Monday, April 16

master cleanse ~ day two

me & my squirt tee, canon digital rebel xt

This tee is for those of you doing this cleanse. You know what it's all about.

So yesterday was a total trip. There were moments I felt high and then moments where I wanted to tear down our refrigerator and eat all the carbs I could find. Especially pizza. Actually pizza with some pasta on top. I had read and heard from others that when hunger starts, just drink the lemon drink and it is supposed to go away. It didn't go away for me but I think more than anything it was psychological and not physical. My mind was challenging me that I couldn't do this and I almost gave in. But I didn't and I am so proud of that.

I also heard that when you crave something on this cleanse, that means you are detoxing from that particular food. I have been consuming a lot of pasta and pizza lately. While reading the bit in "Eat Pray Love" where she was in Italy describing her orgasmic experience with pizza, I couldn't help myself but do the same. It doesn't matter how healthy you make pizza and pasta, it is still carbs and loaded with them.

I went to bed proud of myself and slept like a baby. I woke up feeling refreshed and I noticed the skin on my face felt more soft and clear.

This morning it was more difficult for me to drink the salt water flush. I was concentrating really hard on not gagging my way through it. I tried to imagine it as veggie broth but the thought of an ocean wave crashing in my mouth overpowered this. About 30 minutes later I ran to the bathroom and I swear I threw up the size of a pool. It's not supposed to come out that end! I was laying on the bathroom floor sweating and throwing up salt water which made me want to throw up even more when tasting the salt. My poor kitties were in the bathroom with me meowing and totally traumatized. I know this is not a normal experience. I am not sure why I had this reaction. Perhaps I used too much salt.

Although, right now, a few hours later, I feel great. I feel totally full. I've only had one glass of lemon drink because my stomach was nauseous but I have energy and no cravings thus far. Yesterday I had a bit of a headache but today its gone.

I am committed to this for many reasons. I feel like I am in a powerful place in my life and I am not going to give up. My body is actually doing what it needs to do for this cleanse. I obviously carried more toxins than I realized.

Thank you for sticking around on this journey with me. The good. The bad. The ugly. Your support is appreciated and needed.

Oh...and if you're wondering how Boho Boy is doing on this...he is doing WAY better than I am.

update: well, i found out what went wrong this morning. i talked to Thea and she said i was supposed to drink 1 quart of water with two teaspoons not TABLESPOONS of salt. nice.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

in the latest james bond movie, casino royale, there is a scene where he mixes salt with h2o to make himself vomit.(he was poisoned) anyway, maybe it was a bit too much that you used. what is the cleanse called? good luck in the next 8 days!

April 16, 2007 at 1:41:00 PM PDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

sorry, just saw it, 'naster cleanse'.

April 16, 2007 at 1:43:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Stacy said...

oh my gawd. i know i should be commenting on the cleanse, but all i can see is how cute that t-shirt is and how cute you are in that t-shirt!

And now that "beautythatmoves" just commented on that yummy daniel craig in casino royale, well, my eye candy quota has been met for the day.

perhaps less salt next time?


April 16, 2007 at 1:52:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Kirsten Michelle said...

It's a little weird that the new james bond movie would pop up in the comments section today, my hubby and I just watched it this past weekend...
anyhow, i love the tee, super sweet and as always the perfect compliment to your post today.
You look amazing and so refreshed!
Life before children, used to involve a yearly spring cleanse for my body and soul, maybe this is the year to welcome it back...although with snow on the ground, flying through the air and still in the forecast...it doesn't much feel like spring here!
Looking forward to hearing all about Day 3 and beyond...you're such an inspiration to me...
Go Boho!!!

April 16, 2007 at 2:18:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Regina said...

Wow- this is fascinating- I am loving hearing about your progress!
So, this is 10 days without any food at all?
Wow, again...

April 16, 2007 at 3:38:00 PM PDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a challenge my friend!! I know I couldn't pass one single day without eating...eeek!! But I'm sure you have much more will than me :)

Did I tell you I love this new hair cut?

love youuuuu!!!

April 16, 2007 at 3:55:00 PM PDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

First, you look spectacular in your photo :) Second, im sorry to hear you had a rough go with it the past two days....that saltwater is just nasty, quite frankly its the worst part of the whole thing! I hope tomorrow is smooth sailing for you :) xxoo

April 16, 2007 at 4:22:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Sarcomical said...

oh my, wow i don't know if i could handle that. but you sound so committed, i'm sure you'll make it all the way to the end! good luck, dear ;)

April 16, 2007 at 7:30:00 PM PDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh goodness honey...so.not.pleasant. That being said, I am sooo glad that you figured out what went wrong with it, and that is was just a case of too much salt. Hopefully tomorrow morning will much smoother for you.

And that T-shirt picture? First of all, you look too cute, and second of all...that's DAMN funny!!!! Sorry, I could not help myself; the minute I saw the picture I thought, hmmm how appropriate. *grin*

Sending you lots of love and support beautiful you....xoxoxo

P.S. I just started Eat,Pray, Love after having it on my bookshelf for several months and it has captured me.

April 16, 2007 at 8:13:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Georgia said...

Good for you :) And the salt water makes me puke sometimes too... GAH! sooo gross. This morning I kept telling myself that it was the best soup I had ever tasted... then I gagged.

April 16, 2007 at 10:16:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Unknown said...

oopsie. I have made that mistake several times...teaspoon/tablespoon. Whoever made those up should have made their names a little bit easier to differentiate. I'm sure your kitties agree.

You guys are brave for trying this! All these people in the comments--are you all doing it together, moral support? I think I could handle a shorter one, but holy cow. 10 DAYS?!? sigh. I must be wimpy.

Good job. I want to hear if it's all worth it in the end, so keep posting. Intriguing.


April 17, 2007 at 5:46:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Dallas and Krista said...

Yikes! Good luck- you are brave! Isn't it funny how your pets get worried about you when you are throwing up? My dog follows me to the bathroom every time and He sits by my side all day to comfort me. It is so sweet.

April 17, 2007 at 9:36:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Julie said...

Cheering you on--tomorrow, it goes the other way!

April 17, 2007 at 2:21:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Mindy said...

wishing you all the best through this journey. thank you for sharing it with us...so inspiring :) you can do it!

April 17, 2007 at 6:03:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Letha Sandison said...

Oh sweet pea, I am so sorry you were so ill!!

I am in awe of your master cleaansers!!

Ok, going to go email you...


April 17, 2007 at 7:42:00 PM PDT  

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