Day Five … The Cleanse.

Sigh. Why did I do this again?

Nah, actually today wasn’t that bad. Why? Because I cheated. 🙂 I just couldn’t get through a day of packing my house and chasing Josh with just a nasty tasting shake, veggies and a banana in me!

So, with my Mom’s permission, I had a grilled chicken salad for lunch. Push off the corn relish, picked off the cheese and only used, like, 2 tsp of ranch dressing. HEAVEN!

Day Five Observations:

1) The second stage of the shakes is grosser. It’s green. And no one told me it ups to three shakes a day–breakfast, lunch and 2pm snack. Who snacks on green goo?? Me, that’s who.

2) The first batch of shakes (Days 1-4) were not that bad–very tolerable. This batch, not so much. I think because it’s green. And three a day.

3) One should read the instructions of a cleanse more closely. I did–today. On Day Five. It actually tells me that I will feel “out of sorts” and “hungry.” I’m not sure why I just put “hungry” in quotes.

4) I actually had a dizzy spell today. Not sure if that was lack of food, the new stage of actual colon cleansing wonderfulness or simply too much coffee.

5) Intriguing … I’m sitting here finally reading the pamphlet that comes with the program. It’s listing some of the possible “unpleasant short term reactions” –I’ve had a lot of them! I’m not abnormal! Yay!

6) It says to avoid caffeine. Um, have they met Joshua??

7) Wow. There are recipes in here for better tasting shakes. TOTALLY should have read this little booklet thingy.

8) Didn’t get the usual headache today … I wonder if, now that I’m done with the “revitalizing” part and moving into the “detoxification” part I’ll experience new and different reactions. Oh goody.

9) I didn’t realize until today that the first part of this cleanse was intended to prepare my body for the second part of the cleanse–the actual detox part. So apparently NOW we are ridding my body of metals, toxins and other such nasty buggers. Good to know! (This link explains the cleanse really well: CLICK HERE)

10) Observation: I really did not know what I was getting into or why. Story of my life …

Only two more days to go!

About kristinlindeen

I am Kristin. I am Erik's wife. I am Joshua, Rebecca, and Andrew's mom. I am known nationally as the "QBQ! Daughter" and keynote on Personal Accountability and the QBQ. I am certified in Myers Briggs and am passionate about helping people understand themselves and others better. I am John and Karen's daughter. I am sister to many, mentor to some, friend to others. Most defining, I am Christ's daughter, adopted by God--rescued and saved by grace. And almost every single day, I need to be reminded of that truth. Come say "hi" at and of course, browse the blog! I'd love to hear from you, so comment away!
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