7.30am – Snuggle back down into duvet as no breakfast making means longer lay in.
7.45am – Go waste time in the shower.
8.00am – Start Juice 1 shots.
8.01am – Get pleasant surprise that the juice tastes better today.
8.23am – Have last shot.
8.24am – Feel smug as this is easier than I thought.
8.41am – Head to work with juices and a shot glass.
8.59am – Get to work and realise there is no sloshy feeling today.
9.00am – Wonder if that’s because the stomach has shrunk overnight.
9.01am – Google but find no answer.
9.05am – Get quizzed by coworker on how/where/why the juice cleanse.
10.08am – Have mini hunger pang.
10.42am – Food Trolley has arrived at reception. Sit on hands so don’t move.
11.03am – Had a very difficult call and really want to eat something comforting. Not going to but it’s really hard.
11.22am – Salty taste is back.
11.57am – Just worked out that 12noon is 4 hours since 8am when I had my first juice. Good thing 3hrs is just a suggestion. #mathgenius
12.07pm – My maid service just closed. I have to find a new one. I really want to eat proper food now.
12.08pm – I have juice 2 and it’s just not chocolate.
12.16pm – Not as revolting as I remembered. Less ginger works for me.
12.40pm – Just found black bits at the bottom of the juice. Don’t know what they are. Gagged.
12.53pm – Must remember to mix the juice well before drinking or the last shot is full of bits and really not fun.
12.58pm – Dot of flashing light has appeared in my line of vision.
13.03pm – Dot is now a rapidly increasing line.
Very quickly after that last post I started to not be able to see because of the flashing. I sat with my head in my hands for 15 mins hoping that the darkness would make it go away, and it did. Sadly, in its place it left me feeling quite disoriented. By the time I got home from work (well, got sent home at about 1.30pm) I was hot flashing, bloated, nauseous and exhausted. I slept for a good few hours and woke feeling marginally less shitty. I needed to eat but the thought of the juices just made me nauseous. Instead I had my lovely dinner salad – but added chicken and pumpkin seeds. I ate the lot and laid in a heap in my bed for the rest of the night with the aircon blasting. Until about 10pm when apparently I had fallen asleep without noticing and woke to turn out the lights.
The cleanse is over as I have woken on Day 3 feeling less than Olympic again. My head still hurts, my eyes still hurt, and it feels like my thoughts and actions aren’t entirely in sync.
I don’t know if it was the cleanse or stress that triggered the migraine. I rather suspect it’s because my body was fighting to get rid of a serious amount of toxins. I have been on an epic binge recently and so there was a lot of work to do.
I am eating normally today. Well, sort of. I have a Freshii meal box so that I don’t undo the 6.5lb weight loss that I have just achieved. I have plenty of time for that. I just don’t want to waste the good work I did in the 1.5 days I managed to actually stick to something.
I’m off to plot my next brilliant idea now.