OK, so I am still going on this juice cleanse.
It’s been 4 days and I’ve lost 6lbs.
It doesn’t seem like much but it’s a lot.Â I can see it in my body.Â I see it in the way my clothes fit.
Seeing these results doesn’t mean that this is getting any easier.
This whole mind over matter stuff is hard.Â You really have to be dedicated and you really have to want it.
Work makes this cleanse bearable.Â If I wasn’t at work, I don’t think that I would have lasted this long.Â I am distracted for most of the day when I’m there.Â Lunch time is the hardest part of my work day because I sit really close to the kitchen, so when people start to warm up their lunches, I can smell it and that is just pure torture.Â When that happens, I try to get up and go wandering around for a bit.Â That way I am not sitting there drooling while people warm up their frozen dinners.
And then coming home is hard.Â When I come home; food is the first thing that I have to deal with.Â That’s the most tempting part of my day.Â I really have to stay strong when it comes to dinner time.Â There have been some times when I’ve strayed.Â I did eat a half of a fish stick or a pepperoni slice but then the cramps I get after don’t make it worth the cheating*.Â Mine you, I did have a cup of caffeinated tea today and my reaction to it was distressing.Â I was jittery and on edge for most of the morning.Â Given that I used to have 2 – 3 cups of coffee or tea a day, this surprised me the most.Â My body reacted really badly to the caffeine after not having it for 4 days.
Emotionally, I feel weird.Â I am weepy and more emotional than I normally am.Â I am not sure if that is a result of the cleanse or PMS but I am thinking that the cleanse may be magnifying my PMS symptoms, which really isn’t good for anyone that is around me right now.Â Also, I have been getting headaches around bedtime.Â I am not sure if that is because I start to drink more water around bedtime and my body is going through juice withdrawal.
I am not sure if I am going to go the entire 10 days yet.Â Part of me wants to stop after 7 days but then there is a part of me that wants to see just how far I can take this, how far I can push myself.
I guess it comes down to whether or not I have the will power to keep going.
I am not sure if I do or not.
But we’ll see.
*apparently, my stomach is shrinking, and because of that when I eat anything it results in cramps and bloating because my stomach isn’t used to the food.