Day 12 and FINAL day here! Yahoo! I cannot believe I made it. I have decided to stop as my tongue is returning to a nice pink color and I barely have anything coming out in my eliminations now.
Selway - as for the bleeding on Day 10, it was definitely hemmorhoids as I had some telltale symptoms before and it cleared up by the next day. It is amazing how quickly the body can heal on a cleanse.
Overall final observations on my first master cleanse:
-Day 2 was a horrible day with very bad headaches (detox symptoms)
-Day 6 was my worst day of the cleanse (I think Day 7 for others) where I felt aches and pains everywhere (like a flu) and could barely get out of bed
-only felt hunger and cravings the first few days and after that no hunger whatsoever
-my skin looks great and many people have commented on it.
-I have definitely lost weight, not sure how much as I do not own a scale. However, I can tell by my face, my clothes and a few people have commented on how skinny I am!
-My energy level is awesome.....I feel really good and have spent the last few days finding a good homeade vegetable stock recipe and vegetable soup recipe. I have also been pulling out some other healthy recipes like hummous and my favorite salads. I am so excited!
I must say that I am surprised that I made it to 12 days......I have done other cleanses in the past but never a pure liquid one so I was not sure I could make it. I think by planning the cleanse around a time of year with few social engagements and then politely declining others really helped. Also, I planned it around a 4 day off weekend at the beginning of the cleanse as I was not sure how sick I would feel.
Well, I have already bought my beautiful oranges for tomorrow and will pick up all my veg to make my homeade broth tomorrow. I amvery excited!
Thanks again to all for sharing their experiences - it REALLY helped and inspired me. And to all of you still cleansing, best of luck and hang in there! It feels so good when you finish!