Still Not a Country Girl


Today I’m wrapping up Day 3 of my 6 day cleanse.

I’ve discovered an interesting perspective on food, and it’s giving me some great insight on how some eating habits become bad habits.

I’ve spent a long time re-learning good eating habits, and I’m certainly not perfect (far from it, actually). However, not “eating” for several days has been quite an interesting experience.

I will start by saying that I haven’t been hungry the last few days, but I have missed chewing on food. I have munched a few tomatoes and bell pepper slices (raw fruits and veggies are fine to have during the cleanse), but I’ve kept it very minimal. But with that said, I’ve wanted, or craved, very specific things based on situations, and not hunger. For example, R and I went to the movies this afternoon and I desperately wanted popcorn. I wasn’t hungry, but the urge to have some was very strong. Earlier today, D and I were touring a facility (I’ll explain later), and we were sitting in the restaurant talking to someone, and while D had a soda – I wanted one too (even though I rarely drink the stuff).

What I am discovering is an unexpected side effect of being on this detox. I am better recognizing hunger vs. cravings, and I had seriously thought I conquered that a long time ago. I’m seeing where munching on something, finishing what’s on my plate just because it’s there (one of my biggest struggles historically) or drinking something is related to a specific situation instead of what I actually want. I hope I don’t lose sight of these insights.


Today was just some gentle yoga this morning when I first woke up. I was feeling fairly rough by yesterday evening, so figured I’d keep it pretty easy going today.


I’ve mentioned a few times about how some girlfriends have tried repeatedly to get me into Country music. Thus far, it still hasn’t worked, but their efforts have been valiant. However, this post is not about music.

Late morning, D and I had an appointment to tour a country club near us. Now that we’re starting our golf journey, we thought it would be something to look into. We really loved the place and were very close to joining on the spot. However, my very intelligent husband suggested we go home and really think about things, so we did. First, summer is coming to an end, and while I live in a warmer state, we’re really only looking at having 3 more months of golf weather. The club also only has an outdoor pool, which closes in one month. Their fitness facilities aren’t as nice as the Y, so we ultimately decided it wasn’t worth the investment right now. We want to play golf for a few months, and then revisit the idea again in the spring. So I’m still not a country girl 🙂

After touring the club, D went to his second golf lesson, and I went to the farmer’s market to pick up our CSA offerings. Today was corn, blueberries, bell peppers, tomatoes, red cabbage, and nectarines.

After getting home from the movies with R (which was really fun), it’s now time to chill until bed!

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I am a 45 yo busy career single mom and doctoral student attempting to find her inner athlete, be a gluten-free(ish) vegan, and find a way to balance it all without going crazy! I love to cook, read, run, box, do yoga, dance, travel, and learn as many new things as I can - which often gets me in trouble.... I am passionate about life in general, and if I didn't write about it, I'd probably implode.

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