He Said: Purification Days 7 & 8: “Woman Overboard!!”
Outside of my two lunch mates ordering the all-you-can-eat pizza buffet while I had the “Vegetarian Garden Salad,” the Purification is going rather well! I’m no longer disappointed to see that we’re having cauliflower on consecutive nights anymore, nor am I upset when I walk into the office to the smell of freshly brewed coffee. The adjustment took time but I am officially in the groove.
However, I think my wife has gone off the deep end with the cleanse. Apparently, EVERYONE now has to watch what they eat. Yesterday morning I was making lunches, and I was all ready to make PB&J’s – you know, the FOOD THAT IS A STAPLE OF EVERY KID’S DIET!! I couldn’t find the peanut butter to save my life. I asked my wonderful bride where it was and she answered matter-of-factly, “oh, I threw it out. Did you see the junk that’s in there?” Are you kidding me?!?!? It’s Peanut Butter for crying out loud! It wasn’t like I was trying to give them a chocolate sandwich with a side of sugar-coated Doritos and bacon grease to drink.
I can only imagine what else was thrown out during her weekend visit to clean the pantry. If I could only get her to do the same “cleansing” with all of her purses and handbags, then we’d have approximately 1,520 more square feet of storage space in our closets.
I’m all for changing our eating habits after the detox, and I do want to continue this lifestyle change, but it HAS to be within reason. I know I’ll change my ways after the 19 days** are up, but I know that I’ll want to treat myself every now and then as well. I only hope that I don’t have to leave the house – or rummage through our trash – to get to the prize!
** NOTE: Due to an interruption after our 1st 2 days of the Purification Cleanse (Kat’s mom’s passing), we only have 19 days to complete from the re-start (re-started on May 26th)