- I had the exact same experience of losing weight slowly on a cleanse. The first one I did, I lost about 1 pound or more a day. Then I did a 20 day one this spring and the weight just inched off. Not sure why our bodies differ from time to time like that. Very curious. On a positive note, I think that if the weight is coming off more slowly, it will stay off more easily. That is what I have found anyway. BTw - I shoot for 6 to 7 glasses of lemonade a day.
Congratulations on Day 10 - you are very strong! My Day 5 was super busy so I wasn't thinking about the cleanse much, but I do have to admit that I am getting more tempted for food and stuff now. I usually do well on the first days, and then need more willpower to hang in there through the later days. I am trying to convince myself to stay on the cleanse no matter what until I reach 119 pounds. I've done a 20 day cleanse before so imagine I could do that long again, even if not very enjoyable. I just wonder how long it will take me to get to that weight. Obviously no idea so I'll just take it one day at a time.
And how cool that you also lived in Japan! I visited Nagoya - but only briefly. I was in Tokyo. I was there from 1993 to 1998. Sorry to hear about your husband. I was married to a Japanese man and we are now divorced. We moved to the US in 1998 and things started to unravel. Anyway, I hope that this cleanse will bring you much peace. Thank you for the support and let's stay in touch. I know I will need some encouragement to not throw in the towel in the next few days.
- Taiwan - how cool! I've never been - but I can imagine the dilemma with food all around you. Great job on sticking to this despite all of the temptation. I have gained water weight during "lady time" as well - and I've noticed that the SWF sometimes causes me to retain water as well. So I, like you, try not to be concerned if the scale goes up. But it does suck to see it go up!
I know that for me, a long slow run will definitely get the scale to go down the next day. I'm going to do that this Sat. and Sun. - maybe 1.5 hours of jogging each day. Just to keep the fluids moving, detox via sweat, and burn some additional calories.
Best wishes to both of you!!