Today is day 5 of my decidedly 21 day cleanse and I feel AWESOME!. I had great eliminations this morning, the swf seemed so easy and not disgusting at all, I just did an intense spinning class and when I got home I drank a glass of lemonade and I feel so refreshed! I am truly reveling in the positive energy surrounding me right now! I hope all you other cleansers out there are experiencing these same beautiful feelings…
Its the morning of day 4 and I’m feeling good, but a bit languid. Nothing much to report over the past couple days. Yesterday I noticed that the skin on my hands is softer than it normally it. My tongue has the white coating on it and my mouth tastes bad. Last night I went to bed with a headache, and woke up with it too. But as soon as I drank the swf and let that run its course, my headache went away. I also had my first cleansing dream last night. I drank 2 apple juice boxes without thinking I was doing anything wrong! To think I would cheat by drinking apple juice! Crazy. It might have been because I was looking at liver cleanses and they say you’re supposed to drink lots of apple juice. Normally I don’t drink apple juice except on flights. Anyway, this has definitely been the easiest cleanse so far (knock on wood), and right now I’m just enjoying going through the motions and reaping the benefits. Also, does anyone recommend chugging the swf or sipping on it continuously? Just thought I’d get some other opinions.
So I walk in to work today and on the table in the break room is (and I’m not exaggerating) muffins from dunking doughnuts, a giant chocolate oreo cake, granola, pb chocolate bars, caramel rice cakes, breadsticks, pb crackers, peanut brittle, trail mix, a note saying there’s key lime frozen yogurt in the fridge, and a bowl full of candies and chocolates. I was like, wow, what a great day to start my cleanse, right? But after sitting there, fantasizing about the diabetic coma I could induce on myself, I realized how empty and unsatisfied I would have felt had I eaten that junk. I praised myself for being so self-aware and focused, and contentedly sipped on my slightly too spicy lemonade. Other than that, my day was great. Day 1 is always fairly easy, no hunger, no toxins doing anything significant. Now I’m off to make my tea, cuddle up with a book and call it a day.
So I’m starting another cleanse today, and I’m so psyched! I wasn’t planning on doing one so soon after my last one (which was in may), but after spending time with my uncle (who has been a vegan most of his life) I was motivated to go back to my vegan ways. And I felt the best was to start off on the right foot was to cleanse all the animal products out of my system. So last night I drank my smooth move, this morning I did my swf (which gets easier every time, I swear), and now I’m sipping on the oh so familiar “lemonade”. This marks my 4th cleanse, and hopefully my longest. My last mc lasted 13 days (so close to the 2 week mark!), and this time I’m going for 3 weeks. I’m happy to be rejoining my fellow 43things mcers! Bottoms up!
Well, I’m at the end of the 13 day road, and I feel awesome! Final stats: weight lost 18lbs, inches lost 19in, confidence/happiness/lightness/cleanliness gained UNMEASURABLE! Thanks to my girls for all your help and encouragement. Keep up the good work… you are amazing!
So I woke up this morning with great energy. I hardly need any sleep anymore… like last night I wasn’t tired until after 1am, and this morning I hopped out of bed at 7am! My body feels great, my mind is clear, and I feel so clean and refreshed inside. But best of all is that I’m excited to eat HEALTHY. At different points throughout the cleanse I would dream about binging on boston market, ice cream, sweet potato fries, etc., but now I’m so proud of how far I’ve come and how amazing my body looks and feels, I have no desire to lose that. I plan on going to to grocery store tomorrow and stocking up on good, healthy organic foods that will keep my body buzzing along in this euphoric state. I’ll probably eliminate dairy, cow and pig from my diet. I’ll start raw vegan and slowly incorporate fish and then some poultry. Although I’m kinda sad to end this incredible journey, I’m trying to look at it as just the beginning. This cleanse has been a jump start for a new, healthier, more balanced me. And I’m anticipating the best orange juice of my life tomorrow morning ;-)
I can’t believe I haven’t eaten in 12 days!!! Craziness, right? Well, after day 10 I decided to take it one day at a time, and since I’m bout to run out of ingredients, tomorrow will be my last day. Yipeeeee! I am amazed and proud that I did this for so long… I certainly don’t think I could have done it without my cheerleaders and fellow cleansers here ;-p I have a super busy day tomorrow, so I prally won’t post, but I’m excited about posting my finishing stats on sunday as I’m sippin my fresh squeezed oj! Keep up the good work, you all are amazing!
So I decided to keep going! I was planning on ending after day 10, getting up this morning and having some fresh squeezed oj from jamba juice. But I woke up to a migraine instead and had to stay in bed all day. This made me think that I must still have lots of toxins in my system, and should continue on with the cleanse. Today will be day 11, but I’ve only had 16 oz of lemonade today because I’ve been in bed with a bandana tied around my eyes :-( I found myself waking up and actually craving the lemonade. So I’m just going to take it day by day from here on out (although I’m secretly hoping to make it to day 14). Also, this morning I drank smooth move instead of the SWF (cause I didn’t think I could keep that much liquid down with my migraine) and I had a pretty big solid elimination. Much different from the liquid eliminations I’m used to with the SWF. I like the smooth move better and might try doing that for the next few days instead of the SWF. I hope everyone is still doing great! Unfortunately my head still feels funky, so I’m going back to bed…
I’m thinking of ending the cleanse early. I know I originally wanted to go for 21 days, but the last couple days I’ve been thinking about only going to 14. And today I just want it to be over. I have to go to the grocery store regardless, and I just keep going back and forth between more lemons and syrup, or oranges and veggie broth. Honestly I’m leaning towards the latter. I certainly don’t consider this a failure, since today is day 10. I don’t really have an excuse for wanted it to be over, other than I just want it to be over. I look forward to hearing what you all have to say… I hope I’m not letting anybody down, you’ve all been such an inspiration to me and have made this cleanse a wonderful experience. I have to go to work, but I’ll check back later tonight. Peace.
Today was good… good energy, good mood, good complexion, no hunger. My tongue is turning from white to brownish, which I think means that a lot of toxins are leaving my system. Soon I’ll be back to a furless pink tongue! Yipee! Does anyone use mouthwash while on the cleanse? I feel like my breath smells so bad. And I’ve been using a natural deodorant crystal while on the cleanse too (non of that aluminum nonsense) and I feel like I’m just a big walking stink bomb :-/ On a more positive note, I have a word of advice for my 2 cleansing friends and all our new joiners… and that word is VISUALIZATION. Visualize the toxins being brushed and flushed out of your system. Visualize the fat cells melting away. If you’re feeling any pain, hunger, etc. just visualize the SWF sweeping it out of your system. I’ve found this a big help when I’m feeling bad or unmotivated. Bring on day 10!
Yesterday was the closest I have come to breaking the fast. I wanted food SO BAD, and was just being really negative. I was tired of being tired. But today I have so much energy! I feel happy and motivated to go for the next 2 weeks! I read through the Master Cleanser online and realized that I had been using 12 oz of water instead of 8! And I also hadn’t been putting enough maple syrup in (in an attempt to drop more pounds) which I think might have had an effect on my hunger and energy levels. So today I’m following the recipe correctly and feel awesome! I’m 1/3 done with my cleanse! I feel that the next 2/3 will be much easier and more enjoyable than the first part. I’ve already lost 10lbs in the first week and am hoping to lose at least 10 more in the next 2 weeks. I’m so glad I found my positive pants today! Keep up the great work cleansers!
This morning has started out pretty rough… my stomach woke me up at 3:47 and I had some good eliminations, but I couldn’t go back to sleep, so I decided to do my swf around 4:30. Now, normally it goes down fairly easy, but this morning I had to swallow it back down cause my stomach kept trying to push it back up. gross, I know. Then I was in and out of the bathroom till about 9:00 when I got a headache. But my body was so tired I couldn’t bring myself to get up to make some lemonade. So I opened my computer (which was on the ground next to my bed, so I didn’t have to move too much) and read an incredibly motivating post from Ashblair that gave me enough energy to drag my ass out of bed and make my morning cocktail, and now I’m feeling so much better. I think even though I’ve had a rough start today, its going to be a good day. Thanks for all the help everyone! Peace.
Today my co-worker got Boston Market and I didn’t know what to do. I wanted it so bad, but I want to stick with the cleanse so bad too. So what I did to appease myself was to make a list of all the food I wanted to eat. This includes, but is not limited to: Boston Market chicken with mashed potatoes and gravy, corn, mac and cheese, and cornbread, Evos veggie burger with fries and bbq ketchup, M&M cookies, Daily Eats sweet potato fries with honey mustard, Moe’s homewrecker burrito, and roast pork with black beans and yellow rice from The Columbia followed by white chocolate bread pudding. I think that about sums it up. Its not that I’m hungry all the time, its just the thought of how long I have to go before I can eat again. Tomorrow is day 7, so I have 15 more days before I’m off the cleanse, but then I only get oj and veggie broth. So its more like 18-19 days. Its just disheartening to think how much longer I have. I guess I just need to focus on all the positive benefits each new day brings; a lighter me, clearer skin, more energy, less toxins, etc. Any other benefits that I can focus on??? I could really use some motivation right now… Oh, and Ashblair, you’re story today cracked me up! I can just see you sprinting out of the McDonalds bathroom trying to reach the comfort of your lemonade as fast as your legs could carry you. Way to stick with it!
Last night I had my first food dream. I went out on a date and was too embarrassed to say I was cleansing, so I ate a huge plate of fettucini alfredo with wine and dessert. Only after I ate it all did I think “Oops! I’m supposed to be cleansing!” Then after dinner he kissed me and recoiled in disgust at the taste of my mouth and gross white stuff on my tongue. But when I tried to explain that it was due to the cleanse I was on, he didn’t believe me because I had just eaten a huge meal :-/ Needless to say I was happy to wake up and discover that I had stayed strong. I had a bit of a headache this morning, but it subsided after my SWF and eliminations. I made an extra big batch of lemonade this morning (100 oz) in hopes that I won’t crash mid afternoon. Hope everyone’s still doing well… keep up the good work!
I’m not gonna lie, today was tough. I had lots-o-hunger, cravings, and sluggishness :-( My boss keeps our store STOCKED with cookies, candy, etc (which are my downfall) and normally I’ll munch all day. So far on the cleanse its been fairly easy for me to resist, but today I was left alone at the store for several hours, and the temptation was huge… but I resisted and I’m pleased with myself for doing so. I noticed a pattern; I’m fine in the mornings and evenings, but late afternoon I get tired and hungry. Maybe I should start drinking more lemonade… I’ve only been drinking about 60-72 ounces a day + water. I should try to drink more, its just difficult to tote around that much weird looking juice. Oh, and my tongue is white and my mouth tastes gross. yummy….
I just wrote a whole entry and then accidentally deleted the whole thing… so in summary. Today is day 5 and I feel great. Yesterday my energy returned, but was experiencing a desire to eat, maybe just because I realized it will be a loooooong time before I eat again. I fought off a headache all day, and was very sensitive to light on the drive home from work. Licked a few envelopes and freaked out cause they tasted good and I thought I had ruined the cleanse. Feeling light and clean. Loving how much easier this cleanse is compared to the first 2. Does anyone else “poop” first thing in the morning before the SWF? I eliminate a dark sludge immediately and then drink the SWF and then after that its mostly a yellow mucus like liquid. Just curious. Stay strong everyone!
So today wasn’t as bad as I was expecting. Just feeling sluggish and drained again. I wasn’t hungry at all until around 4pm cause I was at work and ran out of lemonade. So I had to go to the grocery store after work and made some more when I got home and now I’m feeling much better. This stuff is amazing. I don’t see how it fills me up so much, I mean, there’s hardly any calories. Maybe its just the space it takes up in my tummy. I’m hoping my stomach will shrink a little bit during the cleanse, cause I got to the point where I felt like I could eat forever and never get full. I think I might skip the gym today and try to go to bed early… mmm, sleep is soooo niiiiiiice ;-)
I think I forgot to post last night… I guess my brain is a little hazy. Well so far no hunger and its the morning of day three. I’m really surprised by that… no hunger, at all. The only thing I noticed yesterday was a serious lack of energy. I felt drained all day. Every movement was an effort. This morning I have been so tired, I feel like I’m walking around in a daze. Maybe its cause I have to get up several times in the night to go to the bathroom, and then wake up at the crack of dawn to drink my SWF so I can get cleaned out before I go to work. I’m hoping to get to bed early tonight. I’ve heard days 3, 5 & 7 are the toughest, but I think they are all difficult in their own way. I’ll try to post again tonight (if I can remember ;-)
Today was cake… no hunger, no headaches, no sluggishness. It was actually a nice break to not have to take the time and energy to eat. This was definitely the easiest day 1 I’ve had. I wonder if thats a good or bad sign… Well, I think I’ll go for a run before it gets dark. 1 down, 20 to go :-/
Yum, yum, smooth move tea. I can’t wait to start flushing all this crap out of my system. I’ve been feeling so lazy and drained lately. I’m so excited to give my body a break and start fresh. I set my alarm for 5:40am, but I have a feeling my tummy will wake me up with its early morning rumblings :-/ For everyone already on the cleanse, bottoms up, I’m about to join in on the fun!