Cleanse: Day One Elimination Diet

So proud to have stayed on the elimination diet 100%.  If you know me at all, you know that I am a Dunkin Donuts iced latte lover.  Now, I’m weaning off the caffeine, I’m just not willing to endure the brain splitting pain of going cold turkey, so it was really tough going in to the DD this morning and ordering an unsweetened ice tea.  Lately my latte poison is the mocha swirl, I found myself craving it this afternoon, but was able to push the craving aside.  Tomorrow’s goal is to go to a small unsweetened ice tea from a medium.  Also, the headache started to creep up this afternoon, so I kept it under control with a small green tea.

Lesson of the day:  If you want to sweeten your tea with a teaspoon of raw honey, you should really add it when the tea is hot, not when it is iced, otherwise it stays clumpy for awhile and is largely unappetizing, until it dissolves.

Took care of the body and soul this evening, attended my Yoga class, which I  found challenging.  I was able to get a little deeper into the poses, which are still very basic, but I was stretching really well and holding the poses longer.  I was most happy that I was able to transition from pose to pose fairly easily when we were going through the sun salutations.  I must tell you, in all honesty, there is no medication that can bring the peace and clarity of a well taught Yoga class.

      Plank 

Especially thrilled to make the transition from downward facing dog to plamk, which has been my nemesis since the beginning!  Looks easy, but it’s not! So thrilled, I am going to make plank pose the pose of the day!

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