It's been over a week. A week of smoothies in the morning and early afternoon, a big plate of veggies at lunch and a big salad at dinner. Oh and a TON of water!! I was thinking that this is likely the first time my body has not had sugar since I was an infant. How crazy is that?
Overall, things went well this weekend. I started the cleanse on a Sunday so this was my first full weekend. I was worried. Worried I would be more tempted since I would be in a house FULL of stuff I couldn't have. It wasn't hard at all, in fact to MAKE things hard I decided to bake. I bought a big flat of strawberries on Saturday and made homemade preserves and then homemade strawberry pop tarts. I didn't even lick the spoon. More important, I really didn't want to.
I also went swimming on Saturday. I've been swimming now for a couple months. I try to go three days a week but will admit there are times when one day is all I get in. When I get in, I also never feel like I give it my all. I just paddle around for a while and hop out. On Saturday I dove in and the water was FREEZING. So, I swam. I swam and swam and swam and swam. When I reached 40 laps I thought, "Maybe I will just do a whole mile." Only, I couldn't remember what a mile was. So I did 64 laps.....sadly just 6 laps shy of a mile. It opened my eyes though. I miss that. I miss swimming for what seems like forever and getting out and feeling like a giant noodle.
So I called two friends and told them my idea...to make a Triathlon Team Getty. See, I can't run. My knees won't allow it and I've never been much into biking. I can swim though! It would be a way for me to get out and compete and raise more awareness. So next summer we will compete in any tri's we can find that let you do it as a team. I'm also going to sign up for at least 2 open water swims on my own. I do my best brainstorming when I'm swimming!
Finally it was Sunday. The day to weigh myself. While I feel amazing, I wasn't sure what I would really see on the scale. When I hoped on, the scale was dead...no batteries. I took this as a bad sign, but figured I would just weight later. I did. I lost 10.6 pounds. I almost fell off the scale. It was so wonderful to see that number on there. To know that I am feeling so wonderful and my body is too. Have you ever held an over 10lb baby for a while? They are heavy. Your arms get tired. I was carrying that around just on my body. Not only that but it was a toxin filled body.
There's 5 more days on the cleanse, but it's very likely I will do it for a whole month. It it recommended for at least 14 days and ideal for a month. So, I'm going to give it a go. I'm sure the road will get rocky again, but so far I'm trudging through it and I have never felt better!!