Wednesday, June 07, 2006

Celine Dion's heart may go on, but my cleanse is OVER!!!

Who thought I would ever get so excited about diluted (not with vodka) OJ and vegetable broth? I started with OJ in the morning with no ill effects so graduated to vegetable broth for dinner. I can’t begin to tell you how big those ‘tiny’ pieces of pulp felt. Sooooo good!

I slept soundly that night knowing that for breakfast I would get more broth AND the mushy vegetable mash that went along with it. There were beets, carrots, onions, celery, a smattering of potato AND some beans. When I passed gas for the first time in 10 days, I knew everything was going to be okay.

That first meal made me feel very lightheaded, I guess all the blood was called back to active duty in my kidneys and liver, almost drunk. I had to sit still for a good 10 minutes after even a small bowl. I ate two more helpings during the day (along with my water/syrup/lemon mix) and had a salad for dinner.

All systems seem to be go!

People ask me why I did it? Do I recommend it? And how does it make you feel? To answer the first question, I am not really sure why. It was NOT about losing weight for me at all (I leveled out at 180.5 lbs) but more of a physical challenge. To see if I could. As far as recommending it goes, yes. But not while you are working full time or maintaining a high level of physical activity. A couple people I talked to had no drop in energy level but they also had more spare energy to draw on. My lucky legs can’t get much thinner! If you are on a retreat or away at a cottage I would say go for it. I have described in previous entries how it made me feel – light headed, I had a headache (not a bad one) for a few days and I was hungry ALL the time. Speaking from my ego (small as it is) I feel good about it. I set a challenge for myself and my body and was able to achieve it.

At any rate, it’s done now. I will likely do it again in January or February when I have a little extra winter weight to live off. But for now, I am keeping my eye on the calendar for June 18th when my 30 day no drinking challenge is over. Until then, lock up your food cause I’m a comin’ and I’m a hungry!!!!!!


Blogger Blair said...

Looking forward to sharing a meal with you tomorrow sweet pea - though you can keep your farts to yourself! Well done, I'm very impressed at your will power and self control. You should be very proud of yourself too.

7:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We will feed you well at our european household on sunday

love doll house gal

congrats -- you rock

5:00 AM  

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