My doctor is putting me on a three-week cleanse. That’s where she gives you a diet with food you don’t want to eat and tells you to not eat anything you love.

Like pasta, eggs, bread, red meat…donuts.

Along with the list of approved foods, you gotta take lots of supplements.

I just started it. Today I hafta go to Sprouts and Whole Foods and Costco to get all the stuff on the list.

She said, “I’m not gonna lie to you; the first few days are rough ’cause you’re gonna crave the stuff you usually eat.”

Like donuts. Donuts are my go-to treat when I crave something sweet.

(But it’s not just an occasional donut, you understand. It’s all the foods that seem healthy but may not be right for me.)

I don’t do donuts every day. But Lamar’s Donuts is just down the road and it calls to me whenever i drive by.

But I’m motivated. I don’t want to be like those people who can’t walk anymore because they can’t feel their feet. Or the poor people who have to do kidney dialysis.

I’d rather give up donuts so I can keep hiking in the mountains with my husband.

I’m “repenting” from my former life of occasional donuts and a relatively healthy diet. It’s not enough.

Kind of like living close to God some of the time, and then occasionally going out for a night of sin. Doesn’t work. 

I’ve already lost a whole lot of weight. But that wasn’t enough either.

So this is the new regimen. Boot camp.

I’m told it gets easier after being on the new lifestyle for a while.

After the three weeks, I take some new blood tests. 

If this thing works, I’ll let you know how I’m doing. Maybe you readers can keep me accountable.

Maybe my story will encourage you, too.


6 thoughts on “Donuts…Bad!”

  1. Wishing you all the best! Cleanses do get better by the end of the first week. The catcher is not to go back to the old lifestyle after the cleanse. I try to think of it a healthy lifestyle and not a diet.

  2. I’ve been on a purging-from-sugar diet in the past, and it did get easier after a few days. And, in fact, the taste of sugary foods after that was kind of sickening. Your comparison to the Christian life is excellent. For that’s how it is with following Christ. Sin loses its taste the longer we walk with Him. Hugs my friend ~ Nancy

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