Monday, January 30, 2012

The Breakthrough

It's the last day of week 1 and it's mostly likely going to be the last day of the cleanse as outlined on the website.  I have a couple of reasons.  First and foremost, I'm hungry.  I woke up Saturday morning with the pain and brain fog gone, lots of energy and feeling great.  With the energy I've been able to be much more active, Tally and I have been logging miles and miles twice a day.  But with the increased activity has come increased hunger.  I've been angry hungry for three days!  I'm starting to feel deprived and that's never a good thing.  Second, I'm anxious to get back to my weight lifting and for that I'm going to need protein fuel. 

That being said, the cleanse has really done its job.  I'm down 9 pounds, my palate is cleansed, I feel light and my clothes are fitting better.  This is a good thing.  And I'm not giving up all the tenets of the cleanse for the next three weeks.  I'm just modifying. I'll be continuing with no processed foods, sugar, alcohol, caffeine.  I'll be adding back meats, eggs and fish, some dairy and very limited grains.  I'm going to continue with veggies and more veggies and my juice every single day.

I can't tell you how much I'm looking forward to having two pastured eggs tomorrow after my  juice and having some grassfed butter on my steamed broccoli! 


  1. I think you are making the right decision. I've never been through an official cleanse myself...It sounds like you've gotten the best of it.

  2. I have no idea how hard this must be, I feel sort of exhausted just by thinking about it. Enjoy your meal tomorrow. :D