Sorry, no photo today, and you’ll thank me for that.
Saturday I started a colon cleanse. This involves taking tablets at night that ensure you poo regularly and often, and drinking loads of special clay that pushes everything out of your colon and absorbs the stubborn crud from your system and gets rid of it.
Sounds simple, right? I thought, well no big deal. I can do this. Ha! They say in the instruction booklet that you may have a “crisis of cleansing” which involves feeling really bad physically for a while. My “crisis” involved a massive headache, nausea and vomiting. And that was day 1.
Poor Andy. He came over Saturday afternoon to get help with his new computer and I kept running to the toilet and trying to concentrate. We made it through his check list and after he left I went to bed. With a bucket. DB has been so sweet and supportive of this crazy adventure. He’s insisted I do practically nothing these days.
Luckily I was smart enough to realize I couldn’t do this and go to work. DB and I both have this week off work. I can’t help but make plans for things to do, so I’ve got a list of “projects”, but most of them are at the end of the week. This coming Saturday is the Yarns Apart open house which is my major project this week.
So, about this cleansing. I’m supposed to do this hard core thing for 5 days. THEN I have another kit full of powders and potions for cleansing the liver, gall bladder, gut (again), lungs, etc. That kit is for 3 weeks but at least during this part I can EAT. I won’t be eating everything though – no dairy, no sugar, no meat. You know what the side benefit of all this is? Yes! Loosing weight!
I’m not going to write here what brand of kit I’m using. I will wait until I’ve finished it and give you my final verdict before endorsing (or not) any product. I will say that it is 100% herbal stuff and all the ingredients are explained. It comes with lots of info and instruction. The 21 day cleanse looks like a little chemistry set. Cool.
I’m on day 3 of the colon cleanse now and am living on organic apple juice and raw carrots (and the clay). The headache is ALMOST gone. I don’t feel nausea anymore. But I do feel tired and a bit weak and don’t want to stray too far from a toilet. In the last 5 days I’ve lost 3 kilos, which is quite a lot of crap! I don’t think I’ve lost any fat yet, but that should come.
I’ll keep you posted about progress, both the good and the bad. And I promise no gross photos. 😉