I weighed in today and I'd lost another pound and a half, which puts me back where I started at the beginning of the year.
I blame dark chocolate M&Ms.
So I realized last night that I completely skipped the day of fasting on Monday, when I was supposed to only drink green juice all day. Oops! This is probably because I'm not following along as closely as I should be to the book, which has an outline of things you should do on each day of the cleanse.
I may try fasting next Monday but would prefer not to until my period starts, on the off chance that I am pregnant, which I am so not. But you know, remote possibilities and whatnot. I wouldn't want to be starving some poor 5-day-old fetus by feeding it only green juice.
As it is, I'm not eating much. Yesterday I didn't eat any salad! I know. I'm a bad cleanser. But I had decided that if I had to eat another salad that day, I was going to ... well, I'd just be very sad. So I ate a couple brown rice cakes and hummus, then later some strawberries, then later a banana, then for dinner a veggie stir fry with quinoa. I realized at the end of the day that it wasn't much food. But I wasn't starving, so it was OK.
I'm constantly evaluating how I feel during this cleanse and I'd say new observations today are that I am definitely getting less tired every day, and my skin is marginally better than it would normally be at this time in my cycle -- that is, two days before my period's supposed to start. Also -- and I hate to keep bringing this up -- but my "elimination" continues to be spectacular. I'm eliminating once a day and everything comes out very easily. I feel I have to mention this because normally I'd be pooping once every couple days, and a couple days before a period I would normally start to get constipated.
Sometimes I wonder to myself if I am ever going to regret sharing these things. The simple fact is, I feel no shame about it. I'm not sure if that's because I'm mentally ill or because it shouldn't be a shameful thing.
Actually, I'm pretty sure everyone's just about had it with the cleanse updates, so I'm probably going to mix it up over the next 11 days with posts about - *gasp* - other stuff! I'll of course update on the cleanse, too, when there's something new to report.
Now, for a salad ...