the cleanse: day nineteen

Jul 16, 2011

I am SO proud of myself. I have not cheated even one little iota. I have eaten pounds and pounds of vegetable matter, a little bit of fruit in my smoothies, no grains, no beans, no sugar, no meats, no dairy, no dressings, no ANYTHING except veggies and fruits and a little bit of olive oil and apple cider vinegar for the past nineteen days. This is a huge accomplishment for me and demonstrated to me I have far more will power than I thought. My whole purpose for doing this cleanse was to get my internal organs working at peak performance so that my liver can move the estrogen out of my body. I have no idea if that is happening or not. I really wish I had a liver performance monitor that could tell me how much its functioning has improved over the past three weeks!

A side benefit I was hoping for was to lose some pounds. I had read some stories online of people doing this cleanse losing twentyish pounds. Many lose around ten. So, yeah, I was hoping to lose some of the weight I have put on in the last year. Unfortunately, nothing is really showing up on the scale. How is it possible for me to be eating only veggies and fruit and not lose a single pound? I guess I don’t really know that for sure…my scale is not terribly accurate!

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  1. Anne

    Come to my house and weigh!!!!!!!! I am so proud of you! What a triumph of mind over matter! Good for you!!! I know this experience will give you strength and wisdom beyond your very dreams!

  2. LaPriel

    Amazingly great job!

  3. Tonya

    That’s awesome Tracy! Way to stick to it!:)

  4. Anne

    She’s totally lost, like, 12-15 pounds, too! She looks more relaxed, is more peaceful, is more together!