Hi all, I'm back for another round. I did my first Master-Cleanse last summer, then shortly later did a reprise since I lapsed back into my bad eating habits quicker then I would've liked (although not right away at least). I did well after my last one but now am feeling stuck in my old eating habits & gaining wait and feeling bad/unhealthy. I eat a lot more salads so this is good but I still snack and eat junk. For me I really get cravings so getting out of the habit is one of the hardest things - an why I love MC! It's easier for me to eat healthy afterwards and since I eat veggies now, it has improved things.
So it's my fall Master-Cleanse and this time my husband is home. I think he's finally eased into the idea rather then equivocating it with anorexia. "Cleanse" I've found, is a MUCH better word then "fast". (I was truthful and told him that the cleanse is a juice fast, though.)
In my readings about health this summer, I've come to read a lot to suggest that aging that I'm starting to feel (I'm 30) is optional. It's normal when on a bad (aka. standard) diet but possibly not the natural way of things. Feeling stiff in the morning sometimes makes me crazy! I'm used to being YOUNG! And feeling young as well, not cloudy and stiff and lazy. I've always enjoyed being active. So here I am, continuing my quest to reshape my habits. Last time after changing my eating habits I wanted to stay moderate and not be a "health nut" but I found when trying (and eventually failing) to eat moderately, I start feeling bad and gaining weight whereas when I had people teasing me for eating rabit food, it was then I was losing weight and felt more in control of my eating. So I'm rethinking my role in that area and considering going more on the conservative side with food.
So those are my thoughts. Anyway, after feeling compelled to snack yesterday and not feeling so great, today I feel relieved to be on the lemonade. Seeing cookies that I love and my favorite candy bars brought in today made me glad I was on lemonade. I can resist but if I hadn't started the cleanse I would've had them and felt bad. It's so silly that I know that and still would've done it. That I must change. So here's the start. Thank you all for the support! BTW, I told my husband it was 10 days but if he doesn't follow closely how long I'm on, then I may go for 14! :-)