Good Morning folks!
Another night and morning of this fast/cleanse and all is well. Same as before I definitely feel "empty" but my hunger is appeased by this drink. I finally made a batch that was "good." The first 2 I just put too much pepper. So for anyone making this...please chill out on the cayenne pepper. You may think you can handle it or you need more but trust me a tiny bit goes a long way. I know now how much to put in where the drink is actually pretty good. I am going to use limes for the next batch for a change.
This morning's poop was again pretty liquid. Best way to describe is "loose" just a "cloudy" bowl is the best way to describe it. You feel the pangs of having to go but then you sit down and it seems like just gas/air comes out of you. Very weird. After my poop I weighed myself again..
another 2 pounds from yesterday, a total of 6 pounds since Friday.
So far I can my experience has not been too harsh, maybe I built it up in my head. Sure I am tempted, I am making a mental list of where I want to eat when I can....but so far I can pass by food, watch food network and I am OK. The drink does work as an appetite suppressant. I drink water and when I feel hungry I drink the stuff and no longer feel hungry. I am not struggling as much as I thought I would or expected I would. A true test will be this afternoon. I am going to celebrate my best friend's son's bday. He is turning 6. They are throwing a BBQ and I cannot eat anything...ugh. We shall see how this afternoon goes.... My GF has survived day 1. She did this cleanse before and she has had a harder time of it. I guess GIRLS are def more emotional, she always got cranky when she was hungry...so this is a good refresh for her to chill out and relax and not let this hunger pangs dictate her emotions.
FOOT PAIN - so as of yesterday's post, my right Achilles has been giving me pain. It is inflamed, a little swollen and tender to the touch. It was PAINFUL...and last night I could not l sleep. I awoke at 430AM and could not walk, the pain was unbearable, it hurt to move my foot under the covers. So I made an executive decision and took ONE Aleve pill and lots of water. I usually take 3-4 Aleves for my pains, I take them like tic tacs, but I know my stomach is empty so I only took one and hoped for the best. This morning the pain is still there but A LOT BETTER. I am going to ice it and massage my calf later today. Maybe before I head to the party, but definitely when I get back. That one pill helped so much...I can at least walk now. I hope it gets better by this evening, as I have to go to work tomorrow and will need to be MOBILE!