“Alcohol may be man’s worst enemy, but the bible says love your enemy.” Frank Sinatra

My first slip up on my extended portion of the detox happened today in day 9, but it was an intentional slip up! Next weekend we are celebrating my mother-in-law’s graduation from a doctoral nursing program, it’s a HUGE deal! She and I are both big fans of the gin and tonic, anyone who’s previously read this blog knows I love my gin. My husband wanted to find the best tonic water to bring to the party, naturally I needed to taste test for this. Whew, let me tell you, when your body has eliminated all blockages and your circulation is flowing freely — the alcohol hits you hard and fast! And if anyone is curious what has managed to get me all silly tonight…this is the Irish Gunpowder Gin and the Fever-Tree tonic water I’m drinking right now…loving both of them! (Side note: they may not be doing so hot this year, but GO ROYALS!)

I also wanted to discuss my 7 day detox weight loss tonight. I’ve received an enormous amount of support and congratulations on my weight loss, and I truly and deeply thank you all. Support, in my opinion, is the most important component of my weight loss process. I am a true people-pleaser at heart, I always have been. It motivates me more to know others are cheering me on than just trying to conjure motivation within myself. I wanted to make sure that I let everyone know that I am well aware that the majority of the 12 pounds I lost in the first 7 days were excess water (inflammation and period-related water retention) and elimination of ALL the residual sludge that was camping out in my digestive system, which could have been anywhere from 5-15 lbs! Very little of that weight loss in the first 7 days was actual fat…BUT…all that excess water and waste needed to be flushed so I can now burn fat more efficiently over the next 21 days. I’m still super excited to keep going, I can feel the total transformation happening inside my body that will very soon be showing on the outside of my body!

I don’t have to much else to post tonight other than…*drum roll*…IT’S OFFICIALLY STORM SEASON IN KANSAS, WOOOO! Another little tidbit about me, I freakin’ love storms! The adrenaline rush when a tornado warning is issued is just as exciting as a death defying roller coaster ride. No, I am not one of those crazies who get up close and personal with the tornadoes, I’m not stupid! I just love the sound of the rain, hail, wind…and the lightning shows you get looking out across the Flint Hills of Kansas CANNOT be beat.

It is only fitting that tonight’s song be Ed Sheeran’s “Make It Rain”. Nothing more need be said. 😊⚡️🌪🌧💨 Sweet dreams everybody, I hope you’re also falling asleep to plump little raindrops falling on the trees outside your open windows tonight.

~~ Amie


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