Sunday, February 26, 2012

GM Cleanse

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.

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.


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.


Lillian said...

I have never been able to do those cleanse diets without getting really sick by day three. I have quit everyone I tried. Sometimes our bodies just can't handle the shock. You aren't a quitter when you're doing the best thing for your body!

You look great the way you are but I understand the desire to lose weight for the big day. And of course I understand the need to get healthy (something I'm trying to do).

I have no doubt that you will be a beautiful bride.

Brissa said...

that diet sounds intense! i can never do them. all those meat and tomatoes would probably turn me into a wreck too. but you've done more than i ever could. i don't think you're a quitter.
remember how you're getting married? kewl!

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