Well, isn’t that just a hoot. I never posted my wrap-up to my cleanse! I did make it to the end, and I will say with all honesty that I had mixed feelings about it.
I did enjoy the feeling of eating?…. let’s be serious, there wasn’t a lot of eating. A lot of drinking, and not enough eating. That was a major drawback for me. I have come to the conclusion that VEGAN I will never be, and I am okay with that. I tried it, and it really did work… it’s just not my cup of tea. I lost 11 pounds and 6 inches (waist, hips, bust). But I missed protein, and my energy level was only awesome when I supplemented with extra protein. It did highlight my addiction to carbs (because really, there is NOTHING sadder and mentally painful than crashing down from carbs) so I feel like I have a much-improved outlook on how to ration my carbs to a healthy level. Ingesting no sugar was also interesting, and while it did not affect me as much as the carb detox (still having bad flashbacks!), it was an eye-opener. Again, the take-away was being more mindful of sugar in my diet.
I spent the last few weeks kind of wandering. Not back to Weight Watchers, not doing a cleanse, and having good days and bad days. One thing I am excited about is the hubs and I invested in The Total Gym. really. I have to say I was on the fence about it, but darn it if we haven’t worked out on that thing almost every day since we got it. Since I am still struggling with ongoing issues with my foot, it’s a good way to work out without stressing out the tootsies. Can I just tell you how awesome is it to just stretch on that thing after a workout? Heaven.
What’s next? Well, I like the idea of meal replacement with a shake, so I have a very good internet friend who introduced me to Shakeology. I plan to try that for awhile as I gradually nurse my injuries back to 100% and get fit enough to delve into a more rigorous exercise regimen.