THE FIRST WEIGH IN – I think my scale is broken!

I had to go on the scale three times and it was the same each time – an 11.2 pound weight loss in 4 days!  Not to mention 12 inches.  The thing I notice most?  My wrists are normal size again, instead of being all swollen like a fat lady.  And my ankles are ankles again – not kankles!  Ken Ludwig, from Go Cleanse is my coach and he is walking me through this step-by-step and explaining that it is not possible to lose 11 pounds of water, or else you would be dead.  It’s the toxins that have been storing themselves in my fat cells that have started moving out because of the enormous amount of water I’ve been drinking, not to mention the limited caloric intake.

So today I was back to 2 shakes and 1 meal – but the shake filled me up in the morning so I wasn’t rushing to eat.  Tonight I went to a happy hour event and had a few raw shrimp because I know I didn’t get in all my calories for lunch but just couldn’t eat any more.  Feeling great and looking great!  And people are noticing – even saying my skin looks great – which has a lot to do with releasing the toxins.

OK, I’m in for the long haul – 79 more pounds to go – next Friday I start on the 30 day race to maintenance.  That’s 5 days with two meals and two shakes and two days of cleanse – repeated 3 more times.  Cute clothes here I come!


The Cleanse, Part 1 – Day 1

When I put the word cleanse into Wikipedia I got to choose from either being clean or detoxification, so I chose the later. Here is what is says: “Detoxification is an alternative medicine approach that proponents claim rids the body of “toxins”, accumulated harmful substances that are alleged to exert undesirable effects on individual health. Body cleansing is not supported by science, with no medical benefits demonstrated, and is based on questionable or disproved scientific claims. The toxins are usually undefined, with no evidence (or inappropriately used testing) for toxic accumulation in the patient.”

That’s a lot of qualifiers and arguments used to describe something; claim, alleged to, not supported by science, no medical benefits demonstrated, based on questionable or disproved scientific claims, undefined, no evidence or inappropriately used testing. Oh, what do they know anyway, right? It was probably paid for by the fast food industry.

I like the first sentence “rids the body of “toxins”, accumulated harmful substances that are alleged to exert undesirable effects on individual health.” So I’m going with that. I know I have tons and tons of toxins in my body that are harmful and have exerted undesirable effects on my health – not the least of which is quite a bit of extra weight, fatigue and assorted other issues that I don’t care to share here.

With that in mind, I’m starting my first ever cleanse. I’m kinda surprised this is my first time since I’ve tried every diet known to man and woman – at least twice – but never a cleanse. Whenever my friends told me they were doing a cleanse, I thought it was drastic and crazy. But desperate times call for desperate measures, right? So, here I go – day one of nine – 2 days of shakes and one 400 – 600 calorie meal, then two days of no food, just shakes and other stuff they give you, then 4 days of shakes and one meal and finally, two more days of no food.

I chose the chocolate flavored shake because – well, I love chocolate. However, this mixes up very thick and isn’t that tasty. I thought of putting in a packet or two of sweetener, but then that would defeat the purpose of the cleanse, wouldn’t it?

Let’s see what happens and I’ll fill you in on the details of what kind of cleanse, why I choose that one and other assorted questions that I’m sure will keep you up at night. Tune in tomorrow …..