Well. Here we are. 3 months into my diet/cleanse, and I will be the first one to admit it is not easy. Unfortunately for me, I started this cleanse two weeks before I was going on a cruise. Yes, you read that right. A cruise! I packed all of my pills and probiotics, my essential oils and diffuser and I was off to the Bahamas.
During that trip, I did my best, I cried for a hot second because it was so damn hard to stick to, and made myself make it through. I finished out the month of August losing 5 pounds and an inch and a half around my waist (which was where all of my bloat and pain was).
I had such terrible die off and I really didn’t think it was going to get better. I kept reading “it’s going to get worse before you feel better” but I just kept hoping I would be the one that would be different.
Night sweats, emotional swings, cravings, losing a ton of hair, etc. You name it. I had it (and still having some of the symptoms). I couldn’t wait for September to arrive so I could be back on track once I was back at work.
September arrived and I was ready to tackle and finish out the month strong. I made sure to plan out what I was going to buy at the market for the week. And I planned ahead of what I was going to make for dinner and lunches. I had done some “cheating” in the past month and half and paid for it, I knew I couldn’t do it anymore to myself. It was only setting me back.
I figured out over the course of these 3 months what I could really and truly eat and not have a bad reaction. (I also just recently got an allergy test done and had some surprising results. Yikes. That’s a whole other story)
Chicken, meat, green beans, potato (not a lot), zucchini, pork, bean sprouts, cooked carrots, all gluten free flours, breads, pasta, cookies, etc. These are just a few of the items I can eat and will eat. I am one of the pickiest eaters so this has been very hard for me.
Once I had my check-in in late August, and realized dairy was more of an issue than sugar, I was kind of excited. I could slide a little bit of sugar into my diet. I had gone so many weeks with no sugar, I honestly didn’t think I was going to make it. I will admit, if I have too much of it, my body was not afraid to let me know. But let’s be honest, sugar is everywhere.
I am proud of myself for sticking to this cleanse, but disappointed, that it’s not even close to being over. I know it’s not about how long it takes for us to get where we are going, just as long as we get there.
Here’s to the holidays and sneaking in a treat or two!!
Stay tuned for more…..