Cleanse Day One

Well. I’ve decided to give the Standard Process 21 Day Cleanse another shot. My main goal in doing this again is not for weight loss (although I wouldn’t be mad if I lost some weight) but to regain healthy eating habits. Even though I’ve been tracking with weight watchers over the last year or so the scale really hasn’t moved. Basically it’s because I’ve been cheating myself. Either not working out or fooling myself on serving sizes. I snack with my kids and don’t track it or I eat 5 of something but only track one. Sweets. Oh yummy sweets. These are my downfall. This is where I go when I’m stressed. I’ll bake a cake. Eat half. With the promise to myself that I’ll do better the next day. 

So. Day one was yesterday April 7th. I had 3 shakes with varied ingredients. For food I had 1 egg with 3 egg whites and about 3oz of corned beef. It smelled too good to pass up. I also kept my cup of coffee in the morning with fat free half & half. When I came home from a meeting I ate the last piece of cake too. I ate a total of 37 smart points. Not horrible. But not 100% the plan, but better than I was eating before. I feel great. Keeping the coffee in I had no headaches. 
I’m looking forward to keeping this going!

Day Three – Cleanse

Saying that today wasn’t a challenge would be a lie. I started the day off great, then around 2pm I found myself caving to one of my weaknesses…frosted animal crackers. I bought them for the kids, knowing full well I would have a hard time resisting. So after I indulged I felt like crap, my stomach bloated and of course I confessed to my group that I’m cleansing with. They were all so supportive. It was a great feeling. I’m hoping these cravings subside even a little. 

Here’s what made my menu today – minus those tempting crackers!
Egg whites, smoothie and water for breakfast
Spaghetti squash with marina sauce-loaded with diced tomatoes and onions for lunch
Steamed cod with California melody veggies for dinner with a smoothie

21 Day Standard Process Cleanse

Tomorrow I begin my very first cleanse. I have chose to do the 21day Standard Process cleanse, upon recommendation from a trusted friend and attending a seminar about the company, Standard Process. I am a little nervous and a little excited all at the same time. I am not what you would call a vegetable fan. I just recently, within the last year, started introducing them into my daily diet. I chose to do this cleanse for the most basic of reasons, to force a reboot of my metabolism, my body, my mind and my diet. Carbohydrates have always been my weakness. My hopes are that with doing this cleanse, I will learn to eat healthier and have a clearer mind and also feel more grounded. 
This time of year is one of the best times of the year to do a full 21 day cleanse.  It’s spring, when all things are growing, seeds are being planted, everything becomes renewed. What an amazing feeling it will be to do this for myself. Renew and energize myself for the summer. I’ll be posting daily on my progress. Beginning with my before pictures, weight and measurements in the morning.