|Adeline with Papa Allen (my dad)|
|We don't have beaches like THIS in Indiana.|
|The smell of salt air...|
|Freshly caught lobsters...|
|...and super large boots to take pictures with :)|
Emma is looking forward to seeing her mommy. She looks so little in this pic from two years ago!!
|View of Bucksport, Maine from Fort Knox|
I know that alot of you have been following my posts on my experience with the detox "diet". I like to use the term diet loosely since it has such a negative connotation. Today marks day 40. I committed to 30 days and as you may have read in a previous post I decided to run with it longer. Now that I am going away from my own home in Indiana, I have had to prepare myself mentally for what challenges I may face. To date, my husband and I have not experienced going out to dinner since the second day of my detox, let alone staying with family who only want to feed you and make you happy. I am excited for this challenge since the decisions I make in how to handle myself and the willpower and determination I have will allow me to prove to myself that doing this for the long haul is quite possible. I plan to keep a similar regimen for myself there as what I am on here, that being: to take nuts and dried fruit with me to curb hunger, stay well-hydrated throughout my day, take along salads or make a shake to go when we can't be at home for a meal. If all of the above are impossible, I know what things to avoid and will do my utmost to stay away from those things. Thank goodness LOBSTER isn't on the list of DON'TS! (although I won't be dipping it in butter this time around.)
So, if you don't 'hear' from me alot over the next few weeks, it's probably because I am sniffing ocean air and tasting salt water on my lips. I will post some more yummy recipes for you to try when I return (possibly some before I leave if I can spare a few moments). I hope those of you who have been inspired to make healthier choices, even if you are removing one inflammatory food at a time, or doing a 7 or 10 day detox, have all the success as I have had so far. Please feel free to contact me at email@example.com if you have any questions or need some extra encouragement. I would love to help even while I am away. Remember, this is your life. How do you choose to live it???