Thursday, July 26, 2012

Cleanse Thyself....

This past week/weekend was a lot of fun! Tyler had swim lessons on Tues and Thurs and we had neighbor dinner last Wed night. Always a good time! Friday we met our friends Melanie and Jared for dinner at El in tow. Tyler and Maddie had a ball as usual.
Saturday, Tyler and I hit the gym (well he hit the kids club) and the Alpharetta Farmer's Market and then Ben, Tyler and I hosted our friends Mike, Roberta, Andy, Angela, Steph and Pat at our house for Balderdash fun. Those nights never disappoint. I always end up laughing to the point of tears. Seriously, the best board game around!
Sunday Ben went water skiing on the lake with Jared, while Tyler and I had a date at the mall. We rode the merry go round, ate lunch, hit the indoor playground and shopped for a Lego Set. Best news...Tyler stayed dry in his big boy underwear and even pooped at the mall!!! (TMI, I know...but you just wait til your kid uses a public toilet for the first time). 
When Ben got home, we ended the weekend with a family trip to the pool and I made Meatball Sub Casserole for dinner (another Pinterest score).
Now onto the topic of discussion (and title of this week's blog post)...Cleanse Thyself! 
The beginning of this week was interesting to say the least. So, I don't know why (seriously I don't, so don't bother to ask) but I saw a post about a Fruit Flush Detox on Pinterest and was intrigued. Normally Cleanses, Detox, etc. don't speak to me but for some reason this did. I decided Hey it's only 3 days and I could lose 9 lbs. Let's DO THIS!!!! So I did....

I bought the $5 ebook, went to GNC and got Whey protein powder, and Psyllium Husk (it was under the Colon Cleanse section...Oh dear) and stocked up on fruit and veggies at Kroger.
Monday was my start date. I drank disgusting protein shakes all day and then had a salad for dinner...(most delicious salad EVER, more so because I hadn't eaten all day). However, Ben had a Happy Hour and I was on Tyler duty and when he got home I was WIPED OUT! No caffeine or food all day will do that to you. So I was in bed around 9pm. The second day was okay...the fruit was good and I wasn't too hungry but I started to get a headache. The headache got progressively worse, but I charged through and ate my salad for dinner. However, I was so weak that I could barely walk down the street with Ben and Tyler while Tyler biked. I was exhausted to my core, and the headache wouldn't go away. 
I weighed myself at the beginning of Day 3 and was down 2.6 lbs. Not too shabby...but nowhere near 9! So on Day 3 (when I woke up with the same headache and still physically exhausted to my core) I decided enough was enough. I QUIT!
I went to Starbucks on the way to work and dove headfirst into a reduced fat breakfast sandwich and a Grande Skinny Vanilla Latte! BEST BREAKFAST EVER!!!!
My energy after having real food in my body was off the chart. After work I picked Tyler up from school, played cars and trucks, cooked dinner, cleaned the house, did laundry, got Tyler bathed and off to bed, and then went downstairs and did the elliptical for an hour! And probably could have kept going! 
After a sushi lunch and a light dinner, my WW weigh in today was down 1lb. So a 21 lb loss total to date...which isn't too bad.
But was 1lb worth it for two days of starvation???...Absolutely not!
Lesson learned...Cleanses are for fools! Clearly I was one of them! 

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