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Last night I ended up sleeping at the sig. other's house. I had a glass of the lemonade at his place followed by a nice cup of spearmint tea. I did NOT have the senna tea so surprise surprise I did not end up with a nasty headache all day like yesterday.
I think the key for me really has to be getting enough calories. I use quite a bit each day for my size so while I obviously need less calories than I would if I were eating (because the digestive process itself burns calories!), I don't want to slow down that metabolism since I'm sure it's not getting any faster with age, haha.
People ask me how I'm able to do this or how anyone is able to do this...I remind them that in 3rd world countries, people do this everyday but without the yummy lemonade drink!
The one thing I've noticed is that I'm peeing quite a bit. I'm incredibly happy about that because I'm sure my kidneys are about as excited about this cleanse as my intestines and liver are!
I'm actually quite curious as to how my mental and emotional well-being will change at the end of this. Will I become a vegan like our Hall of Fame Blogger James Garland? I don't know but I have a feeling that my body will be better at telling me what it needs at the end of the cleanse.
So, back to the day.....this morning I took a look at my tongue in the mirror and it was very coated. One thing I forgot to mention yesterday was that I also had some dermographism on my arm (mini-hives). According to many MC forums, many people experience all sorts of skin reactions while cleansing. I'm hoping that my extensive use of sea salt and epsom salt soaks in the tub will prevent that from occuring. I've been an avid bath taker since owning a home. I used to take baths a lot but not like I do now. I really don't take many showers at all unless I'm at the gym and need to rinse off. I just don't feel as clean as I do with baths. There is something about osmosis that really keeps me feeling better.
Besides the coated tongue, some slight itchiness in the back of my throat occurs from time to time but it's not severe by any means.
I did the salt water "bath" again. I tried to only use one pint of water this time but found that nothing was really getting my colon moving until I took the second glass. In the morning I go from bath to toilet to bath to toilet to bath to toilet. The warm epsom salt water on my belly as I soak in the tub helps move things along with less irritating contractions. Plus it keeps my poor bum from getting sore as was the case yesterday As a good friend would say, "TMI, dude, TMI"
I've kind of felt a little foggy all day. I'm still able to do my job (thank goodness for those under my pharmaceutical care!!), but if I look off into the distance things look kind of weird. Hmmm.. not quite sure what to make of that.
I started to get a migraine for about half an hour which also coincided with the localized pain in my lower right quadrant which I've concluded is either my appendix or ileocaeccal valve. Dr. D was once telling me that migraine patients tend to benefit from colonics so I'm starting to wonder if my migraines are at all related to this issue. Migraines are so tricky but I just think allopathic medicine is more interested in treating the symptoms than actually solving the problem for patients.
The migraine went away and I had a one hour massage at the former Urban Retreat in the Uptown area, now under new ownership and called LouLou's. Moving lymph was so important to me tonight since I skipped my workout. Speaking of which, don't worry; I won't be doing anything insanely difficult while cleansing except maybe some hot yoga to help ring out the sweat with impurities. But no running or tough cardio whatsoever. Just walking, biking, eliptical machine, and all keeping my heart rate under 130 for toxin-moving purposes.
Well it's 10 pm and I should be getting off the computer and getting to bed! Quick bath with the senna tea (a second try) and time for some shuteye!
Stay tuned for the next episode, hopefully NOT called, "Erika passed out in the pharmacy from starvation." Nah, it's all good. But you know what would also be good right now? Solid food. Yeah.
Discipline, Erika. Discipline.