Here’s a post that will have a little bit of palates and a little bit of politics. So here’s the news that I’ve been paying attention to this month.
2013 will have a record number of women in Congress, 98 out of 535 members are now women. This may not seem like a lot, but it’s an improvement. Honestly, I won’t be content until Congress is representational of our population, so a half male and female Congress, but that is still far off. Until then I will be happy with our record number of women this year. Also, in an interesting aside, New Hampshire now has complete female representation with their governor, representatives, and senators!
On January 23, the Secretary of Defense removed the military’s ban on women serving in combat. It hasn’t been fully implemented yet, but it will be interesting to watch. Also, I wonder if this will eventually lead to women having to sign up for selective service.
Now, on to the palates section of this post! This month I did a cleanse. I wanted to try something out of my comfort zone and I’ll admit I accomplished that part. I got my cleanse offline and it consisted of 3 juices a day, and I could have any raw fruits of veggies as well. I definitely felt good after, some increases in energy, felt that I was watching my portions a lot more, and I’m still craving fruit (which is unusual for me).
The only bad part was, my tolerance to alcohol was gone, and when I finished the cleanse the next day was the first parade of the Mardi Gras season….let’s just say there was a video of me on stage singing the theme song to Green Acres (I wish I were kidding). Anyway this cleanse made me a lightweight, so if I do it again, I need to be more conscious of events coming up that I will be drinking at…not so convenient in New Orleans. Other than that, it’s something I’d do again if I’m feeling the need to start fresh and give my body a break from all the bad foods I tend to eat.