From the monthly archives:

January 2012

Pea Soup Is Not Sexy. Or Interesting.

by Trisha-and-Amy on January 15, 2012

Day 13 of this cleanse, and I feel robotic. I’ve had this sort of malaise for a few days now…and I’m realizing how much of our lives is built around food as a celebration. Food as family glue. We almost always go to lunch on Saturday or Sunday, all four of us sitting around the table reading, Paul and I sipping a crisp glass of wine, splitting a yummy cheeseburger and fries. Or going to the movies, and splitting a huge tub of buttered popcorn (half way and on top) and chocolate covered raisins. Or at 6 p.m. on a random Tuesday night, sipping a glass of wine at our kitchen counter and talking about our respective days.

It feels foreign to me to eat to live — not the other way around. It feels like a job. I truly don’t ‘crave’ anything at the moment (ok, well maybe I kind of sort of crave a huge buttery baked potato with melted cheddar and extra sour cream, but that’s not the point). What I crave and horribly miss is the coming together of family and friends over food and drink.

It’s just not the same when I’m crunching on brown rice crackers and eating split pea soup by myself at the kitchen table. It’s just plain sad.


1. You really burn a LOT of calories circling the alcohol cabinet

2. That pasty “oh god I’m about to chew my arm off” look is really hot right now on the Versace runway

3. The three Tic Tacs that you accidentally popped in your mouth taste better than sex

4. Your house is really, really, really clean

5. That circling the alcohol cabinet one, again

6. Your legs are shaven (what the hell else is there to do)?

7. You save a lot of cash by not eating out. (Paul: “I cannot FATHOM the idea of watching someone at the table next to me drink wine. A#%holes.”)

8. In connection to #7, you really brush up on your celebrity news.

9. Your kids really brush up on their celebrity news.

10. You have a new appreciation for the poor souls who lived through prohibition. That would’ve sucked.

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Ok, Gwynnie, You Might Be On to Something

January 5, 2012

Day 3, Clean Program: Ok, yesterday I was feeling like a bad flu was coming on. I was freezing cold. I was bitchy and irritable. I pretty much greatly disliked my entire family. (Except Bella the new puppy — thanks to her, everyone else is alive.) I truly felt like a lead brick, and I […]

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Two Cranky Mamas

January 4, 2012

Trisha here… This is tough, I have no energy. Am I the only one? It started with the lack of coffee this morning replaced by that Yerba Tea that made it possible to have a very empty stomach. I’m starting with just the elimination portion of the cleanse. Basically eliminating everything I love; toast, greek […]

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The Last Supper

January 2, 2012

Trisha here… Yes, it was my idea. Thought we would have a new ‘awakening’ with the start of the New Year. I have been thinking about this cleanse for months now. Dreaming of how wonderful we will feel after detoxing the poison from our bodies. We will feel lean, light and have a new found […]

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