The detox elephant
OR: the elephant in the room. And no, that’s not code for the size of my butt which is reasonably average for a 44 year-old 5’2 woman who weighs 74 kgs. OK, technically that’s obese based on the BMI standards. But I’m fit, and comfortable in my own skin on most days.
So while I’ve lost a bit of weight during the detox (and just feel more comfortable all-round) that’s really a bonus to the overall goal of better health and wellbeing (long strong nails!).
Yes, being more mindful about food has been part of this change. But for me, the great transformation has been the distance there now is between me and my elephant: chilled and crisp sauvignon blanc – mmmmm. A glass of wine while I watch the news – and then most likely another with dinner. Almost a food group in itself, pre-detox.
One of the big things Brett said when I started this was “it has to work for you”. For me, my personality is that as soon as I’m told I CAN’T have something I’m like “bollocks to that – I’m having it!”.
So my alcohol strategy was to not deny. I WILL have a glass of wine with the news. My internal ‘quid pro quo’ though was to cap it at one. Which I did – very proud.
But into week 2 – bowel cleansing (fabulous) – me and my elephant weren’t so keen on hanging out together. I was lining up empty’s of mineral water bottles. Yes, it’s true. Still am, feel great.
I WILL have a glass of wine if I feel like it – you can’t stop me! (smiling) But do I really want that vino? More and more less and less. Go figure.