It is official, I have the fuzzy white tongue! When you are going through the Lemonade detoxification, you know it is working when your tongue gets a great fuzzy white coating on it. Of course, this makes me love brushing my teeth even more, so that I can get it to tone it down a bit. It is best to use a toothpaste that doesn’t have fluoride. I like to use Dr. Christopher’s tooth powder, it leaves a nice smooth feeling in the mouth.
Generally, you know when the cleanse has completed, when your tongue turns a nice healthy pink again. For some people this is more than 10 days, it can be as many as 20, however, I am just hoping that my tongue is pink by day ten because I am stopping at that time regardless. Also, it is great to do this cleanse about 3-4 times a year.
So, this morning I woke up feeling great,my stomach was talking to me again, and I felt like laying in bed for awhile. I have been amazed at how soft my skin is getting, and I really like how smooth it is. I laid there just massaging my stomach and thinking about how happy I was to be making the progress that I am, and for sticking to it. Once I got up, I decided that I wasn’t going to do the Salt Water Wash, and that I was going to go ahead and add some of the pulp and the grated rind into the lemonade today (This is supposed to help increase the effectiveness of the cleanse). I also decided to try mixing it all up in the blender, and this turned out to be great for me. It just tasted so good with everything evenly mixed together. In fact, today I drank 96 ounces of Lemonade Detox Cleanse.
Still Feeling Good
After I got through the first 32 ounces, I started sneezing a lot! And my sinuses were clearing a lot of mucus again. The body will find any way that it can to get the toxins out, so don’t be surprised if you have some dried eye crusty some morning, or through your bowels, or even women can experience this effect in their ovulation and menstruation portion of their cycles. Again, this is why the tongue also gets that white fuzzy coating, it is the toxins leaving the body.
Today I went swimming twice, I can’t say exactly how long I swam because the first time I had a friend over and I did more talking then swimming, but I think that I could definitely say I swam for an hour and a 1/2 altogether. I did not feel tired or light headed or anything. I had finished 32 ounces of Lemonade Diet Drink just shortly before going each time. After swimming, I did want the banana bread the kids had, or even the cookies they had hid in their room, but as soon as I got near it, I would not touch it, I wanted to get to where I need to be more then I wanted that moment of food.
Also today was the first time that I entered a grocery store since I started the cleanse. I was a little stressed about it wondering if I was going to break down and go after something there. The store we went to was having a chicken special week, and so the kids got their faces painted with chickens on them, and played chicken walk and all won prizes, and loved holding the chickens. I was amazed that I really didn’t want anything to eat, other then my lemons and more maple syrup that I went to get. I did however notice that I could smell everything. The yeast in the bread started making me feel sick to my stomach, and I wanted to run away from that entire section. I actually held my breath as I walked through. I stayed clear of the aisles that I did not really need to be on, and I made it in and out without compromising anything with my cleanse.
I am still on track and tomorrow is the halfway point! I am really excited to have gotten this far, I usually quit things like this within the first day or two, and so I have definitely been developing the follow through and self control that I have been hoping to.