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 Post subject: Second attempt at this
PostPosted: Mon Jul 10, 2017 6:41 am 
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I'm creating this journal to track my progress and to hold myself accountable.

I did the MC in April and lost 7 lbs. I gained a couple back due to water weight but I am currently 1 lb lighter than my lowest weight post-cleanse (I exercise and watch what I eat). Despite all my efforts, the weight loss has been very slow. So I'm back on the MC to jumpstart losing 15 more lbs. I plan to do it again in August to bring my closer to my goal.

When I did the cleanse the first time I made some mistakes and I want to do things differently this time. For one, I didn't finish it. I lasted 7 days and gave up because I got bored with it and I was happy with my physical changes. I also cheated a few times. About three days in I would have an occasional snack (couple pieces of cheese, some low calorie popcorn)- nothing more than 200 calories. I was so disappointed in my lack of will power. I wasn't really hungry, I was just bored and I craved being able to chew.

On the positive side, I learned so many things about myself doing the cleanse. For one, I learned that hunger is mostly mental, and I eat a lot out of boredom. Thanks to the cleanse I was able to start doing intermittent fasting. I tried IF before and only lasted one day. The MC made me realize what I was truly capable of.

This time I am going to do the full 10 days. I am NOT going to snack and I am going to be more consistent with my SWF (I only did it once the last time). I am also going to exercise this time to have optimum results.

So this is day one. I filled a 30 oz bottle of the lemonade and I have drunk half so far. I am going to have the rest of it now and make another bottle for "dinner."

SW: 156.6
GW: 148 (I'm setting an aggressive goal because I'll be tempted to quit if I reach it before the 10 days)


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 Post subject: Re: Second attempt at this
PostPosted: Tue Jul 11, 2017 1:39 am 
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Hi there. I just read your journal, it seems we have both posted our journals in the same day. How's your day so far? I hope you're doing fine. As for me, I'm battling hunger pangs... hungry, hungry, hungry... :evil: is all i can think of. And i still have to cook for my husband. Can you imagine the feelings? :|

I hope we can both survive this! :mrgreen:


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 Post subject: Re: Second attempt at this
PostPosted: Wed Aug 09, 2017 1:34 am 
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athene wrote:
Hi there. I just read your journal, it seems we have both posted our journals in the same day. How's your day so far? I hope you're doing fine. As for me, I'm battling hunger pangs... hungry, hungry, hungry... :evil: is all i can think of. And i still have to cook for my husband. Can you imagine the feelings? :|

I hope we can both survive this! :mrgreen:


Hi! I'm ashamed to say I quit that very day :oops:

Today is my first day trying it again and I'm going to keep up this time. I have all my ingredients (and spent a lot of money on them) so I refuse to quit. I've done this before and loved it (after I got used to it) so I have no excuses.

The hunger will go away eventually. I think by the third day I was fine. Its harder at night because I get tired of the lemonade by then; but if you keep drinking you will be fine. Just try to stay ahead of the hunger.

Eventually you'll get to a point where you can be around food and not be tempted. Good luck!


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 Post subject: Re: Second attempt at this
PostPosted: Wed Aug 09, 2017 1:43 am 
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Day 1
I did not weigh but I will tomorrow. I brought a 2 liter bottle of the mix to work with me. I plan to drink the entire bottle today. I am going to the gym today for light cardio. I really want to accelerate the weight loss while on the cleanse and it will help me take my mind off food.

My goal this time is 14 days :shock: :shock:
My birthday is the 24th so 14 days will give me enough time to ease out and celebrate my birthday (responsibly).


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 Post subject: Re: Second attempt at this
PostPosted: Wed Aug 09, 2017 6:06 am 
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Wow, Roadie, your honesty is very admirable, and I'm guessing you'll make it this time. After 14 days, be sure to do a nice long ease-out, as your body's digestive tract will not take solids easily. Check out this forum's section on how to do the MC. It really pays to do the OJ and soup ease-out, and i always continue to lose during those days. If you do the MC to 10 days, you can afford to do 3 or 4 days of ease-out in time for your birthday!!

I have to ask you one nosy question:
Are you bringing fully mixed lemonade to work? Like with the cayenne already added?
I ask because the "heat" of the cayenne multiplies as it stews in the lemon. I have noticed that people who premix the cayenne often quit early. I have a feeling the effects of that hot cayenne may be a big factor. When I premix, I leave out the cayenne but bring along a shaker of it. Tiny little jar of it doesn't take up much room and you just sprinkle what you need into your current glass (dose) just before drinking it.

Just a suggestion.

But let me know how your day goes.

Bali Lemon
Day 4


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 Post subject: Re: Second attempt at this
PostPosted: Wed Aug 09, 2017 7:20 am 
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Hi Balie! I really appreciate your feedback. You raised a good point about the ease-out. In that case I'll stick to 10-12. I do want to jump back on the cleanse after my bday, while my body is still used to it, and do another 10 days.

Yes, I do mix everything at once. I actually made my mix last night and it tastes fine. I prefer not to make it in advance but it was the more convenient option. I'll keep your advice in mind. :wink:

So I've had 16 ounces of the mix so far, took a walk during my lunch break and got hungry. I'm about to down another 30 ounces. I'm curious how much everyone else drinks. I usually don't measure but I want to keep track this time for calories sake.


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 Post subject: Re: Second attempt at this
PostPosted: Wed Aug 09, 2017 7:31 am 
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Forgot to note that I have an onset headache. :cry:


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 Post subject: Re: Second attempt at this
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Roadto135 wrote:
Forgot to note that I have an onset headache. :cry:



Same here, at the end of Day 1!

I just want to butt in and add that regarding the cayenne, what works best for me is to measure the syrup and pour it into my already full cup, then shake the cayenne into the syrup that's left on the spoon, eat it right off the spoon with that bit of syrup, and immediately follow that with a chug of the lemonade. There's still some sting but way less that when it's mixed in, and it goes away quickly!

Good luck with your cleanse! :)


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 Post subject: Re: Second attempt at this
PostPosted: Thu Aug 10, 2017 5:45 am 
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Hey, Roadto135, how's it going?

Headache... yes, one of the signs that you are detoxing. But it can also be a sign of dehydration, so it pays to make sure you are also chugging spring water all by itself, in between lemonades.

You posed the question of how much we other Cleansers are drinking each day. This is just me, but this is how I like it. Every glass of lemonade that I count has these components (T being a tablespoon):

2 T organic lemon or lime juice, as freshly squeezed as possible
2 T dark organic maple syrup (used to be Grade B, but nowadays it's usually labeled Grade A Dark Amber)
12 to 16 oz spring water (yes, this is a heavy dilute)
big shake of organic cayenne pepper, usually coating the top of the glass.

If I'm taking a supply to go out for any reason (work, errands, etc), I mix together individual portions SANS the cayenne, which I take along with me. Like I said, I shake it into the lemon/maple/water drink just before drinking.

And I try to drink tons of water in between the lemonades, like right before and after downing one.

The guidelines for how MANY lemonades in a day are: minimum of 6, maximum of 12.

I find that if I don't space out my lemonades and drink most of them in the evening, I can't sleep for all the sugar. That's just me, but I would say it's best to have those drinks fairly evenly spaced throughout the day, to keep your energy high.

Hope this answers your question, but I'd be curious to know others' answers as well.

Bali Lemon


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 Post subject: Re: Second attempt at this
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SquatchMe wrote:
Roadto135 wrote:
Forgot to note that I have an onset headache. :cry:



Same here, at the end of Day 1!

I just want to butt in and add that regarding the cayenne, what works best for me is to measure the syrup and pour it into my already full cup, then shake the cayenne into the syrup that's left on the spoon, eat it right off the spoon with that bit of syrup, and immediately follow that with a chug of the lemonade. There's still some sting but way less that when it's mixed in, and it goes away quickly!

Good luck with your cleanse! :)

I prefer the taste of the cayenne pepper in the lemonade, I just hate the burning sensation.


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 Post subject: Re: Second attempt at this
PostPosted: Fri Aug 11, 2017 5:19 am 
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So I am going to be honest with you guys. I am starting over at day one.

Wednesday was really good and I did a great job of keeping my hunger at bay. But I ended up getting an alcoholic beverage and throwing the day's work down the toilet. No craving for food but I wanted alcohol (that's another story).

So the next day I was craving every bad thing under the sun and ate horribly. So here I am, today, back at day one.

I want to kick myself because I was supposed to start on Monday - I could be halfway done by now. But that's all behind me now and all I can do is make sure that I stay consistent from here.


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 Post subject: Re: Second attempt at this
PostPosted: Fri Aug 11, 2017 5:25 am 
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Bali Lemon wrote:
Hey, Roadto135, how's it going?

Headache... yes, one of the signs that you are detoxing. But it can also be a sign of dehydration, so it pays to make sure you are also chugging spring water all by itself, in between lemonades.

You posed the question of how much we other Cleansers are drinking each day. This is just me, but this is how I like it. Every glass of lemonade that I count has these components (T being a tablespoon):

2 T organic lemon or lime juice, as freshly squeezed as possible
2 T dark organic maple syrup (used to be Grade B, but nowadays it's usually labeled Grade A Dark Amber)
12 to 16 oz spring water (yes, this is a heavy dilute)
big shake of organic cayenne pepper, usually coating the top of the glass.

If I'm taking a supply to go out for any reason (work, errands, etc), I mix together individual portions SANS the cayenne, which I take along with me. Like I said, I shake it into the lemon/maple/water drink just before drinking.

And I try to drink tons of water in between the lemonades, like right before and after downing one.

The guidelines for how MANY lemonades in a day are: minimum of 6, maximum of 12.

I find that if I don't space out my lemonades and drink most of them in the evening, I can't sleep for all the sugar. That's just me, but I would say it's best to have those drinks fairly evenly spaced throughout the day, to keep your energy high.

Hope this answers your question, but I'd be curious to know others' answers as well.

Bali Lemon


I had drunk about 30 ounces of water by the time my headache came on. Dehydration sounds accurate because I was going to the bathroom a lot.

Your measurements are nowhere near as generous as mine. I just put 4 T of syrup and 6 T of lemon juice into a 16 ounce glass. I always mix until it gets the flavor profile I like.


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