After months of planning and anticipation for our trip to Vegas, things were cut short by some emergency dental surgery for my husband.
And although he wasn't able to enjoy himself much beyond butterscotch pudding and strawberry ice cream, it was my time to party.
One of the main rules of "off-days" - and the reason they work - is because there are those special times of year when you don't have to take them, including vacations. Since we were supposed to be on vacation in the first place and I was going to take the week off work anyway, it became a full out staycation with me often popping a morning glory at around 12:30 in the afternoon. And not taking my days off.
I was drinking more than usual - but I still didn't drink a lot. I didn't get hammered. I didn't get miserable. I didn't get depressed or hungover. It was just a nice, relaxing way to greet some spring-like weather and wind down from a long winter.
Again, one of the great things about the plan is that you can customize it to fit your life how and when you need it. As long as you're following the main cleansing rules and guidelines, there's no reason to deprive yourself when a monkey wrench gets thrown into your plans. Work with it, live with it, go with it. The freedom and control will be there for you once you start cleansing.
And staycation mode sure made looking after my recuperating husband a lot more fun! :)