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Master Cleanse Break: Day 3

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Posting Thursday’s notes…

Morning weigh-in: 143.8 lbs

7:57 am – 26 oz orange juice

Drinking the juice is going pretty slowly again today.

At this point, there is no conflict between breaking the cleanse (per the Day 3 instructions in Master Cleanser) and participating in FullyRaw Kristina’s 21-Day Challenge — orange juice for breakfast, raw fruit for lunch, and raw fruit or veggie salad for dinner.  I feel like I have been anticipating this day forever!

I combined 2 pints blackberries, 1 lb. strawberries, 5 kiwis, and a pom.  So, I have a good 7 cups of fruit for lunch. According to cron-o-meter, it is an 837.3 calorie meal!  I’ll probably be working on it ’til dinner!  Lunch is supposed to be 700 to 800 calories, so I’m well in the clear.

Raw Fruit Lunch

Raw Fruit Lunch

For dinner, I started with banana ice cream and strawberries.  Yums!  And finished with a low-fat raw vegan (LFRV) dish of lettuce, cucumber noodles, and a papaya dressing.  The recipe is from RawsomeHealthy.  The dressing turned out greener than I expected, but it was soo delicious! Double yums!!

First Course Dinner:  Banana ice cream + strawberries

First Course Dinner: Banana ice cream + strawberries

Second Course Dinner: Salad w/ Cucumber Noodles

Second Course Dinner: Salad w/ Cucumber Noodles

Eating went very well today.  I maybe had a  cup or less of  fruit leftover from lunch.  That’s fine, considering the fruit totally filled my 7-cup container, which I packed for the work day.  So, I’m glad I ate that much.  Lunch?  Dinner?  Ate all of it!!

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Master Cleanse: Day 7

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Posting yesterday’s notes…

Morning Weigh-in: 147.0 lbs

Friday’s Intake:
5:57 am – 1 quart salt water

8:21 am – 1 quart limeade
I juiced the limes at home and stored in a pint for the ride to work.  I use a sink strainer (that’s never been in the sink!)  to keep out the seeds.  The limes were pretty firm, even after rolling, so I made some cuts in the flesh to get the juice out.  Four were enough for 3 batches (or 6 tbsp) in one quart.    The limeade was a bit more tangy but a nice, refreshing change.

Cutting limes to get to the juice!

Cutting limes to get to the juice!

Juicing limes through the strainer

Juicing limes through the strainer

Limeade

Limeade

11:04 am – 1 quart lemonade
Lunch was fun…and cold!  I went to the Farmer’s Market for some butternut squash.  I got those, some Roma tomatoes, Kentucky-grown Shitake mushrooms, and red onion.  Stocking up!

1:06 pm – 1 quart lemonade
Annnnd, I’m about out of maple syrup again!

4:13 pm – 16 oz warm water
More groceries!  While shopping for maple syrup at Fresh Market,  I continued to stock up on more fruits and veggies for next week.   As previously mentioned, I signed up for the FullyRaw 21-Day Challenge, though I plan to go at least a month all raw.  The shopping list for the program is super helpful!  I bought 10 small zucchinis, 4 large cucumbers, 3 heads Romaine lettuce, 2 celery, a bag of sweet peppers, an onion, apples, bananas, and even some small red watermelons! I felt somewhat self-conscious buying so much produce again, minus any packaged foods, as it usually draws looks or questions at the register.  I was having flashbacks from raw shopping trips past.  Then, I stepped back and noticed my large shopping cart was nowhere near packed!  Regarding what’s a normal amount to buy/eat, my perspective is in the process of shifting.  = )  I just hope I eat it all!!

7:23 pm – 1 quart lemonade

10:00 pm – 1 pint herbal laxative tea

Master Cleanse: Day 5

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Happy New Year!!

Morning Weigh-in: 148.2 lbs

Today’s Intake:

7:54 am – 1 quart salt water

I am loving the simplicity of this cleanse.  Just two teaspoons of salt, plus water, to start the morning.  I ate ice the rest of the  morning.

During one of many trips to the RR, I pressed on my stomach to massage the colon and experienced way more elimination.   I was already feeling just fine before — no dizziness, weakness, or headaches.  I felt even better after helping things along in this way.  I did it because every time I moved, I can hear and feel the latest quart of fluids sloshing around inside!

11:51 am – 1 quart lemonade

I sipped this quart while watching The Matrix, one of my fave movies, and playing Sudoko.  I love the part where Trinity says, “You know that road.  You know exactly where it ends.  And I know that’s not where you want to be.”  It applies to so many things for me, and at this moment, it is the familiar road of cooked food versus the raw food path.

Let it all go…fear, doubt, and disbelief.  Free your mind.

~ The Matrix

3:16 pm – 1 quart lemonade

4:14 pm – 1 cup mint tea

5:03 pm – 1 quart lemonade

8:48 pm – 1 cup herbal lax tea

I ordered some Khadrawy dates from 7hotdates.  I will need them next week!  I’m very much looking forward to eating again.  My mouth is salivating looking at raw vegan recipes.  When I get back to eating, I plan to eat mostly fruit and keep it close to 80/10/10 at least for a month.  I really want to work on taking in the seemingly large amount of fruit on a consistent basis and getting used to it.  Then, I may stick to raw for longer than a month.  For good would be nice.  = )

How synchronistic!  I just received and signed up for FullyRaw Kristina’s 21 Day Challenge. This is perfect as I prefer to eat LFRV, and the program will be beginning as my cleanse is ending.