Did the water flush this morning and drank the tea last night. The water flush completely made any and all hunger go away for quite a longtime and worked splendidly. This is the first time I manage to do the salt flush. Was 125.4 lbs (that came back fast haha) after doing the flush. Am a bit discouraged having to start again and a little mad at my self for being so darn polite (then just royally screwing up yesterday). Stepped on the scale again this morning and held the cabinet to see a motivation number 116lbs that alone and the thought that I might actually get there in 10 days makes me want to start again. I am actually not doing this for weight loss but somehow that seems to keep me more motivated. All the jobs I have lined up are also making me a bit nervous.
Today I have had very little (too little) of the lemonade but feel to lazy to stand up … Know I have to tough. Had a pretty busy “office” day scheduling things. Took the dogs out twice. Cleaned. Etc.
Man how I wish I hadn’t quite the cleanse. Noticed that eyes and skin looked magnificent on Saturday. Well now I just need to keep it up, I now know that day 1 and 2 are the hardest for me then its over the hump. I’m going to be quite busy as well so that should help.
Just read what I had written down during Day 1, I feel exactly like that … strange isn’t it vision is a bit off, cloudy head…
Can’t wait to go to sleep. Have gone from a bit discouraged to very discouraged right now. I can almost taste the leftover pizza in the fridge. Keep thinking to my self if this is even worth doing.
Skin feels wired after the salt water flush and I feel really bloated. Hopefully tomorrow morning will have a motivating number on the scale (that will get me through the first 2-3 days where I can finally start enjoying the things I’m actually doing this for, such as skin, colon, sinus, energy, and not just weight loss) 3 years ago
I didn’t start again today, slept most of the day which would have made it easy but also just felt so weak and miserable. Craved the lemonade a bit and had a glass, also had bad stuff pizza and ice cream! (Looking back I want to kick my self, hard). 3 years ago
122.4lbs Well today was actually easy felt great and couldn’t wait to keep going. Today going through like a breeze. Then I got my self into quite the pickle. Had a job today and they cooked dinner after we where done, just for me every thing was prepared already ... Arr.. Felt to bad to not eat, had a salad and some wine! What a waist. Felt like total crap afterwards, even taking the dogs out was hard. Was sure that since today was so easy starting again would be no problem (I was wrong!). 3 years ago
Tonight was hard! Didn´t really feel like eating that badly, more of a feeling crappy and fantasizing about how eating would make it all go away. Keep reminding me that it will also go away if I keep going and stay away. Trying really hard to remind myself that instant gratification isn’t the way to go. Didn´t poop at all today. Had tea before going to bed. My skin is breaking out and I have a horrible sinus headache and swollen glands but only on the left side of my body (strange). This morning I was 123 lbs. The fact that I´ve gotten this far makes me want to keep going, the weight loss (2 lbs) also serves as a nice motivation. Exiting to weight one self in the morning. Hopefully tomorrow will start with less of a headache and a motivating number on the scale. 3 years ago
Day 1. I had prepared a little bit the pervious two day by drinking the lemonade and having the tea at night (eating only dinner). Today was pretty good, had a couple of hours were I could not stop thinking about food, wasn’t to bad it was probably more like half an hour. Then I started thinking about all the assignments I have coming up, the sinus infection I think I’m about to get and how doing this can make that much better. At 8 p.m. I started getting the chills and became a bit hazy having a bit of a problem focusing my sight and feel like my head is full of clouds. Headache has also started but isn’t do bad. I’m exhausted will probably go to bed soon (had a very busy day). Right now hubby is cooking its not as bad as I thought it would be although it smells oh so good! I’m trying not to think too far ahead, the idea that there are nine (or eleven) days left seems really intimidating. Also keep reminding my self that the first three days are the hardest. Since today wasn’t hard at all I’m guessing I’m in for a ride tomorrow. Wondering if the blurry vision, chills and etc are the start of detox. 3 years ago
This is something I have wanted to try for so long. What finally put me on my way was the ad I saw in Cosmo for Simply Slender that is a premix. I am on my 3rd day. I have had headaches but I know that is from caffiene and fast food detox. I originally had planned to just do a 4 day but I feel so motivated today I may continue on to the 10 day. This is my first cleanse ever . . . what do you think? 4 years ago
How I did it: I followed the directions in the book and stuck to it. Two 32 oz. Nalgene bottles of lemonade per day plus lax tea at night and SWF with Celtic Sea Salt in the morning. Read how I did it… 4 years ago
I have done this cleanse three times. The only thing I didn’t like about it is that lemon is bad for your teeth. I could feel my enamel weak by the end of the cleanse. I did feel great and I had lots of energy. I did loose about 10lbs each time. Though you gain it back quickly. Especially cause your body thinks its starving. I don’t think this type of cleanse is healthy and I may not do it again. Doing a one month cleanse by eating tofu, vegis, some fresh water fish (twice a week) and not eating anything white (flour, rice etc), no dairy, no meat (with fish as exception), no caffeine, no alcohol is a good way to cleanse. 5 years ago
if you want to do it, and you’re scared. don’t be. you’re stronger than you think. if you’re on the cleanse adn you’re feeling really bad, you probably need a nap. and guess what? today may suck, but tomorrow is gonna be awesome!!
YOU CAN do this… 5 years ago
today is my last day. i have to say that i cheated by drinking some orange juice and it tasted so good. the cleanse has really sent my whole way of thinking in another direction. i had an especially hard day, but instead of turning to external sources for support, i looked within myself to find the courage to keep moving on. and guess what? along the way, i ran into some friends that i hadn’t seen in months. they were there to cheer me on. my ex m.i.l. and i had a great conversation, and even though the day started out to be very difficult, it ended in a very peaceful and happy way. just like my cleanse has…i want to have good memories of this, so i’m not gonna do it another day. but, i will do it again, perhaps to celebrate the new year. jan 1. but also, i plan to cleanse or even fast, one day out of the week. it’s amazing how much i eat, even healthy stuff, when i’m feel lonely, or disappointed or sad. filling myself up, instead of using my own resources…i’m repeating myself.
my honest opinion on the mastercleasne, or whatever version i did, is to try it. be religious about it. really put your energy into it, and see what happens on the other side. i think you’ll find a better outlook, even if you do it just to lose weight. that helps you along the way. the confidence of seeing your body manifest what your mind is encouraging you to do.
have fun cleansers…i’m outta here… until next time.
I DID THIS… 5 years ago
today was so easy i have little to report. except that i can’t stop sneezing. and i got some compliments on my weight loss. i drank some orange juice this evening because tomorrow will be my last day. and it gave me a good surge of energy. enough to go for a run. i’m ready to be done with the cleanse and i’ll be happy to report how my last day goes. 5 years ago
i can’t stop sneezing. i can’t stop sneezing. why can’t i stop sneezing. i’ve decided to end fast after my seventh day. and start the post cleanse process. no more swfs or smooth moves…i heard that stan really only encouraged the lemon juice thing, and not the rest of it? that’s bummer…because i didn’t read the book, which i should’ve. anyway…going to bed. getting some good rest. hoping you all have been well informed about what this experience has been like. as i’m getting close to the end, i think about whether or not i would do it again. and i think from this point forward, starting next week, i’d like to do a once a week cleanse. maybe for one or two days out of the week. just to give my body a rest. the way i took care of myself—i NEVER take care of myself like i did on this cleanse unless i’m really sick. i want to always take care of myself in this way. that’s a great lesson to learn. especially for those single mommies out there. 5 years ago
no…not giving up. not because of him. and not because of me. but no more salt water flushes. unless you are very used to that kind of torturous, science experiment, for me, it feels like a punishment. and i want my body to have pleasant memories of this process, even if at times, it’s painful unavoidably…but not because of what i’m doing to my self.
just went for a jog/walk/jog/mostly walk. and i feel better. uplifted. still not cleansing for more than 7 days. hoping to find a better resolution for my issue with this particular relationship. 5 years ago
I think I’ve had enough. I’m really ready to let this go…I’ve just had a helluva day. And the swf really takes it out of you. I’m not especially interested in eating. I just need to feel better Today I feel like crap…I discovered that a friend of mine, who was auditioning for a job where i was the reader, got the job. Great for him…but why wouldn’t he call me and say…”hey, i got this job. thanks for helping…did you have any input with the director?” she asked me what he was like to work with. i talked him up. said what a great actor and person he was, that i loved working with him, that he was a good guy. did it help him? probably. he’s pretty self centered, egotistical, masochistic and narcissistic…it makes me feel like shit to have someone so unappreciative, so lacking generosity in my life. i called him to say-”yeah i HEARD that you got the job. congrats. hope you have fun with that. good luck”
why would i? why would i do that? is this a big deal? it’s just part of the crappy day today. I want to cry. I don’t feel like having some friggin lemonade. I’d like a nice cup of tomato soup and a grilled cheese.
not him… 5 years ago
This is funny. As soon as you let go of something, the universe really does open up to your faith, your hope of finding something new to either challenge you or cheer you on! I am strongly attracted to a guy and after having not heard from him for a while, he asks me to meet him for coffee. Which by the way, I’m definitely doing…he’s headed out of town for a long time. And there’s no chance that I’d miss seeing him. But I’m wondering if this is more toxic behavior on my part. More toxic fantasizing…he’s attached to someone. What’s the THING on this cleanse!!!!???? What’s the deal? What’s the deal on life, people? Cause we are never gonna clear out all the toxic shit in our bodies…our bodies need it to LIVE…but how do we not let the TOXIC stuff over run our bodies, our minds, our hearts? I’m not trying to justify my choice…really. After the shelter of this cleanse ends, where I know what I’m gonna eat, when I’m gonna poop, when I’m gonna sleep every day…I have to go back into the real world and make choices…that keep me “clean and healthy” knowing that I’ve had a problem with keeping the balance in the past. Hm…today is a good day. I let myself get too hungry…so I was tired enough to almost trip over my own feet. I’m better now and the peppermint tea is really gangsta…get some it works. 5 years ago
I can see why people quit after today. Really, Day 3 is totally boring. I think to myself…I have another 7 days of this left, and I really want to eat something. Not because I feel bothered by hunger. I’m just bored to tears now. My son’s father came by and took him to New Jersey, where he is going to end Yom Kippur with his family. He was complaining to me all day about how hungry he was, and I didn’t find any use in telling him about my detox. He would’ve been unhappy and not supportive. So, I’m here at home by myself, going out to the store to buy some food for my son (aargh…) and some more lemons and some tea. I haven’t done swf today because i just FEEL i need a break from that. I will do it later though. And check in with you tomorrow. So, if you’re wondering, day 3 might be the day you give up, not cause you’re hungry, but because you’re apathetic about continuing to drink the lemonade for 7 more days. I’m just taking it one day at a time. Going to run some errands, do some yoga and try to keep thinking, cleansing and busy… 5 years ago
I think it’s a good idea to do this day at home. My headache is a killer. I think it is a combo of lack of caffeine and sugar. I’m able to concentrate more, but I do know that I’m not always on top of things. It takes me longer to process things. I go back and forth. Cleaning up my kitchen, then playing with my son and in the middle of playing with my son, I remember that I’m supposed to be cleaning up the kitchen. I just had a conversation with a guy…who I guess is like a boyfriend. But he’s more like a friend, a really good friend, but there are benefits from time to time. And I think the relationship is a little toxic. There’s not really any way I’d be interested in him for the long term, and I don’t think it’s healthy to have this kind of a “friend” in my life, not anymore. Not JUDGING anyone else, just for my life…it takes a lot of energy. So, I ended it today, day 3. I do want to be friends, but not in the way we have been. He insists that it’s not a “break up” worthy conversation. But I KNOW it is. I don’t want to have it lingering, in the case that in a weaker moment, I have the option of picking it up again. Maybe it’s symbolic, but it made me feel like…THIS is what I’m trying to cleanse.
The little things in my life…little bitty bitty small silly toxic things…but with a BUNCH of them hanging around, it can make you feel dark, brooding, angry, resentful and unhappy. My son is making up a serious song…so I have to get back to him. I hope this is helpful to people who are thinking of doing this cleanse. TODAY is Day 3 and I REALLY want to give up. Pancakes, French toast, a cup of coffee, hashbrowns, bacon, and turkey sausage sound REALLY good right now. I dunno how I’m gonna get through nine days of this…I’m doing this until next sat…but when i started, I didnt know how i was gonna make it through 3 days of this. And here I am, on Day 3. Just goes to show…where there is a WILL…there is ALWAYS a way. Thanks Andreeya, for the cheer. 5 years ago
I was slow to getting up this morning. Needed about 10 hours of sleep and although my mind is weakening, my body is really strong. I’ve got a headache,and i truly want to quit but my mind is clear. I’m kind of amazed. I had to cook my son breakfast, some vanilla, milky, brown sugary oatmeal…can you tell I’m needing to eat? I realized what a habit eating really is. I stirred the oatmeal in the bowl, put some dried cherries in it, it is very good, but it was not appetizing. I love to eat. Thinking about it (where to go, what to eat, hot to cook it, how to afford it) takes up most of my day. One of my really good friends is having a party tonight and i don’t want to blow my detox, so I’m not going. My mind keeps saying no. But my body is saying, yes…it’s really kind of easy, if you can get over the psychological desire. It’s 10:30. I have yet to drink my juice thing, and do my swf. I’m procrastinating. It is work to put this detox together, and i like to drink the lemonade fresh. It tastes the best right after you squeeze the lemons. And the swf is just…gross. I am a singer so it’s weird to say that my voice is a little different, deeper and resonant. my sense of smell is stronger today. that’s definitely true about it. i’m gonna go out for a walk with my son. 5 years ago
It’s later in the evening now. And I”m really tired with a headache. I think that i’s definitely sinus related. I’m very tired. My son is 3 years old and ready to play. I’d like to take a hot bath and go to sleep. If you are a single parent, this could be very very hard to do. I’m actually thinking of giving up. I dunno how I’m gonna do this for 9 days…but I’m gonna try to work at least to get to day 7. I think it takes that long to build a strong habit. I’m thinking hard on this guy that I’ve been hanging out with, but who’s just not very good for me. We’ve had an off and on relationship for the last three years. I was at the end of my marriage, he had a girlfriend. Now I’m ready to delve into why i’ve let this man into my life and further, why i’ve let him stay. Maybe I’ll journal a little tonight. If I don’t pass out from exhaustion…my son wants juice. 5 years ago
I’m blogging because I want people to REALLY know what this mastercleanse/detox program is like, from the inside. I think it’s interesting that people skip days. And i don’t want to. I wonder if those are the hardest days. When I decided to do this, I really wanted to know beforehand what it was like…when all of the toxins are dumped into your bloodstream and how you feel. So, I’m hoping that this will give the reader a better understanding of what the experience is like, outside of the weight loss benefit. Everyone is different, but this is my account. I don’t really need to lose weight. I mean, I could lose a couple of pounds…but I’ve already lost a few and I’m on day 2. I could quit now, but the weight loss benefit is not the impetus for me to begin. I started the cleanse yesterday and I did it because I think that i have a lot of toxic things in my life. I’m looking for clarity and I think that I may have a better chance to find it mentally, if I engage my body in the work. I certainly eat toxic foods, but this isn’t just about food. I have a toxic relationship to food…and men…and shopping…and sex…and I want a more meaningful life. I’m hoping that during this cleanse, I can not only find a way to rid my body of things that are making it unhappy, but rid my mind of things that make it difficult to get out of my own way and have a happy life. So I’m on Day 2 and I’m finding it hard to concentrate. I am hungry, so I’ll drink some tea. My fingers arent’t typing so well. My eyes are puffy, and i have a sinus headache. My skin is cold and a little clammy…and the place where I had an epidural in my back, is tingling a little. I’ve had some strange reactions to this detox program. I am sugar sensitive(since my pregnancy). I am caffeine sensitive, white flour, meat and wheat sensitive. I have only one chronic condition and those are my fibroids, which lately have been growing and painful. I often have constipation. My strongest desire is for the cleanse to help with my abdominal congestion. And the hardest part(I smile as i type this) is the saltwater flush (2 tsp salt to 1 quart of warm water). It has really cleansed my system well, and I have done it three times since i started the detox. My system is sensitive, as I’ve had colonics prior to this detox, and it upset the balance in my intestines. So i think I will do it tomorrow morning instead of tonight. I thought that the bloating in my abdomen I experienced was from my fibroids, but I now know, just from day 2, that the constant bloating i experience is from constipation and the food that i eat, because my stomach…is flat. I’m very tired and am listening to peaceful quiet music. I find i have a better level of concentration when I am active, walking or coming back from the train. I have a three year old son, and find it’s easier to engage with him, because I can only focus on one thing at a time. It’s getting very hard to type now. I will post tomorrow and let you know how I feel. 5 years ago
Okay So I am doing the MC for weight loss and colon clense. I want my Self-Esteem that I once had before I gained this awful weight. As of today I weigh 190 pounds..Wow thats alot. I am ashamed to tell my height at this moment. Most people think I can’t go through with the diet but I know I can. I hate Tea but I did drink my tea last night and this morning ewwww. My first batch of lemonade wasn’t even that bad tasting it actully suprised me. So this is Day one out of 20 days. Wow 19 More days to go. 5 years ago
honestly. i feel like vomiting right now. anyone know why or experience the same thing? 6 years ago
So I feel utterly, utterly nauseous today. I almost couldn’t walk to work. I had to break the fast by buying some natural fresh orange juice and sipping it in desperation.
I have a new and profound love (and respect) for food now that I’ve never had before. While i feel lithe and light on the step, the dizziness and fatigue seem to outweigh the good parts . . ..no pun intended.
anyway, i’m sitting at my desk wanting to collapse and throw up.
is this maybe the detox part of the program? they said it woudn’t be easy. but honestly, i can’t get any work done when i feel like breaking down.
also, i can’t tolerate the smell of cigarettes anymore. which is a good thing. another good thing: realizing i can go without food (and alcohol) for a week. wow. 6 years ago
I almost broke down today with some sunflower seeds but I couldn’t do that to myself. I’ve been thinking more about food today than any other day. It’s not really hunger though, it’s just the thought of food. When I went into whole foods to pick up more lemons I could smell the food in the air and I was like let me get the heck outta here. Only 3 more full days. I feel awesome everyday and I’ve lost inches. Although I did it for the detox effects the weight loss was much needed. If you are cleansing, don’t give up it’s just 10 days out of a lifetime and your body will love you for it. One thing I do like about MC is that I always know what I’m getting each day and there is no fuss about what to eat and where. Also, I’m saving a lot of money because I can’t eat out. STAYSTRONG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! BTW if youare in the process I strongly suggest that you DO NOT drink cold or cool water after your morning elimination. For it started everything right back up again and I had to go to work and deal with it even though I allow 2 hours in the morning. If you are thirsty right after wait 20 minutes or so and just sip on your lemonade or peppermint tea. 6 years ago
I just found this blog and I think it’s wonderful. Most useful MC info so far. Motivating too. Today is Monday morning. I had my last meal Friday at lunch. I started out at about 196 lbs and I’m down to 188. I have allergies and chronic sinusitis. I feel pretty clear right now. I feel clean. I’m experimenting with cayenne pepper in the lemonade mix vs. cayenne pepper capsules with no pepper in the mix. I hope the capsules are just as effective. This morning I woke up with the yucky tongue thing. Kind of weird. I did the MC for 3 days last month with great results, but I had stopped on day 3 because I had been exhausted from work. I didn’t notice the fuzzy tongue last month. My roommate started the MC several days before I did and she had such success that I thought I’d give it another go. This time around I began the MC the evening before three days off from work in a row. I figured I’d get the three most miserable challenging days out of the way while I wasn’t working so I could really focus on my goals and maintain my willpower. My greatest achievement however is that I went to a BBQ last night and didn’t break. So it was me, my MC mix, and a bottle of water. I peed like 5 times while I was there. The menu was bacon cheese burgers. Ouch! I asked my boyfriend if I could lick his fingers. Just a rhetorical question, I suppose. No finger licking actually occurred. This is the same guy I had wanted to unload on, one day prior, basically because I’ve been emo since I began. The emotional stuff seems to be subsiding now. I going to buy lemons. TweedleD and ClassySassyBrunette, you are very inspiring. 6 years ago
today is my last dayyy!!! yay!!!! I think the hardest thing for me, hands down, was not being able to chew. I handle my body pretty heathily so I didn’t experience major detox affects except hunger at certain times of the day and unpleasantness doing the tea/flush. Doing the MC definitely helped me to look at what I eat, when and how. I’ve decided to do raw foods for 7 days after my two day after MC of probiotics and orange juice so no clear broth for me. I’ve been raw before and am deciding whether I should go back to it as a lifestyle. I’ve lost 10 lbs, my skin is, according to my friend, inhumanly clear and I sleep very differently now… Not to mention I have loads of energy. I’m glad I did this and may consider doing it for my birthday or the start of summer. Those of you on the path…keep going strong you can do it. Know that the benefits far outway breaking the fast earlier than you planned. Those hard days are just days, you can pull through. 6 years ago
Earlier today was ok. Although around 3pm at work, I REALLY wanted to eat. Which, made my mood decline. I hope its normal to be emotional and angry at this stage. I had to stop by the store for more lemons after work and I almost gave up and bought sushi. Instead I came home and made lemonade. I’m thinking about going to bed WAY early, just so I can stop thinking about it. I haven’t been to the gym since I started this. I’ve just been too tired.
Anyway, hopefully tomorrow will be better. 6 years ago
I finished this cleanse 4 days ago. I’m glad I did it. I lost 10 lbs and so far have been able to keep it off. My allergies are a lot better. I can smell things so much better now. I’m actually considering going back on the cleanse for a few more days. If it wasn’t for Easter I would’ve stayed on right through, but I didn’t want to disappoint my family by not eating Easter dinner. I have a friend who wants to do it now, so I’m thinking about doing the first few days with her. I recommend the MC – but just remember, if you do it, the first 3 days are not easy. But once you get through that, it will be smooth sailing. 6 years ago
Alright, so I haven’t been writing everyday like I said on day 1 of the cleanse. But it is nearly day eight, and I’ve got this cleanse in-the-bag. I think it wasn’t so hard on me this time since I did a 10-day MC in Jan.
I do have one remarkable detox observation to make. I have this mole (half the size of a pea) on my right leg, I noticed it formed about 2 years ago. Well, on the 5th day of this cleanse, I went to scratch it and it easily fell off, like an old scab – amazing!
I miss my Raw VEGAN food. I can’t wait to eat again – but I feel this cleanse has done major good for me.
Almost done! 6 years ago
So yesterday was my first day. I had the day off, so I spent the entire time cleaning my house. I cleaned things I never even thought of cleaning before, just to keep my mind off of food. This morning is better. Not feeling any cravings. Although I have a gross question. Is it normal for bowel movements to be almost completely the consistency of water? I’m just checking to be sure. But anyway, first day at work being on the cleanse today. I made sure to get up an extra hour early for the salt-water!!! 6 years ago