Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Cleanse-Day One..Again?

I type this with a gigantic splint on my middle finger on my right hand. :(

I started the five day cleanse yesterday but only an hour or so after I drank my banana smoothie, I broke my finger. I knew immediately that it was broken. I admit, I can be a bit of a drama queen. It's probably why I like acting so much. The only thing I miss about high school is drama class. Anyway, if I stub my toe the first thing out of my mouth is usually, "I think I just broke my toe" followed by wailing and moaning! :) But I knew I was for real this time even if my husband didn't. He's used to my antics so he immediately came out of our bedroom where he was sleeping and after assessing the situation, went back to bed! Can't you just feel the love? Anyway, I finally convinced him that I needed to go to urgent care. I couldn't completely move the finger, it was swollen, starting to bruise, and hurt like heck even with the ice pack on it. My suspicions were confirmed by the kind doctor on duty. What I did not expect was the need to see a hand specialist and the possibility that I may need pins in my finger. I go Friday morning for this appointment so say a prayer for me because if they have to put pins in, I'm probably going to need a Xanax!

I also started my new babysitting job yesterday. Way to start it off with a bang, right? So, after taking two children to urgent care and not getting home until way past lunch time, I decided that Monday was NOT the day to start a cleanse.

I had no choice but to begin day one again, today.

The banana smoothie is really good and very filling. It is also a larger quantity than what I normally drink so that may be why. Lunch consisted of a spinach salad with goat cheese, pecans, shredded carrots, and a homemade pomegranate dressing. For snack I did NOT enjoy the yogurt parfait! I'm just being honest. I love plain Greek yogurt in place of mayonnaise and sour cream but I don't care how much honey you put in it, it still tastes nasty eaten as a snack. There is a reason you can substitute it for mayo. Yuck! I usually enjoy the Greek yogurt that is already sweetened and has fruit in it but I'm sure the sugar content has to be sky high to even make it tolerable. Supper was much better...a chicken wrap with black beans, brown rice, and salsa. I was supposed to add avocado chunks to it but the one's I bought weren't quite ripe enough. Oh and I drank several cups of hot, green tea today! Love that stuff!

Overall, day one of the cleanse has gone well. I could totally do without this gargantuan splint because it gets in the way of everything! It was impossible to eat my wrap tonight. I ended up having to use a fork. :)

Hoping to see some good results by the weekend.

Peace, Love, and Healthy Living,


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