Well tonight was the end of the road for me. I ran to Costco and bought a huge box of oranges and started my first orange juice. You may be wondering why I did not complete this last cycle and the reasons are plenty! First of all my hunger came back today with a vengeance. It was nearly insufferable. I have read that on a long cleanse when your hunger returns it is time to come off. I know, I only had four more days to hit the 40 day mark…but I really have been in tune with my body during this cleanse and I just knew it was time to end this long cycle.
What I did accomplish in 36 days was quite miraculous. I have lost 35 pounds, cleaned out tons of built up allergies, disease and waste in my body. I have completely changed my relationship with food forever. I simply do not want to put crap back into my body. It seems as though there has been a mind set change inside of me…kind of like rebooting an old computer once a new hard drive has been installed. I guess I could say I have a new hard drive! I like that.
Will I go on this cleanse again? Yes and no. Yes I will do it again but no never for another 36 days. I am not going to lie and say it was easy because it was not. It totally came down to mind over matter (to me).
What am I going to do now? I am excited to explore all natural raw foods I haven’t ever used or heard of before. I want to can, dehydrate, and eat vegetarian. I want to remake and modify my clothes that are now too big for me. I want to see what it feels like to run now that I am 35 pounds lighter. I want to ride bikes with Preston, go jogging with Sabryna, and make delicious healthy food for my family. This is going to be a good summer! 🙂