I Lost 8.5 Lbs on the One Week Cleanse!

  
 I believe the cleanse paid off! I lost 8.5 lbs in one week. I am thrilled. I did not do this cleanse because I wanted to lose weight in one week though. I did this cleanse to jump start my system and stop my cravings. 

  
 Yesterday I was allowed vegetables and fruit juice. The thing is I do not agree with fruit juice. Why? Fruit juice is full of sugar. Sugar makes you bloated and contain water weight. I tried to stay away from sugar during my cleanse.

  
 So instead of fruit juice I only had fruit for breakfast. I had veggies the rest of the day. I even went out with my boyfriend Brian to Salad Works and created my own. I did not eat it with dressing which was odd but I did it. 

 I have to be honest I am glad this is over. I am craving crabs and protein. I could never be a vegetarian. All power to you guys if you are. Granted I had no carbs this week either so maybe that would make things easier. I am just happy I can eat carbs and protein again. I do not seem to crave sugary things like dessert. We shall see what happens.

   
 
 I am posting this because I noticed I posted a different one earlier. If you want to try what I did this is the program I followed. The other one had a lot of chicken and turkey and I felt that was not a great cleanse for me. So if you have any questions hit me up with a comment. 

 This was NOT easy and it took a lot of will power. Also if you have illnesses or other things talk to your doctor first. This program is a lot on you. I felt myself being tired ALOT during this program because I had no protein in my body. So I suggest if you have to take medication or you have other things speak to a professional first. Do not listen to this twenty something girl from New Jersey.

  
 Now..excuse me while I devour this delicious English muffin filled with turkey bacon, egg, and cheese. Six points on Weight Watchers. Notice the blue berries..I am still eating my fruits even though I may turn into one after this week. =)

-Jackie

Day Six on the Cleanse was Great!

  
 Yesterday was great. I could eat vegetables and it was nice to eat any veggie I want. I had a salad for breakfast which seemed sort of weird but I did it. Lunch I smacked on raw veggies since the salad filled me up. Also for dinner I had my one cup of rice and mixed it with grilled veggies. It was delicious. I did cheat last night when I went out to the bar with my friends. I had two beers in the span of four hours which does not seem bad. It did not make me feel bloated like usual but it made me EXTREMELY tired.

  Yesterday I took a walk. I have not really worked out this week. From my research they claim not to workout really hard on the diet because you will have a hard time regaining the calories you burned. They tell you to take of easy.

   
 Forgive the lanuage but this meme fits me perfectly. During this diet I have noticed my dreams have been extremely weird but realistic. Not sure if anyone else goes through this during a cleanse but it is strange. One night I dreamed that my friends sister called me to tell me she passed away…One night I had a dream I had Parkinson’s Disease and I literally dreamed I was lying there unable to move and heard people talk about me..and last night I dreamed that bugs were crawling all over me and that felt real!

  I find these dreams to be odd. I do not know if it has anything to do with the cleanse or if I am nervous/stressed for my first college course I am teaching starts in almost a month. Could be both? I never dream and these dreams were so specific I found it odd..

Today is the last day of the cleanse! I got this. I am shocked I did this and kept it up. I only cheated when I went to a bar. At home I did not eat junk or anything. I am proud of myself! =) I can not wait to eat meat tomorrow!!!!

-Jackie

Day Five on the Cleanse was Weird but Satisfying  

Yesterday was weird on the cleanse just like Tuesday. Yesterday I was allowed to consume a cup of rice and six tomatoes. After every tomatoe I had to drink a glass of water due to the acid. 

  
 I thought this was weird and this was more restrictive then Tuesday. I thought I was going to fail at this but I was surprised. I did not feel really hungry yesterday except the end of my shift at work. Other then that I was satisfied through out the day. Drinking the water after my tomatoe filled me up and I did not have weird cravings. 

  
 I am having cravings of meat though. The GM version I am doing does not allow any meat. I am craving it like crazy. The last meat product I ate was maybe chicken a week ago? I had crab on Friday but I do not count fish. I am going to a BBQ on Saturday and I can not wait to eat meat..That is weird to look forward to. Not my family or spending the time with them..I want to eat meat. This diet is weird..

-Jackie 

Day Four on the Cleanse was…Weird

  
 The cleanse got weird yesterday. All I could have was bananas, milk, and yogurt. I can not eat bananas due to a oral allergic reaction so I changed it to avocados. The avocados were good but I did not eat many because of the high fat and they are high in Weight Watched points.

 It was amazing to have a glass of milk.  I was allowed three or yogurt. So I had a glass of milk for breakfast. It tasted so freakin good. It was insane. I then had yogurt two times during the day and that was amazing too. 

 My problem was when I had cravings I could not snack on anything. The couple days before this I could snack on fruit or veggies to get my mind of snacks. Yesterday I was so limited with food I did not know what to do. It was weird..

…And today is weirder. Today I can only have tomatoes and a cup of rice. It is going to be a weird day..

-Jackie

Transformation Tuesday: The Timehop App is the best Invention Ever

  
 I love the app Timehop. When I am down and feeling low I always look at this app. This app always shows how much I have accomplished. Not just weight loss but everything. Like fashion sense or a freakin hair style that did not hide my face. It is also cool to look at the app and go..”Oh! I did that this many years ago?!”  

 If you do not have the app I really recommend you get it. It is free and I look at it everyday. 

  
-Jackie

Day Three on the Cleanse Went..Okay

  Yesterday was fine. It was better then day two. I got to eat fruit and vegetables together which was nice to switch off to different things. I did notice that yesterday was the first time I wanted to devour something and I had weird cravings like cheese. At work they had cup cakes and asked me if I wanted to order lunch but I did not give in. I had a goal today and I stuck to it.

  
 Yesterday I found if I did not keep drinking water I was exhausted. So I kept hydrated during the day. I did not get head aches or anything like day two. I feel day three went okay. I was not jumping for joy eating all the fruits and veggies again but I am nothing somethings…

It is “cleaning out my system..if you know what I mean…

My stomach does not feel bloated and I do feel lighter. 

I am noticing my skin is clearing. I have   psoriasis and it is clearing on my knees and hip since the cleanse.

I actually love water and I am drinking it more. I usually never drink water and I feel this cleanse is helping me.
 Today may be weird. I have to eat bananas, milk, and yogurt. I can not eat bananas for I have a oral allergic reaction so I am eating avocados. I was excited to drink a glass of milk. We shall see how the rest of this day goes…
-Jackkd