So I'm getting married. What do some people like to do before they get married? Lose weight? Why, yes, that's what I'm trying to do.
So I started with a GM cleanse. You can google it for specifics. Some Instagram followers wanted the info... and I promised it on Sunday.
Well... here's the run-down.
Day One: FRUITS
You can only eat fruit, except for bananas.. you can't have bananas.
I gorged myself on clementines, apples, pineapple, strawberries... I made a smoothie out of blending everything together, I ate an entire cantelope, etc. It was disgusting how much fruit I ate.
I came home that day and told Anthony that I simply love food. And as much as I love fruit, it needs to be a SIDE.
Anyway, I worked out, but only halfway through the dvd, because I felt sorta weak.
Day Two: VEGETABLES
You eat a baked potato with ONE pat of butter and no salt... FOR BREAKFAST.
Then you eat all the vegetables you want, without any beans or any more potatoes.
I went home and CRIED. I hate vegetables. Okay, I like vegetables, but only as a SIDE. But for breakfast, lunch, and dinner!!!??? No, thank you.
I could barely stand up by the time I got home. I didn't eat enough vegetables to get what my body needed, I think. I really don't like vegetables, so I just simply didn't eat what I was supposed to. So... I cheated and stuck my finger in the peanut butter jar. And then I worked out.
(I lost 4.5 pounds from day one.)
Day Three: FRUITS AND VEGETABLES (still no bananas or potatoes or beans)
That day was good. I ate fruit on a leafy salad, and I snacked on both fruits and vegetables. The variety really helped.
I worked out just fine on this day!
(I lost 2.5 pounds from day two.)
Day Four: bananas, milk, and cabbage soup
This day was great. The variety really, really helped, and I was happy to finally drink something other than water. And the cabbage soup was surprisingly good!!
I worked out and felt great.
(I lost 1 pound this day.)
Day Five: tomatoes and beef
This day was the worst for me. Every other day, you could eat unlimited portions. This day, you HAD to eat six tomatoes (and I HATE tomatoes), and you could eat UP TO 20 ounces of beef.
I did it. I ate this for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. No cheating. BUT I cried. And I went to bed at 5:30 because I thought that I was going to die. I NEVER, EVER eat that much meat... and it's almost never beef. I really thought that I was going to die. (TMI: I also hadn't gone to the bathroom since Day 3...)
I woke up the next morning with a horrible headache, and I slept cradling a bowl, just in case I threw up. I was really sick. I think it was the beef... My body was definitely not used to tomatoes, since I hate them, and whenever I eat meat, it's chicken. So... my body was pretty much in shock. Up until this point, I had done great. But suddenly... I really thought I was dying.
So I quit. Yeah, I'm embarrassed to say that I almost finished, and then I quit. I ate almost completely organically/all natural this week, so I'm hoping that I didn't completely ruin everything, but I just couldn't do it.
I'm now trying to keep up the exercise (I'm doing the 30 Day Shred), and Amy's talked/walked me through eating organically or all natural. We went to Mama Jean's and looked at stuff, and we also went to Price Cutter to check out their options. I already feel healthier, honestly.
Anyway, if you want to try the GM Cleanse, I don't think it's a bad thing. Seriously-- up until the meat days, I was doing great, and I lost weight. I'm going to weigh myself on Monday (which should have been my biggest loss day, should I had kept up the cleanse for the last two days), and see what my total loss for the week was. Either way, I do feel better after doing it, but I think that the meat wasn't good for me.
So... there it is. I'm a quitter. :(
But I think I made the right decision for myself. I was a depressed wreck after that meat day. I do, however, think that I got my cravings under control and I have a better sense of what my body truly needs to survive... with an occasional peanut butter shake. ;)
Thankfully, Anthony likes me just the way I am. I just want to be a healthier version of myself, and hey- if that means losing weight, I'm all for that.