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Bikini Pics: Post-Cleanse

29 Apr

I almost realized that I haven’t given you guys after shots! So even though I’ve broken the cleanse and have some water back in my system, these are the before and after shots..

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As you can see the only real change is that I lost some water weight, but am enjoying that After-Side shot thank you very much.

I am going back to normal healthy food. I am going to really try for small portions, eating slowly, not eating when I’m not hungry anymore, etc. Going on the cleanse really makes you want to keep your stomach light! It just feels (and looks) better. Also, one of the best things about the cleanse is that not only did my body get a rest from the normal processes of digestion but my mind got a rest from the process of eating! While eating has always been a pleasure for me (I love delicious foods), I am constantly stressed by it, counting calories, calculating nutrition, food costs, etc. etc. When I was on the cleanse, I had no stressed and it felt great. For a little while I was attempting CRON (Calorie Restriction Optimal Nutrition), but the precision and the worry and the counting calories was giving me a disorder. I want to live without counting calories!

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Back in the Saddle: I think I’m addicted to lemonade

28 Apr

So after horribly breaking my cleanse last night, I drank my herbal laxative tea and proceeded to sleep HORRIBLY. I guess it was the food, especially the drastic change in food, but though I slept a full 10 hours, I still feel tired. I feel tired, gross and have a headache. It’s making me want to hop back on the horse and start cleansing again.

I just did my salt water flush and I am going to prepare some lemonade for the day. One of the best things about the cleanse is that you are able to keep your energy levels up so well. Imagine if you could take a single bite of you lunch every 10, 15 minutes. You’re sugar levels would be as stable as mine on the cleanse. That’s one of the most alluring parts, as well as never feeling hungry and never being Stuffed.

I think I might try to incorporate the lemonade into my diet for a little while. Perhaps lemonade in the morning and a light dinner of fruit and veggies. I’m not sure. I will just listen to what my body wants for a little while and see, it’s just that all my body wants right now is LEMONADE!

And, of course, a little Fonda on the side…

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Day #5: Oh No I Broke It

28 Apr

Just as avocadogirl was saying that I had willpower…

So all day today i was just fine. I went and had a soothing back massage with my friend to clean out my toxins. It was 8pm and I was getting hungry while waiting to meet my friends for a movie. Unfortunately, I didn’t have any lemonade left. The Stupid Move: I WENT INTO WHOLE FOODS with my friend who needed to pick up a few things and I started to crave. As you guys know, with the fast you don’t crave sugar or pizza you just crave healthy things like a juicy apple or a fresh salad. My stomach and mind went off, I was literally salvating over the vegetable stand. There were samples and i couldn’t resist. From there I got a tiny takeout container and promised myself that would be it. However, I got to the movie and was still hungry and STILL didn’t have my lemonade. It was there that it all ended… I’m talking a lemon bar, popcorn and later a veggie mozzarella wrap.

I am sitting on my computer now after this episode and not killing myself about breaking the fast, but regretting that I ended it so rashly and horribly. I wanted to ease myself back into food, go for a raw food diet afterwords, maintain a light stomach, etc. Now, I am lying here with a TOO full belly and not feeling cleanse-tastic anymore. Shame, shame. I have just decided to go through with it and drink my herbal laxative tea tonight and salt flush in the morning, then see how I feel. I want to get my light stomach back so I can either start my cleanse again or start my healthy eating on the right food.

My main problem with eating by the way is not the wrong food, just that I eat TOO much. I generally eat very healthy-consciously and nutritiously. The only complaint I can think of is that I drink too much. But hey, justified-I’m young and most of my socializing happens at bars (even though i am starting a revolt to change that). The best thing about the cleanse is that I had a light stomach all day. Eating too much gives you a heavy stomach that makes you feel sick or just tired. I’m not saying a STUFFED stomach, I have just realized (even more so through the cleanse) that I feel happiest and healthiest when I have a light stomach. Small portions is really the way to go.

My god, I have eaten so much food and so unproperly – I don’t even know what my body is going to do with it! Plus the laxative tea… wish me luck. Not to beat up on myself too hard, but I guess the AM will be a punishment for the mistakes of PM.

Master Cleanse: Day #4

27 Apr

I just lit a small tea candle and am relaxing in bed. I just worked out a tiny bit and sat in the sauna. Ah…..

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So, today there was a struggle. I was surrounded by food all afternoon. I had a special class meeting today where we were given a free pass to the dining hall (buffet, a pretty good one too) so everyone else loaded up. I was crAVing vegetables and was just imagining the huge salad I could have made for myself. Also, I had an early dinner with my dad who sat oohing and aahing about how delicious his falafel sandwich was. Falafel is my favorite food, ever. I got home and was about to dig into a salad, when my willpower prevailed. I stopped myself and ran for computer where I sit now and am feeling fine and confident again.

This! is why blogging is great. It makes you accountable and gives you support. Thank you for everyone who has commented here, because I don’t think I would have felt such accountability or support if I didn’t know people were reading and interacting. So thanks!

I felt slightly dizzy today. I haven’t been drinking much of the lemonade at all. I’ve had 4-5 glasses a day Day#1-3, which is very low. I am drinking my sixth glass of today now, and I feel much, much better. All day I was imagining doing just this; curling into bed, lighting candles and calm. I don’t know if it was just me feeling dizzy, but this cleanse makes you very very relaxed. I’ve been feeling a strong sense of “calm” since I started. I think it is a mix of pride and pleasure-and it’s feeling great, especially now after I’ve conquered my first big hurdle! (I weighed in at 131lbs today-all that water weight I suppose but I’m down 4lbs)

I was wondering about how much weight I will lose on the cleanse.
I found this on therawfoodsite.com..
“The informal survey of 141 Master Cleansers mentioned earlier discovered that the average woman completing the Master Cleanse lost about 12 pounds and regained about 6. The average man lost about 16 pounds and also regained about 6. Interestingly, most people reported they ate a healthier diet after completing the cleanse.”

C’est moi, bon soir..

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Master Cleanse: Day #3

26 Apr

Day #3, no hunger (so strange), no problem. Even went to the gym for a light light workout (133lbs btw). But, let me tell ya-these morning are NOT fun. I live with three other roommates and the fact that everyone is running around using the lil’ girls room in the morning, leaving it occupied is, well, just NOT fun. I was just emailing with a friend of mine and she recommended that only 1/2 cup of the herbal laxative be drank at night, instead of the full cup, so that mornings are a little less rough. There should be less and less to be “pushed out” of me as the days go on. Ew you don’t wanna here this.

So as you guys know it’s way more important for me to have a nice waist-hip ratio than to lose weight. Noone is carrying me anywhere, I can weight as much as I want! In response to one of my previous post “Skinny and Curvy?” an anonymous poster recommended that I do weight training to get a thin toned waist and still keep my curves. Ameliabelia, I feel you, my hips always get smaller first (My gym buddy says that is due to using the Elliptical/Cross-Trainer). But just in general my hips are much smaller than the rest of me. Does anyone know enough to recommend specific weight training exercises I should do, or better yet cardio equipment to use? This is for when I get off my cleanse-I don’t see a point in strength training now it will be too much exersion and I’m not eating any protein! I think running would be the best for toning up allover, especially the waist, but I have bad knees and I can’t run- at least not regularly or for more than 15 minutes.

One trainer online recommends, “If you want to lose fat, you should weight train at least three times per week (e.g. Monday, Wednesday, and Friday). I like to recommend total body workouts each session for beginning trainers as it helps the body to learn the exercises faster and build strength and muscle faster. The REAL key to losing fat is ramping up your metabolism to burn calories ALL THE TIME rather than just when you’re exercising. By keeping cardio intensity low, you only burn calories DURING exercise, not so much after. But when you boost intensity, your metabolism gets cranked up and you burn more calories ALL DAY.”

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I know that this weight training thing is the correct idea. I do 98% cardio and don’t see significant changes in my body shape. Currently, I use the elliptical machine primarily and bike sometimes for cardio. I do crunches whenever I’m at the gym and sneak in a yoga class here and there. I think that perhaps I should try spinning as a high intensity cardio exercise. Also, pilates classes would be very beneficial because, as I have raved before, when I was doing pilates every day I had the best body in the world. Unfortunately, I don’t have the time or money for that anymore, but I should be able to fit in at least one class a week.

Master Cleanse: Day #2

25 Apr

So Day #2 has been easy as well. I am stunned at how simple this cleanse is. I look a bit skinnier which is always nice. I went to the gym today, worked out more than I wanted to burning aboug 500 calories (I should be taking it easy I feel). Anyways I got the chance to weigh myself and I have lost a pound-not too interesting, but after all its only been two days.
What is surprising me is how few calories I am drinking. My body isn’t hungry or asking for more either. Is this a type of starvation mode? What is going on – anyone have any good conclusions?

Today I have drank about 5 glasses of the lemonade (500 calories) and plan to drink one more later in the evening. 600 calories a day-that’s crazy! But six glasses is fine according to the Master Cleanse book (though the minimum). Yesterday I only drank about 4 glasses. Well no point to drink the lemonade when I’m not hungry so I will just continue listening to my body.

I almost forgot to mention this morning. Finally, the herbal laxative tea and the salt water flush kicked in. I was definitely Flushed. As recommended by others I would say to any other master cleansers out there-give yourself a full hour to relax in bed, whatever (stay by a bathroom) before you leave the house in the morning. For me the problem was two-fold, first you just suddenly feel the need to go to the bathroom, and its a Strong need, you feel like if you don’t find a bathroom within 2 minutes you will explode. Secondly, I felt lots of cramping that was soothed by just relaxing in bed, I would hate to be at work or walking on the street and have to deal with any of this.

But I have to emphasize-I’m not craving food at all! I usually eat very well and exercise, but still for the few calories i’m eating I can hardly believe it. I wonder if i will even lose weight with the cleanse. The book says that most people lose 2lbs a day (this of course depends on the weight they started with). I began at 135lbs, I figure I will lose about four pounds for water weight, but it would be miraculous if I lose anymore-I’m just not feeling it. Wouldn’t it be amazing if I weighed 125 afterwards, that’d be insane! Additionally, I am starting to formulate my after-cleanse diet plan. I think I will do an extremely slow progression into food. This plan combines the suggested after-cleanse diet plan (for vegetarians) with my wish of incorporating raw food into my diet.
I am thinking…

Days #1-14 Master Cleanse
Day #15-16 fresh OJ (diluted)
Day #17-18 Fresh veggie and fruit juice (mostly green juice however)
Day #19-21 Raw Food Diet
Day #22-> Healthy Livin’

So this is my three week diet plan. I hope that I’m not overestimating my will-power here, but I think a plan will be helpful to guide me along. I think that I should lose about 2 lbs a week with this diet, 129lbs well that’d be lovely. But but but I must make it clear I do not care about the weight. This blog is called Do The Jane Fonda for a reason! It’s all about the waist. I’d love to lose a solid inch! I began at 29″ inch waist so lets hope for 28″ or better yet 27.5″ I don’t know quickly you can lose inches though, I think it must be a longer process, but lets hope!

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Wow three weeks. Does this sound crazy or what but I can’t imagine not drinking for that long! Not a wino or alci, its just that so much of my social life revolves around bars.

Master Cleanse: Day #1 (for real)

24 Apr

So I finished my first day of the master cleanse and am happily drinking some SmoothMove tea before going to bed. Surprisingly the day went very easily for me. I wasn’t ever hungry or weak. I did get a bit of a headache at the end of the day, but only slight. The strange thing is that I had NO appetite. I estimate that I only drank 300 calories worth of maple syrup/lemonade drink. I think that I will crave a normal amount of calories tomorrow or probably more. I am so excited about the cleanse so far. The only downside is that I feel somewhat antisocial hanging out at bars with my friends and only drinking water. Whateve, think of the money I’m saving.
Cha-ching!

Oh and I bought some great natural uniodized salt (for the salt flush) and tea (herbal laxative).

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