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 Post subject: Re: Bookw0rm's first MC of 2017
PostPosted: Mon Mar 27, 2017 2:38 pm 
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Baisprincess wrote:
Awesome job! Be very proud of all that you have accomplished. I'm on Day 15 because of you! Thanks so much for sharing your journey! It really inspired me to go beyond 14 days. I'm still amazed at myself! Great job, I'm sure you will be successful on your new adventure. I'm going to do the Sugar Busters diet after this. Thanks again Bookw0rm!
Day 15 already? That's amazing! I am so proud of you!


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 Post subject: Re: Bookw0rm's 34 day MC
PostPosted: Tue Mar 28, 2017 4:56 am 
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Today is a repeat of yesterday minus the oj. Cucumber and carrot slices (raw) and veggie soup. Plus lots of water and tea. I haven't been having enough water or exercise. I am still on a calorie deficit so I should continue to lose weight. I am still figuring out this intermittent fasting thing. I read that for women 10hrs eating and 14 hrs fasting might be better for us. That sounds more doable to me so I am trying that today.


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 Post subject: Re: Bookw0rm's 34 day MC
PostPosted: Tue Mar 28, 2017 7:22 am 
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Stay strong! Good for you for following the IF plan right out of the gate! Sounds interesting.

I love what you said about sweets being a "treat" - that's a great way to keep it in perspective and stay motivated to NOT have them - only for special occassions. I remember a very pretty and slim female doctor telling me once that it's okay to still have a piece of cake or some sweets now and then, like once a year on your birthday! I think that normal, slim people just really don't ever eat that stuff! Ever. that's why they stay slim. So BW, stay strong and be the new slim lady you are now! No treats! Except on your birthday!

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 Post subject: Re: Bookw0rm's 34 day MC
PostPosted: Wed Mar 29, 2017 6:19 am 
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Day 5 of ease off

*TMI warning + Food Talk*
Soo Idk what is up with my digestive system but I've been eliminating a lot and I have mild stomach aches. I've decided to take a break from food today and go back to the lemonade. I'd only been having the veg soup I made, oj I squeeze, unsalted cucumber slices, baby carrots. I snacked on some okra, roasted peanuts and couple of ryvita crackers. It isn't that my body isn't processing everything, it's that what I'm eliminating isn't solid so something isn't agreeing with me, plus way too many bathroom trips.

I am still learning how much to eat. I sometimes overstuff my stomach because I forget I can't eat as much. I am finding it hard to deal with not feeling "full" after I've eaten too. I'll have the soup and still feel hungry. I am figuring out how much water to drink and when. The adjustment process is still ongoing.

Yesterday I took a walk through the grocery store & bulk food store to see what was vegan. I am proud that I didn't buy any junk. I ended up purchasing rye crackers, soy cheese, gluten free pasta and some organic bouillon cubes, plus a bunch of spices. The only splurge was the rye cracker and soy cheese. My cucumbers + soup didn't fill me up and I'd wanted something filling but healthy. I was craving bread and cheese but didn't have the heart to buy any so settled for the rye cracker and soy cheese instead. I haven't had any rice, or white flour since I've been off the mc. (Rice is my weakness).


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 Post subject: Re: Bookw0rm's 34 day MC
PostPosted: Wed Mar 29, 2017 9:39 am 
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Sorry to hear about your stomach issues. Hopefully it will pass soon. You body will work itself out. Good choices!


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 Post subject: Re: Bookw0rm's 34 day MC
PostPosted: Fri Mar 31, 2017 6:54 pm 
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I'm still around just mia with rl stuff (bday etc). Keep on pushing with your mc. you can do this!


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 Post subject: Re: Bookw0rm's 34 day MC
PostPosted: Sat Apr 01, 2017 4:28 pm 
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Okay so my big reward bday dinner was tonight and oh man I enjoyed the hell out of it. I didn't eat the full serving and prior to mc I'd have eaten double what I had. I had a small amount and shared the rest with family since they loved it as much as I did. I did the same with dessert. I took my time to savor the rich flavors and stopped when I felt full. I am now sat here with a pitcher of water with lemon juice to rehydrate.

I am proud of myself for being able to eat "bad" stuff in moderation. I think moderation is key. I also think I used to eat to stuff my feelings and cope with anxiety. Post mc, I am not so stressed and anxious. I also had some deep emo detox during the mc so I am more in control and "present" in the moment.

I went a little cray yesterday and ate a lot of junk and lawwwdd the headache I had this morning was SO BAD. I had justified it with saying "its my bday I can treat myself.". I won't overeat like that again. I didn't start to feel better until the afternoon.

I am still working out what I can eat and how much.

Hope your mc is going well :)


** Eta - The dress I had picked out to wear for my bday, fits very loose but I didn't wear it because it is still cold here in Canada. I am so glad I hit my goal though and will be wearing it once the weather warms up.


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 Post subject: Re: Bookw0rm's 34 day MC
PostPosted: Sat Apr 01, 2017 5:45 pm 
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Happy Birthday!! Glad you enjoyed your dinner, you deserve it :) I agree moderation is key.


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 Post subject: Re: Bookw0rm's 34 day MC
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Happy Birthday Bookworm!! I stopped by to see how you are doing and glad you're feeling great about yourself and putting your long-term self over your instant gratification-I will regret this later-self. Again, Happy Birthday and I wish you the best in your near and long-term future. 8)


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 Post subject: Re: Bookw0rm's 34 day MC
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Happy Birthday Bookw0rm! I'm glad your big night was everything you planned and more! You deserve it! Moderation is the key! Now that you have better knowledge and understanding plus a little willpower and determination anything is possible. Continue to strive for your goals!


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 Post subject: Re: Bookw0rm's 34 day MC
PostPosted: Sun Apr 02, 2017 3:53 pm 
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<3 thank you ladies, I had a great birthday weekend.

I am still learning how to eat to continue being healthy and lose weight. I'm still doing the OJ breakfast and soup for lunch/dinner from the ease out. They're super yummy.

You're all doing so well with the mc! Keep on going :)


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 Post subject: Re: Bookw0rm's 34 day MC
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Mind blown :!: ... thats a long time. Impressed.

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 Post subject: Re: Bookw0rm's 34 day MC
PostPosted: Wed Apr 05, 2017 6:00 am 
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bookworm, thanks for continue your journal after the cleanse. Do you find orange juice especially good for after-cleanse days? I just wonder why orange juice is designated in Master Cleanse.


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 Post subject: Re: Bookw0rm's 34 day MC
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coolrain wrote:
bookworm, thanks for continue your journal after the cleanse. Do you find orange juice especially good for after-cleanse days? I just wonder why orange juice is designated in Master Cleanse.


In the book, it says "The orange juice prepares the digestive system to properly digest and assimilate regular food". I am definitely no expert so I can only go from my own experiences and what I've read :) Btw, if you're wanting to read up more here's a link to the book by Stanley Burroughs http://www.circle-of-life.net/PDF/TheMasterCleanse.pdf

For me, the oj was the perfect thing to transition with. In terms of sustaining yourself on just the oj - it's perfect, not too sweet or tart and very refreshing. I am actually still doing oj for breakfast. I also take probiotics once I start the ease out process and it helps. The only time I had issues was when I was maybe eating too for a meal. or not enough fiber.

I hope I answered your question

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Just another update.


In terms of my weight so far since the ease off, I haven't looked at the scale. I've just been eating well (occasionally treating myself) by sticking to veggies. I haven't touched any fruits except oranges or lemons. My diet is pretty simple. I can tell I've obviously gained a few lbs from eating because my face looks rounder and pants are not as loose as it was on the mc. I am still working out.

The most interesting thing since the mc is I have 0 cravings for sweets or carbs. I also had a realization today that I don't deal with feeling exhausted as I did prior to the mc. The typical exhaustion I used to have prior to mc aren't a thing I deal with anymore more even when I haven't had a lot of sleep. Crazy!

I still crave salty snacks as I did prior to the mc and I don't know how to stop this. It's a symptom of adrenal fatigue and there are times when my body is jonesing for something super salty. I try to ignore it but my body doesn't feel right until I can have that hit of salt. It's like substance abuse. I haven't been strong enough to beat this and the last few days I've been caving. I have to see my naturopathic dr - hopefully they can help me sort that out. I am sure it's a vitamin/mineral deficiency thing. I can tell when I've had too much salt because it shows in my face and legs immediately. Socks will leave welts and my face will look tired and puffy...which is a lot recently.

I have been failing to drink enough water.

The neck pain I had prior to the mc is back and it sucks so much. Part of that has to do with the longer hours in front of a pc and now that my tummy is smaller, I can stomach sleep again lol which puts a strain on my neck. I find myself sleeping in that position even though I go to sleep on my back. My body is readjusting to it's new size. I have physical therapy tomorrow so that should help.

TMI update - So my super long neverending periods ended while on the mc and I am having my first since then. I have so much cramping. I never get cramps having just ended a long detox I am surprised. So far no weakness from the anemia. I am really hoping it ends properly like it's supposed to and doesn't go on forever.

I am hoping to restart the mc soon. I was thinking of doing it while on vacation next week but I have to work out the details.

While the mc is tough, it's the most simple thing to follow and being left to make my own choices? It is so much more difficult. I love food and that's why I'm overweight and unhealthy. I'm healthier now than I was before the mc but there is still a long road ahead. I am still trying to work out how to help myself.


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 Post subject: Re: Bookw0rm's 34 day MC
PostPosted: Wed Apr 05, 2017 4:49 pm 
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Thanks for your quick reply.

Thanks for sharing your after-cleanse experience. I hope you will find a satisfactory maintenance diet. By the way, could you be using food to numb some negative emotions?


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