Fresh Start to 2011
Happy 2011! I hope you had a really fabulous Christmas. Are you making New Year's resolutions yet? I just realized that I want to start making my list of goals for the coming year - something I do every January, but continue to update as the year goes on. It's so fun to look back and see accomplishments small and big.
I have a little announcement. I'm just about to launch a brand spankin' new blog - Universal Eater! It's a space where I'll be sharing my continued health journey, in addition to a more personal side of my ups and downs as I walk my path. I've toyed with the idea of sharing all of this on Sweetly Raw, but it seems fitting that I find a new space, especially since it will be void of raw desserts. In fact, as a commitment to myself, I will be blogging daily for the whole month of January 2011.
I feel that I have come really far in my quest of returning to a healthy body and mind, yet there are still areas where I struggle. As of December 26th I've started a "detox" diet. No messing around until January 1st. I felt it was imperative to get started right away. This is different from any detoxing or cleansing I've done before though. No juice fasting, smoothie/raw soup dieting, or fruit cleansing for me this time. I'm back to a cacao-free diet... and I'm going full blast by cutting out all sweeteners too!
I see my daily blogging commitment as a way to stay accountable to my new plan. What exactly is the plan? I'll map it all out in detail on the new blog. My food plan, recipes, my emotional and physical reactions to going without my beloved cacao/sugar, how I am ensuring my success, other modalities I am using to heal, and what I've been through since my last post which detailed my progress. Stay tuned. The blog will be up shortly.
Here's my lake, covered in snow and ice, taken by my mom on a day when the fog came in.