Hi all, I am rasouc. This is the end of my 4th day on the MC.
I have followed the plan pretty much to the letter. It was funny, 'cause when I went to the health food store, they had the Master-Cleanse
lemonade recipe on a whiteboard in the vegetable section. The lady at the register looked at the components of my basket and asked if I was doing the Lemonade Diet
. I told her that I was doing the Master Cleanse.
I seem to keep thinking of the food that I want when I break the fast. Most of it is junk/fast food. For that reason, I am going to stay on this fast.
I am 277 lbs 5'8" female. I want to lose weight, but I know that if I don't break this fast/junk/sweet/sugar food hold that I seem to have slipped into, then I'll never be able to do it.
I'm hoping and praying that after 10+ 20+ 30+ days, I will have broken my taste buds and can build a new taste for good food.
Things I've experienced: I only eliminate once a day, about an hour after the salt flush. I wee a lot; depending on how much water I drink.
I probably drink about 6 -8 glasses of the lemonade per day. Except this weekend, I was lucky to get in about 40 oz/day.
I have no symptoms of detox (no headaches, pains, aches, rashes, weird feelings, bad feelings, insomnia, or anxiousness - I do have the furry tongue, though) and am a little worried about it. My take is that I am so toxic, that my body is gonna take some time to get into the groove. Thoughts? We'll see what happens in the next 6 days.
It has been amazing 4 days. If I told anyone who knew me that I had gone 4 days with no food, they would not believe me. If anyone had told me that I could go 4+ days without food, then I would have slapped them in the head with the chicken wing I was more than likely eating and tell them they were "STUPID".
I always eat. Always. I am addicted to food and hope to break that addiction on this cleanse.
My hubby is supportive of me and also keeping a watchful eye. He is the first to praise me on my 4 days and has taken over some of my duties (I still cook the meals, but he cleans the table. I have a 2 and a 5 year old who never clean their plate, so I used to do it for them. SO now he takes that temptation from me, by clearing the table.)
I have lost weight. I lost 8 lbs the first 2 days, but have lost about .5 lbs on Sat and Sun. SO now I am down 9 lbs.
6/19 am weight: 277
6/22 am weight: 268
I don't really feel any different mentally, or maybe I do. I am contemplating 40+ days on this cleanse if necessary, when I started, it was out of desperation to help me break the addiction/mind link to my eating disorder. I could not have seen myself going past 2 - 3 days (my usual time before I fail on a diet).
I believe that's what I really gained, or am working on gaining, control of my mind and body back. I had lost it so long ago, but I feel it S L O W L Y returning to me.
That's my long intro...
Oh, and one more thing. I'm not sure how to search the archive, so forgive if this is a repeated question. My blood pressure is usually low anyway, (155/70). After being on the cleanse for 4 days, it has dropped to 95/64 and my pulse has dropped from 85bpm to 65bpm. I am attributing some of it to my dehydration these last two days. (been out and about with the kids, so I have been lax in drinking the Lemonade and water.) But is some of it a signal that my metabolism has dropped that much? I know that I am still in the normal B/P range, just on the low end. Any thoughts?
It seems that you all know so much about this cleanse, there doesn't seem that I can give very much to this forum, but I can post my experience to help encourage others. If I can go this long without food, then everyone can.