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June 1, 2010

Hola from a monastery in Spain, where I am currently subsisting on green juice and a handful of nuts a day, as part of a detox/boot camp retreat. Oh and a dried apricot - the culinary highlight of the day. Travis can't believe I'm actually paying to do this. 'Can't you just stay at home and not eat?' he said when I told him where I was going.

He's got a point. But I would never find the motivation to do several hours of yoga, four hours of uphill hiking and drink two pints of cucumber and celery juice (plus a shot of wheatgrass juice) a day at home. Not with the boulangerie calling to me from just a hundred paces away.

Now that the headache and nausea have subsided, I'm almost beginning to enjoy it here. Someone has just handed me a 'cocktail' consistig of fizzy water with a slice of lemon and ginger (never did I imagine I would get so excited about a glass of water.) My only worry is that by the time I leave here I will have turned into a teetotal, carbohydrate-phobic health freak.

comments (6)

1. Posted by Gwenda on June 2, 2010 1:51 PM

I'm not sure if I admire you or think you are mad!!! Just don't go on an eating binge when you get home.

2. Posted by laurie on June 2, 2010 6:36 PM

Well, Karen you have my deepest admiration for what you are putting your body through, however if it's good for your psyche then GO FOR IT! Just a thought, are you surrounded by monks?

3. Posted by markyj on June 3, 2010 8:59 PM

Hey celery stick, hope the bootcamp is going well and you haven't sloped off to the bars of Malaga for a shifty Veuve, lol.

I've been munching nuts and raisins and doing hard labour in the boiling hot garden to support you...working a treat and it's only costing calories...enjoy, Mx

4. Posted by Sophie on June 4, 2010 8:42 AM

Enjoy (?) the bootcamp, and don't worry... I don't see you giving up the vin rouge or croissants for good any time soon -- you enjoy life too much!

5. Posted by Patti on June 4, 2010 11:38 AM

Bravo Karen ! For surprises, you're ace ! Gone to a monastery (!!#, in Spain #ouch ! again??!!#...And for the privilege of ...not eating !! Sounds very Catholic to me ! #meaning self-punishing!)..Hope you are not 'toute seule' there, but with some lovely monks or tantric yogists...?
PS: Dont shrink too much !

6. Posted by Eaglewings on June 6, 2010 5:58 PM

I've put on a stone in the past year and it hasn't done me any harm whatsoever :-)

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