Hi Designgirl. Thank you for the encouragement! Good for you doing a cleanse now. I'm actually quite amused that this forum which is usually so busy is now so quiet - I know everyone doesn't want to miss out on egg nog and gingerbread!
SWF was better this morning, but I also timed it so I could drink it and go back to bed for 15 minutes to allow my stomach to settle a little. Plus maybe it helped that I'm less full because it didn't seem to push me to the limit as much. One pleasant thing about yesterday is that as I don't have any social engagements or family (my Navy husband is away), there is no social eating that I would want to do. Being on my own and having done 3 cleanses before, I'm used to it and it seemed to me perfectly natural that I would not be eating dinner, but that later in the evening I would make myself a batch of lemonade for the next day, have some tea and go to bed. I guess if that feels natural, I'm not a newbie to fasting anymore! :-D