Tuesday, March 24, 2009

The Master Cleanse. . . Day SIX. . . The tipping point

This is IT! I am in do or die mode right now. This is the day that I make it or break it. If I make it through DAY SIX I will have achieved something I never have before and set a new record for myself.

(The first time I did the cleanse--DAY SIX was the day I gave up, caved in and ate again)

So I woke up BOUND AND DETERMINED to conquer my demons and somehow get through this day.

And of COURSE, since I was starting my day off so positively--wouldn't you know that I had ZERO weight loss on the scales? My body weight stayed the same as yesterday and I was used to losing 1 to 3 pounds a day--so I was kinda miffed at that.

(So first big thought came of caving in and giving up)

I also got that white coating all over my tongue that I had read others describing and I can't STAND my breath--so I brush like 8 times a day. I'd been seeing the coating on and off since I started--but today it was especially revolting.

(Second big thought came of caving in and giving up)

Then I came across this little gem of wisdom in my morning reading:

"There are only two mistakes one can make along the road to truth: not going all the way, and not starting." (from Buddha)

Well. . . I DID start this cleanse. . . so I didn't make that mistake.

And I decided that I WILL go all the way. . . so I won't make that mistake!

Since I was all fired up again, I got dressed and ready to face the tasks of the day. And oh joy! Even though I didn't lose any weight--I DID fit into another pair of 'skinny jeans'--so I wore those puppies and faced the world.

One difficult note: I tried to plan so carefully so that I wouldn't have to go BACK to the grocery store because I know how hard that is for me when I'm fasting like this. But dear hubby and son had run out of milk and fruit and some other CHEWING essentials. So I had to enter that enemy territory, 'Safeway'. I saved it for last on my 'to do' list.

It was just as bad as I imagined it. I had gone early on in my fast to pick up one item, and although it was tempting back then--it wasn't as tormenting as it seemed NOW, on Day Six. The produce isle looked so doggone wonderful that I was near tears.

I also ended up getting a few things that I would need after the cleanse so I wouldn't have to come back anytime soon. Traversing down isles and isles of food was extremely difficult. As well as avoiding the 'tastee people'

(Third big thought of caving in and giving up)

Then I got to the car where the bags of food smelled FANTABULOUS next to me.

(Fourth big thought of caving in and giving up)

It was difficult not to pop just a single strawberry or grape in my mouth. But I resisted the temptation and actually put everything away without tearing open a bag to snack on something or eating any remaining crumbs on the counter.

It is now almost 5:00 p.m. and I know I will make it. I also know I will make it the REST of the way through as well. It's much easier to think I only have 3 days left to go--then 5 or 6 or 7 back when I started.

(No more thoughts of caving in or giving up)

My skin looks great, my eyes are clean--my mind is SUPER ACTIVE and on red alert. I have the most VIVID dreams at night (and I can't remember dreaming in a long time) My clothes fit better and I've lost 12 pounds so far. I have to keep reminding myself of all these positive changes when I feel I am 'chewing deprived' and want to actually EAT something.

And the best news is. . . I made it through DAY SIX!


cdr said...

Oh my gosh, I don't know how you're doing this. I wouldn't make it through day 1, I don't think. Sounds like something I should do, though...I desperately need it. I'll stayed tuned to see how it all ends because I'm incredibly curious.

cdr said...

Oh, I forgot to ask you:

Are you working out while 'cleansing?'

Wendy said...

You are an inspiration girl! Please give as many details as possible--I'm half tempted to try it myself! GOOD LUCK YOU CAN DO IT!!!!

Showmethesale said...

Thanks Charlotte and Wendy! I appreciate the support.

To Charlotte: Nope! I'm not working out while I'm doing this. . . although I will take an occasional walk and do some crunches, push ups, and stretching at home. Nothing intense.

I've heard of folks that really go all out with exercise while they are on this fast/detox--but for me, I figure while my poor bod is trying to detox and heal--I'm not going to add the stress of it needing to repair tissues and muscles by doing heavy workouts. I also think that's why I have more energy--because I'm not depleting what I do have.

To Wendy: You are making me blush. And a few of the 'toilet' details I have purposely left out since I feel it's TMI. But I can e-mail you what to expect if you are half tempted to try it. I can tell you--that I have NOT had any of the 'throwing up', headaches, dizziness, light-headedness, or watery stools that many folks complain of that go on this cleanse. (at least not yet!)

And I guess, in a round-about way,I just let you in on what to expect!

You both are skinny-minis! So if you do this simply to detox your bodies and re boost your immune systems--you'll be fine. I can't imagine either of you losing more weight. My gosh--I'm a FLAMING WALRUS compared to you two!