Day 3 was pretty miserable and not just because I decided to start planning my Easter menu. Darn Martha Stewart and her latest amazing recipes. I thought I was going to faint, had a terrible headache and started justifying doing only 7 days or even just 5. I was prepared though, knowing that the Day 3 hump was the hardest to get over. The toxins were being loosened and let go of within me. I walked with DK to Subway that night and as his sandwich was being made, I envisioned myself diving into the tomatoes and doing backstrokes across the salami. Hallucinating much?
But on Day 4 I woke up, a little apprehensive about jumping out of bed but instead took it easy, got ready for the day and before long felt this outstanding burst of energy... and it lasted all day long. I've had no caffeine, food, or sweets. Just the lemonade :)
I feel lighter, clearer, YOUNGER, more able to move and bounce and dance. My attitude at work has changed drastically... I'm feeling this cleanse is truly clearing out toxins starting in my brain and flushing out everything alllll the waaaaay down:)
Plus, I haven't checked in 2 days but when I last weighed myself I'd lost 5 lbs.
I miss cooking with DK, I miss coming home and eating with him, going out with the girls for coffee and breakfast in the morning and I miss eating and tasting food. I realize how much a habit food it in my life, even f I'm not hungry. Habitual eating is not a bad thing, but it's interesting looking from the outside in, realizing how many calories I'm missing out on and how much food I really do consume in day. I have to keep reminding myself too that in the whole scheme of things, 10 days isn't really that much to give up!
I've been studying recipes a lot and am craving fresh vegetables, but most of all am excited to work from a clean slate. I've been asking Domenica millions of questions on how to cook spelt, how to make perfect pesto straight from the garden, and all about juicing. I've also noticed my sense of smell is far more keen than it was 6 days ago!!
Overall I feel absolutely refreshed. I feel proud of myself too for being disciplined. It's my year of committing and following through. Amen!!