Wednesday, September 10, 2008


Wednesday, September 10, 2008.....

Several weeks ago, I was talking my friend who thought she wanted to do a detox. After we went through her lifestyle (healthy eating, yoga instructor, etc) it was determined that maybe she didn't really need to try a detox program. However, I couldn't say the same about me.

I'm the perfect candidate for a detox program, but at the time of our conversation, dismissed the idea. However, last night, I changed my mind. I'm at a point that I need to detox both the food I consume, but also my environment. So, starting this Saturday, I'm going to start a detox program.

For 10 days, I'm going to try the Lemon Cleanse program (my sister did it, so I know I'll survive), but also clean out closets and the attic to make room for my fiance moving in. When my ex moved out seven years ago, he never wanted to go through his stuff. I went through alot of his stuff, boxed it and offered it to him. He sifted through things, took what he wanted and left me with the remains. Not having the energy to deal with things, I repositioned things to the garage, basement and attic. Out of sight, out of mind.

I guess I could have taken care of these items over the years, but my life became complicated. I had some health issues which led to several surgeries and I have to admit it was the last surgery in the Fall of 2005 that led me to feeling sluggish...all....the...time since then.

Now I finally have the time to address my health concerns and notice the stuff I so properly stashed away, I think this is the perfect time before the wedding to detox my life.

I'm excited about getting rid of the excess, but think I probably should put a warning label on me for innocent bystanders (aka friends) that states "woman cranky for only food is cayenne pepper flavored water and only fun is hours of cleaning and reorganizing".

Seriously, I've timed this detox to end on my birthday and what an excellent way to start a marriage with a clean empty house (okay, as empty as small NE Cape Cod can be).


1 comment:

Muffy Willowbrook said...

I couldn't agree more. And I commend you for tackling both of these things at once!

However, getting rid of your ex's stuff will do wonders for your psyche.

Go Forward, My friend!