Three days from now I will start the reintroduction phase of the cleanse. I can't believe how quickly the time has gone. I can't believe I have gone more than 30 days without caffeine. It hasn't been the easiest thing, especially considering most of my favorite dishes have some sort of pepper spice (cayenne, paprika, etc.) in them but I am managing.I am looking forward to the reintroduction phase to see if I learn anything new about how my body reacts to certain things.
Now on to the rant portion -- I recently read a blog by another blogger. In it, she was discussing how magazine touted the miracle diets and such. Now that she is following a primal lifestyle, she was so happy that she was not on the look for the next diet to help her achieve her goals. All of that, I do agree with her points. I too am happy and healthier with my new lifestyle. I am very happy about that.
The point that I did not like about her blog was that she said something like diets don't always fail, people fail. This is where I take exception. I got so tired of people saying to me that "if you are working the program, it will work." I was following the directions given to me by so many diets -- Weight Watchers, calorie counting, carb counting, etc. BUT nothing worked. I felt like a failure and had so many blows to my ego as I went through this part of my life. Why didn't it work for me? What was I doing wrong?
Success is a journey, not a destination. – Ralph Arbitelle