Saturday, January 30, 2010


Woke up again at 4am even though I cheated with an ambien yet again. Legs are intensely aching. Even took an anti-detox muscle relaxer which didn't take the pain away or put me to sleep. I look like the night of the living dead. Make-up won't even cover up the black pockets under my eyes. But enough about how great the detox diet is thus far ...

I'm having my tea water realizing my ambitious menu planning will take more energy than I can muster at the moment. Going to the gym today to see if that helps my legs and fatigue. Something. Breakfast is the yogurt special.

Miracle ... Z, Dew and I walked Runyon Canyon this morning and voila, pain started going away. Then I went spinning and even less pain. Movement is key to getting the toxins out! Delish lunch of the grilled goat cheese, fresh basil sandwich with some cayenne, avocado (cheater) and gluten free rice thins. I'm roasting a whole chicken for us to have this week. The aroma in the house reminds me of my great grandmother, who was an amazing cook, though I'm certain one of her key ingredients was schmaltz.

I'm still foggy from lack of sleep this week and finding it difficult to focus. Hoping the leg situation is cleared and I will get 8+ hours tonight (right honey?). L is coming back from NY tonight so all will be better regardless. Z and I went over to our neighbors for a play date, and Eric puts the new Bon Appetit under my nose and asked me if I could make the Milk Chocolate-Caramel Tart with Hazelnuts and Espresso (I made a banana cream pie with chocolate crust for him a few weeks ago). I told him not until after the detox plus a few because I will want some of that!

The roasted chicken came out beautifully. I stuffed it with lemons, sprigs of rosemary and thyme, salt and pepper, and a head of garlic cut in half (crosswise). I sliced an onion and threw in a bunch of baby carrots with lots of thyme tossed with olive oil and s&p and put the chicken on top in a roasting pan. Cooked at 425 for about 1.5 hours (5lbs). I only had a taste but it's super moist and delish as were the roasted veggies!

I made dover sole with kale and spinach for dinner. And the requisite brown rice. I'm not craving sweets anymore--not even ice cream! Feeling better in the legs and overall. Just need to sleep and will be much closer to the glow.

I missed tuna fish today. Sometimes you just want a simple tuna sandwich ...


  1. oooo, watch out for ambien!!

  2. What's with the high doses of "goat cheese". I hope there are other cheese alternatives. Where's my book ...