|My desire to look like a supermodel led me to|
all types of bad eating habits as a teenager.
Bad habits I still fall back on when I'm
under emotional stress.
Thankfully, I'm going into this with a professional. Otherwise, who knows what kind of foolishness I might end up in. In four classes, spread out over three weeks, we are going to assess our detox needs, formulate a plan, and take the dive. I've already warned people I interact with everyday. I know from participating in Lent that a less-food Rachael is an irritable Rachael. In preparation I've already given up caffeine and tried my darnedest to reduce sugar in my diet. I've eaten more fruits and vegetables and started praying. I'm a girl who likes progress, but hates change. And knowing that much of the changes I make are permanent triggers my inner commitaphobe. Changing my relationship with food is harder than making changes with my spouse.
Perhaps it's fitting that I've decided to undertake this detox in the same year that the Mayan calendar ends. My ancestors predicted great change would happen in 2012 and for me there couldn't be a greater change than this. I hope I survive.