I, J. Hardspear de la Azotea have decided to go on the Master Cleanse detox diet (also known as the lemonade diet). I am allowing 1 week to prepare mentally and get everything I need.
For a minimum of 10 days I will only take 6 glasses a day of “lemonade” made with real organic Canadian maple syrup, freshly squeezed lemon juice and a little cayenne pepper mixed with purified water. No food, no supplements, no nothing. It also involves drinking water with salt each morning to assist in flushing out schtuff and taking laxative tea in the evenings.
Preparation for the Master Cleanse: T minus n and counting…
Saturday T-7 and counting…
My wife (Lamb) wanted to go to Jo’burg to buy a nesting mirror from Hadeda Marketing in Jan Smuts Drive in Rosebank. I dropped her there and went to look for Fresh Earth Health shop in Emmarentia. 2 Different Google searches pointed me there. One… They sell Bragg’s Cider Vinegar (containing the Vinegar Mother) I am going to try to fish out the Vinegar Mother and add it to red wine to make my own red wine vinegar.
Two… They sell large bottles of B-grade Canadian Maple Syrup, which I need for the Master Cleanse I am starting in a week’s time. Since I have an internal GPS, I found the store on my first try without looking up the address.
I bought the vinegar, maple syrup, Himalayan rock salt and a Grow-your-own Pink Oyster Mushroom kit as a belated birthday gift for my friend Army Man who has green fingers and a lovely vegetable garden. Fuck the maple syrup is expensive. Picked Lamb and my little girl Image up again and had lunch at JB’s Corner at Melrose Arch.
Sunday T-6 and counting…
Made french toast and Bacon for breakfast. Stole a little bit of the Maple Syrup. Oh my goodness… the syrupy maple sweetness with the salty smokiness of the bacon and the soft squiginess of the french toast was pure heaven (How’s that Nigella?)
Monday T-5 and counting…
Woke up depressed and got more depressed as the morning progressed. I cannot see my dick unless I lean forward to peer over the great expanse of my large gut. I feel bloated and fat and my shirt stretches over my tummy. I feel tired and ssstuhRESSED out. We have a work function and Madame Zingara’s tonight (Monte Casino). Phoned Lamb and asked her to go and buy me a snazzy shirt (XXL) *ashamed* for tonight. Smoked too much. Feel guilty cos Lamb thinks I quit.
Despite my emotional hubris I made a mental list of what I will not be able to put in my mouth whilst on the Master Cleanse:
3. Fruit Juice
5. Blood pressure meds
6. Cholesterol meds
10. Red Wine
I am more determined than ever to complete the Master Cleanse
The lights were out on the William Nicol offramp from the N1 and I was nearly late, but Madame Zingara’s was a blast! Bought a wig which is supposed to look like a David Bowie mullet. He must have a very narrow head, since it looked more like a Tina Turner hairdo on me. We had a ripsnorter time! The food was real good (not fantastic, but real good still). We had ao a bottle of Rupert & Rothschild, which I found a little insipid. I asked Cathy Specific if I can have a picture taken with her. “I thought you’d never ask,” she replied in her deep baritone voice. So there I was having a photo taken with Cathy Specific’s firm foam rubber breasts pressed against me.
Tuesday T-4 and counting…
Slight headache from too much red wine. The Master Cleanse will only be the start of a healthier lifestyle. Quit Smoking. Start exercising, eat less & better.