I just turned 50 in August and am not quite going through menopause yet. I have had some symptoms, but they are few and far between - Feb '08, Aug '08, July '10 were the only times. So I guess that's pre-menopausal? Most of the info that's easily available is all about hormone therapy. I am convinced that the Master Cleanse is going to help me make a smooth transition as long as I stick with it, clean myself out thoroughly, and maintain a healthy diet. Maybe that's why I've had so few symptoms, and the change is taking it's own sweet time. We'll see how it goes. I have no intention of ever stopping cleansing, now that I've felt the benefits...so I'll be reporting along through the years.
At some point, I'll probably have to drop my Master Cleanse tally on my signature...how many is too many to count? 40? 50? 100 Master Cleanses? lol. I can live with that.
Having said that...I'm very tempted by food today. Living in a tourist town and seeing all the people up here crowding the roads, going to outdoor restaurants....oh, boy!...I wish I were one of them. But I have no money right now anyway, so I might as well do something good for myself while I conserve my resources.
P.S. Got a near-new pair of shoes (brown suede pumps) and a small corningware bake dish for $1. Yeah!
Last edited by Lahontani; September 4th, 2010 at 04:39 PM.
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Well its day 10 of 40 and today is much better so far than yesterday. I made myself sick by not getting the right amount of lemonade in the right amount of time. Although I did drink tons of water, it wasn't enough. In the morning I went to the gym after 1 1/2 servings of lemonade and worked out with my husband. We worked in the "meat head" section of the gym, did chest, shoulders and calves. In between I did balance and stretching. Ran errands and then "tried" to take a 30 minute nap before Zumba at 5:30. When I got home at 7, I was so wasted, hungry, irritable, hungry, nauseous, hungry I wanted to cry. I got my lemonades in and then later my tea and felt better, even though husband was eating in front of me. That was yesterday and this is today.
Lesson learned: make sure you get the proper amount of servings "throughout" the day. Force them in if you have to, use a straw, fill your stomach, curb your hunger, Get all your servings in. DRINK LOTS OF WATER, pee a lot!
New quote for the day: I would rather pee, than to be hungry!!
Everyone have a blessed and safe day!!
I love hearing your thoughts. I agree with so much of what you've said here. It's really crazy how much I use justification when it comes to eating (as far as "deserving" something or "earning" something fattening or SAD). This cleanse (now on Day 8, so officially my longest ever) has helped me to see even more clearly how much I eat out of boredom or for comfort (especially cheese, apparently ).
We've done P90X but not with regularity, so I don't think I've really reaped the benefits. Maybe that's something I need to commit to as well instead of just running. I'll get a good workout just moving the furniture out of the way!
Thanks again for sharing.
07/2010: 8 Days
09/2010: 21 Days
01/2011: Goal is 14-21
I am so glad I sat down to read all of your posts! I am only on day three and you have remotivated me! I am not feeling so great today (mainly because of this ridiculous headache!) but I assume this will pass. This is my first cleanse of this kind. I do a raw fruit and vegetable cleanse every year but decided to go with the Master Cleanse this time.
So, from what I have read it sounds like day three is commonly a "wall" and things should improve after this? Do you agree? I would love to hear your own experiences. Any tips on how to deal with the headache? Any other day that tends to be worse than others? Thanks!
Ahuahu -- Thanks for telling me about why you drank 2 cups of tea that night. I am almost ready for my cup now. Just finishing the last cup of lemonade and then I'll drink some water. I also drink water throughout the night.
My husband is in Mass and I will have to go out there any day now for his dad's funeral. This is selfish, but I really wanted to go for 22 days on the MC and I will have to stop the day I fly out. With all that will be going on there I know that circumstances won't allow me to continue with the MC. This is my 13th Day. I lost 13 pounds and I am at 140 now. I am happy about that, but I was going to start going to the gym this Monday. I have done Walk Away the Pounds with Leslie Sansone and my stretch regimen, but I felt I could do more to tone my body and get rid of the fat hanging around my middle. Well, I will just have to do the MC again in a few months time. I love doing it and always look forward to chatting on the BB with you fabulous folks.
Good luck everyone and hang in there.
MASTER CLEANSE HISTORY:
10 days 9/06
20 days 10/06
11 days 5/07
10 days 10/07
11 days 2/08
12 days 3/08
14 days 8/08
11 days 1/09
19 days 6/09
"It's always too early to quit!" -- Norman Vincent Peale