Sunday, May 23, 2010

So scared....

I just ordered a vegan pizza...oh please god, let it not be disgusting...

Day 7

One week down...11 to go!

I'm feeling marginally better. Still a little bit of a headache and definitely still tired...brain's still not functioning at 100% yet. But, definitely not miserable anymore.

Managed to maintain the vegan diet for the entire week (though I ate some braised greens last night that may have been cooked in some butter...), worked out for 5 days of the last 7, though I only sat in the sauna twice for only about 20 mins each time, so didn't really get that done.

I think I will try hot yoga in an effort to meet the sauna requirement. I'm going to check out I Love Hot Yoga of Greenlake who has a 10 classes for $30 special going on. Plus, it's conveniently located on my way home from the salon, so I can just head there after work two or three days a week. Otherwise, I will be continuing the runs at Greenlake with Susie on Tuesday and Thursday, and hit Olympic Gym in Ballard the rest of the time.

Also, went out for a little bit last night. Hit Hattie's Hat and Tin Hat (hmmm...a theme?) and actually enjoyed myself even though I only drank water and grapefruit juice. There was a little staring at the other drinks, but it wasn't too difficult. So, yay! Again...small victories :)

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Day 4

Caffeine withrawals suck.

Seriously suck.

I've tried taking Coffea Cruda, which helps a smidgen, but does contain caffeine and so therefore is against the cleanse. So, trying to avoid that as well.

Plus, I had my first "colon hydrotherapy experience" yesterday.

Or, as my colon hydrotherapist, Fae, calls it, "the happy hour".

So, being as the colonic was the one really major thing I was NOT looking forward to with this cleanse (obviously wasn't thinking of caffeine withdrawals!), I thought I would let you know how it went...

So, it wasn't awful. It wasn't a spectacular experience, but it wasn't awful.

The Tummy Temple was a spa-like location. Quiet, miniature waterfall, relaxing music, etc. The difference? Each room contained a toilet and the equipment used to suction all the nastiness out of your colon.

The actual process wasn't too bad. It definitely felt weird. But there was no pain.

I do have to say that I basically spent an hour on a table feeling like I had to poop. THAT wasn't too exciting.

But, yeah, nothing to be terrified about.

So, now just to make it throught these headaches and body aches.

Oh, and the diet is actually going ok, other than the ocassional cravings for ice cream, steak, cheese, hamburgers, pizza, etc.

Surprisingly, I haven't had any cravings for alcohol, haven't missed it one bit. THAT is somewhat of a comfort. I wasn't sure that that would be the case. So, yay for small victories!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Ok, this sucks...

Day two and I am exhausted still, even though I got over 9 hours of sleep last night. I feel like I'm getting sick, but nothing ever really materializes. Not to mention that I am completely scatterbrained and finishing a simple sentence seems to be beyond my abilities now.

Worse than that though?

My head is friggin KILLING me.

Damn caffeine withdrawals.

And, I can't take Tylenol or ibuprofen since those are rather hard on the liver and the whole point of the detox is to clean my liver out and be nice to it.

I'm getting a massage tonight and then going to sit in the sauna in hopes that it will help somewhat??

Monday, May 17, 2010

It's official....

I have my first colonic scheduled! Yikes! Wish me luck??

See you soon Tummy Temple!

Day 1

So far, I'm tired, I'm hungry, and the supplements I'm taking taste awful.

Like, "they make me want to throw up and the flavor won't go away no matter what I eat or drink " awful.

This is starting off well...

Though, to be fair, the tired and hungry is probably exacerbated by the fact that I had a few beers last night since I won't be having any for three months.

I'll be hitting up the gym after work tonight and hopefully will have figured out by that point what I will be having for dinner. How to cook a meal without meat...hmmm...we shall see!!

Sunday, May 16, 2010


So, I've found a bunch of recipes, but if anyone has any good vegan recipes that they can recommend, please share!
I have found that coffee is out of the question.
It will be a miracle if I survive this.