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Ahem… my detox will start tomorrow…



I started out on the right track this morning. I had my magic alkaline drink of apple cider vinegar, pineapple juice, cinnamon & honey and went out for a 30 minute power walk that got me deliciously sweaty.  I came home and made flourless protein pancakes. This was my first attempt at such a thing and it was, shall we say, less than awesome. I’ll tweak the recipe tomorrow and hopefully find them slightly more tolerable. Then I had my Vibrant Grossness Health drink, which seriously tastes like a lawn mower smells.

Around 10 a.m. I started to crash but had to crank out some work for an exciting new project (but will refrain from sharing until it is complete) so I had a cup of coffee. Boo. Bad Belle.

Lunch was super rushed so we ran to the co-op and grabbed salads and apples. After lunch I hastily cleaned the bathtub for my planned evening soak, then rushed to Frankfort for my infertility support group.

Support Group can leave me feeling totally empowered or sad and extra infertile. Today was the second. It’s not that I did not enjoy the meeting. I did. I was just overcome with sadness that all of the women, myself included, have to make the trek to Frankfort once a month to find the support we need while desperately trying to build a family. I’m glad the group is there, but damn if it is not fair that we can’t all meet in a Mother’s Day Out group instead.

By the time I got home I was tired, hungry and all “woe is Belle.” I made a healthy stir-fry with tofu, cabbage, onions and green beans in a citrus ginger sauce. Then I heated up the left over brown rice, which I swore I would not eat until after the detox. Then I had the last of the chocolate coconut ice cream. Then I figured why the hell not complete the crappy start to a detox with a beer.

Not good. Not good at all. I think I’ll blame the cats for this one. Unfair, yes, but someone has to be my scapegoat and it might as well be the soft, purring, completely oblivious critter sitting next to me.

I’ll do better tomorrow and will put together the list of our Detox participants. If you still want to join it is not too late to be a slow-starter with yours truly 🙂



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  1. July 15, 2012

    If it makes you feel any better Belle…I just ate an entire box of Amy’s Mac and Cheese “in preparation” for my detox diet tomorrow. I may (ok…definitely will) have a beer at dinner tonight as well. I will be up in the morning Vibrancing with you!

  2. 35life #
    July 15, 2012

    Aww. Tomorrow is another day. You still had a pretty darn good day. Much better than me. I’m still snacking like I’m in vacation mode, even though I’m back home. Ugh! My better ways start tomorrow, too.

  3. July 15, 2012

    Eh, Monday is a better day to start a detox. Less down time to break the rules. Also, I am eating an apple fritter, a bit of fried sugar goodness, while reading blogs. Definitely not on the PCOS diet plan.

  4. July 15, 2012

    I’m still eating like I’m on vacation, too. In other words, crap. Maybe I’ll do better tomorrow, but I don’t think I’m up for a full-on detox. I’m sure you’ll do great tomorrow–although, compared to me, you did pretty darn awesome today!

  5. Esperanza #
    July 16, 2012

    Detoxes are SO HARD to start, but it sounds like you did a really good job. Good luck tomorrow!!

  6. EmHart #
    July 16, 2012

    I agree with Kristin, Monday is a far better day than Sunday. I am going to attempt a detox of sorts with you this week. Think I might need to pop to the store for some more healthy stuff though, otherwise it will be more starvation diet than detox!

  7. Bethany #
    July 16, 2012

    I am with you on this Belle. I had every intention of starting yesterday….but the leftover pizza was calling my name! I am starting round #2 IVF in a couple of weeks so I am going to start the cleanse today!

  8. Jen #
    July 16, 2012

    Sounds like you started off right (nevermind falling off the wagon throughout the day. Nobody’s perfect)! You’ve totally inspired me to do my own detox, but I’m starting small and cutting out alcohol and caffeine. I’m also drinking massive amounts of water. For two weeks.

    Did you play with your four cats? That was also part of the plan, right?

    PS – it was SO good to meet you IRL last weekend! Next time we’ll have to meet at a Juice Bar or something instead of coffee. 🙂

    • July 16, 2012

      Oh it was so good to meet you, too! It was so nice to talk to a actual person about this stuff, you know? I told Mr. Husband about your “little” leak and he was speechless – had never heard of such a thing, either! Yes, juice bar next time for sure. We’ll have to see if anything exciting is happening in the up-and-coming areas in the future and meet up!

  9. jak #
    July 16, 2012

    coffee is full of anti-oxidants though:) i think anything like coffee or beer or olive oil that has stood the test of time probably has some great health properties that we just dont understand yet!

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