I'm coming to the end of Day One of The Master Cleanse.
The Salt Water Flush last night was truly horrifying, and I awoke this morning feeling very empty. I guess that's kind of the point, huh?
But then I drank my first in a series of 6 drinks, and things started looking up. The "lemonade" was much better than the salt water from the night before. I got ready for my day with a positive attitude. I thought of all the possibilities this cleanse could bring me, if only I could make it through the ten days. Maybe I will take up yoga, and hiking, and swimming, and eating well.
Keeping myself busy is going to be key to ignoring hunger. I spent the day with my incredible boyfriend, who is trying to be supportive, although I can tell he thinks this is crazy and unhealthy. He spent the entire day refusing to eat in front of me, as a kindness. But when dinner time came and went, I finally told him he needed to eat. This is my choice anyway. I don't mean for it to interfere with anyone else. So we walked to get him dinner and I drank the last of my "lemonade" for the first day.
Hunger was not an issue, but then again, I did eat yesterday. However, I did get a terrible case of the hiccups that are refusing to go away and making my second Flush challenging tonight. And after last night's Flush, I am already reluctant to do another one. But here I sit, again, with another 32oz cup of sea salt and water.
I'm predicting that tomorrow will be far more difficult than today. However, I have planned plenty of distractions for the day and I picked up a new book. Still on the positive side of my attitude!