It is Day 3 of the cleanse and my body seems to have adapted well. I have more energy today than I had the previous two days and my head doesn’t hurt. My appetite has been significantly curbed. I think that once I make it through this weekend, I will be able to faintly discern the white chalk of the finish line.
I’ve already grown weary of the lemonade you drink during your cleanse. It seems like I’m smelling lemons everywhere I go. I may never drink lemonade again after this cleanse.
Taking food completely out of your lifestyle really leaves you with a lot more time on your hands – time with which I don’t always know what to do with. I’m so accustomed to incorporating a set amount of time for food each and every day…and now that I no longer am obligated to do that, I don’t know what to do. Time seems to pass by a lot slower now. Like yesterday, it was 8:30 pm and I was thinking, “That’s it? Damn.”
“Millions long for immortality who don’t know what to do with themselves on a rainy Sunday afternoon.”
Never have truer words been spoken.
I’ve read that you have to ease your body back into consuming solid foods once you’ve completed the cleanse. You don’t exactly want to go Kobayashi on Day 11. I’m curious to see the results of this cleanse. Right now, I feel good and my body has held up fairly well. I’m curious to see how I will feel after the completion of the cleanse. Who knows, if I feel real good, I may extend it.
But, honestly, that I doubt. I LOVE food WAY too much to do that. I think that doing the cleanse really makes you appreciate food and its intricacies. I am a foodie, so I need no education in that department, but I think a lot of folks just eat to survive – which is something I will NEVER fully understand. Eat to survive? Are you friggin’ bonkers? How can you NOT enjoy food? Maybe it’s like sex, some folks just want to get it over with while others passionately enjoy it. Tomato, tomatoe I guess.
I think that opinion may change after you perform a cleanse. You learn to appreciate the subtleties of certain delicacies that you’ve always overlooked. You’ll start to notice the balsamic vinegar drizzled over your stuffed mushrooms. You’ll start discerning the type of cheese that is on your sandwich.
I haven’t exactly experienced the nirvana or meditative introspection that others have, but maybe that is still to come. Like I said at the beginning, I just wanted to do this to see how it was. I wanted to see if I had the will and patience to do this. Anything else I would gain out of this experience would be tofu on the proverbial plate of panang curry.
This weekend will be the real test of my grit and determination to see this cleanse through. I’ll be moving tomorrow and a few friends wanted to get together to watch the UGA-‘BAMA game tomorrow night. We might meet up at Taco Mac for the game. This will probably be the most “in your face” experience I’ll have with food since I started the cleanse. At least I can take solace in the fact that being a vegetarian normally doesn’t leave you many options anyways at restaurants. So, it won’t be like I’m missing out on all that much.
The 3 Doors Down concert got cancelled. Something about the lead singer having to rest his voice. Damn. I was looking forward to that. But, I always have the November 8 Matisyahu concert at The Variety Playhouse to look forward to. I’m excited about that. I like Matisyahu’s music and I’ve never been to The Variety Playhouse before. That place is a musical staple of Atlanta.