Ladies, I am doing something that I never ever thought I would do: a cleanse. Yes, in a moment of bloated flabbiness, I signed up for this. I am off dairy, gluten, all processed food including tofu, and sugar for ten days. As a vegetarian, I'm also not eating meat so it's been a lot of almond butter, avocado, hummus, and kale around these parts.
And, well, it hasn't been terrible. The first couple days I felt more tired than I have felt in a very long time. I think it was because I had to sever my relationship with sugar. (I was sorry to have to break-up with my BFF but her time had come. She's been treating me badly for so long that I just couldn't keep pretending our problems didn't exist.)
The most challenging part of this week is not the cleanse, however. It is this:
We hired someone to paint our foyer, stairwell, and upstairs hallway. We are on day 5! FIVE! I have been out of the house from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. every day in the rain with at least two children (but usually three) trying to keep them occupied while Mr. Fix-It takes 45+ hours to paint roughly 200 square feet.
This project combined with all this quality, nap-less time with my children resulted in the consumption of six french fries, a few bites of macaroni and cheese, and a taste of almond cake by yours truly. (An Ikea lunch of champions!) As if that wasn't enough of a lapse, when I got home and saw that aforementioned project still wasn't done, I popped some popcorn.... with butter.
Mr. Fix-it drove me to it, I swear.