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Wednesday, April 20, 2011

master cleanse


I am on Day 3 of the Master Cleanse. Day 1 and 2 were A.W.F.U.L. My head felt like it was going to explode (most likely from lack of my daily consumption of awesome Ethiopian coffee) and I was really tired and generally pretty grumpy. The headache is now just a dull ache and I, well who am I kidding, I am still hungry! It doesn't help that I have 6 kiddos to continue to provide nourishment to and am therefore constantly around food.

Moody and I decided to do this a few weeks ago. We wanted to do a cleanse and eliminate all those nasty toxins from our body. I knew it would be hard, but not this hard. Wowzers.

A true Master Cleanse is 10 days. Apparently if you go the distance you will be all clean. :) We chose to do a mini-cleanse which is 5 days. We recruited a few friends and ladies from Moody's office because we read that success is greater if you have accountability and let's face it, misery loves company.

My brain has been really scattered.  For example, yesterday I picked the boys up from school.  On the way home Hill reminded me that he needed new football shoes, so off to the mall we go.  Only problem, I realize when we pull up that I never put shoes on.  :)  Hill ran into Target with some cash and came out with a pair of $2, BRIGHT orange, 2 sizes too small flip flops and off we went to get his shoes.  We were in and out of the sporting goods store quickly and my head was literally killing me.  I just wanted to get home.  Only problem, I locked my keys in my car.  NICE.  Hill said, "mom, I think you are losing it!"  Thank you smart 15 year old.  So we went inside to wait, by the Starbucks and pretzel shop, torture.

Today has been better, not great.  I was told by many people that day 3 is the turn around and I am still waiting.  :)  People have been so kind and encouraging and I have to remind myself that I don't have the flu or any other virus, I CHOSE THIS.  Why?  I am not as confident in my answer right now, but I have been know to be a tad bit competitive and that is most likely the only thing keeping me going right now.

So we will see if I survive day 4, 5 or dare I even say 10???

Anyone else done it?  Have another cleanse to recommend for when I forget how I feel at this very moment?


8 comments:

Jen said...

You make me laugh:) Would have loved the picture of you in the orange flip flops. Love you.

Stacy said...

My husband and I have done it a few times. I HATE it! i have to gag down that spicey lemonade, But it really does make a difference in the way we feel afterwards, and our skin kind of got a more youthful glow while we were on it as well. We stuck to fruits and veggies and whole grains for a while after we were done, and never felt better...but eventually we gave into temptation at our local Taco Delite and it was downhill from there :) Good luck to ya! Day 3 was my hardest day hungry wise. Go get some good sonic ice and pretend it's food...lol! We actually did that for dinner one night :)haha!

Deena said...

Good job Emily! I am so proud of you...I would make it to day two and throw in the towel ;)
I really want to hear how it turns out and if you think it is worth it. Please post to let us know (I have thought about doing a cleanse, but I am way too into my food- and of course my morning tea)...

Erica said...

I'm not laughing I'm not laughing I'm not laughing. ;) When we did it I didn't want a soul to know because I knew they'd make fun of me. That said we really did feel good after wards and we did make it a week. Day three was the turning point but it was still hard!! You're over 1/2 way there - you can't quit now! Oh and I too want to see the too small flip flops and the walk in the mall with those bad boys on!

Nancy said...

We recently did the Advocare 24 day challenge which starts out with a 10 day cleanse that is awesome! You can still eat fruits, veggies, and lean protein. No grains, no starches, no dairy, no sugar, no caffeine. Even though it was hard adjusting to no sugar and caffeine (and lets be honest, I just plain missed bread) it was worth it. I didn't feel horrible because I could still eat fresh food, but I couldn't definitely tell that my body was getting rid of some junk!

Kelly said...

WOW! Sounds GREAT! I need a good cleanse! When can I sign up?! haha!

Wild Olive said...

Oh girl...my head hurts just reading your post!! I hope the next 11 days fly by!

Holli said...

ditto to Jen! TO FUNNY! Keep it up and let us know how you finish!

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