It’s officially over. The Cleanse, that is. And I made it all the way through. 21 whole days. Here’s how it ended.
On Saturday night, after a liquid (Serious Green Juice) breakfast, and a liquid (Cream of Cauliflower soup) lunch, G and I decided to eat a (chewy) dinner out, and maybe have (gasp!) a glass of WINE! to celebrate.
Because this eating regimen was a pretty big deal for both of us. No caffeine, which I completely did without for 3 whole weeks. No sugar. No wheat, not a single piece of bread, not even a cracker. No dairy, not even soy milk, because guess what? No soy!
No eggs. No bananas. No tomatoes. No pasta.
No alcohol. This wasn’t a huge deal during the week, but on Friday night it was really sad. Weekend evenings felt flat. I hated them. But I sipped my tea, and made the best of it.
But in the end, it was all so very worth it.
We went to the Wren’s Nest. I had a cream of crab soup, a dinner salad, the stuffed flounder. No wine. No dessert.
And you know what? It wasn’t all that great. It wasn’t all nom, nom, nom this is yummy! And I went home with a little bellyache from the cream in the soup, I think. (Good discovery, though. Dairy doesn’t agree with me.)
So the take-away from all this?
I’m not done. Not by a long shot.
I woke up on Sunday and had my juice, my Caffix, my lemon water. I am going on with it, with some variety from time to time, but I have decided that this is the way I will eat from now on because I feel flipping AMAZING! My energy is strong. My insides feel light. My skin is pink and clear. My eyes bright. I would totally recommend this Clean program to anyone. I think it’s a great way to raise one’s consciousness about food. All your addictions show up. All your cravings rear their ugly heads, then are vanquished by the food you are allowed to eat.
So here’s the plan from here on out:
Juice breakfast, big lunch, light dinner. Wine on the weekend. No caffeine. Dessert rarely, only as a treat.
And hopefully, no more posts about this or FOOD!
(Thanks for bearing with me.)
2 thoughts on “The End Of The Cleanse”
Congratulations, Kath! What an accomplishment. Good luck with the continued food-awareness.
PS. I love the image in my head of cookies and lattes and chocolate “rear[ing] their ugly heads” and being vanquished by a green smoothie!
Big hug to you!!! Sweet, very sweet, better then desert! You did it and I knew you could. See it really wasn’t that bad. It was actually really really good. You learned a new beat that keeps you going.
I agree with you, the more you eat well the harder it is to eat the stuff we once craved. Although, it may have been a little to much richness at the Wren’s nest. Remember you are like a sweet little baby and need to slowly sample new things.
Keep it up BABY! You do look very beautiful and that kind of beauty is not artificial!