Today, I feel like Alexandre Bilodeau! :oD Ok, slight exaggeration, but I do feel like a winner. What an accomplishment, I've successfully completed The Master Cleanse.
I am now 11 lbs lighter, (+ 5lbs through exercise in January= 16 lbs lighter since January 1, 2010). This wasn't a New Year's resolution, I was inspired while out for lunch with Sandi in late January. It was the day before she was starting her MC, which she successfully completed. Thanks again Sandi!
I thought today was going to be very difficult without the lemonade, and orange juice sounded so acidic to me and I figured I would be SO hungry - I couldn't imagine drinking that all day. But it's noon, and I've only had one 8oz glass of freshly squeezed organic orange juice (a touch diluted), and I'm working on my second glass now. My mouth has never watered looking at the inside of an orange before! Who knew how scrumptious they look? ha!
There's rumblin' in by tummy, too funny! I feel pretty good, I had a small b.m. this morning, so that's good. I found myself impatient this morning, I have windows of being hungry - but I get over those and try to focus on something else.
I have to keep eating very well for the next month in order to keep this weight off. G.r.a.d.u.a.l re-integration of food is key.
During my 10 Days, I never noticed that I wasn't chewing for that whole time period. Man, did I ever notice this morning! I was chewing the hell out of the pulp and pieces of orange, chew chew chew, YUM! I'm so crazy happy right now. What a high!
Now looking for soup recipes with kale - I picked some up yesterday, and I've never cooked it before but I've eaten it plenty of times in restaurants. How crazy is that? I will definitely make Caldo Verde (Portuguese Green Soup) some day soon, it sounds so good! Check out Best Fresh Kale Recipes for 20 recipes. Gotta try the baked kale chips - maybe this could be the snack to replace my chips! And when I went to Ana's for dinner, she had edamame - I've got to pick some of those up too, boil in water with sea salt, they are SO good.
It's 1:00pm, now off to cook my soup, yay! Have a great week everyone, keep healthy & happy! This blog isn't over, keep checking in! ♥ xSx ♥