Days 1 through 3 were pretty good. Just like my cleanse from January 2010, I continue to average 6 lemon drinks a day. Water has not been a struggle and I am able to meet the minimum 8 glasses of H2O! Energy level has been up and on a scale from 1-10, I'd give it an 8.5.
I end each night with a lax tea. Days 2 and 3 began with the SWF. Days 1 and 4, I started with the tea. Of the two, I prefer the SWF. It does what it's supposed to do without the cramping. The tea well let's just say this morning wasn't a good morning.
Of course my senses are heightened … OMG to the 3rd power! Evening of day 2, DH was cooking something. Today, as I was ready to heat my water the microwave was in use. Co-worker had a real meal in there – I always tell him his wife is a good cook and I may just have to show for dinner one night … lol.
Each morning I prepare a thermos of my concoction by squeezing the juice of the lemons and syrup. I'm running low on lemons. I think I have enough for one more day, but I'd better get some tonight for the weekend. Maple syrup's looking a little low also.
The unfortunate thing about this, is that my cleanse ends on Wednesday and my husband's birthday is on Saturday. That leaves me two full days to break the fast and if we decide to go to dinner on Saturday, I can have some rice or quinoa with steamed veggies.
I was talking to a co-worker who is a vegetarian. NO I'm not going that route, but although she does eat sweets, she only eats them during the holidays – a good 4-6 weeks of treats. The remainder of the year she does not touch the stuff. I'm wondering if I can do that. I'm thinking about it, because I know that sweets are my downfall. My mind is thinking "how can I get the most out of this cleanse?" I definitely will be back on the South Beach diet and look at more wholesome foods to eat (especially since I found Trader Joes, less than a mile from Whole Foods!
Speaking of Whole Foods, they a revamping their store – actually going back to why they started in the first place. Offering mainly the healthy stuff, while excluding the processed foods. Although still an expensive place to shop, I do look forward to some of their healthy/cooking classes they plan to offer.