master cleanse day 1-3
Date: 10/12/2007 4:22:18 AM ( 14 y ) ... viewed 2543 times
Well, it is almost 2 am, and I'm about to begin to transcribe my journey through the master cleanse. First off, I naively believed I was almost without food addictions and negative body images. I had gained some weight, about 25 lbs gradually over the course of the last year and a half. This weight gain was due to several factors, firstly, I was having what appeared to be hormonal problems (migraines, insomnia, nipple discharge) attributed to the pituitary gland, yet could not get a proper diagnosis from the tests that were done either way, so, I was constantly fatigued and depressed. Around this time I also started smoking more marijuana (I've smoked socially for years), this led to the munchies, rarely eating meat I gravitated towards white sugars and complex carbs and then before I really knew it, I have rolls of extra fat around my stomach and hips. I tried running, but found that because of my smoking my lungs would give out before I really got any benefits. I decided at this point, I need a serious 180. Enough of feeling badly for myself but not taking any serious action. I then came across the master cleanse and decided it would be a perfect beginning to a truer evaluation of my health and put me on a path towards healing myself. Day One started off reasonably. The sea salt water in the a.m. was horrendous and although I came close to vomitting, I held down the 1L of water until the result happened. I had horrible cramping and from that point on the day was painful, and I spent alot of time in the washroom. In school I got in the habit of using caffiene to stimulate my brain and body. I had the worst headaches of my life for 3 days straight. I think it has worked it's way out of my system now, and in that regard I feel better. I don't mind the taste of the lemonade, although I will say I switched from salt water in the a.m. to herbal laxative tea, which goes down easier. I have cheated a bit with bites of food around evening and night time when the hunger and sickness have seemed to strong for me to persevere...although I wont dwell on this, I think continuing the fast I will become stronger. I hope not only to establish healthy eating and exercise habits but also to quit smoking, something I have been attemping to do for years. I still feel pretty wiped out mid afternoon, and have tried to exercise a little, although this too I hope gets better with more energy and endurance. I feel beseiged with constant food references everywhere, although when I have ate I have made much smaller portion (bites) and better choices. I think I can do this and will continue until I am able to do it properly with grace towards myself. I don't own a scale so will not be running a numbers tab. Instead I will report about what I feel I have done well and what still needs work.
I am getting up earlier every morning and feeling slightly more energetic than the day before.
My mood has slowly started to improve.
I have been able to fast longer each day (day 1 snacking in the late afternoon, by day 3 lasting till later at night)
I have started postive body mantras and visualizing good health.
I made my first attempt at exercise by day 3
The coffee headaches have diminished
I still need to focus of incorporating more exercise, like, walking, hiking, yoga, dance
I need curb all cigarettes and marijuana from the fast
I need to stop the "night bites" (NO CHEATING) and keep drinking only the lemonaide and herbal tea
I will keep trying the sea salt mixure and if cannot drink then will have tea
Use more meditation and prayer
Love my body and health
I want to use this fast as a channel to communicate and understand myself better. Losing the unhealthy weight is an added bonus.
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