Friday, September 25, 2009

day 1

Okay, well the cleanse is under way.

I know that day one is tough and I do feel hungry and a bit a grouchy. No detox symptoms yet but I'd guess those will show up more tomorrow and the next day.

The Salt Water Flush was pretty brutal this morning. Not so much getting it down, that was easier than I had expected but it took about three hours before it left my system. I am going to try and use a bit more salt tomorrow to see if that helps.

The plan for the rest of the day is to go rent a bunch of movies. There are a few things in the theater I want to see but I want to just be at home in my pj's. I went to Michaels yesterday and bought some stuff to make myself a new scarf and also a bird feeder to stain when Tommy gets back. The scarf is going quick so if I have any yarn left, I was thinking I could use the same stuff to make one for Emily.

Anyway, I am trying to drink more lemonade this time around so that I feel better. Last time I drank so little. In all honesty though, I am definitely doing this with a weight loss motivation in mind so as I get through these first hard days, I am sure I will cut back a bit. Maybe also do some long walks this time too. Sauna at the gym. My system has got to be more toxic than it was last time so we'll see what happens.

Will keep you posted!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

love this dress!

I'm such a sucker for polka dots and bows....

Just dropped off Tommy at the airport. He's on his way to the east coast for some family and friend time. Miss his cute mug already....

So, my birthday has come and gone and it was nice. Got the best gift ever from my man with help from Anne. Now I am equipped with a killer microphone. I am legit peeps!

Now, it's back to the grind as I gear up to start another bout of the master cleanse. This time around I am going to shoot for somewhere between 14 and 20 days. It is going to be a feat but I know that I can do it.

I shall report more later on this new journey!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009


So my birthday is coming up. 32 years on this earth. Not totally sure what I want to do but as I go back and forth, I figure I am due a bit of indulgence in birthday celebrations. I honestly can't remember the last time that I really tried to celebrate my birthday in a real way. It's usually a quiet time for me as September is inevitably a busy time for all. Funds never seem plentiful either but this year I'm just going to have a full weekend of "living" and see who wants to come along. Maybe dancing in a big club, maybe a pretty hike somewhere. We'll just have to see, won't we?

I just want options people, is that too much to ask? Don't answer, cuz I'm just saying YES.

Other than that, my brother's wedding is moving into high gear as November approaches swiftly. This weekend was the bridal shower for Jessica and Tommy Ryan provided yummy delights through his personal chef services. Thank you Quality Thyme for helping with our quality time.

I hit my head at work doing something stupid and wasn't in top form this weekend but I feel much better now. Head injuries are no joke, yo! It's just nice to feel like myself again and rest up for what is sure to be a weekend of fun.

The weather is starting to cool down and I find myself looking forward to fall leaves and sweaters. The garden is going well for the most part and I'm trying to get back into my exercise routine as I gear up for another go round with the Master Cleanse. This time I am going to shoot for 17 days. Should be a challenge but I could use a physical challenge right now. It's interesting to think that this blog started just about a year ago while doing my first Master Cleanse. I predict this time to go more smoothly and try to remain open to whatever lessons I may learn.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Wildin' out

A picture my co-worker took from an airplane of the wildfires going on right now. Dizam!

You keep me young

Damn, LA can really manifest itself in you sometimes, no? As we drove out of this city of angels and into the rocky mountainsides of Lake Isabella and Kernville, I literally felt the stress and tension melting out of my body. There were about 15 of us I think that slept in tents or bunk beds and were greeted by the blazing sun each morning in lieu of a wake-up call. We swam, we hiked, we put oatmeal on our faces and we laughed, and we ate and ate and ate. It was great! And all in honor of Tommy's birthday. :)

I had such a great time with great friends and my fantastic man. I sure did need that!