Thursday, June 12, 2008

Master Cleanse - Day 1

Okay so here's the scoop on what I'm doing these days...I have a friend in my ward that is a health nut and is doing what is called the Master Cleanse (some people call it the Lemonade diet). So I have also decided to give it a try. This is a ten day cleanse...what does this mean?? For ten days I drink a liquid mixture made up of lemon juice, water, cayenne, and grade b maple syrup. I also have some laxitive herbal tea in the morning and at night. I really want to clean myself out! I feel so full of yuckiness!! I used to think people that did this were crazy...and dumb for putting themselves through this crap. Anyway, this is a ten day commitment that I really want to stick to....really, really bad! Every night I am going to give an update on my progress because if I know that people are watching my progress I think I will be a little more motivated to get through this. So here it is:

Day 1:

This has been an easy day...I'm assuming it will get a little harder but today was really easy and I hardly thought about food! The herbal tea tastes kind of funny but it will help my digestive system so I've got to drink it. The "lemonade" is actually quite tasty and I don't mind it a bit. Every night I am supposed to do a salt water cleanse. I mix 2 tsp of sea salt with 32 oz. of water and drink up. I tried it tonight and it made me really sick so I am not going to do that again...if it makes me feel crappy I assume it is not good for me! So I feel really good today. I researched this cleanse and I've heard that the second and third day are the hardest because you crave food. After that you have more energy than you ever remember having - which will be crazy for me because I have a ton of energy anyway!

Anyway, I had a proud moment today that I just have to share...Christian goes straight to school from work and usually doesn't eat dinner until 9 or 10pm. So today I picked up some Chick-fil-a for him and Ava and brought him food. I CANNOT believe that I didn't give in and eat some! Who refuses Chick-fil-a????? It was SOOO hard but I did it! If I can refuse that then I think I can last 10 days!

12 comments:

Susan Catmull said...

You go girl. I could never do it. I did slimfast in the past and just couldn't get past not eating.
Good Luck to you!

Hendricksonblog said...

Let me know when you are done and then I will tell you about a study they did on "the cleanse" diets. Dont let it concern you, they say they are a great jump start to a diet.
April

The Little Hiatt Family said...

My friend did this cleanse.. she said she liked it .. but at the same time it made her sick.. so let us know when all is said or done

Brittany and Andy said...

How can you do that when we are going to pier 49 for dinner and you have to have a big diet coke when we see indiana Jones!! Whats the deal?! You are crazy by the way!!

Nathanael and Mary-Anne said...

Ummm....so you can't eat any food for 10 days!? Wow...good luck with that! I could never do that. I look forward to hearing how it works for you, though!

Chet & Erin said...

Well its good someone dares to try these cleansing things. I would be wanting something real to eat for sure. Like ice cream or some other kind of dessert but it will be interesting to hear how you feel after the whole process. And I am proud about the Chick-Fil-A deprivation. That just made me realize how much I miss eating at that place. Maybe when I am up there. Which reminds me, you better not be still on your cleanse because we were going to go to lunch.

Jill said...

You're nuts! I could never be that disciplined! I can't believe how big Ava is by the way. She's so adorable.

Brianna said...

Holy cow!! I'm one of those people that think people who do these are nuts......heh heh heh.....But Im definately interested in seeing how it goes! Next--you need to do the urine therapy thing--I would REALLY lke to see someone do THAT! LOL! Im trying to convince SOMEONE...cuz it ain't gonna be me!

Nichole said...

People that drink their urine need therapy!! My great grandma is so stinking crazy!! If you want to see someone do that I can call her!

Per_Fides said...

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RaeLynn said...

Holy cow--I want to try that! I don't think you're nuts at all...I think you're brilliant. I think it's definitely good to "clean out" once in a while. I've heard lots of good things about stuff like this. Keep us updated!

The Wingwah's said...

So.... you're not eating for 10 days??!!! Are you kidding, I would pass out by the end of day 1.