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Cleanse Days 5 & 6 {check}

Sunday was my fifth day on the cleanse.  The mild headache in the early afternoon was present, and my tummy was certainly more active than normal.

Monday was my sixth day (second to last) on the cleanse.  No headache, but the tummy remained active.  In fact, Sunday and Monday I would say I made more bathroom trips than in a normal day.  Nothing too terrible or unbearable, but certainly more often.

My sleep pattern still seems to be improved.  I woke up again today around 7:30 (without an alarm) and had no trouble getting out of bed.  I can only hope this stays even after I complete the last day of the cleanse (today).

I was not down anymore today…still 192.2.  However, I have not been in the gym since Thursday.  The gym was closed yesterday in observance of Labor Day, so that meant no Monday night Zumba for me.  I will certainly check in tomorrow morning and let you all know how my last day of cleanse went, and if I am down anymore after the final day.

-Erica

Weigh Day (week sixty)

Sixty weeks.  Sheesh.  Where has the time gone, really?  I have not posted an official weigh in since week 57 (Aug 12) – shame on me.

Today is day five of my cleanse.  Two days left, and I am hoping for another couple pounds to be gone before I am finished.  Although, I am not quite sure about that.

192.2

That is certainly nothing to be upset about.  I have finally left the 195 to 197 range I was stuck in for weeks.  I am *so* thankful for that – it was becoming *very* frustrating for me.  This brings my total lost to 122.8 in 60 weeks…an average of about two pounds a week.  Not too shabby.  Only 7.2 pounds to go until I hit GOAL!

I will check in with you all later and let you know how day five of the cleanse goes.

-Erica

Cleanse Days 3 & 4 {check}

Out of the four days I have been doing this cleanse, I would have to say yesterday I struggled the most (so far).  I felt cloudy all day.  Not miserable.  Not sick.  Not weak.  Not tired.  Just cloudy, like I could not quite focus or do anything particularly productive.  I found myself “zoning” out several times throughout the day for no good reason.  I also noted that the mild headache I had early in day one and two lasted much longer on day three.  Even after lunch I still had a headache.  Not terribly bad, but enough that it was noticable.  I did not workout yesterday either.  Partly because of the cloudy “funk,” and partly because my daughters were treated to a special evening following some trauma and drama earlier in the week.

I was not down this morning.  I was not up either.  Today has been fine.  No cloudy funk hanging over my head, and I still feel as though I am sleeping better these days.  I have been up and out of bed every single morning no later than 7:30 AM since beginning the cleanse.  That is pretty unusual for me.

I did not get a headache this morning, though.  This is the first morning I did not experience a mild headache at all since beginning the cleanse.  Maybe that means some of those toxins are gone?

I have felt slightly more bloated throughout today, though.  The tummy is definitely active, but not painful or emergent.  Maybe tomorrow will prove more “exciting” in that way?  We shall see.

Overall (at this point), I would say this has been far less “intense” than I originally expected.  That, of course, is just fine by me…and I still have three more days to go anyway.

-Erica

Cleanse Day 2 {check}

Well, day two went off without a hitch!  The mild headache went away by lunchtime, and I felt great throughout the rest of the day.

I worked with Aaron last night, and then I did an hour of Zumba.  My energy level was fine even through 90+ minutes of pretty intense exercise.  I did sweat like *crazy* again, so I really do believe that is the cleanse/detox at work.  This time, though, I made sure to carry a paper towel with me so I could clean myself off as I sweat (instead of letting it stain my neck).

A lot of people who do cleanses often complain about the nausea and numerous trips to the bathroom.  I have not experienced either of those things just yet.  My cousin, Maggie, thinks it may be because my body probably has fewer toxins than those who suffer horribly from those things during a detox.  Maybe she is right, or maybe it is just the luck of the draw?

Today (day three) is going well so far.  I am already sweating a little (not a lot, just enough to make me barely start to glisten) and it is not really that hot today.  So, maybe today is the day things will start to get a little more intense for me.  We shall see.

I was down again this morning, though!

192.2

That is *so* exciting, I must admit.  My original goal (set months and months ago) is to hit 185, and now I am getting so close to that!  My hope is to hit 185 by my daughter’s birthday party (on October 6th), so we will see how that goes.

-Erica

Cleanse Day 1 {Check}

Day one of my 7-day cleanse is complete.  I learned last night hotter water makes the Acacia fiber *much* more tolerable.  I mean *hot* water, like you would use for tea.

I did Zumba last night for one hour.  Maybe it was just me, but I feel like I sweat *much* more than normal.  I mean *a lot* more than normal.  I sweat so much, in fact, that my entire neck was dyed yellow (my hair is yellow right now), which never happens.  Luckily it just wiped off…for the most part.  I did feel great, though.  Even after I was finished with Zumba I still felt as though I had a great deal of energy.

This morning I woke up without an alarm at 7:30.  That *never* happens.  I feel like I slept better than normal.  There might be a chance this is just psychosomatic, but I do feel quite great.  I have done the first part of my cleanse for today, which has made me develop a slight headache again (same as yesterday).  Although it is nothing intolerable by any means.

The scale showed no movement today…in either direction.  So, I am neither happy or sad about that.  No change is just that…no change.  We shall see for tomorrow.

-Erica

I Should Be Fired…

…of course no one “hired” me to do this, though.  I have been horrible lately.  I seem to have a lot of personal drama getting in the way of things, my blogging especially.  Here is an update, though:

My weight has been remaining pretty steady over the last couple weeks.  Up a pound one day and down 1.2 the next.  Then back up 1.4 the next and down 1.2 after that.  Frustrating.  This morning I finally have seen a lower number!

194.0

This is the lowest number I have seen on the scale, so thank everything holy for that one!  I needed some happy news in my life, really.  I also began a 7-day cleanse today.  I bought the Renew Life Total Body Rapid Cleanse.  The first thing I have to say is the Acacia Fiber tastes *horrible* – and that is no exaggeration!  I had a *very* hard time getting that down (and keeping it there), and I am really not looking forward to doing it again this evening.

I have never done any kind of cleanse before, so I am anxious to see how things go for me.  I have already developed a very mild headache and my tummy is definitely feeling a little more active.  My goal is to share with you guys how I am doing day-by-day with the cleanse (especially for those of you who have never tried one either).  The product claims say that you could lose between 5 and 20 pounds if you do the cleanse the right way (IE follow all directions, drink plenty of water, exercise, and eat well).  I would certainly be happy with even just a few pounds, though.  So, we shall see.

I will get back into the swing of things starting this Sunday, too.  So, a weigh day will be coming.

How have you all been holding up while I have been MIA?

-Erica