Why a cleanse, you ask? Because of a few reasons, that I will now list:
A) Lethargy, poor diet, and consistent aches and case of the “blahs”-time to jump start my system!
B) Poor diet (I know, double listing) combined with the seeming inability to simply eat better–time to jump start my system!
C) Because I’m finally done attempting to get pregnant, being pregnant, nursing, being pregnant again, and miscarrying–time to jump start my system!
D) Um, time to jump start my system?
So, Day One Observations:
1. The shake for breakfast, mixed with water and a whole banana in my Magic Bullet (which I must say, is mostly magic, but no matter what, there’s always one chunk of banana that is missed. My sister confirms this, as she has a Magic Bullet too) was not all that bad! Molly set me up to think it would be awful, but when I’m hungry, I’m hungry. Now, talk to me on Day 7 and shake 13 and we’ll see what I think.
2. As I learned with Joshua on “Super Why!”, carrots are a good snack. So, I had a carrot–a big one–for a snack. Why don’t I do this normally? Hmmm…not sure. Because graham crackers are easy access? And don’t require skinning?
3. Almonds do a surprisingly adequate job of satisfying gnawing hunger.
4. I must intake a lot of calories by simply eating a bite of everything I feed Josh! I had to stop myself from eat a piece of his string cheese, a nibble of his turkey, a bit of his cracker … Seriously!
5. By lunch, I was definitely in need of that second shake with a whole banana mixed in my Magic Bullet. Definitely.
6. Dinner couldn’t come fast enough. The almonds just weren’t cutting it, so I ate like, half a cantaloupe. Not joking. I swear, it didn’t make a dent. I’m not sure what my body was craving, but it did not want cantaloupe and water!!
7. Chicken, brown rice, mixed with carrots, pea pods and zucchini has never ever ever tasted so good!
8. After gorging myself on dinner, I still had an empty feeling in the pit of my stomach. That’s probably the space that I normally fill with sugar, worthless carbs, processed foods and all sorts of other goodies.
9. I ate 1/2 a package–wait, hold up, 3/4 of a package of blackberries. Heavenly. And I’ll probably finish it when I’m done here.
10. I’m tired. I’m assuming it’s the sugar low, dip, crash mixed with the high heat and chasing a one year old. I hope this cleanse really does jump start my system … 6 days to go!