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Saturday, September 27, 2008

Master Cleanse, Day 16

Today I did some research on the tiny blisters on my hands. I found out they are called Dyshidrosis. Sometimes I get these, but there are usually only a few of them. This time I have a lot of them and as usual, they itch like crazy.
I decided that today would be the last day on the cleanse, and I will see if going off the cleanse will help with the blister issues. I did the minimum ten days on the cleanse, at least. Heck, I even went longer than 14 days, which is what I believe Beyonce did.

Friday, September 26, 2008

Master Cleanse, Day 15

I was super busy today yet I still managed to drink six glasses of the lemonade mixture. The day just flew by. I worked out in the evening and then I fell asleep before I drank the tea, so in the middle of the night when I woke up, I fixed the tea and drank it.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Master Cleanse, Day 14

Days 12 and 13 were uneventful, so no news to post.

I thought it was a riot on tonight's episode of "The Office" how one of the employees was on the Beyonce Lemonade Diet/Stanley Burroughs Master Cleanser program! And one of the other employees looked over at her and told her she was shaking, then later in the episode she passed out and hit her head. Wow. That's Hollywood for ya!

I have not had any shaking, diziness, headaches or any other adverse symptoms. I feel really good and I think I might even go 21 days now that I have reached the 14-day mark. The cool, sweet lemonade is a treat. I hardly even notice the cayenne pepper anymore. The maple syrup provides the nutrients I need and the salt water flush cleans all the gunk out of my colon that has been sitting there for so long. I also enjoy drinking the herbal laxative tea before bed, it helps me sleep better.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Master Cleanse, Day 11

I feel tired today because I had a big weekend and stayed up late. Other than that, I feel good.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Master Cleanse, Day 10

11 pounds down. I've decided I'll go 14 days on the Cleanse. I feel wonderful and I'm looking forward to the next few days of cleaning out my system. I did a lot of walking today for exercise.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Master Cleanse, Day 9

Carried on with the Cleanse as usual. I think I should be working out more. I'm lucky if I can find 10 minutes here or there to step on the stair stepper.

Friday, September 19, 2008

Master Cleanse, Day 8

Day 8 went pretty well. Had to go stock up on lemons and limes. Still have plenty of cayenne and maple syrup. Still feel great and no hunger pangs.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

VI Peel

There's a new treatment called the Vi Peel for minimizing wrinkles and acne scars. It was developed by Dr. A.F Kalil.
What happens is that a doctor, nurse or esthetician will swab a solution on to the skin with a cotton ball which should stay on for awhile before you wash it off. After 3 days, the skin will start to shed.

It conquers skin issues at the cellular level instead of burning the skin off. The many acids and vitamins in it will help erase fine lines and wrinkles, shrink pores and build collagen and elastin.

The treatment typically costs between $300 - $400. An alternative for those who want a virtually painless skin care treatment with very little recovery time.

Master Cleanse, Day 7

Scale this morning read that 10 pounds are now gone. I'm still feeling great. No salt water flush this morning. I didn't do it because I forgot to drink the tea last night before I went to bed. So this morning when I got up, I had the tea.

Some people in the forums complain of a coated tongue when they are on the cleanse. That hasn't happened to me, thank goodness.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Master Cleanse, Day 6

I read the Master Cleanse book, which finally arrived in my mailbox. All I had to go on before was a version I found online, but I wanted the info straight from the horse's mouth. I am cutting my maple syrup intake in half and I'm still switching back and forth between lemons and limes for my spicy lemonade mixture.
Today I only had about 3 glasses of it. My day just got crazy and there was no time to go and prepare the drink. I should have made a pitcher full of it the night before.
I fell asleep without drinking the tea before I went to bed on the night of Day 6 leading into Day 7. I hope that doesn't mess anything up.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Master Cleanse, Day 5

Wow, amazingly I did not have any dreams of pigging out on food last night. I managed to remember to step on the scale this morning before I did the salt water flush and seven pounds have disappeared since Friday. I tried lime juice instead of the lemon juice today and I really liked it. I'll switch it up between lemonade and limeade to have some variety during this cleanse.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Master Cleanse, Day 4

Day 4 went well. I tried making the lemonade using limes instead of lemons and I liked it. Went to bed at 10:00pm because I had been up late the night before.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Master Cleanse, Day 3

In reading the forums for others who are on the Master Cleanse, I see that a lot of people are saying if you can hang in there until Day 3, you're good to go for the rest of the cleanse. I had no troubles on Day 3, other than the nightmare that I pigged out on food. No hunger pangs or cravings, and I felt well with lots of energy.
Day 4, here I come!

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Master Cleanse, Day 2

The morning of Day 2 I woke up and did the salt water flush - and flush it did!
I spent a little time in the bathroom.
Today I drank more of the spicy lemonade, at least 4 or 5 cups of it. Still nowhere near the recommended 6 - 12.
Again, no feelings of hunger. The book says you get all the nutrients your body needs from the lemonade. The maple syrup in there has all sorts of vitamins. It has to be Grade B organic maple syrup, though. Don't use an inferior product.
I did some leg exercises today. I was just too sluggish to work out on Day 1. I still felt tired today but that's because I have the house to myself this weekend so my sleeping schedule is mixed up. I'll stay up half the night and take naps during the day.
Also, I watched the movie Dreamgirls and Beyonce does look really tiny in that film.

Friday, September 12, 2008

Master Cleanse, Day 1

I decided to go on the Master Cleanse "Lemonade Diet" by Stanley Burroughs to detoxify my system. It's the same one the beautiful Beyonce Knowles went on in preparation for her role in the movie Dreamgirls.

Day 1:
(My Day 0 didn't go as planned, I did not have the Smooth Move herbal laxative tea on hand to drink the night before I began Day 1.)
I drank 3 of the 8-ounce glasses of the lemonade, Grade B maple syrup, cayenne pepper mixture and a couple of glasses of water throughout the day. I did not feel hungry all day, just a bit sluggish. I wanted a cup of coffee so bad, but I stayed away. I didn't drink the recommended 6 - 12 glasses of the lemonade mixture.
Just before I went to bed, I drank the herbal laxative tea.
That night I kept having dreams that I had eaten something and I was mad at myself for ruining the detox. I was so relieved when I woke up the next morning and realized I hadn't actually eaten anything.

Monday, September 01, 2008

Summer Bites

Sitting here covered in bug bites, I'm relieved that Fall is fast aproaching. I've been lucky to have evaded bug bites all summer long, except for this weekend. Now I'm here applying calamine lotion to my skin so I don't scratch all my itchy insect bites. There are a lot of them! Nothing worse than waking up in the middle of the night and not being able to sleep because of itchy skin.