I Have Been Blessed

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Um, I’m hungry …

on February 17, 2011

…but somehow not as hungry as I thought I would be… You see we are fasting… This is day three…

A while back, Austin decided he wanted to do a cleansing fast. Basically a fast to purge all the junk out of your body. It is (theoretically) supposed to get rid of all the accumulated stuff your body collects, jump start your metabolism and weight loss efforts, and clean the toxins out of your body. For me, it is a way for me to try something new in my IBS-C Battle. And hopefully, help us to get rid of our bad eating habits, so that once replaced by good eating habits, we will be healthier people.

Before the fast, we were starting to eliminate our calories. We were down to about 1400 a day, but it wasn’t enough. We still had bad eating habits (lots of carbs, eating right before bed, lots and lots of diet soda). We knew we had to get out of those habits.

So, this is day 3. It’s called the Lemonade Diet, or the Master Cleanse Diet. We drink a special Lemonade drink (Lemonade, Maple Syrup, Cayenne Pepper, and Water). This is mostly all we drink, although we are *allowed* decaf herb tea, and of course water, water, water. We also drink a Smooth Move Tea at night, which is supposed to help our body elimante all the accumulated junk.

Tuesday (Day 1) I was exhausted. Yesterday, I had a massive headache (caffeine withdrawal!!), but today I actually feel okay.

Brendyn is loving it, because he gets to be in charge of all the kid meals. He gets to choose and make Cereal or Oatmeal for breakfast. A choice of Ramen Noodles, sandwiches, or Chef Boyardee for Lunch, and Dinners for them this week are Pizza, Fish Sticks, Corn Dogs, and Chicken Nuggets. (All things Brendyn can make in the oven!!) ~It definately helps to not have to make their food. Being around food makes me want to eat it.

I have come to understand the difference between Belly Hunger and Mouth Hunger. You can’t mistake Belly Hunger – your belly hurts, it’s grumbling, you are starting to get nauseaus. More often, I am fighting with Mouth Hunger. I want to put something, anything in my mouth and eat it.

But it’s Day Three. We’ve made it this far. I am proud of us.

Five Special Blessings to Me Today: Laptops, Books, Knitting, Meetings, Talking on the Phone (READ: Anything that keeps my mind off of eating!!)

Have a blessed day today, and eat an extra slice of *something* for me today!!!

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