Friday, May 11, 2012

Day 8 Weigh-In

For those that don't know, I am doing the Isagenix 30 day cleanse. Today is day 8 and my weight is...149.3! I have lost 3 lbs in the last 7 days. 

I took my measurements before the cleanse started and again this morning and I have lost a total of 3" overall - 1" from my waist alone. 

Most people lose around 5-8 pounds the first week but I have not been able to exercise at all due to my knee healing after surgery. My stitches are out and the doctor gave me a prescription for an  anti-inflammatory which is going to help with the swelling. Hopefully I will be able to walk without a limp soon. 

Yesterday was a "cleanse day" where you don't eat food and just drink the special cleanse drinks. The drinks are a berry flavor and are actually pretty good over ice. They have a bit of a tart flavor which I liked but you could add no calorie sweetener if you didn't. 

There is a little note on the plan that says if you are shaky, you can have 1/4 apple or pear. The plan also says you can have the little chocolate wafers that are included. Let me say this about the wafer - I  tried it a few days ago and it tasted like chocolate chalk. But, when you are VERY hungry, they are wonderful. They taste better and are fairly filling. You get to eat 6 on a cleanse day.

I made it until about 4pm without food (I did eat the chocolate wafers though). I kept myself very, very busy and tried not to think about the hunger. I was up at 6am so I went 10 hours without real food. At 4pm I had the apple, except I had the entire apple. It was delicious. And at 9pm, I had a 90-calorie granola bar. I know my body and knew there was no way that I was sleeping the entire night without waking up from hunger. 

I will continue on. I am hoping to lose 8-10 pounds in the 30 days and I am right on track. 

Want to know more about the cleanse or join me? Click HERE for more details. 


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