Relapse

Part of the challenge, once you’ve left Rancho La Puerta, is “bringing the ranch home”, taking your new healthy wisdom and applying it to your everyday life.  This week, I was feeling good about my success – I was drinking more water and less coffee.  I was eating healthier – no meat and lots of healthy grains, fresh fruit and fresh vegetables.  My desserts consisted of freshly baked fruit sprinkled with the Ranch’s granola or one (only one!) of the Ranch’s infamous cookies.

Unfortunately,   I had a major relapse last night.  Perhaps fueled by the ending of the work-week or maybe just a mental collapse of willpower, last night’s dinner consisted of two (not one, but two) 14 oz. milkshakes made with whole milk and homemade leftover 4th of July nectarine ice cream followed by four thick slices of Costco salami (given to me by a saboteur on July 4th) and a snack of two slices of overly-processed cheese.  I was comatose this morning and slept until noon.

I’m trying to un-do the mess this morning.

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