Start weight (09-18-07) - 166
Weight 1st wednesday (09-26-07) - 161
As you can see I did great! Yeah me. BUT...I have been doing something completely different. I decided to start the Master Cleanse, which is also know as The Lemonade Diet. One of my co-worker's is on Day 12. What really attracted me to this cleanse is that it could help me not crave foods that are bad for me. I have learned so much about myself in the past 3 days. I am realizing that I am almost always eating when I crave something, rather than eating when I am hungry. I am really finding out a lot about my self-discipline and will power. I have both, but am lazy when it comes to food and I'm not caring enough about my body to really loose the weight. The website and the book of course want you to get off of foods that have chemicals, additives and preservatives in them once the cleanse is over. To go totally organic would be great, but it is just not widely available yet. I just don't have the time or the money to shop for this type of food. I will try to have a positive outlook and to see what foods I could do that are organic.
So, I haven't eaten solid food in three whole days...isn't that just crazy? This is the Lemonade recipe:
- 12 oz freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 12 oz organic maple syrup, grade b
- 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
- filtered water to make up a gallon
I drink a gallon of lemonade everyday. I am completely satisfied. I haven't had any bad headaches, feelings of tiredness, irritableness...I actually feed great. I have lots of energy and feel "light." I have not worked out at all, but I have walked a little in the evening. Not super strenuous stuff. I don't want to make myself feel bad.
I also have to drink Smooth Move tea before bedtime and do a salt water flush in the morning. The salt water flush is made up of:
- 1 quart of water
- 2 tsp sea salt
That is pretty much the hardest part of all this. It certainly is hard to get down. I did really good this morning, I did it in 4 separate gulping sessions!
So I have lost about 5 pounds since last tuesdays weigh in. I have lost 4 pounds since I started the cleanse on Sunday. But I know that I am going to gain at least half of the weight back once I get back on solid food. I'm not really sure how long I am going to do it. The website and book say that you should do the cleanse until your tongue turns a nice pink. (not red or coated) There are people who do anywhere from 7-21 days. I had planned 7, but I am doing really great and am not having any bad withdrawals from food, so I may go 14 and that's it. I just can't see myself doing it for any longer that two weeks. I already miss the crunch you get from food.
Here is the website that I have been reading:
This is just something I heard from a friend and decided to try. I went into it with the mindset of I can quit anytime I want. I have felt great and I am very happy with the cleanse so far. I hope to prepare my body for some really healthy eating and to maybe get rid of some unhealthy habits and to get where I want to be weight wise, gradually and not gain it all back!