Tuesday, May 26, 2009

The Cleanse (Day 3 & 4)

Day 3: Being busy all day with your kids doesn't leave much time to really notice that you're surviving on about 900cal of fluid. I'm not sure if it's the freedom from a lack of preoccupation with food (not that I think about it all day long) or it could be that I don't have much energy but I find that I'm spending a lot more time just hanging out with my kids instead of running around like crazy doing.....stuff. (let's you & I pretend that laundry doesn't exist)

Today's moment of massive food tease came when I made my husband a ramen. All my craving was thrown into the making of that baby (dang, he better have loved it). Miso lamen with two eggs, pile of moyashi, 4 sheets of nori, plie of negi, and 2 garlics sliced & fried crisp in goma oil with freshly ground black pepper. "Sigh no more lady, Sigh no more!"

I'm noticing a kind of achy feeling in the bones of my upper back when I walk up the stairs & frankly by the end of the day I had a naaaaasty head ache but somehow exhaustion took over.

Day 4: I woke up & made waffles, cheese omelets & tomato/basil salad for breakfast and somehow survived.

An unexpected intense craving came upon me suddenly when I had to feed my 1 yr old an onigiri & I so very much wanted to have just one bite of that white white rice.

My DH's mixture of amusement & curiosity has it's annoying moments. He's taken to calling me "Maple Syrup Lady". And repeatedly forgets & asks me if he should make me a plate at meals. His morbid fascination with the SWF has lost it's humor by day 4. Boys will be boys!

In researching today is supposed to be or begin the peak of physical discomfort as your body is seriously flushing your body of toxins. And I concur....that ache in my bones is jarring every step I take now, I'm all stuffy like I have a cold, my tounge is white (grosso), and I'm expecting pretty much anything awful right about now.

Considering stopping the Cleanse earlier than 10 days as I don't think I'll have the energy needed to keep track of the kids & start packing in earnest. Plus I'm not wanting to loose too much weight & it seems like it's going pretty fast. Might settle for 6 or 7 days, in time for the girls coming home from their camp.


Lil said...

wow I can't believe you prepare food at this time and specially such a yummy ramen!! your man is spoiled just like your kids :)
keep up the good work and don't get too thin, you're already skin and bones..

crazynik said...

Yup... I experienced just as you described...I actually only did 6 days because it was so intense and I started looking slightly anorexic. Heh. Be careful, as the weight loss and lack of eating will totally zap your resources. But I'm very proud of you hun for doing this cleanse :). Cheers to willpower!!!