Detox Day 5

Today marks the 5th day of my detox program. Its been a little rough sometimes, but as the day goes by the more proud of myself I am. I have had several trials and tribulations along the way.

It hasn't been easy. Take Saturday for example. I ate lunch with my mother and one of her friends. We went to a local French Cafe called, Le Madeline's. I love their tomato basil soup, chicken salad sandwich, or their caesar salad. Just thinking about it makes me want some soup right now. 

Anyway, I had the wild field salad, which is your basic mixed greens and a balsamic vinegar dressing. It was really good. After lunch, mom and her friend decided to get some dessert for their get together that night. Oh man, did I want some chocolate cake, or an eclair, or even a napoleon. It all sounded so good but as they were ordering I just couldn't take it any more. I wanted it all. So I stepped out side and went to my car. I pulled out a banana and ate it. It wasn't a chocolate dessert but it did make me stop wanting something sweet. The fruit its self was plenty sweet enough, to full fill my sweet tooth craving. 

Here are a few things that I've learned, noticed, or even lost in the last 5 days.

1. This morning I officially lost 1.8 pounds in 4 days.

2. I went down one notch on my belt.

3. I'm having more energy through out the day. More than if I had a Starbucks. You know when you drink coffee and you get that caffeine high? I don't have those any more. I have just pure energy from my body. It's a completely different feeling. A natural feeling.

4. My nails started to grow super fast. It normally takes my nails about a week to start showing the white part, but after 4 days, they are getting longer and stronger.

5. My sinuses have completely cleared. I can breath and they are so clear. I don't have any kind of rattling from the mucus or liquid. It's just plain air coming and going. 

6. Between eating a lot of fruit and drinking 1/2 gallons of water  a day, I'm not getting those charlie horses or calf cramps. I can flex my legs and not have to worry about getting a muscle spasm. 

7. I used to have a little tightness around my heart. It always seemed liked it just had this slight tightness to it. Since I started eating clean and detoxing that feeling as gone away.

8. Growing up I had a lot of stomach problems..... and still do. I've always had trouble with my digestive system. My tummy always hurts, my liver, and side hurts. I've cramping in my intestines and just an uncomfortable feeling. Since I started detoxing, I haven't had any of those feelings. My whole system seems to be functioning wonderful. The way God designed it to work. Also, I don't pass gas as much as I did before. And it doesn't smell. I didn't realize how much the carbs and meat play into how that works. 

I started out weighing 230.8 pounds.  Today I weighed for the first time since I started and I weigh 229 even.

My waist measured 47 inches around. I haven't measured that today, but I'll do that in the morning.


Detoxing Day 2

Today seemed way better than yesterday. It was a lot smoother. I didn't feel like I was going to pass out or even black out. I made a smoothie for breakfast. It consisted of strawberries, a banana, a peach, and a nectarine. I think it was the best homemade sugar free smoothie I've made. I really liked the flavor.
For lunch I had another salad. Mom and I went out to a BBQ joint down the street from work. and we ate off the salad bar. It was so fresh and green and delicious. 

For dinner we went to Jimmy Changas and I had another salad. It too was delicious. It was their taco salad, but I had them put their meat on the side. Then they took off the black olives. I got extra pico de gallo and tomatoes. It was so good.

I'm hoping tomorrow is a little better since I have a headache tonight and I'm tired of having one. 


Detoxing day 1

Today is the first day that I start a detox program. I'm super excited and super nervous. This is going to be A LOT harder than I first thought it would be.

The program is 21 days. The first 10 days you eat fruits and veggies. Then the 11 day to the 21 day you get to slowly incorporate meat back into your diet. I also have to take supplement pills.

The supplements.

I went to the store after work yesterday and I bought "hopefully" enough food for the next 3-4 days. I made my smoothie for breakfast tomorrow, as well as, my lunch (a salad) and snacks (grapes). It took an hour to get all that ready. There was so much washing, drying, and cutting. I'm tired just thinking about it.

After grocery shopping.

Before I decided to just jump straight off into this, I did a little homework. I really wanted to devote my full 21 days to actually trying this and benefiting from it. For the last week and a half, I have created a daily sheet of each meal and a calendar.

The calendar and daily meal plan.

The calendar just helps me see what day I'm on, since different days you do different things (i.e. 11 day can start eating meat, taking certain pills on certain days, etc.). The sheets I made have every meal I eat everyday. There are 6 sections or categories. There is Breakfast, then a snack, lunch, then a snack, dinner, and then a snack. I taped the fist 4 days on the cabinets in the kitchen with the calendar so I can keep track of things. After the 4th day, I'll put up the next 4 days, and keep changing them out, until I finish the detox. Supposedly you can lose up to 30 pounds doing this. I can see why. You aren't eating any carbs, sugars, processed foods, and starches. It's just fruits and veggies (and their supplements pills that consist of protein and fiber).

The daily meal plan.

I also have to drink a minimum of 64 ounces a day. That's 1/2 a gallon or the recommended 8 glasses of water per day. So I went online to Amazon.com and bought a 1/2 gallon water bottle. I've been using it all week and boy does that make it easier to drink straight from one container than trying to figure out what glass I'm on, or how many bottle of waters I've already taken. I just look at it and keep drinking until it's empty.

The water bottle.

I'm also going to post all my measurements, weight, height, etc. Not because I want to brag about how much I lost in the end or spread to the world how much I weigh, but because I want to see if for myself in writing. So when I look back a week after I'm done, I can see how healthy I am and what I achieved. Also, if someone wants to do it, they can see someone else go through it and what happened to them.


Here is the salad I made last night for today's lunch. It had the following ingredients:

Red bell pepper
and chives

Well, I have a splitting headache. I had a little trouble at work today. I guess I didn't take enough food and on top of that, I'm trying to adjust to the first 10 days of no meats. I've gotten the water part down. I had a hard time with not eating constantly.

I'm trying to conform my old eating style into the new one. I'm used to eating basically 3 big meals a day but instead, I need to change my thoughts to eating 6 meals a day.  I think between that and eating more than just 15 grapes, I should be ok.

I talked to my friend and she said the first 3 days are the hardest... at least for her. I'm hoping I'm the same. Of course I have a few things she doesn't. Like I weigh a lot more and I'm not used to eating THIS healthy.

She did tell me she was proud of me. I really appreciate that. I feel like I'm struggling a little. I'm sure things will get better, but at this moment, I'm feeling a little down. I think it must be working. I started to cry on the way to get my hair cut. Maybe I'm really psyching myself out. Who knows. Here's to riding it out.