Dddamn it’s hot and sticky today – which it would be, being summer and all.
And in previous summers, on hot days like today, what helps with the sticky icky overheated feeling?
I had a tub of Homer Hudson’s in the freezer, that I bought a couple of weeks before I started this detox. It’s just 500ml, cookies and cream, and I’d eaten maybe 4cm from the top – so it was still pretty full.
So it’s been sitting in the freezer, ignored, and I have a recipe for dextrose icecream but it takes an age to make and my icecream churn’s freezy-bottom is in the cupboard, not the freezer and and and geeeez it would be good to have some icecream.
My good friend Lenore happened to be skyping with me right then, and I said – “Man it’s hot, I want icecream”!
And I went to the kitchen and got it.
When I got back to my desk with the tub and a spoon in hand, her message to me was:
“Well you know about the icecream…………you could have it if you really wanted it and you thought your body would respond well to it”.
So clearly she’s been listening to me toooo much, because she knows just what to say that I’ll listen to! That bitch 🙂
I had to laugh, because of course she was right. I picked up the icecream and headed back to the kitchen, to the bin, and dropped it in. Yes it’s expensive icecream, yes it’s wasteful, but far more wasteful to sabotage 2.5 weeks of sugar detox! You know, how much poison is safe?
I also know that all that pasteurised dairy AND the cold will not do a blessed thing to help my deficient kidney yang energy, and my feet and ankles will bloat, I’ll feel heavy and listless. Exactly what I’ve wanted to avoid this summer!
On my way back to the kitchen I thought – what I actually want is the cold of the icecream, not the sweet. No what I actually want is to be cooler… I didn’t want the sweet at all! So I binned the icecream, put the freezy-bottom in the freezer – you never know 🙂 – refilled my water bottle, and turned on the fan. I know, you’d think I’d have the fan on already, on such a sticky day. Ah well … 🙂
So – it just shows to go you – even if you have LOADS of information, really do listen to your body, and have a bunch of people watching what comes next – sometimes you still just need a friend to hold your hand and remind you who you are.
Lenore, you rock, thank you 🙂