Today I am feeling fabulous! I have almost made it 1/3 of the way through the cleanse! I am proud of myself and what I have accomplished!
Yesterday my sister gave me a 32 ounce cup so that I can have more of the lemonade on hand and not have to go and mix it as often. So today, I had 56 ounces of the Lemonade Detox Drink, and then an additional 26 ounces of spring water.
About ten this morning, I was hearing my stomach make a ton of noises. My girlfriend that I was visiting with told me that she could not hear it, but wow, it was loud to me. My body was really working, but I did not feel hungry or anything. To me it was like my body was saying, ‘Hey Charity, what is going on here, we are used to having to work a bit harder and there is not so much in here at the moment.’ It lasted for about an hour, and then I went back to being my plain ol’ silent stomach self.
I will be doing the salt water flush later tonight. I did not do it this morning since I knew I was dehydrated yesterday and I wanted to give my body time to adjust. My sister told me that one way you can know whether or not you are dehydrated is if you cannot feel your veins with your finger. Yesterday I could not feel them, but today, they are nice and round and I can tell that they are there with my eyes closed. While cleansing, it is really important not to get dehydrated, because your body cannot get rid of the toxins you are releasing efficiently. So, make sure that you are hydrated. Another clue is that you will get a headache. I had one earlier and drank more lemonade and then spring water and it was gone.
I have no idea if this is a side effect of the cleanse or not, but I started to see myself differently then I have in awhile. I looked in the mirror and even looked at some pictures and I was happy with what I saw there. Sure, I want to get more in shape, but I actually saw myself as a beautiful person, and I felt that I am making great progress. Perhaps it was just a blessing from God, but it was great to feel that way.
I did start craving chocolate at one point in the day. I am so glad that it was all taken out of the house. I think that I wanted it more for stress then anything else, because I have not felt hungry, it was more of an impulse. I was incredibly tempted by the avocados that the kids were eating though, I wanted one so bad, I told them that they needed to eat them all for me, and they gladly did so. I also drank more spring water when that happened, and it went away almost immediately. However, I do look forward to when I hit the HCG drops diet in a week, because that Melba toast and fruits and vegetables are going to be heaven, I already know it! And on my load day, I have promised myself avocados!
I am going to go and complete my salt water wash, and then take a nice warm bubble bath. No staying up late tonight and getting up early, I am going to baby myself, because I deserve it! I have pulled this off perfectly.