Wednesday, April 23, 2014

No weight gained or lost means it's time for a cleanse...

Hey fools,

Well, I thought about not blogging at all today, but for some reason I feel like it makes me feel better about maintaining my weight (aka not losing any) when I write about it at least.

Weigh In Wednesday
So...if you hadn't guessed already, I'm still at 191. Fucking a.

I go back to Memphis a week from tomorrow, so this calls for desperate measures. I'm going to do a cleanse.

If I could afford one of the pre-made juice cleanses from TJ's or Whole Foods, I would absolutely do one of those. But um....$80-150 per day? No thank you! We also don't have a Master Cleanse it is!!! I want to make one last-ditch effort to drop some lbs and feel refreshed before I head back to Memphis, for multiple reasons. One of the biggest ones is that I know I'll be eating crap (but DELICIOUS) food the entire time I'm there, so I kind of want to start with as clean of a slate as possible.

I find it funny that for as controversial as this particular cleanse is, it's pretty much the only one that's SO well-known. Basically, you do a salt-flush every morning (gross), drink 6-12 glasses of lemon juice, maple syrup (grade b), and cayenne pepper throughout the day, and an herbal laxative tea at night. I was originally going to do it for 5 days, Saturday-Wednesday, since you need to "ease into it" for 3 days before, but my dad talked me down to 3 because I'll be flying on Thursday and, well, I don't really feel like spending an entire flight in the bathroom.

I've been doing a LOT of research on it because there's so many things I've found that contradict each other. For example, some say you're supposed to mix the juice with purified water, others say filtered, and others say distilled. Wtf? I didn't even realize there was a difference between the 3!

Also, some say to pre-make your juice, while others say that pre-mixing it causes the cayenne to "steep" like tea and get extremely spicy. I think I'll err on the side of caution with that one, because I'm super-sensitive to heat already, and just pre-mix the lemon juice and maple syrup and mix with the water and cayenne as I go.

Anyhoo, at least the majority of the time on the cleanse will be on the weekend and I'll be home. Hopefully by Monday when I go to work I'll be used to it enough.

Have any of you ever done the Master Cleanse??? How did it go? Can you offer any words of wisdom for me? Also, distilled, purified, or filtered? I'm thinking I'll just get jugs of the distilled water, but want to make sure I'm doing it right!

Anyway, that's all I got today. I hope you're all having a great week!


  1. I've done a juice fast for 5 days so I know I can do a liquid only thing but what gets me is what you have to drink. The cayenne and Maple sound just awful. Good luck to you on it.

  2. I have never tried a cleanse, it always seemed like a lot of work and I feel like I would fall off that wagon because of limited choices.

    Hopefully you do great on it and jump start your weight loss again.

  3. Just came across your blog on a directory and love it! You're an inspiration, Nicole! I'm just starting my 170 pound weight loss journey. I'm putting myself out there and hope you will feel free to check in and give feedback.

    I can't wait to read more from you. I wish you the best!

  4. I used to do things like this but I don't anymore. I find I feel much better taking the intuitive eating method and shunning cleanses. I've never been happier or healthier!

    Lauren Elizabeth
    Petite in Pearls

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