Today is the last day on our seven day Master Cleanse. Seven days without eating. I thought I could never do it, but I did it. Well, I might as well start this post with confession. Last night I ate a bite of macaroni and cheese that I was making the kids. I am not sure how it happened. One minute I was stirring the cheese and next thing I knew a spoon full was in my mouth. I tried to spit it out, but my mouth kept chewing and before I knew it I had swallowed macaroni and cheese. I felt bad for “cheating” but oh my word was it good. So good. So good. So good. Good thing is that it was organic mac n cheese and gluten free!
Okay back to the last days of our cleanse. Yesterday and today I haven't even gotten to 6 glasses of the lemonade thing. It's like I'm hungry, but not really. I know that doesn't make sense if you haven't done this. It feels as though I'm used to feeling this way. As for energy, I've honestly felt fine. Honest. I wouldn't lie about that. Now, we've been a little more tired at the end of the day, but that could also be that we're back in the groove with school and such.
I could go 10 days. I really good. No doubt my body could. No doubt I could. But …. I DO NOT WANT TO!!!!! I'm really really tired of drinking this stuff. I'm tired of making salads for my kids every day wishing I was eating one. I'm tired of dreaming of salmon, sushi, chips, salsa, wine, ravioli, nachos, black olives, spinach dip, queso, salads, sprouts, broccoli, enchiladas, pizza, mashed potatoes, cream cheese on a bagel, pasta salad, stir fry, cauliflower soup and even just the idea of holding a fork and putting food in my mouth. Can you tell I'm craving the act of eating.
Aaron asked me tonight what my meal would be if I could pick anything right now and weird thing is that I'm not so sure. I think I would go for anything just to eat something. It could be crackers for all I care. Well, crackers with cheese on them for sure. And while I'm at it I would dip that cracker with cheese in salsa and then I would eat it. Then I would repeat that again and a again.
You guys see how much I love food. 🙂 So over these past seven days I have learned that even when I think I need food, I can say no. I can have will power, I just have to find it within me. For the love I went to Hula Hut the other night with a bunch of friends and didn't eat. That my friends is will power. But also I failed last night with the scoop of mac n cheese. Hey, I'm learning. This is my first cleanse after all!
So, if I could sum up my first master cleanse I would say it was inspiring. I feel as though I did it. I succeeded in what I set out to do. Although my original goal was 10 days I don't feel bad for doing 7. Next time I hope to go 10. I feel as though I'm just now getting to the cleansing part. I bet I've lost over 10 lbs. I'll weigh tomorrow and update. Four days into it I had lost seven. If you want to know if I'll ever do this again, the answer is yes. I know now what it takes, what it feels like and how it goes. So many of you have told me that you could never do this and I have one thing to say to you, YES YOU CAN! For real. If I can, then so can you. I love food. I have four kids to feed. I did it and so could you.
So, tomorrow morning I'll have a smoothie and then head over to Mother's to eat a salad and maybe one or two chips. (don't worry guys I won't get crazy on the chips!!!!) The goal now is to eat less and eat healthy.