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Monday, October 18, 2010

Me + Cleanse = Valuable Lesson Learned

OK... so I am going to sheepishly admit that I *tired* a home based cleansed/detox.  So first things first.. I KNOW NOTHING ~ ABSOLUTELY NOTHING about cleanses or detoxing.  I have been reading a few articles that I found on line.. most of it scared the heck out of me.  I didn't want to do damage to my body.  I didn't want to gain all this weight back.  But I went forward with a very simple one.  Fresh fruits and veggies, lots and lots of water.. and two hand full of nuts per day - that's it.  THAT'S IT! (I thought to myself!). 

The results I was looking for were... feeling 'flushed' (yeah.. we are gonna go there!☺), loose a couple of pounds (but not my main goal), and just over all feel DETOXIFIED.  I wanted to see how my body would react.. would I get the shakes?  Would I experience headaches, sweats and all the other possible side affects?

I guess I'll never know... because I only lasted 4 hours!!! Ha ha!  I am such a sucker!  But on the serious side of things... I kinda felt myself going crazy!  No really!  All my focus was on food.  What I COULDN'T eat... and for me that is not good.  I don't have an eating disorder.  I am not anorexic (ha ha - far from it).  I don't binge and purge.  But I was over weight because I love food too much!  Love the taste of it.  The smell of it.  It made me feel content and *full*.  I was gluttonous.. at least in my opinion.

The funny thing is... I've lost 26.5 lbs by NOT FOCUSING on what I eat.  I eat what I want (in moderation).  I enjoy desert.  I enjoy coffee (limited amounts).  I enjoy a cookie.  I ENJOY food... because I am not FOCUSING on it. 

OK.. so for now I am going to pass on the detoxes and cleanses.  Not for me thank you.  I am loosing weight and feeling good without them. 

I will continue to run (because I enjoy it) and eat sensibility.

Lesson Learned.

1 comment:

  1. I totally agree with you. I think what happened for me with Livestrong is the FOCUS on what I was eating. It was drove me nuts and I ate MORE!! If I too look back and really see what helped me lose weight it is the focus...

    Focusing on what we want our life to look like, not what we don't is also so much better don't you think?


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