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 Post subject: Re: MCMakeover's 60 Day Journey
PostPosted: Wed Mar 01, 2017 10:31 am 
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Abbey Lee wrote:
Oh no! Oh no I hope you feel better so quickly! I mean the good news is that the fast really will heal the flu faster than if you were eating! Just you snuggle down in your bed and try to sleep and rest as much as you can.

I can't believe you have never had the flu! Good job having strong immunity.

You're doing great, probably doesn't feel like it right now, but you are! Best wishes!


:oops: I caved on Sunday :oops: It was a combination of feeling bad, being very cold, and running out of maple syrup and lemons. One of the tough things about being on the cleanse, when no one knows, is if you are sick, who do you send to the store for ingredients?

I think it has less to do with have a great immunity and more to do with getting flu shots every year. This was the first year I didn't get a flu shot. I kid you not. They are covered by my insurance through the university and I had no reason not to get one. My parents pestered me about it, a friend asked me to go with her. I just never did it. Never again! I teach 35 students and live in university housing; I should have gotten a shot just because of how many people I am in contact with daily...but I didn't :-( Or...maybe I've just gotten old and my immunity isn't what it once was :shock:

As always, thanks for the support.


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 Post subject: Re: MCMakeover's 60 Day Journey
PostPosted: Wed Mar 01, 2017 11:57 am 
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Awwwww!


Great point about who do you send to the store!? It made me laugh in that dark way.

So so sorry about the Flu ... :( Horrible stuff really

Life is nice and long so you can always try again any time you know? I've false started plenty and plenty of fasts ... many times!


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 Post subject: Re: MCMakeover's 60 Day Journey
PostPosted: Wed Mar 01, 2017 12:01 pm 
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Oh also I forgot to stay that any progress is progress you keep you know? It's not lost. It still counts! I used to misunderstand that part. Now I get it though!


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 Post subject: Re: MCMakeover's 60 Day Journey
PostPosted: Wed Mar 01, 2017 12:29 pm 
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I believe you got the flu because of the MC. Your body is detoxing big time and is weaker as a result. Are you doing the salt water flush in the morning? If not, I recommend you start immediately or you can cause damage to your insides. p.s. I got my graduates degree and it's so wonderful to be finally done! Good for you for going for your graduate degree.


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 Post subject: Re: MCMakeover's 60 Day Journey
PostPosted: Wed Mar 01, 2017 2:16 pm 
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@MCMakeover I am so glad to see you on here today! :) Hope you're feeling much better. Eh who here hasn't fallen off the wagon? I commend you for restarting the mc! Go day 1!


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 Post subject: Re: MCMakeover's 60 Day Journey
PostPosted: Thu Mar 02, 2017 1:00 pm 
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Abbey Lee wrote:
Oh also I forgot to stay that any progress is progress you keep you know? It's not lost. It still counts! I used to misunderstand that part. Now I get it though!


You’re absolutely right…and I think you’re body recognizes this a bit? My Day 1 yesterday went so much more smoothly than my Day 1 two weeks ago. Or maybe it’s just the three days of food since Sunday (mostly vegetable soups) is still so much better than what I was eating before I started the fast the first time.

Halyna17 wrote:
I believe you got the flu because of the MC. Your body is detoxing big time and is weaker as a result. Are you doing the salt water flush in the morning? If not, I recommend you start immediately or you can cause damage to your insides. p.s. I got my graduates degree and it's so wonderful to be finally done! Good for you for going for your graduate degree.


I hadn’t thought of that…I guess it is a distinct possibility. I am doing the saltwater flush in the morning and the smooth move tea in the evening.
Thank you, and congratulations! I wish I knew this was the end…I’m thinking about going to medical school because I think it gets at the root of the issues I want to address...but I don't relish the idea of two years of basic sciences to do it :-/ We will see. I might get to graduation and feel like, "Nope. I'm done."

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@MCMakeover I am so glad to see you on here today! :) Hope you're feeling much better. Eh who here hasn't fallen off the wagon? I commend you for restarting the mc! Go day 1!


Awe, thanks! I missed how supportive this community is and felt so guilty on Sunday after I had the soup…although not guilty enough to not have another bowl ;-)

Thanks…this Day 1 was so much easier than the last. Hopefully the same is true of my first ten days. Although, I started feeling pretty bad by day 7 last time so hopefully I don’t feel that bad this time.


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 Post subject: Redux: Day 2 (192.6 lbs)
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Redux: Day 2 (192.6 lbs)

So my day 2 weight is 192.6. That's a 4.2 lbs loss since yesterday. I am not surprised the number is that high because I am very sodium sensitive and I spent the three days I was off the cleanse drinking soup...I know, not the best thing for someone with a sodium sensitivity. However, in all fairness, when I am not sick, I usually make my own soup and I reduce the amount of sodium in recipes. As I was eating soup made by the roommate, I had no desire to look a gift horse in the mouth. Also, I was freezing and the soup was warm.

Today was a pretty easy day. The cough is still pretty bad but the low grade fever (99.6) that was still lingering as of yesterday is entirely gone and my temperature is back to normal. I'm on the mend.

I plan on going for a walk shortly and look forward to fresh air.

Thanks to all of the lovely people who left nice messages. I appreciate you all more than words can express.


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 Post subject: Redux: Day 3 (191.2 lbs)
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Redux: Day 3 (191.2 lbs)

My weight this morning is 191.2. That is a 1.4 lbs loss since yesterday. Again, I believe the quick drop from my Day 1 weight today's weight is due to water retention. While I am excited for every pound released, I won't get really excited about seeing the scale move until I am back to 189.4lbs, which was my Day 9 weight, and the last time I weighed myself before I fell off the cleanse on Day 11.

I woke up this morning feeling the same as yesterday. Still a bit...sick. I went to bed fairly early last night and thought another night's sleep was all I really needed to get over this, but it may take more time and rest.

It's Friday and I don't have classes or work so I look forward to catching up on some blogs/vlogs before doing some laundry and other household chores, like cleaning my room, that got completely out of control while I was sick.


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 Post subject: Re: MCMakeover's 60 Day Journey
PostPosted: Fri Mar 03, 2017 6:56 am 
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You're doing much already plus battling the flu and doing this mc. Make sure you take advantage of today and rest up as much as you can. It really helps. You're doing so well! :)


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 Post subject: Re: MCMakeover's 60 Day Journey
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bookw0rm wrote:
You're doing much already plus battling the flu and doing this mc. Make sure you take advantage of today and rest up as much as you can. It really helps. You're doing so well! :)



Thanks bookw0rm. The only thing that is working is just trying to focus on the day at hand. Anytime I think too far into the future, I feel weak. But if I can just get through the day at hand, it will all be okay.


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 Post subject: Redux: Day 4 (189.8 lbs)
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Redux: Day 4 (189.8 lbs)

My weight this morning was 189.8lbs which puts me back in the 180s! Yay! Good bye to the 190s forever! Hopefully. Definitely. I know the weight loss will dramatically slow down now that I have gotten back to where I was before I fell off the cleanse but, as always, I'm grateful for any progress.

Yesterday, a friend who has applauded me attempt to get into better shape and my consistent declining of the snacks and other goodies that constantly float around University Housing saw me standing next to his desk and remarked out of the blue, "You are definitely a smaller." I beamed. I can't see it yet when I look in the mirror but I'm hoping by Day 10, when I take my first progress photo, I'll be able to see it.

Today was a lazy Saturday. I am still not completely better but I continue to hope that rest, water, and lemon drank will have me restored soon.


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 Post subject: Re: MCMakeover's 60 Day Journey
PostPosted: Sat Mar 04, 2017 2:16 pm 
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I love that your progress was validated. Those little things are incentive to keep on going. :) And yay the 180s. I'm right there with ya.

1 day at a time is the only way I get through the day too. I try not to focus on the day # it is, or how many more to go. I think it would drive me batty. I just distract myself, remove myself from near the food and focus on why I'm on this mc.

Well done on your progress so far. :) Hope you feel better soon.


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 Post subject: Re: MCMakeover's 60 Day Journey
PostPosted: Sat Mar 04, 2017 9:20 pm 
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Congratz on getting to your 180s! You go coco 8)


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 Post subject: Redux: Day 5 (190.4lbs) and Day 6 (189.8lbs)
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Redux: Day 5 (190.4lbs) and Day 6 (189.8lbs)

WARNING: Post may be TMI for people who don't like allusions to bodily functions

Saturday evening, my monthly menses came to play. I should not have been surprised by her arrival given the time since her last arrival, however, her impending presence is usually signaled by extreme cramps and significant bloating, which I did not experience this month. Further, I have always tended to have a heavier cycle (to the point that doctors put me on birth control at a very young age to "alleviate" it" but my current cycle could be described as "light" at worst. In fact, this may be the be menstrual cycle experience I have ever had.

As I had never been on the master cleanse before while also experiencing my menstrual cycle, I didn't immediately realize what was up. But this morning as I got ready to prepare my lemonade for the day, something finally clicked. My initial assumption was that I am not currently consuming enough calories as to make me suitably fertile...but I have been on diets before in which I "under ate" and they didn't affect my cycle and it's not like it's not there at all, it's just very, very, light.

Well, if someone had told me this could be the result of doing the master cleanse, I would have done it for loner periods years ago...or at least shifted the time of month that I planned to do it. Just kidding...or am I...

Not surprisingly, the arrival of my monthly means that I am retaining some water; I felt it when I woke up. My hands have a "tight" feeling... Which means, I was not surprised yesterday to weigh in at 190.4lbs which is a 0.6 lb gain between Saturday and Sunday and a 0.6lb loss between yesterday and today. When I am on my cycle I usually retain anywhere from 2-6lbs of additional water weight depending on what my diet has been like and my current weight, so I don't expect to get an accurate scale reading until early next week after my cycle ends. Although, perhaps the master cleanse will also affect its length? I can't imagine I could be so lucky.


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 Post subject: Re: MCMakeover's 60 Day Journey
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Thanks bookw0rm! It felt really good because it was unsolicited. Like we were talking about something related to work and he just said it out of the blue when I turned to the side to get something off a desk.

Thanks Halyna17 :-)


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