E likes his sweets.

Everything I've read says to expect to feel bad for a few days during the beginning of the detox, while your body is releasing all the toxins and trying to flush them out. I've had a monster headache all day, but I'm pretty sure it's allergy or female-related, as this is our first day of the Detox.

As a note, organic food is hella expensive! Can't wait for the growing months to get here...


Anyway, as I'm doing this body detox, I'm going to be "detoxing" my MS, too. My goal is to revise/rewrite 10k a week until I'm finished.

We'll see how it goes.

17 comments:

Amanda J. said...

What kind of detox?? Am curious, and trying to get fit as well, but I'm a broke college student haha. Anyway, good luck with the detox, both body and MS! :)

DL Hammons said...

10K a week. That's what I call a healthy goal! Full steam ahead!!

Good luck on the detoxing. Not always an easy undertaking.

Summer said...

@AmandaJ: It's kinda an amalgam of different things I found, most of which I pulled from the "Complete Idiots Guide to Detoxing" which was very thorough and informative, plus it actually gives recipe ideas for each meal and snack for 5 weeks! You may be able to get it at the library, but remembering my college days pretty well, it won't be easy. Emphasis is on organic foods, which aren't cheap!

@DL: Yeah, I managed to write 10k a week on one of my WIPs for 3 weeks. It was hard, but sure was productive!

Kimberly Franklin said...

I love the detox idea. I've been slowly, but surely trying to get rid of all the junk in my diet. It's working... slowly, but at least I'm doing it. :)

Good luck with you detox--both of them!

Caledonia Lass said...

Awesome! Good luck on your detox. I just started doing Yoga four or five days ago... I wonder if that is why I feel like crud. Stretching all those muscles, detoxing a bit... Eh.
I can't wait for the growing season either. Veggies galore! Woohoo!

Karen Amanda Hooper said...

Good luck with detoxing you and your MS. You'll feel so much better when you're finished. :)

Shelley Sly said...

Good luck with both your detoxes -- sounds like a good idea -- and congrats on 100 followers!

Lola Sharp said...

CONGRATS Summer, on your 100 followers milestone.

That's an ambitious revision schedule. You go wit yo bad self!

(FYI, I still eat cocoa puffs for breakfast every morning...never giving them up! Except the days I eat Lucky Charms.)

Good luck on your detox!

Summer said...

Thanks!

@Lola: Going grocery shopping today was so hard. Not only were we hungry, but we had to avoid everything we like. My hubby almost quit over buy 1 get 1 free country ham. :-D I love Lucky Charms!! I'm making buckwheat pancakes for breakfast tomorrow...hmmm.

Christi Goddard said...

Congrats on the followers, and good luck with your detox goals :-)

Falen said...

oooh 10K a week is exciting! i wish i could make a goal like that

E. Elle said...

Good luck with the detox on all fronts! Be careful, though - even the "safe" detoxes can be hella brutal.

Jamie Burch said...

Good luck with your detox and the revisions! This time of year always gets me thinking of making healthier choices.

Patti said...

Good luck with both detoxes.

Jen said...

Good luck with the detox!!!!

Happy Flippin 100!!! That's fantastic!!

B. WHITTINGTON said...

Summer,
Good luck with the detox - I've heard good things but will wait to hear your "tale." Let us all know.

I look forward to someday reading your manuscript.

I'd love to do more online but time does not allow.

Just know that I'm readin" what you write. Blessings.

chai am woman said...

i know, i know i am SO behind on commenting. but i am reading so that's good, right?

so excited to keep up with your cleanse. i've been telling paul i'm going to do one for ages. in the meantime i will just 'watch' you do yours :)