I have made it three days, and they say if you make it three days then you can for sure make it seven! That makes me happy and feel good!
So a little recap, day one was hard. I thought of food all day. My mind was taking control of me. I did the elliptical that night and felt good while working out.
Day two was a breeze. I seriously rocked it yesterday. I felt great. Wasn't hungry. Food wasn't ruling my thoughts. Party! I even did the salt water flush last night. That is a story in itself. Oh my gracious. 32 oz of salt water. I seriously thought I was drowning in the ocean and drinking all the water. I some how got it all down and I'll just say that it did as it promised. 🙂
Today is day 3 and it started out fine. I felt great this morning and then about 10am I hit a wall. I was so hungry. I didn't think much and so I drank more lemonade and hoped it would stop. Let me just say that I have been hungry most of the entire day. It has made me irritable as well. I've wanted to eat just to not be hungry. I did notice that food wasn't consuming my thoughts, but I just wanted to fill the hunger spot in my belly. Today has been the hardest by far. I was also the busiest by far today and in fact just sat down at 8:45 for the first time today. So that might add to my tiredness, irritability and hunger. 🙂
BUT I have made it. I have made three days and that's one day more than I made the last time! I am doing it. I am actually very proud of myself. I did tell Aaron though that if I wasn't blogging about this, and no one knew I would have quit today. That's true. I would have thrown in the towel. I'm pressing on though. Using this time to grow as a person and as a Christ follower. I'm trying to see that I can be disciplined. That I do have will power and that I can control my thoughts and my food consumption. I'm learning to listen to my body and to realize that I eat too much food and that I need to eat smaller portions with more healthy options. I'm learning.
I do have to let you know that my plan has changed a bit though. Please don't think less of me when I tell you why I've done this, but I have changed my plan from 10 days to 7. I know I look like a loser and I'm throwing in the towel, but I do have a good reason. Well, it's good to me, but you may think it's stupid. I'm heading to a UT bball game with my friend Staci and I always eat those nasty nachos at bball games. I know it doesn't even make sense after all that talk in the last paragraph about eating better and blah blah blah blah. Well I do want to eat better, but a girl has to have a few cheats that she still gets. I don't normally eat that cheese crap and honestly think it's disgusting, but it's disgusting like the Jack n the Box tacos are disgusting. So gross but so good. You know what I mean?
So … I finished day three. Now I have four more to go. I'm almost half way there. I guess by afternoon tomorrow I'll be half way there. One day at a time. One day at a time.
Good for you girl! And yes, a girl has to have cheats. That’s kind of the whole point of eating healthy, smaller portions, etc. So that when it’s something that is WORTH IT you can eat it and not worry.
You can do it!!
SO proud of you!!!
DON’T DO THE NACHOS! seriously- you will be throwing up. you REALLY have to ease back in and treat days 8-10 like a fast as well, just doing bananas or something. That is my 2 cents! I would up sick an entire weekend going from a 2 week fast to food.
I’ve had this cleanse Ina file for years, and I’ve always wanted to try it but
Have always been too chicken! Cheering you on to day 7! You can do it….and it is
Inspiring me to want to try it. The article always freaks me out on what
They say can come out of you! Hope today is easy like day 2 was!
All though I am super proud of you for choosing to do this your way, I have to side with Jessica on the nachos/easing back into it. You will probably feel worse on that nacho day than all 7 days combined. Just letting you know that I made the mistake once (except it was with a hamburger) and I will never do it again!
Thanks kelly and jessica! i know i know i know!
i won’t eat the whole thing …. i promise!!!!
Amanda Glarser told me about your blog posts. I’m on day five of the cleanse!!! So we’re one day off. Yesterday was my “hump” day – 3rd wasn’t so bad for me, 4th was just as you described. I decided at the lowest points to drop down to 7 days too but felt much better this morning so I going to aim for 10. Hang in there! Positivity is key! I’ve also been taking a cayenne pepper pill every other lemonade- so much better!!! And I’m about to see if Specs has maple syrup candies. (They do online) They are just boiled down syrup so if I don’t bite them it’s the same thing, right? It’s not cheating, just thinking outside of the box. 😉 Good luck and keep posting!
I did this over the summer and finally found a way to choke down the flush. I diluted the salt into about a half a cup of water and then chugged it as fast as I could (makes me gag thinking about it!) then I chased that down with a large cup of regular water. I really liked that technique and it had the same affect:) And i didn’t feel like I was drinking a never ending cup of salt water. HTH Good luck! I never felt better when I did the cleanse!