Saturday, February 12, 2011
Cleansing and God things
Well, someone asked me the other day how the cleanse was going and I realized I had not consciously thought about it in a week or so. The answer is "pretty well". I am doing better at not saying yes to things I really don't want or need to do. I gave up wine, which I thought would be harder. I really haven't missed it at all. I decided my body needs a cleanse along with my life, and wine was the low hanging fruit. Now comes the hard part: conscious eating. I have been praying about this cleanse because I know I can't do it by myself. Amazingly, I have seen God in the details. Just little things, but that's all I need. I am now seeing that in addition to being gluten free, which I have been for 2+ years, I need to work towards controlling the sugar in my diet. I have given up artificial sweeteners for several reasons, and definitely feel better, but now I need to reduce the real stuff too. And that means actively planning what I eat. I am reading other blogs for ideas, trying to figure out how to fit diet and exercise into my life when I am already exhausted most of the time. Of course, the diet and exercise might fix the exhaustion! I'll let you know.