I am ending an 8 day cleanse my new doctor has put me on. It has been grueling. I am an expert at dieting..not that I love people knowing that… but I have tried most of them, so restricted eating is something I’m good at? For a little while anyways. Let’s not get me started on what our dieting culture has done to our concept of ourselves. Ok?
I will say one thing though…
*Shouting* WE ARE DEARLY LOVED BY THE MOST HIGH, GIRLS!! LET US LIVE LIKE IT. *End Shouting*
Ok, back to the cleanse.
This cleanse? It has nearly killed me. Everyone has been asking what we did, so here’s a link to a pretty close regimen we were on. I had some added supplements, and an additional rice protein supplement for fibromyalgia. This was done to clear everything out, and heal some inflammation. We didn’t do this for weight loss, though we both lost some pounds.
Because lots of folks have been asking what we were feeling on different days, I thought I would give a brief synopsis.
Day 1 – We started the cleanse the day we got back from our Disneyland trip.. not the best time, but we had to get it done before my next appointment with the doc. I struggled with this day because normally, my awesome husband will pick something up for dinner when I am recovering from a flare, and this time he couldn’t. It was on me to steam or lightly chop veggies. All. Day. Long. Dying.
The next day would prove to be even worse.
Day 2 – We started to feel the affects of the toxins leaving our bodies. It was rough. At one point, we were both laying on the bed in misery. Fatigued. Achy. Brain Fog. Irritable.. oh how we were irritable. God showed me very clearly how even if I didn’t overeat, and always ate when hungry, I still comforted myself with food. Dang. And vegetables, especially the cruciferous kind, aren’t very comforting. Not in the least.
I do believe this was an ordained week planned for me to realize some stuff. I love how He convicts, but never condemns. There is a sweetness about Jesus when He presents you with some STUFF, right?
Day 3 – The worst day ever. The toxins leaving my body triggered the most massive migraine I have had in a decade. It had started the night before, but I had hoped sleep would cure it.. Nope. I couldn’t even lay down because the pounding was so intense. As I sat in the living room, propped up with a pillow, I kept repeating Jesus’ name over and over. It was pathetic, y’all. I know Execedrin isn’t toxin free, but I couldn’t handle it. Within an hour or two, the pain had eased and I was able to rest for the remainder of the day.
Day 4-6 – Not too bad. We were allowed brown rice on day 5, but after I ate my steamed cup full, I felt gross. Gassy (tmi??) and fatigued. I told my hubs it felt like I was drugged almost. It may just be that I’m not a grain person. We shall see what the doctor has to say. 🙂
Day 7-8 – Welp.. we both hit our wall. My sweet husband had decided to support me in this cleanse and do it with me. If you know him, you know he is a protein eater. His bodys needs it. He ended his on Day 7 with a bit of protein in the morning. I felt bad for him the whole time. I went raw a few years back and was fine for a few months, and I also was vegan for a year (all in the quest to figure out what was wrong with me) so veggies are my friends and I can go a little while longer than he without protein. But man, this cleanse is not for sissies, yo! And, as soon as I go to the doc tomorrow, I will be officially done. Technically, I’m ending a half day earlier than suggested.
Don’t judge. 😉
I am sure there will be more cleanses. Yay? At least I know what to expect this time.
And, if my colon isn’t clean by now, there may be no hope for it. 😉