ok here is the deal we are 9 weeks down and this girl….is 12 lbs down!
i honestly (hate to say this) but have not lost this much weight since high school. i know that sounds weird but it’s so true.
so as previously mentioned i went on an 11 day cleanse monitored by Parkhurst wellness center in holland. it’s a mix of shakes, vitamins, small 500 calorie meals, and juice cleanse days. here is the honest breakdown report:
day 1 – juice cleanse: only this juice concentrate that is packed of nutrients, water, almonds and these scoobie snack looking things that stabilize your blood sugar. this day is terrible. i just want solid food because i know i cannot have it. i want it so bad i can feel the saliva filling up in my mouth. it is just not good. BUT but, i am surprisingly not THAT hungry. don’t get me wrong i’m hungry but not as bad as i thought. i’m super bitchy but able to function.
day 2 – powder shake for breakfast, powder shake for lunch, vitamins, scoobie snack, 4 almonds, small 500 calorie dinner consisting of a lean protein (fish, chicken, etc) and vegetable. small amount of oil or butter fat (1 tbsp) this day was easier than the first but i still didn’t want the shakes. i didn’t even want a slice of pizza, i just didn’t want powder shake.
day 3 – same regiment as day 2. i’m just annoyed this day
day 4 – same regiment as day 3. i’m just annoyed this day but not hungry. just…. annoyed.
day 5 – juice cleanse day. this juice day is easier than day 1 but still annoying because it was a friday night.
day 6 – same regiment as day 2. somewhat easier. i actually took my shakes to a flea market sigh, and went out for dinner this night. i got shrimp and brussel sprouts.
day 7 – same regiment as day 2. this sunday was harder because we usually have pizza and wine at night. it kind of sucked having….more kale.
day 8 – juice cleanse. now i’m just pissed off and bored but i make it through. just another reason to hate mondays.
day 9 – shake day (day 2) the end is near and in my head i’m making a mental list of all the shit i can’t wait to eat on day 12.
day 10 – juice cleanse. this is bull shit but i don’t even care. physically i feel great and surprisingly satisfied. i just have an insatiable appetite to chew something.
day 11 – shake day. the end is near! this day to me was the hardest because it was so close to being done!
day 12 – cleanse is over so now what do i do? i actually had very little desire to eat crap. i’m being 100% honest with you. i easily resisted donuts in the office, pasta at lunch and pizza for dinner. i saw the lbs go away and the bloat go down and i felt so good i really didn’t care to go back.
now don’t get me wrong i had pizza that sunday night but…one and a half pieces. it’s so much easier to eat cleaner now that i have reset my body.
on the shake days you still go to the gym and work out but on juice days you lay low because your body is running on minimal calories.
would i do it again? i don’t know. it’s taken me almost 2 years to get past 175. and now i’m fluctuating between 168 and 169 which i haven’t been at since i can’t remember when. so yea i guess i would. i would also do it for the reduced cravings.
i don’t drink coffee during the week anymore (saturday and sunday mornings only) one cup. i don’t drink ANY pop anymore and I don’t want to. Wine only on weekends. and a glass or so a night if that.
this cleanse has really opened my eyes to how much junk i’ve been putting into my body. i know that a lot of people do not believe in detox’s cleanses etc but even if your body doesn’t have these “toxins” you still have toxic cravings and i can honestly say mine are minimal to non existent.
below are my before and after the cleanse photos. the before were taken on the first of february and i was at 175ish. the after was the friday after my cleanse at 168. since last week friday i have fluctuated between 168-170 depending on how late i eat the night before. i’ve stuck in my myfitnesspal calorie limit and have been going to the gym every day!
i’m a little freaked to share these because they are not pretty but i wanted to give an honest picture of a detox/cleanse. they are unedited but the before ones seem to be have taken at a little more of a distance. thanks joe. however warned you they weren’t pretty but there are smallish differences!