So last night I dreamt that I ate, and funny enough, I didn't care. I don't remember now why or where I was but i remember being like "oh well" that's even more scary to me than the dreams I have where I forget I'm fasting and eat and then freak out. Why didn't I freak out for cheating?
I also dreamt that I was talking to Bill Clinton, but I don't remember what we were talking about.
The funniest thing is that this morning I woke up feeling so good because I finally slept late. Then I looked at the clock and it was 8:15 a.m. Not late at all. I usually wake up between 7:30 and 8:30. Such a disappointment.
Going to do some cleaning and such today. Waiting for my swf to finish up so I can shower and get started on my day. Going to try to go to the gym as well. Hope I'm not tempted to weigh myself on the evil gym scale. I'm really trying to keep weight out of the equation because my reasons for cleansing are spiritual and physical - I had some healing that needs to be done in my body, mind and soul and I don't want to distract myself by worrying about pounds. I know I've lost weight because my clothes are slacker and that's comforting but until my mind is right and I can be consistently positive, patient and progressive, I won't feel like I've truly made any progress on this cleanse.
I know last week I said no weekend challenges, but I feel the need to continue with the one from yesterday.
So this weekend's challenge is to make another list, of intangible things you're thankful for. Intangible being things you can't touch - like a hug from a friend, when my bf answers the phone singing my name, the fact that I live so close to the supermarket, the fact that my grandmother prays for me all the time, when my friends call me Julie Parker. Stuff like that. Then to compare it against the list you made on Friday of tangible things you're thankful for.
welcome thegraduate, eurekam, sk7979 and wildflowerdb!
Glad you all could join us.
Please be sure to read the General help for Newbies thread. You won't regret it.
Eurekam, some people feel hungriest in the beginning. there are tips to deal with that in the newbies thread. Some feel it throughout their cleanse - like fellow mod, Res, but she says she sticks it out because the benefits are so worth it.
sk7979 - there are tips on making the swf easier in the newbies thread.
I want to do a liver flush after my MC too. But I plan to wait a month or so before I do it. i want to get back to regular eating as well. Also, I don't necessarily think there's anything wrong with my liver/kidneys/gallbladder - I think I just want to do the flush because I want things to come out of me. But I haven't had any symptoms or worries in those regions. At least none that I'm aware of.
Ihrslfkaeoiajwf - so glad you decided to continue on. You would have been doing yourself a disservice to have stopped in the middle of a detox cycle.
Don't adjust your MS. Drink more water and be patient. Please read the section in the Newbies thread about weightloss. I've already warned you all about checking the scale too often. It will get you discouraged and distracted. Focus right now on getting through this detox cycle you are in and you will see when it's all past how much progress you've made and yes, how much weight you've lost.
Maybe even increase your lemonades to help future detox and make sure your body isn't holding on like Ginger suggested.
b*punk - some people have to go longer to feel it. mmy first and last cleanses didn't have serious detox until day 8 and after. Also, like Res says, make sure you're following the plan exactly. And go to the sauna or hot yoga or get a massage to get things moving and coming out. Also a epsom salt soak would help. Another tip would be to increase your lemonades - more lemonade means more detox. And drink lots of water. Are you eliminating with the tea/swf?
Congrats on quitting smoking!
Anyway, everyone, have a great day.
Rest. Indulge yourselves. be good to yourselves.
peace and lemon juice.