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It has been a long ride (one of our original goals was to "build a company that lasts at least 2 years” - we beat that one!) While we wish the site could live on, it has suffered from a number of challenges - changes in how people use the site, the advertising industry, and how search engines view the site. We wish the outcome was different – but we’ve always been realistic about when our goals are met and when they aren't.

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  1. 1. lose weight
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  2. 2. master cleanse
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master cleanse (read all 6 entries…)
Day 2: Afternoon ~ I Ate!!! =(

NO NO NOOOOOOOOOOO…. I went out for lunch with my friends… Confident that with my new-found will power I would be able to resist anything and would contentedly sip my Lemonade.

But the second they found out what I was doing and planning to do for the next 20 days.. they freaked OUT big time! One of them in particular got SO freaked out she started freaking ME out too… She kept yelling How can you do this to yourself.. You’ll kill yourself!!!! Then they started preaching about how this was really unhealthy and I would develop complications etc etc… But I persevered and did not eat… until right at the end… when my freaked out friend started emotionally blackmailing me and literally FORCE FED me some Chop Suey.

Even though eating that felt REALLLY GOOD… cuz Ive never gone this long witjout eating… I’m feeling guilty as sin. Have decided that from now on I will not tell anyone what I am doing… except here on 43things of course! I will not have any lemonade for the rest of the day and get back on track.

I’m sure my Mum will notice I havent eaten anything at home for 2 days and she will freak out too.. I know her. Any advice on how I can tackle wellwishers who think I am suicidal for doing this?

master cleanse (read all 6 entries…)
Day 2: Morning~~ Silly Ole Me!!!

I made it through day one,,, YAYYYYYY!!! I was fine most of the day… I only got REALLLY hungry by 9 PM so I had my Lemonade and went to bed…. I did intend to get up by 11-ish to call my fiance and have my tea… but I totally conked off… didnt wake up till this morning! So no tea… and even though he called at his usual time I was too sleepy to actually talk to him… I think I fell asleep on him! heheh!!!

Yesterday was a silly silly day!!! First, when I read directions for the SWF… it said 2 teaspoons in a quart of water… and since here we use Litres and ml as measuring units, I automatically assumed that by “quart” the book meant “quarter of a litre… basically one glass!!! No WONDER i found SWF so bad… imagine drinking 2 tsps salt in ONE GLASS of water!!!! By midmorning however I figured that a “Quart” is 0.95 litres!!!! Almost 3.5 glasses!!!! So I fixed that this morning! Didnt gag or feel like throwing up… but I still think SWF is an unpleasant thing to do.

Then there was the cayenne pepper issue! I posted a question on that one cuz I couldnt find “Cayenne” pepper anywhere!!! So I called my aunt this morning to ask her if she knew where I could get some… She said “try your kitchen!!!”

Seems like what you guys call “Cayenne Pepper” is what we in Pakistan (thats where I’m from) use in EVERY thing we eat! Only, since it is SOOOOOOO common here… its just called ” red chilli powder”!!!

Hahahhahahah…To think I spent 2 whole days going to EVERY major supermarket around asking for Cayenne Pepper!!! No WONDER I couldnt find it in the “exotic” spice racks!!! Now I feel like SUCH a DOOFUS! I had almost ordered it online where it would have cost me at LEAST 20 US dollars (incl shipping)... when I can buy almost a KILOGRAM for ONE US.dollar!!!

BTWALL I dreamt about last night was me eating!!!

master cleanse (read all 6 entries…)
Day1: Afternoon~~ I'm not hungry!!!

I have no craving at all yet… have had 3 glasses of lemonade so far and im not really hungry! This is in itself funny because normally I am the craving QUEEN and I have absolutely NO willpower…. SPECIALLY when it comes to sweet stuff!!! Yet I totally didnt feel like even looking at the Donuts my colleagues bought in for our midmrning coffee break AND I was quite content just to sip my lemonade during Lunch hour!

This might just work!!!

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