PREFACE...So the reason we're doing this detox is... well we saw a documentary- ok have seen several documentaries on food/health and as a result we've tried to make changes in our diet to eat more healthy. We've also heard it's beneficial to do a detoxifying cleanse at least once a year along with colon hydrotherapy because on average we have about 10lbs of bile clogged in our colons- gross I know. In addition both of my maternal grandparents died of colon cancer- so that makes me want to have a clean colon. I saw an add in the Whole Foods Newsletter for their Cleansing Detox for $12- a 14 day box of vitamins to cleanse your system.
DAY 1...I’m soo excited to start this detoxifying journey. We started the day with our vitamins and a blueberry, raspberry, and orange smoothie. At 10 I got a massage that was awesome and then I scored a LuLu Lemon workout tank for $4 at a thrift store. Aaron took the kids to the Zoo for the morning. On our way back I was telling Aaron how I had found 14 detox smoothies online and I planned on having each of the smoothies for each of our 14 detox days for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Aaron said that doing all meals as juices or smoothies might be really hard. I said “Pssshhhh. Whatever I have great self control.” And likened it to running a race in that I didn’t want a crutch like walking during a half marathon. I told him I wanted to do this whole 14 days with smoothies. Again he said that he thought it might be hard because I hadn’t prepared my body or practiced. “Practiced” I said as I rolled my eyes at him mockingly.
DAY 2…For breakfast we made a almost yummy honeydew, mint, and cucumber smoothie. I think just straight honeydew would have been more satisfying. We went to church and volunteered to help out in the nursery for a meeting that was going on after the service- in return they got us subway sandwiches… Alright I know it’s not a smoothie or a salad but I was soo hungry and it tasted truly divine. From now on I’ll avoid all white flour and white sugar all animal products including eggs, milks, and meats and stick mostly to smoothies and salads. For dinner another salad.
DAY 7…I’ve been feeling pretty nautious and achy the last few mornings and I’m HANGRY- A state of anger induced by Hunger. But I should say that I’m less hungry then I was a week ago- it seems like by cutting down my portions/caloric intake I’m less hungry or fill up faster on these like a smoothie that wouldn’t have satisfied me before.
There is a hungry fat girl trapped inside that wants out! As I was shuttling Aricin to preschool and Talia to tumbling I was fantasizing about mashed potatoes-mmmmm. Forgive my Homer Simpson like fantasy. I have a confession… yesterday I had a handful of pretzels and put cheese on my beans at lunch and dinner and today after my salad for lunch… I had a heavenly spoonful of penut butter. Oh penut butter how I have missed you! Yesterday as I was making a smoothie the kids asked if they could have some I told them sure and they jumped up and down in anticipation… little did they know it was a spinach, parseley, celery, and cucumber smoothie. The looks on their faces was priceless as they took big gulps- I laughed- I laughed hard and then remembered I needed to drink my green smoothie then I gagged.
All and all week one I was way more disciplined and healthy then week two. Like i said the box didn't say you had to alter your diet- i was just trying to be uber healthy for 2 weeks and dang it was hard! I lost 5lbs in the first week and another 3 in the second week. We are now done and i do feel a little more healthy. I've stopped buying chicken nuggets for the kids and have instead switched them over to breaded mushrooms that look like chicken nuggets- i found them at Whole Foods. Yesterday was the first day of the switch with the kids- Aricin's response was "These taste funny- what was wrong with the other nuggets were they unhealthy mom?" Ha! Fun times at the Marshall Casa.