This was another difficult day for my detox experience. We are attending a special church service here in San Francisco so we’re dealing with long hours being in church services, short breaks and more long hours in services. Breakfast was another smoothie and the raw almonds and raisins (yes I need to change up on that a bit). The first service didn’t get out until after 1:00. By then I was really hungry.
Because the time between services was short and the only thing I could find was a Subway, I ordered a salad with falafel. The falafel wasn’t very good so I ate only a few pieces. The server was very sweet, wanting to help me get the food I wanted. She suggested strongly that I try the celery dressing to go with the falafel but I only took the oil and vinegar. It was fine. All of those vegetables are tasty; olives, peppercini’s, celery, tomato, spinach, onion.
Well, that salad had to last until after the evening service which was from 3 to 7:30 p.m. Food wasn’t ready until almost 8. It was fried chicken, potato salad, green salad, macaroni and cheese, green beans and rolls with cakes for dessert. I asked for a plate without chicken, rolls or dessert. I totally didn’t think to not take any macaroni and cheese which meant a dairy and gluten dump. Have to admit I was really very hungry so I ate the whole plate even though I had asked for a take out box.
I’ve probably messed up the detox except I haven’t had any animal protein for 18 days. Perhaps I can salvage it starting tomorrow by going back on a stick raw experience. Of course, Thursday is Thanksgiving so that will mean deciding what to do. I feel that even if I decide to get off of the detox at this point, it’s been a great one.
However the results so far are feeling far more clear headed, losing weight (which was obvious enough to be seen today at the church event), my skin looking clearer and looking younger. Certainly worth the efforts in my book!