Week One: Friday
Just arrived in Vegas...staying in a four-bedroom (high-rolling) villa with a waterfall in the foyer—and full complimentary bar. I've had a long day that started in Telluride interviewing Tom Cruise. Tom's chef prepared ribs and chicken for lunch. I had salad and corn on the cob with no butter and a kale salad, which was also offered. There were also home made chocolate brownies with marshmallow filling made by Tom's mom, which I also turned down. I feel like I let Tom's mom down, but I explained that I had agreed to do this cleanse for 21 days—and was only on my sixth day.
Then I walk into this suite that's so fancy there's an electronic device to flush the toilet, and the first thing I notice is the bar with the cosmo glasses.
My assistant who's on the cleanse with me says, "Boy, wouldn't a cosmo be great right now?" "Yes, it would," I say...and I made us an alcohol-free one.
So we sit here with our alcohol-free sparkling water with a dash of cranberry and fresh-squeezed lime thinking about our consciousness.
On our way now to see Tina and Cher rehearse. Any other time I would be hangin' with Tina afterward, drinking champagne. Going to come back and get a massage instead.
Kathy Freston's Comments: Remember, if you slip, it's okay. You are leaning into a clean and conscious diet; no need to force yourself into something that is terribly uncomfortable. Do the best you can, taking baby steps until you feel comfortable and ready to embrace it wholeheartedly.
Published on June 11, 2008