Saturday, July 3, 2010

10 Days. Done.

Just finished our 10 day cleanse. Probably one of the hardest things I have ever done in my life, but I am also very glad I did it. Totally amazed I did it. I am left with a new perspective on not only my eating habits, but also life. Larry, Ashlee, Ransom and I stuck it out and persevered, though Ransom never expelled a mucous ball which was why he did it in the first place. Each day felt longer than the last, but knowing we were in it together helped greatly. While I was never real hungry and had good energy, I missed the gathering together with my family and the smells of good food in the kitchen. I felt disconnected from the world. I lost 19 lbs and have plenty more to go, but feel like I am on a fresh track with a clear mind and much greater appreciation for good food.

My new food rules:
Portion control. Try to eat lightly throughout the day and avoid going from starved to stuffed.
Fill my plate once and no seconds.
Only eat what I really like.
Eat slow and enjoy.
Be aware of what I am eating.

Love, Brenda


Tiffany said...

Wow! I once did a 5 day cleanse and it was rough...10 days, I'm impressed. And 19 lbs in 10 days, amazing!

Chocolates for Breakfast said...

congrats! i am so impressed at your willpower! welcome back to the living!

Becky said...

I am so proud of you all. 10 days on lemon juice. Wow! You did it. The encouragement of your family is awesome. Bet you are feeling pretty clean!

Catherine said...

Wow! I'm impressed, too! I like your list of new eating habits.