Looking Good For The Summer

This blog is about Brenda J. getting to her summer goal of looking good and being healthy.

Looking Good For The Summer – Day 20

Looking Good For The Summer – Day 20

Today is my last day on the cleanse! Hallelujah! Tomorrow I can eat and drink whatever I want! I can’t wait to have something warm to eat! Taking on the challenge of the cleanse has shown me a different way of eating and a different way of living. Going forward I plan to add more vegetables and fruit into my diet and limit the meat and processed foods. I see now that I don’t need as much food as I thought. I plan to limit the quantity…

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Looking Good For The Summer –  Day 19

Looking Good For The Summer – Day 19

I spoke to a lady today who is considering the cleanse. She is really scared to do it, yet she knows she needs to do it for her health. I think that sharing my cleanse experience with her helped her to see she really has nothing to be afraid of and everything to gain. Tomorrow will be my last day of the cleanse. I feel great! I have made it through this far without falling off the wagon. I wasn’t sure at times if I could or…

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Looking Good For The Summer –  Day 18

Looking Good For The Summer – Day 18

Temptation is everywhere! The aromas from my co-workers lunch is so tantalizing, but I just stuck to my all green smoothie. Pizza was being served during the Miami/Oklahoma City basketball game. Oh boy! I really wanted a slice! I almost reached for it when Calvin said “no, you have come this far and you only have a few days left, you can do it!” I went to the car and got my orange to eat during halftime.

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Looking Good For The Summer –  Day 17

Looking Good For The Summer – Day 17

I researched and found several raw restaurants in Santa Monica. I stopped at one on the way home and picked up Raw Lasagna and Raw Kale Nachos. I was in heaven! Something I can eat while on the cleanse that had some spice and flavor! I am burned out on salads and finding these restaurants was a great find! I have three more days to complete the cleanse and knowing I have some other food options will help me make it through to the end with no…

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Looking Good For The Summer –  Day 16

Looking Good For The Summer – Day 16

Today was a good day. Brunch after church was at a salad bar where I could choose my own ingredients and create a raw salad and then have fruit for dessert. It was easy to maintain the diet. While watching the basketball game with Miami and Oklahoma City, I ate a bowl of fruit and then some raw walnuts I had in my purse. I was able to stick to my diet with no problem. Everyone else was eating chili bowls with rice and bread and bbq…

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Looking Good For The Summer –  Day 15

Looking Good For The Summer – Day 15

I attended a Birthday party at Joe’s Crab Shack. Seafood is one of my favorites! I ordered a salad minus the meat, minus the dressing to eat while everyone else had shrimp, crab legs and several varieties of fish. A major test of my willpower! At the end of the meal they were all sighing and complaining about how full they were and how uncomfortable they felt. I felt satisfied and ready to go for the next event. My lunch wasn’t weighing me down! I was off…

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Looking Good For The Summer –  Day 13

Looking Good For The Summer – Day 13

I woke up with two zits on my nose. I guess some of the toxins in my body are exiting that way. :( Someone’s sausage cooking sure smells good! I kept on walking toward the office, daydreaming about how good it smells and how good a lot of foods smell that aren’t good for you. I am sick and tired of this cleanse! I want it to be over! This whole thing is getting on my nerves! What can I eat?? I want something…

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Looking Good For The Summer –  Day 12

Looking Good For The Summer – Day 12

I had a wonderful day! I spoke to several people who were contemplating the cleanse and shared my experiences with them. I think they were relieved when all their concerns were answered. In the evening I went to a Jazz event where they served coffee and cake during intermission. My friend Kathy who was doing concession went to the back and brought out a sliced mango for me. It was so sweet and juicy! Everyone wanted to know where I got it. She knew I was cleansing…

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Looking Good For The Summer –  Day 11

Looking Good For The Summer – Day 11

I ate some raw almonds this morning and I am having some stomach pains. I walked on my lunch hour, drank some water and that helped. I also drank a green smoothie for my meal. I made it through watching the Miami/Oklahoma City game without cheating. The onion rings were smellin’ good! I wondered if I just ate one…? But I didn’t. My friend Nicole complimented me on my discipline for sticking with the cleanse. She said she couldn’t do it at all. Will…

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Looking Good For The Summer –  Day 10

Looking Good For The Summer – Day 10

I am half way through the cleanse. I feel good and I feel like I can make it through the next 10 days with no problems. I feel like I am doing the right thing at the right time for me at this point in my life. I spoke to a lady today who just purchased the cleanse. I was able to share with her some of my food choices and make suggestions to her about what to eat or drink during the cleanse. I felt like…

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Looking Good For The Summer –  Day 8

Looking Good For The Summer – Day 8

Today I have vowed to stick to the cleanse no mater what! I felt so bad for letting myself get so hungry yesterday that I had to go off my diet. I went to the store and stocked up on fresh fruits and vegetables. I had a great day! I felt good and I stuck to the cleanse diet faithfully. I wasn’t tempted to eat anything while watching the Miami/Boston game with friends. They were serving fried chicken, french fires and of course…alcohol! The aromas!

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Looking Good For The Summer –  Day 7

Looking Good For The Summer – Day 7

All morning I was craving chocolate! I drank my herbal tea, crunched on my carrots and tried not to think about it. I was having a really good day until I went to the Urban Ballroom Social. In the rush to get ready and get there on time, I hadn’t eaten dinner. I was so HUNGRY! When I got there, all they were serving were hot dogs, chips, cookies, crackers with peanut butter and popcorn. I chose the popcorn to go with my distilled water. I was…

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Looking Good For The Summer –  Day 6

Looking Good For The Summer – Day 6

My hips feel sore. I took a dance class on Monday and no soreness until now. I was craving shrimp fried rice for lunch and I had a fruit smoothie instead. I went to watch the Miami/Boston game with some friends and they had jokes about the cleanse! I just sipped my water and laughed right along with them. I know the cleanse is for my highest good and I am focused on doing it. I must say I was tempted…

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Looking Good For The Summer –  Day 5

Looking Good For The Summer – Day 5

Today a lady asked about eating on a cleanse. She asked for recommendations on what to eat?? I told her about big salads and munching on raw vegetables, nuts and seeds throughout the day. She had been drinking smoothies for 3 days and wanted something else to eat. I was able to share my experience with her and she felt better. I feel like my sense of smell is heightened. I smell something burning and it’s not in my apartment. My windows are closed and have been…

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Looking Good For The Summer –  Day 4

Looking Good For The Summer – Day 4

I tested my PH level with some strips I found at work and I am in the optimal zone! I’m not sure where I was prior to starting the cleanse, but I think I may have been OK. I stopped drinking soda in 2007 and I stopped eating sugar since I started reading the articles on Dherbs. I also stopped drinking coffee in April too. The worst thing about the cleanse is the carbon/activated charcoal. Drinking something black isn’t something I ever thought I would do! I…

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Looking Good For The Summer –  Day 3

Looking Good For The Summer – Day 3

I’m still alive! I feel good! I wasn’t sure how I would survive the weekend without my favorite foods and drinks, but I made it through and still had a great time. I now see how big of a role food plays in my life. At one point, I was craving potato salad…It seemed like everywhere I turned there was a restaurant or an advertisement for food. Especially the food I can’t have right now. At lunch time I took my usual walk for…

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Looking Good For The Summer –  Day 2

Looking Good For The Summer – Day 2

Weight: 145 pounds I feel great! I made it through day one of the cleanse. I’m glad I decided to take this step in my health development. Curves Fitness Club for the last three years worked on the external physical, now I am working on the internal health. I’m glad I decided to take on this challenge. It was a great day at church and after I went over my friend Robin’s house to hang out with a few other people. I shared with…

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Looking Good For The Summer –  Day 1

Looking Good For The Summer – Day 1

Weight: 147 pounds When I woke up this morning, I was a little nervous. Today is the first day of my Full Body Cleanse. I swallowed the first 5 capsules and thought…”here we go”. I had to turn down an invitation for tomorrow to attend a Jazz event. It was for an all-you-can eat and all-you-can drink affair. Oh, well, I can go to the next one. :( Oops, almost blew it, ordered a veggie sandwich! I’m glad I was on…

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