View Full Version : My Birthday Cleanse
09-09-2010, 08:41 AM
So on the open forum I decided to state that as a gift to myself I would begin a nice cleanse of hopefully 14 days. Maybe more maybe less. So I'm going to come and jot down my experience with this clease each day. Anyone can join in and post as well.
I began my cleanse on the 8th and even though I had a super busy day I was able to juice the vegetable I wanted and take them with me in between orthodontist apts. The day started off great with high energy but around 2:00pm I sank HARD, I felt every bit of like I had the flu. I got a massive headache which never left and I went to be earlier than normal. I felt awful. So my detox has kicked in. At one point I thought I may vomit. My food intake was on and off raw but at the time of this cleanse it was more off than on. So this was to be expected and I welcomed it.I was glad to feel this way kind of. I knew my cleanse was helping me.I think the headache came from caffeine withdrawl. I was drinking loads of green tea. I mean loads. So I had one cup last night to slow the detox but only drank half. So far so good. I woke up this am and did some Baron Baptist Yoga. and am having a nice juicie of carrots, beets, ginger and lemon. I feel so much better than last night when I thought the world could have caved in and I would have welcomed it. Still a bit sluggish but it has only been one day.LOL.
DAY 2 to be continued.
09-09-2010, 09:56 AM
enjoy your cleanse :)
09-09-2010, 10:17 AM
Thanks Aleesha. I appreciate it. First day was rough but so worth it. Right now at midday I feel drained a bit and like I have a cold or somthing. Funny thing is that i"m lovin it.
09-09-2010, 08:53 PM
Day #2 is in the books. I did really well again. Today I was tempted to have some cooked for that I was making for the family but I could not see all the hard work my body went though last night for nothing. So today ends with No Headache. Yeahhhhh but a bit sluggish. My ears have this weird itching inside going on as well. This was way before the cleanse though. I think it may be candida in some form. I hope this cleanse can assist me in the ear deptartment. This time last night I was in bed ready to just wake up in tomorrowland. Toinght I'm feeling like I'm making some headway with the detox. Tomorrows plan is Bryan Kest yoga dvd and enjoying my cleanse. Night.
09-10-2010, 11:57 AM
Day #3 is in progress. Woke up feeling a bit sluggish still. However when I began my yoga workout I was able to go into some poses so much more with ease and control of breath than ever. It was one of my better practices this morning. I was really connected to what I was doing today. My ears are still very much clogged and my throat has some sort of mucas going down there. So little by little the detox is showing it self. I do feel good otherwise though. Now I'm off to drink some more lovely juice and teach my kids some more. I homeschool my three girls. What a beautiful day so far. It's so nice and cool outside. Yeahh. I love fall.
09-11-2010, 07:20 AM
Beginning of day #4. I am down 4lbs thus far. I am still a bit tired but I didn't get a good night sleep at all last night thanks to my kitty cat. She just loves her mom and wants me up always. My ears are a bit better. They are leaking some kind of fluid but I think the clease is helping to drain them. My semi mucas throat is still here. Also I forgot to mention at the beginning of this clease I have a small odd pain near my abs. It only comes when I eat poorly. So far no signs of pain at all. So all in all I'm feeling good but a bit drained. I am waiting for the rush of energy to kick it but i am patient with my body. No workouts today. It's time for family only.
09-11-2010, 07:56 AM
What sort of cleanse are you doing. What are you taking. Is it just juice.
09-11-2010, 02:50 PM
Sport - It is suppose to be a colon cleanse. So in the a.m. and throughout the day you drink a fiber shake which is homemade ( I used psyllium husks, flaxseed, avtivated charcoal, bentonite clay) I put this in water 4 times a day. On top of that I take two capsules of top of the line probotics I got at the Natural Food store near me one in the a.m. and one in the p.m. In the am I have a green smoothie which consist of cucumber, spinach,avacado,coconut oil, lemon juice. After that drink I will have another juice. I have been switching it up but usually has celery, parsley, lemon, gingeroot, lemon, beets or carrots. There is also two other X, Y and Z that are raw but I am not going to say since this is a fasting board and I will respect the rules of the Sept fasting thread. I appreciate the forum to jot down this cleasne. So after reading the rules I hope the above is appropiate. But know it is raw but chewable. So far it is working very well. I am amazed that I have such a large consistent bowel movement. Only one per day but that has always been the norm. for me but I am amazed at how much is coming out of me and not watery. TMI. Thank for asking. I got this from a book but I"m not sure if I'm allowed to name it.
09-12-2010, 03:49 AM
Thanks for the info. I am considering a liver cleanse myself.
09-12-2010, 06:45 AM
Sport- They have one in this book as well. It involves taking milk thistle. The juices that you drink consist of garlic,,lemon, ginger, and olive oil. You are to drink that each morning adding in one more piece of garlic and one more tsp of olive oil each day of the five days. The rest of the juices consist of beets, carrots, celery, lemon, parsley, and gigeroot.
Now to Day 5 this morning I awoke a bit less sluggish, the energy of all the toxins that zapped me is letting up. So I'm thankful. My one ear is doing much better but the other is ozzing liquid but all in all I think I'm clearning up this ear infection of some sort with this cleanse. My cleasnse was very good yesterday without ideal conditions of the mall. But I'm holding true to my gift. My neck is getting a pimple rash on it. Odd but a good odd. Off to get some fresh water with lemon.
09-12-2010, 03:44 PM
Day 5 still. I really do have an ear infection. Tonight I am going to take a long hot bath and put some olive oil my ears. I have never ever ever had a double let alone single ear infection in my entire 38 years. I can hardly hear. From research I have the external ear infection with loss of hearing, pain and yellow puss. Olive oil and maybe some garlic to the rescue.
I've been debating on weather to cleanse this colon for 14 days or to break this cleanse at 7 days and go right into a juice fast. I think I may do this to help my ears. I need more garlic. So I will play it by EAR no pun intended and make up my mind as to weather I will change over or not. I will say juice fasting seems a lot more pleasing to me right now as I would be able to enjoy so many more juices with more healing benefits for my ears.
09-13-2010, 07:46 AM
Day 6- I can't believe how far I have come. My need to eat has really subsided in many way. I'm down another two pounds. I can't believe how fast this is releasing but I'm happy too. One of my goals is weight loss but also to clean myslef up on the inside. Actually that is the priority at this point is HEALTH. Looking back on my post of day one I have come so far. I really didn't know how I was going to make it past day three or even day one. I had all the intention but now I know I have inner stregth as well to do what I know is right. I worked though some emotional things and did not break which is really a plus for me. So anyway my ears are still clogged. My hubby put some warm olive oil in them for me last night and it helped some. So I hope to continue this and all will be well sooner or later. Did I also mention how horrible my skin is. My forehead was bad when I began ( more like under the skin pimples_ but now my skin is really showing signs of detox which is fine with me. Only on my forehead and neck though.It just goes to show I'm on the right path. My nails on the other hand are somewhat better. They are not seeming to peel anymore on most fingers.
Yoga today was awesome. I can't tell you how this cleanse has brought about me being able to go deeper into some positions. I love yoga. Can't say it enough.
On another note I still don't know if I should break this cleanse and go into a juice fast or not. I have been reading over the juice fast thread and know for sure I need to set an intention to break my cleanse and then go right into a juice fast. At least you should do that for a juice fast so I'm going to use that same logic and apply it to my cleasne. So I will make up my mind tomorrow.
09-13-2010, 08:50 AM
Way to go Rawpromises!!!! I'm right there with you on day 6. If you decide to juice fast afterwards, then I look forward to the company:)
09-13-2010, 12:45 PM
I have decided to juice fast as of Wed. I feel good about my decision. It really was helpful to set an intention and think on it and know it is right. I feel a lot of clarity in my thinking with this cleanse so I'm hoping the fast will bring about so much more for me.
09-14-2010, 01:44 AM
Great job on the cleanse. I"m with you on a juice fast. Lets release those pounds.
09-14-2010, 06:15 AM
Mysticshore- thanks so much. Releasing weight is such a good thing.
Day #7- Really I can't believe it. Today is the first day I feel a bit bad again. even though I didn't post yesterday that I had a lot of energy today it's gone. It could be I started my period for sure. Last night I put garlic in my ears and some olive oil in them and they hurt less this am but feel as if my head is stuffed again. Detox can really suck. That's it, It just sucks. I'm glad to see it go though but I feel it for sure. My ears are realy what's getting to me. Down another 1.5lbs today. That could be my period as well. I always drop weight at the beginning. My mood this past week was really good even though I was detoxing. Usually I can get real irritable and poor pity me stuff that comes with my menses. Not this time though. I can't wait to switch to my juice fast tomorrow. Garlic will be my number one ingredient to help cure what ails me in my ears. Off to either walk or do some yoga.
09-14-2010, 08:26 AM
So you know I opted for some Bryan Kest yoga. I feel so much better now than I did at 7 a.m. Now off to get me some juice and begin the day. :D
09-15-2010, 06:31 AM
Well, yesterday was it. I met my cleanse goal. I feel good in many ways but still have more work and detox to go though. I have decided to go on a 3 day juice fast. 3 days for now since I just won a vitamix and am dying to make some raw wonderful things in it. So I don't have it yet but should by the weekend. If I enjoy the fast way to much then I will put my new toy up until I feel ready but for now I have set the goal of a short fast. Total weight loss on my clease was 8.5 lbs . Very wonderful. My body feels tighter. Off to workout and then to juice some WATERMELON. Yummy!!!!!!
09-15-2010, 06:24 PM
First day of my juice fast and I don't know if I'm going to make it. If you read on the open forum you will know why. My ears. So if I decide to take the antibiotics I will just continue with my cleasne for now for 5 days until my meds run out. Kind of feeling defeated and counter productive. I had such high hopes to begin my fast and now I will have to put it off. Anyway I walked today 2.5 miles on my treadmill. Really couldn't hear a stinking thing so it seems to take a long time but in reality was only 40 min. I wanted to pratice yoga but I could not bend over in any poses without my ears feeling as if they were going to burst. :mad:
09-16-2010, 02:19 AM
I am sad that things did not go better for you. Your effort deserves more reward than that. Perhaps your body has achieved wonderful things that you do not even know about.
09-16-2010, 02:36 AM
I have had ear problems in the past and I know it is all encompasing. I'm sorry it hasn't worked out but I'm sure you will make it when the time is right.
09-16-2010, 06:36 AM
Sport, and Mysticshore, thanks so much for your kind support. I fasted the entire day until I had to take my antiboitics and i will do the same today as well. It's going to be a compromise for me. So I would not consider myself a faster just yet. A wanna be one I will call myself. My ears this am are still pretty bad. The one feels like it's on fire from the inside out. I'm going to give yoga a try, but if I get into the first downdog and feel horrible I will walk again. On a pleasant note, I'm down another pound.
To know a bit aoubt me whoever is reading this I was very heavy at one point in time. My heaviest below. Then I went on a sensible american diet and lost a bit of weight. At my lowest I was 142lbs and about a size 6. Even at my heaviest I was an avid exerciser. Slowly the weight crept back on and in 2008 lost my mom to cancer and just basicaly gave up. So I gained a good 35lbs during the months of her death plus the weight I had already put on. It's been 1 1/2 now of going back and forth with my weight but never really giving it my all. Now that I'm out of the fog of my mom's passing I am turning the next cornor of my life. I make healthy choices for my family as well as exercise daily by myself or with my kids but I really need to get with the program that food is my emotional crutch. So I have learned a lot about myself though her death. A hard lesson to look at but one that I'm embracing now. So I'm making headway in the area of self love and not to deal with emotions with food. I'm very proud of myself for not caving into an emotional eating downspell with the ear thing. If this had been 6 months ago who knows. So now I'm off to exercise. This is probalby the last entry to my cleanse since I'm no longer cleansing and cannot fast at the moment. Thanks for allowing me to share my cleanse with all of you. I will be back for fasting as soon as my ears allow.
09-16-2010, 10:51 AM
Karen what you wrote resonates so strongly with me. When my Mom passed a couple of years ago... it took me a very long time (this spring in fact) to come out of the fog. I made unhealthy food choices... I suffered for a long time. (((hugs))) My heart reaches out to yours and embraces it.
09-16-2010, 03:04 PM
Thank you Aleesha. Alot of what you write resonates with me as well. Thank you for the embrace. I can feel it. I hope you recieve it back from me as well. It is so hard to suffer yet without it I wouldn't be where I am now in my life and learned what I had to learn from her passing. I still don't have the entire lesson but I do have a grasp now of some of what I was to learn if that makes sense. Hugs and Love to you.
09-16-2010, 04:47 PM
I'm sorry to here about your mom. Things like that take a terrible toll on your spirit and well being. You are doing a great job exercising. I think that is so important for keep depression at bay and allowing you to feel good. At my heaviest I was 205 more when I was pregnant but I don't count that. I know how soul destroying being heavy is and how possible it is to get slim again. I'm sure you have the determination to reach your goals.
09-16-2010, 06:31 PM
Thanks Mysticshores I appreciate it very much.
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