Sunday, December 12, 2010

Master cleanse / lemonade diet - days 3-4

Day 3 was a very tough day to stay focused. I had a flight at 9:50 am so I had a senna laxative tea at about 1 am and skipped this mornings swf. I had 2 eliminations.I carried my thermos with enough lemon juice and maple syrup for 6 glasses of the lemonade. I bought two 20 oz  bottles of water when I landed to make my lemonade. Being on the go all day was a real problem. No Bathroom's easily accessible. So I only had three and a half glasses (1 and a half bottles) of lemonade for the day. To make matters worst I was out with my family in a car all day while they ate.Can you imagine being stuck in a car with three other people and while you can't eat they are eating catfish nuggets, french fries and fried mushrooms? I had to smell  Hook Fish & Chicken when they had lunch and Chuck E. Cheese pizza at dinner. I just wanted to cry. Since it's winter I couldn't even roll down the window and hang my head out. But I am happy to report that I stuck to my guns and I did not eat. I stopped at GNC to get some maple syrup since it was a convenient location in downtown Pittsburgh. I asked the sales associate if they had anything else for the Master Cleanse. They did not but she was very interested in the cleanse and asked me about the ingredients and the number of days of diet. When I explained that I was only on day 3 out of 10 she just looked at me in astonishment with her mouth wide open. She then said I couldn't do that! I laughed and said " It takes a lot of will power"! I ended my day with the senna tea.

Day 4 was just as challenging. I only got about four hours of sleep and was up and out of the house by 7am. So I had to skip the swf. I had to play soccer mom for my family in the morning. By 10 am  I had some down time. I took a walk to the store to get a gallon of spring water which was 15 minutes each way. The walk back was all uphill so I got a little workout. I got in 5 glasses of lemonade! What I learned between yesterday and today is that the 20 oz bottles of water really came in handy. I can mix two lemonades in each bottle so it helps me to count and they are easy to carry around. So moving forward I will be mixing my lemonade in these bottles instead of by the glass (at least when I'm out).
 I was tempted by Red Lobster where my family decided to have dinner so I left them to eat and went Christmas shopping! When we got home I had senna tea. I am very proud of myself for sticking to the diet; at least to the best of my ability. I can't wait until Monday when I will be able to go back to my normal routine.

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