This will be my first cleanse. I bought Peter's book and have been reading this and all the other bulletin boards and I believe I am mentally ready. ¬*I have no illusions that this will be easy but after reading many of your posts I see it ain't impossible, either.
I only hope that I have some of the wonderful results I've seen posted here. What I'm hoping for is the mental clarity and high energy. Losing some weight will be nice, too, but that is not my main goal.
I am female, 50 years old, 5'4'' and 162 lbs. I am sure my excess weight makes me feel sluggish, and although my diet is not terrible, I believe I need to be more active - a lot more active! I'm hoping this cleanse will jump start my energy level so that I feel like being more active. I have a sit-down job and spend my evenings in front of the TV or computer. On the weekends I am wiped out and sleep late.
I have been watching my weight these past few weeks and have lost a few pounds, but I need something more drastic - a wake-up call, if you will. I did Atkins for a while and then South Beach more recently, but I know I eat way too much red meat. My cholesterol is high (242).
I also have some skin problems (eczema and occasional acne) that have flared up recently. Not sure why - I started including more vinegar in my diet to help my stomach work harder so that higher glycemic foods don't get stored as fat so quickly, but I don't know if the vinegar is causing the extra itchiness.
Anyway, I plan to post during my entire cleanse. I plan to do the ten days for sure, but may even go longer if I can, especially if I feel the energy increase.
I went out and got all of the ingredients except for the lemons - I'm still trying to find organic lemons if I can. As Peter says, I'll start Wed evening with the Smooth Move tea and will do the SWF the next morning. I got the Light Grey Celtic Sea Salt as Peter suggested. I plan to work on Thursday, Day One, but I am planning on working from home on Friday, Day Two, as I understand that is generally a bad day!!
Let me know if you are starting this week! Maybe we can do it together? ¬*