Ok so, you guys? I am such an idiot sometimes. Like, OH MY GOD HOW DID I MAKE IT THIS FAR IN LIFE dumb. I am so drill sergeant hardcore no deviating EVER super duper strict on this diet and it turns out that, um, I don’t need to be quite such a tightass. I mean, I guess it’s good that I was all of the above the first time I went through it – so if you’re gonna, do as I did THEN, pls – because it gave me the truest sense of just how clean and lean and mean machine I could be.
But. Let’s say it’s late in the first day of your big intenso purification diet thinger, and you think O NOES am I getting that horrible flu that everyone else has gotten? What will I do? I can’t have soup! IT IS NOT ON THE OFFICIAL LIST OF FOODS. So you eat other stuff, none of which is nearly as satisfying as soup would be. Especially soup with sizzling rice in it. Or soup with wontons or soup that resembles pho. But then you’re informed, by a very smart person, that you can in fact have soup. Just no noodles. Or sizzly rice bits. And obviously no sugar or dairy. But soup, and vegetables and protein cooked in soup, which it turns out are all allowable in limited amounts.
SERIOUSLY, HOW DID I NOT KNOW THIS
Somehow I transformed the diet into the most ascetic, streamlined three weeks imaginable. And while I am grateful for the ability to have soup, I am also torn: I kind of liked monkifying myself. So: What to do? I will discuss this really fascinating dilemma tomorrow. Probably while also eating soup. Right now, however, I am going to go get some rest, which will do me just as much good (more) as soup would have.
I think mostly the problem I’m having at the moment is the fact that my BRAIN is soup and I’m scattered and it’s all I can do to write this sentence, let alone somehow get it to make sense. So tomorrow’s agenda: the random assorted tidbits that made up today’s menu (and tomorrow’s), the forgotten “joys” of the SP Cleanse supplement, thoughts on artichokes, I should have eaten more Thai food, and the lovely Molly. Maybe more. Maybe not.