Well, today was quite the day, but first things first, I must confess that I cheated today. And it was not pretty, however, I have learned a few things from the experience, and I am going to keep going and moving forward. For me, this is a success in and of itself, because 7 years ago when I attempted this cleanse, I quit at day 2, and have not tried to get back up until now. So, what happened was, I was wanting to just chew on something, so, I got gum. Well, that tasted nasty. Later on, the kids had left some cheese nips out on the table, and so I grabbed 4-6 of them and just ate them. They tasted really good, but I would not let myself have more. Later I felt guilty for doing that, and so I said to myself, man I screwed up already so what does it matter, and I ate a small piece of pizza. Well, that did it, my stomach started to hurt and I realized that I should not have done that! So I drank more lemonade and the pain went away. I recommitted myself to keep going and not quit just because I did not do it perfect today. But, here is how today went.
After I woke up and brushed my teeth paying close attention to my lovely white tongue, I decided that I felt like dancing. I used the Salsa warm up video that you can find in the Exercise section of this site. Then I worked on my legs specifically doing some dance warm up exercises from when I was on the dance team. Then I moved on to just dancing to some YouTube videos, and then worked my abs and hips on the floor doing crunches. After that I worked my upper body using a 5 pound dumb bell. I worked the biceps, tri-ceps, and shoulders. The total time I spent doing this was roughly 35-45 minutes.
Next I did the Salt Water Flush. I am struggling with doing this now, I really do not like the taste of it, but I got it in and I got through it, and it went well.
Then I had my first 32 ounces of Lemonade. I think this may be what set me up for my cheating choices later in the day, because I didn’t have it until noon. I usually have it by 8am. By the end of the day, I had just over 96 ounces of the lemonade, and also swam in the pool for an hour. Hopefully, the exercise will help with the circulation to get everything I should not have had out of my system quick, otherwise tomorrow’s Salt Water Wash will not be so fun. (Not that it is the funnest thing to do right now) So, besides forgiving myself, and getting over my guilt, today has been a really good day. I think the best part is realizing my own patterns that have contributed to my long term behavior, and how the guilt and justification have worked, and because I have learned that, it is a successful day, and I did not quit!
I have been asked why I have not been posting daily measurements or weight loss numbers, and that is simply because I do not have my scale yet. I did weigh myself at my sister’s house before I started, and I will definitely be getting one soon. Whenever my eBay seller sends it, I will have it. I will definitely be posting what my numbers are on day ten. I plan to focus more on daily weight and inches once I start the HCG drops!