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Day 21 of my Cleansing Diet

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

I DID IT! I made it to the three week mark on this cleansing diet, not including the 9 days I had in and caved for one night. 21 straight days, no cheating.

I am so proud of myself.

I can't start to test new foods again yet. Turns out I have to do some gut cleansing first. There is an imbalance in the bacteria in my guts. So we are going to wipe out all of it, then replenish the good bacteria. The whole process should take about 2 months.

I figure there's no use testing to see what foods I react to before things are fixed, so I'll keep trudging along.

I guess it's not really trudging along. I am doing better now. The reality is, this is better for my body. It's truly providing fuel, not just padding. Yes, there are foods I miss, but I can manage for a while longer. Besides, it'll help me cut out these sugar cravings. At least that's what I'm hoping for.

I am up early today. I was out of bed before 7am. Since I'm not working, I don't care what time I get up. I get up when my body tells me to. I had just over 7 hours of sleep last night, with very few times where I woke up. I guess my sleep is getting better.

I am still incredibly irritable. I'm not 100% sure why, just know I am. I think it may have something to do with my physical activity. It's hard on my body. I know it's the right thing for my body, but wow its hard. The first week. I have to use energy I don't have, and it's very taxing.

I know this will all settle down, but I'm sure frustrated that it is going this way. Why do I have to be so irritable?

I am finding I'm often hungry through the day, and I have no idea what to do about it. That's not completely true. I don't know what to do about it when I'm there - hungry, busy, and struggling to stay on my cleansing diet. From the armchair this morning, I know what I need to do. Stock up on salad supplies. I have an awesome fruit salad in the fridge. I've been eating it for days now. I love it, but it's not enough. I have to keep more fresh veggie salad stuff around. I have a Big Book of Salads I can look to for inspiration as well.

Looks like I'm coming around. Figuring out what I need to do. Now it's time to get 'er done.

  
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LADYJ6942 6/27/2012 10:26AM

    Hang in there, it'll get better with time.

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DOTTY7267 6/27/2012 9:30AM

    Sounds like you got the right frame of mind to keep it going.
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June 26 BodyMedia

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

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ELLEJAY7 6/28/2012 7:46AM

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    Good job!

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So much for re-introducing foods this week...

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Just had a telephone conference with my naturopath.

My LDL cholesterol is a little high, so we are dealing with it using olive oil. It's not high enough to need medications or anything like that, so it's all good.

I am going to start taking B12. Apparently my numbers are half of what he'd like to see. We never did get vitamin D done either. There are also a few more blood tests he'd like to have done, so I am waiting to see if there is a way to get them done other than sending them to the US - big expenses to go that way.

I also have bacterial issues in my gut. I am low on good bacteria. I don't have bad bacteria. But I am over-run with the middle of the road ones. The ones that just take up space, do nothing good or bad. So the plan is to wipe out these ones, and then replenish my system with good ones. It will take 2 weeks to wipe out the bad ones, then 4-6 weeks to replenish the good ones.

Then after this is all done, it'll be a good time to start to re-introduce foods.

So I guess I'm not starting re-introduction this week after all. No use re-introducing things to see how I react to them until my system is fixed.

So I guess it's two more months of this cleansing. I'm not sure how I feel about that. I guess I'm getting used to it, so it shouldn't be that bad, right???

  
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JUSTME29 6/26/2012 6:10PM

    It should gey easier now that you're sort of used to it. Bummer though.

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LIFESTYLEWITCH 6/26/2012 6:04PM

    don't give up!

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Today's Kick in the Butt

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Well, here we go again. The Lazy-Boy has reached up and grabbed my butt. Now it's time to kick it right out of this chair and get my run in. Before it get's too hot out to do it.



Enough sitting here wishing the fat off my a$$. Sorry for the graphic language, but it's a graphic image I need to see. Wishing it won't make it so. Action will. Are you worth the 30min of effort it takes? Or not???



You can reach your goal by this fall, BUT ONLY IF YOU PUT THE EFFORT IN NOW. TODAY. Putting it off until tomorrow will only see you still here and struggling in a year. I know it. You know it. So what's the problem???



Okay, so I wasn't lazy yesterday. I made myself proud yesterday. But yesterday is done. It has no bearing on the outcome of today. If I don't get up and give 'er today, it will completely defeat and waste all I worked for yesterday.

The only way hard work pays off is when you build on it. If you stall out or stop, it is all wasted. It get's you no where. It only gets you to your goals if you KEEP GOING!



Think about it. I can either spend this next hour on my butt watching it expand. Or I can get dressed, get out there, and make myself proud. Work for the body I want. Heck, work for the body everyone wants.



*******UPDATE**************
It's 11 am and I'm done my run for today. C25K Week1Day2. Wicked hot again today 26C(79F) - feels like 33C(91F). Almost too hot to run today. I am actually dripping with sweat.

2.39miles in 33min. Avg hr - 142.

  
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ANGLE-A 6/26/2012 12:36PM

    I LOVE the junk food picture!!

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  emoticon emoticon I love the blog

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Today's Kick in the Butt

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Well, here we go again. The Lazy-Boy has reached up and grabbed my butt. Now it's time to kick it right out of this chair and get my run in. Before it get's too hot out to do it.



Enough sitting here wishing the fat off my a$$. Sorry for the graphic language, but it's a graphic image I need to see. Wishing it won't make it so. Action will. Are you worth the 30min of effort it takes? Or not???



You can reach your goal by this fall, BUT ONLY IF YOU PUT THE EFFORT IN NOW. TODAY. Putting it off until tomorrow will only see you still here and struggling in a year. I know it. You know it. So what's the problem???



Okay, so I wasn't lazy yesterday. I made myself proud yesterday. But yesterday is done. It has no bearing on the outcome of today. If I don't get up and give 'er today, it will completely defeat and waste all I worked for yesterday.

The only way hard work pays off is when you build on it. If you stall out or stop, it is all wasted. It get's you no where. It only gets you to your goals if you KEEP GOING!



Think about it. I can either spend this next hour on my butt watching it expand. Or I can get dressed, get out there, and make myself proud. Work for the body I want. Heck, work for the body everyone wants.

  
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DESERTJULZ 6/26/2012 12:45PM

    I especially love "The Junk Food You've Wanted For An Hour vs. The Body You've Wanted For Your Entire Life."

Wow, that quote really drives it home!!!

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