This staycation perfectly coincided with the arrival of my new juicer and impending vacation to Eastern Europe (where all those bitches have legs a mile long and an inch thick), so I finally started a cleanse. I've been trying to plan this cleanse since my January edition of Whole Living magazine arrived in February, but organizing all of the components isn't easy when you live in Nigeria.
I believe the editors of Whole Living intended for the cleanse to jump-start the new year. My edition arrived significantly later, not by any fault of the people at Martha Stewart publications. Then I had to order a juicer. Then I had to wait three weeks for said juicer to arrive. Then I could start compiling the foods needed for this cleanse, because obviously those things need to be consumed fresh. One would think that living in a tropical climate would afford accessibility to a large variety of fruits and vegetables, but I think I would have had an easier time finding all of the ingredients in Iowa in January. Maybe that was the point...I guess there aren't a lot of Whole Living subscribers in sub-Saharan Africa...
Anyway, the vegetable delivery man came on Saturday and Joey bought all the items he could find on my list. Then yesterday we went to the market to buy more vegetables and today M. is going to the supermarket to hopefully find the rest. I think the only thing we may not find is kale, but there is another vegetable delivery man coming on Friday and he said he might have Swiss Chard.
Did I mention I'm starving?
Anyway, by last night we had amassed enough ingredients, and so this morning I began my cleanse. Nothing but fruits and vegetables for 1 week. Three hours in and I'm already starving. My breakfast of grapefruit, carrot and ginger juice kept me full for about one whole hour and I've been sucking down water and tea to try to get me through the next two. In fifteen minutes I get to eat four dates stuffed with pistachios. Oh yay.
So we'll see how this thing goes. My other option is to sit at home and eat all day long, so I figure the cleanse route is worth a try.
Only 9 more minutes until my dates...