Monday, August 10, 2009

Day Two and More Drama

So, let's start off with what I had to eat today. I obviously had a lot of snacks, to stave off hunger since it was my first "real" day on the Cleanse. Still, I landed around 1400 calories all told, which means I will definitely end up losing weight if I keep this up every day. We'll see.

Today's menu:

Breakfast - 1 cup steel-cut oatmeal, 1 cup soy milk, 1 small banana
Lunch (provided) - 1 cup split pea soup, and 1 cup (or so) mixed, cut-up fruit
Snacks (spread through day) - small banana, 1 1/2 tbls. hummus with cherry tomatoes and carrots, 1 oz. cashews
Dinner - 1 cup pinto beans

I didn't have brown rice as planned with dinner because I was hungry and tired and couldn't be bothered. I didn't get quite enough veggies, but that was partly because I forgot I was going to be at a seminar over lunch where food would be provided. Fortunately, they'd pre-ordered some vegetarian-friendly meals, and they set aside the one that fit my needs best - soup and a fruit salad. Not perfect, but better than a sharp stick in the eye.

I didn't really feel hungry, and I didn't feel deprived. The food is, actually, pretty good.

Today's drama:

Continuing yesterday's theme, I ended up with broken heart (stupid guys) and self-esteem issues that I would normally have deadened with food. But hummus and cherry tomatoes don't exactly have the same effect. I hope this eases up, because I don't think I can take the constant 'testing' I'm feeling now.

Worst, though, was that two of my good friends actually expressed doubt to me that I could do this. One said, "You'll be crying for steak within a week" - a sentiment the other basically repeated (in not so many words).

Well. Fine. Thanks for your support.


I responded to the crazy with another long hike this afternoon. Looks like that will be my panacea during this Cleanse.


  1. Grrrl ... The Crazy is Only Beginning! It will get easier, but the first 10 days could be emotive detox so be prepared. I TOTALLY feel your pain and I have gone through it with every cleanse to lesser and greater degrees. But, you can TOTALLY do this! And you will begin to feel SO amazing! I Promise!

  2. Yeah, I keep holding on to all the good things you told me I could expect from this. It's actually helping me cope.