Now I Am Dead

So – It has been a very eventful 10 days. 

10/11-10/13: Vegas (drank lots of beer)

10/14: In-laws arrived

10/14-10/17: Big work project

10/16-10/20: drank lots of beer & ate lots of dessert with in-laws

10/18: rain barrel class; Mt. Hood Railroad adventure

10/19: 5K

10/20: PT (cleared to run hills! yay!), Powell’s

10/21: In-laws leave, at work by 7:30 AM 

The bad: I am in need of a serious detox from all the beer & sweets & other crap I’ve consumed in the last 10 days. I am not a big sugar fiend, and yet I’m having terrible sugar cravings. I’m bloated & gross. My eating schedule is so out of whack that I keep having these weirdly uncomfortable dizzy spells at odd times. I’ve gained eleventy-billion pounds (see you Monday, HTC) and I feel uncomfortable in my fat pants. Also – I would like to sleep for a month. I think that my cardio workout today might consist of my 30-minute round trip walk to & from my vehicle. I was going to hit the gym & run, but I think I might throw up/pass out if I don’t go straight home after work.

The good: I love my in-laws. I love that we went out to a whole bunch of different breweries to try all the beers. The Mt. Hood railroad was fantastic – and we couldn’t have had better weather (pictures later – it was gorgeous). They came & froze their asses off at my 5K and were waiting for me with coffee when I finished. My MIL & I discussed cook books & gardening & knitting patterns. It was a fantastic time – I just wish that I got to see them more often! 

BUT – I think I need to curl up for a week with nothing but whole grains, fruits & veggies for a week!  I’m actually craving greens right now. And bananas. And tomatoes.

Recent Comments

  • auntie
    October 21, 2008 - 2:39 pm ·

    i always know it’s time to detox when i start craving fruits & veggies. that over-sugared/bloated/justplainnasty feeling is horrible!!

    hope i have fabulous in-laws some day, too 🙂

    • gazelle
      October 22, 2008 - 1:16 pm ·

      I ate two large containers of greens in the last 24 hours. That is just wrong!

      (But the best lunch salad today – mixed greens, 1/2 avocado, hard boiled egg, some tuna, fresh garden tomatoes & a sprinkling of feta….yum!)

  • michelle
    October 21, 2008 - 6:00 pm ·

    Good post!!

    Detoxing is a good thing. How about a 1-2 juice feast/fast! I tried it once for 3 days and lasted 1 day and i was starving the entire day!! I may do another one for 1 day!! Yeah, who am i kidding!!!

    • gazelle
      October 22, 2008 - 1:17 pm ·

      I can’t do the juice fasts (or any). I get cranky and dizzy. I am doing mostly fruits, veggies & whole grains, though! No processed sugars, no artificial anything….. I feel better already.

  • Alisa
    October 21, 2008 - 7:40 pm ·

    I must be behind…what’s on Monday? The reason I’m doing the 21 day habit challenge and cutting out processed sugar is b/c I needed a detox too! J and I went through a 1/2 gallon of ice cream in two days—gross!!!!

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    October 21, 2008 - 11:56 pm ·

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  • Carolina John
    October 22, 2008 - 5:33 am ·

    Hey, great post! A high fiber intestinal scrubbing sounds like a blast after that weekend. And i’m really glad the in-laws had a good time. That makes it really special for them and you.

    • gazelle
      October 22, 2008 - 1:19 pm ·

      It is nice to have such fun in-laws, even if spending time with them involves pie.

      My body is happier after just 24 hours of simple foods, though – makes me wonder why I don’t live like this all the time.

  • Sarah
    October 22, 2008 - 8:51 am ·

    Ha ha! Eleventy billion! Whoa Nelly. It’s probably not THAT bad 🙂 You’re lucky you love your in-laws. Or so I hear from other married friends.

    • gazelle
      October 22, 2008 - 1:20 pm ·

      I actually ended up losing 1/2 pound! Which might be an excellent argument for my new “lots of fatty foods, accompanied by copious amounts of beer, and followed up with large desserts every night” diet.