Since it is the New Year for me, I figure I should start it on the right foot and clean out the junk left behind from the summer. Even though I try to maintain a healthy lifestyle and follow the 80/20 rule when it comes to my diet, sometimes the scales tip a little too much in the wrong direction. I had a wonderful summer, full of fun with family and friends. Unfortunately, I also indulged a bit too much in this
and all of the other random summer fun foods that are wonderful when you are eating them, but aren't great as part of a regular diet.
My summer indulgences, while enjoyable and totally worth it, left me with a few extra pounds and feeling sluggish and bloated. Since I need all the energy I can get to keep up with my unbelievably busy semester (full-time job, part-time teaching gig, finishing my thesis, taking a graduate education course for work, being a wife and mother, and all of the other daily obligations), I am going to work hard to get myself back on track. I can't keep going feeling the way I have been feeling lately.
So, I am going to embark on another Clean Food Challenge. I am planning to do it for a bit longer than a week because I really need more time to get my system back on track. So, I'm going to do it from 9/6 (tomorrow) through 9/16. I think ten days will be a good amount of time to get my system cleaned out. Like last time, I'll report here on my progress. I'm hoping I feel better at the end, but only time will tell. I know one thing for sure, though. It's time for a good fall cleaning.