Ruhu's Journal, 25 February 2013

Checking into rehab -- I never thought of it in those terms before, but as a sugar addict, thats really what it is! After what began to feel like the beginning of a downward spiral which started while visiting my Mom & continued through the weekend, I came to the realization yesterday that another cleanse was in order & just what I needed before I really got off track. I'm celebrating 7 weeks sugar free & do not want to screw that up! But, I've been pushing the limits with too much fruit, unsweetened coconut & dried fruit. And, while shopping yesterday & reaching for extra, extra dark chocolate (which my health coach had also said was ok if in a bind), I knew it was time for drastic measures!

Luckily, my Guardian Angel sent me a link to a video called "Hungry for Change" which I finally watched & made me realize that I am a recovering addict & in need of another stint in rehab. I've been eating too much fruit & especially dried fruit high in sugar, which I need to look at after the cleanse, and instead eat more veggies & have fruit more sparingly. Of course, I also had to get the book which I'm reading now, so stay tuned for any other insights I come upon.

So, thats my story & for 4 days, I'll be sticking to it... a cleansing diet. On today's menu is Cucumber Juice; Green Juice with kale, collards, celery, cucumber & apple; Almond Nut Milk; Cantaloupe Soup; Lemonade; and a Green Smoothie with kale, avocado, cucumber, basil, ginger, lemon, hemp oil & kelp. I know its not for everyone, but its really a treat for me -- no cooking (will buy hubby his meals), planning, etc. I feel better already just having made the decision and begun the process, & will start my cleansing day 1 in prayer --

God grant me the serenity
to accept the things I cannot change;
courage to change the things I can;
and wisdom to know the difference.

And, as I cleanse, I'll pray, breathe, post & express for this one day, meal, moment, drink or emotion at a time. (I won't try to log for these 4 days, but know calorie counts are between 1000-1500 per day.) xoxox
on diet Ruhu's own diet  


Hey Ruth - so true about the sugar. I have a book called the Sugar Addict and oh yes I have to watch any fruits because they will set me off down a slippery slope. Have a great day! 
25 Feb 13 by member: jaime30024
Angel Ruth - good for you. This rehab will be like a reboot ... sounds like a good plan. 
25 Feb 13 by member: FullaBella
Good luck! 
26 Feb 13 by member: BuffyBear


Submit a Comment

You must  sign in to submit a comment

Other Related Links


Blood Sugar Solution

Other Journals for Ruhu's own diet

Ruhu's weight history

Ruhu's Recent Activity

Ruhu's Own Activity

Ruhu updated their Exercise Diary.
Ruhu recorded a Weigh In at 122.0 lb.
Ruhu recorded a Journal Entry.
Ruhu commented on C67241's Journal Entry.

Ruhu's Buddies

Transformation Butterfly joined challenge A mile a day keeps the pounds at bay!.
Self Determined Woman supported CantMissMommy's Journal Entry.
spinx1971 commented on ClassicRocker's Journal Entry.
ClassicRocker commented on their Journal Entry.

Other Member Diet Recent Activity

Transformation Butterfly joined challenge A mile a day keeps the pounds at bay!.
juliazinchenko recorded a Weigh In at 146.6 lb.
lmier1962 recorded a Weigh In at 228.2 lb.
The.sorce recorded a Weigh In at 173.0 lb.
Jmanke recorded a Journal Entry and a Weigh In at 204.8 lb.
etheriau_test2 recorded a Weigh In at 155.3 lb.
BearMountain recorded a Weigh In at 254.1 lb.
Chris1971 recorded a Weigh In at 236.8 lb.