Day Ten, Eleven, Twelve & Thirteen

Apparently I’ve been slacking! Whoops, sorry for not posting daily life went ahead and got in the way again. I’ve been doing ok on the cleanse, but if I’m going to be completely honest, I’ve been eating some processed snacks that’s have no business eating-cleanse or not. Processed foods and sugars sure do have a tight hold on me. I’ve been able to give up pasta and bread-so why not the other stuff. It’s frustrating especially when I figured I’d easily drop 20lbs doing this cleanse and that is most definitely not the case. However lately the thought has crossed my mind that I’m simply not eating enough. So today I’ll be tracking my calorie intake, which I haven’t done since starting the cleanse. I’ll also be trying my very hardest not to eat anything on the “no eat” list today. I’ll be going to a family BBQ this afternoon with all the things that will tempt me. So we’ll see how it goes!

Here’s the meals from the past few days:

Day Eight & Nine

Things are still going well on the no carb front for me. I can’t say the same about sugar. I am still craving it in the worst way. I stopped taking Gymena(to help curb the sugar cravings) daily when the cleanse began, I think I need to add that back in and see if that helps. I also felt kinda bloated and crappy after dinner. I was eating cheese for the first time in 9 days. I LOVE cheese, but it seems that cheese no longer loves me. Which is a great thing to know. I probably never noticed before because I was bloated from all the bread I was eating. 

Smoothies have continued to be my staple. Here’s day eight and nine for food-
Breakfast-smoothie & 2 eggs, Lunch- Smoothie, Dinner-spaghetti squash with meat sauce-loaded with portobello mushrooms, tomato and onions
Breakfast-smoothie and eggs, Lunch-Smoothie, Dinner- cauliflower pizza with spinach and goat cheese

Cleanse Week One Complete

Was I expecting insane results…yes. Did I cheat….yes. Did I get in what I put out…yes. So all in all I’m satisfied with my results. My belly is getting flatter, feeling less bloated. I admit to cheating with sweets a few times. Apparently their hold on my is tighter then bread and pasta. I haven’t had any of those in a week. I will continue to do my best in this next week, adding in some exercise. I haven’t done any in well over a week. I used the cleanse as a crutch as to why I couldn’t exert myself. Lame I know. 

So off to the next week, I hope you continue to follow my progress. 
Here’s a week one picture side by side. 
I weighed in this morning at 205.4, a 3.8lb loss for the week. 

Day Seven-Cleanse

Day seven, last day of the cleanse capsules. I can’t say I will miss taking all those capsules. Today was one of the easier days for me. I worked out in the yard, my personal slice of paradise as I like to call it and it distracted both me and the kids from becoming irritated at one another. Which then of course leads me to do the right thing when it comes to food. 

Here’s a look at today’s food-
Breakfast-Smoothie, Lunch-salad with a turkey dog, Dinner-beef & mushroom kabobs with quinoa

Day Five & Six Cleanse

Days 5 & 6 are done and you’d think by now I’d have the food rules down pat. I don’t. Day six was nothing short of embarrassing. I started out fantastic. Then life got in the way.  In the early afternoon I found myself super agitated at just about everything. The kids were misbehaving, the house was a mess and I had a million and one things to do. I quickly found myself back in my old habits. I had poptarts. I felt like I blew the whole plan. I’m embarrassed to even write it out. I stress eat. Even with trying as hard as I can to clean eat I can’t stop myself. My body rejected the sugars and crap snack within a short time. I definitely paid for my poor choice. I’m also not sure that it will deter me from doing it again. 

With all that said I will celebrate my victory against eating all the party foods tonight. I went to a wine tasting and there were no “approved” foods there for me. I politely declined. I had a few sips of wine for the tasting, but that was pretty much it. I came home and went to bed, even though I wants to ravage the fridge. 
Well. Here’s to a better day seven!
Here’s what I ate before it all went bad-