Project Report: First Week of Cleanse

Well, I’m one week into my cleanse (three weeks in, counting the elimination diet I did beforehand). It’s been mostly really good so far. I’m a little bit tired (my book says this is to be expected during the cleanse portion) and I was REALLY craving a burrito last night, but it isn’t that difficult to maintain. And, I feel very clear-headed. Plus, I’ve finally started to lose weight again. I’ve been plateaued for months after losing 20 pounds after quitting drinking. So far, I’ve lost 6 pounds in the last three weeks – two pounds per week. This is less than the last two times I did this, but it makes sense since, this time, I didn’t have to also quit drinking while I was at it. And, two pounds a week is a safe rate anyway! Four more pounds to go, and I will finally be at a healthy weight for my height. Hooray! My actual vanity goal weight is still some 15-20 pounds away, but that is certainly less important than the health goal.

Eating this way for the last three weeks has reminded me of how good I can feel when I am fueling my body correctly. I couldn’t maintain the actual cleanse restrictions (breakfast and lunch are liquid meals only) for a long time, but I definitely can and intend to eat primarily healthy, whole foods (with the occasional treat day) when this is over.

Otherwise, things are going well. I’m still working a ton, but I will get a break soon. Yoga is happening most of the time. My daughter seems to be doing a bit better this week in school. I am scheduled to finally be vaccinated tomorrow (whew!). And, it has been 222 days since my last drink.

Much love and support to all of you!


Ms. New Leaf

19 thoughts on “Project Report: First Week of Cleanse

  1. Hey Leafy. I really want to try the detox cleanse … I think it would be great for my headaches and fatigue. You are doing brilliantly and 2lbs per week is awesome. So glad you gave having the vaccine tomorrow! Good luck. Hugs and love ❀️

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  2. Alrighty, Leafy! Life is Good in your Hood and that’s inspiring and makes me Smile. Adjust those habits accordingly, but keep them as part of your continuous Lifestyle. You rock my beautiful friendπŸ˜ŠπŸ€— πŸ’― πŸ’ͺ

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  3. Very awesome!!! Monday ( tomorrow ) I am starting to eat differently…basically just eating more brain food, eating lighter….exercising more. The weather is breaking finally here so I’m excited to change up my routine. Like you said, I want to feel better each day. I’ve been sluggish lately. Thanks for posting this!

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  4. Hi honey!
    I actually have been able to lose weight during this Covid winter. Had to really change my eating habits and food choices.
    Finally at a good healthy weight, I can maintain.
    I eat nutritious food, watching portions and only 2 planned snacks. No night eating while reading.
    Then have a favorite food or 2 on weekends.
    Has worked for me. I’m healthy and happy!
    Well done!
    PS Glad your daughter is doing better! And yay on vaccination!

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