Welcome, Amy!Originally Posted by amy_shortbutlong
Glad to see you're not focused on the scale. The scale is a LIAR !! (LIAR, LIAR, LIAR !!!) Ooops...maybe I'm a little too focused on the scale.
Smooth move also makes a "Chocolate Smooth Move" which I think tastes better than the regular flavor. I've also tried a different brand of senna tea which tasted like anise. I'll try to look up the name if you're interested.
Yes, you are still detoxing, since you are doing the cleanse to the letter. Don't jinx yourself by asking where all the tough symptoms are. Different parts of your body seem to detox at different times. And you may have fewer stored toxins than people with harsh symptoms? congrats on making it through day 4!
Lennon - Welcome! I've never had a colonoscopy, but I did have a high colonic once and had the same reaction. I wanted to eat everything and anything...plain pieces of toast, etc. Don't know why.
Hi Irongal - I'm ending a little earlier cause of Easter, too. I have found for me that cutting down on my M.S. makes it harder for me to lose weight. My body thinks I'm starving it and goes into "hording fat against the famine" mode. I have lost plenty of weight, and felt better, taking the prescribed amount for the minimum 60 oz, then only drinking extra lemonade if I have genuine hunger (not just cravings). When I have cravings, I try to either take a bath or drink peppermint tea. Good luck to you.
*sending good thoughts your way* to help you be strong, tomorrow, Deba. Hope you're on an easy day, not a cravings day. Since you are going to be immersed in the aroma of pizza, no matter what, I'd like to pass on some advice I received on the "lost thread" - revel in the smells. Instead of fighting them, delight in them. Your brain can't tell the difference between what it sees/smells and what it remembers ("What the Bleep Do We Know") so let your nose smell the pizza and then - instead of telling yourself, "No, I CAN'T eat that!" tell yourself that you are ALREADY eating it. Imagine the flavor and consistency. This has worked for me in the past in an emergency - but I don't push my luck by trying it too often. Another possibility is that you may look at the pizza and think it just looks like some horrible greasy mess. The colored oil oozing from the pepperoni...the globs of meat or mucousy, fatty cheese. EEW! Depends on the day. Maybe you'll get lucky and have to sit next to someone who likes pizza with something you find disgusting (I hate pineapple on pizza, my friend can't stand the sight of mushrooms)...You also might try drinking a ton of the lemonade before you go to the pizza place, so that you're really full. And remember, you can drink peppermint tea! Good luck on day 2!
irhxcbcziu!#%&! - having only liquid and semi-liquid BMs are normal. The lemonade dissolves the gunk slowly, rather than pushing out big globs of it.
Natalyawoo - hi and welcome. Yikes! How long ago did you take the SWF? There've been a few people who say they don't have the flush for several hours, but...all day long? Make sure you're using the correct proportion of salt to water.
I work part-time and go to school part-time. I've found that after day 3, I don't need as much sleep when I'm on the cleanse, so waking up early is not a problem for me. But I have "the flush" about 20 minutes after drinking it. It takes about an hour for me to get everything out starting with the first trip. The only day I can't do the SWF is Tuesday, cause of my early morning class and the 1 1/2 hour commute to get to the college.