Ok, so I’m on a cleanse where, for two weeks I am to have two shakes a day to replace two meals plus one sensibly portioned, healthy, low carb/sugar meal. However, two consecutive days of each week, instead of the shakes I’m to drink 4 less filling, more cleansing drinks (no food meal at all.)
Especially Saturday. I had my two shakes for breakfast and lunch. However… I had plans to visit a friend’s house. His wife was going out for a girl’s night, so he called a couple of the guys over to help watch the kids and other shenanigans.
These plans were made weeks ahead of time and he was BBQing. I was completely intending on eating some meat and that would be it. And not touching the pastry style cookies that I brought for the house.
I get there and oh he’s ready for company. A lot of beer, Cool Ranch Doritos (the best chip on the planet), pita chips and hummus, another spiced up bag of chips, bacon and cheddar flavored pretzels, 3 kinds of ribs, pulled pork, burgers wrapped in BACON.
Oh come on. I’m just a man. This was pushing the limits of my willpower. But also, he spent some money for the night. Could I really say “Thanks for all of this, but I’m on a cleanse so I’ll just take a few ribs, pulled pork (no bun), and a burger, hold the bun… and hold the bacon… dammit”?
No, I could not do it. I went all in. Including the cookies.
And let me tell you… I PAID THE PRICE for my transgression.
I slept over since he lives a couple hours away and it was a night event. I think I only slept a few hours. My stomach was tossing and turning, and I wasn’t about to wake them up to see if they had any Peptp, Alka-Selzter, etc.
And this morning I drove back then straight out to a friend’s wife’s 40th bday party. I was not prepared to start doing shakes again.
Ok, I’ll go back tomorrow.