I’m a California native, and I’ve been out of the country for over a year. I’m going back in April and I’m VERY happy about that. :)
Joan's Life List
1. take better care of myself
2. meditate daily
3. do more yoga
4. teach English abroad
5. master cleanse
6. Write more
7. live in San Francisco
8. learn how to speak fluent portuguese
9. speak spanish fluently
10. Speak French fluently
11. travel more
12. write a book
13. be independently wealthy
14. Take a trip around the world
15. Live in Barcelona
16. live in Paris
17. heal eczema
18. watch every Cirque du Soleil, live
Yay! Okay first… Yesterday.
So I did the first two drinks with lemons and blue agave. Then I did 2 or 3 more with the black strap molasses. Aside from having different nutritional content, there was a definite difference in the bathroom runs. The consistency of BSM is different. Now, in retrospect, I feel like the agave was better than the BSM on flushing things out. I also feel now, looking back, that maybe the agave was more effective than the maple syrup for me. But I can’t really say. My two cleanses were not under the same exact conditions, so I don’t really know. But there’s a definite difference.
So… again, I’m in the Philippines doing this, so I don’t have the same things readily available that I did when I was in the states. For one… apparently oranges are imported. Not to mention, they are expensive! So I only go grocery shopping once a week here, and I only got 6 small oranges. One small orange yielded about 4 ounces of juice, if that. And I know when I had a full glass of OJ when I was in the states (organic OJ from Trader Joe’s) I was HUNGRY!!! I tried to put water in today’s OJ to make it a full cup and that was less appealing. So, I had planned this all along… If the OJ wasn’t enough, I was going to put mango pulp in with the OJ, which I did this morning for my first glass. I can definitely FEEL that there is something different in my digestive system.
But if I get through today and not eat a whole pizza, that will be further than I got last time. :)
P.S. Remind me not to watch food commercials, I’m still in that small danger zone! haha
Today is day 10! Wooohooo!
Okay first things first. From an objective point of view (if that’s possible) if I didn’t have things I was planning to do next week, I would probably stay on the cleanse longer. My tongue isn’t so coated, but it’s still not pinkish. The AM BM are still full of “stuff.” And my eyes were kind of swollen this morning. I guess more than I suspected, my body has more to heal than I thought it did. I normally don’t drink alcohol, but when I was in Europe the last 3 months, I went out a lot and drank a lot of alcohol. I think that’s a lot of what my body is trying to process. Or maybe my body was more efficient this time at eliminating stuff. I don’t really know at this point.
But I really want to start eating again. :) I will probably do another round in 3 months.
I am really happy that I got a chance to finish. This will actually be my first time to come off the cleanse properly, too. So this will be the first time I will have a full day of OJ, post cleanse day 1! I put my body through the ringer these past months since the last cleanse, so I’m glad I got to complete it this time. I think the next one I do, I will probably go for longer.
Happy cleansing everyone. :)