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Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Making It Work!

Well, I got through the pre-cleanse days on Saturday and Sunday. I don't know how, but when I checked my weight on Monday, I lost 3 pounds! (Now, you might say that well, Babs, if you go on a liquid diet -- replacing two meals with a liquid -- then you will lose weight. My response is that I have been on many liquid diets and even the Master Cleanse (some call it the Beyonce diet -- do not understand why because the Master Cleanse was around before my grandmother was born).

The Master Cleanse is a great program but the ingredients did not interact well with my medications nor my body system. I began to retain water, started bloating, and experienced inflammation -- which caused severe pain. Interesting enough, when I tried it two years prior, I was able to lose 20 pounds without the bloating; but there was no maintenance plan, and my medications kicked into play again and the steroids put the weight back on. I guess since then, my medications increased in volume and in dosage; so that may have posed the problem.

With Isagenix, it too is a cleansing/detox program. Great liver cleanse -- we all need that! (I know some of you may remember mom forcing us to take Castor Oil and Cod Liver Oil for a good cleansing.) I am sure all of you believe that you must cleanse your body of toxins. We'll talk more on that later. Well, thus far, I have not experienced any bloating, inflammation, and no interactions with my medications.

Yesterday was my first CLEANSE day. No IsaShakes allowed -- just the cleanse drink. This was the beginning of the detoxification! I was a little hungry but was able to control that with the little snacks allowed (IsaSnacks, water, organic no-salt almonds). Later in the afternoon, I had a headache (which I understand is natural during detox; but, in my case, I am susceptable to Migraines!). I have medication for that, too. But, instead, I popped a few Advils, and I.... (now do not follow this and it is not recommended at all) but.... I did not take any medications except blood glucose meds -- which went a little too low because I was not eating, so even that was not a good idea.
I know my blood glucose will be low because I am not really eating. But it did normalize (if that is a word). And, I could not inject the insulin (I have the one shot is good for the whole day type insulin; but take it every night) because my blood glucose level was "a good low," I would say a little below normal. But, back to the headache, later during the evening, the headache subsided; and I got through my first cleanse day. Oh, and I had lots of energy (I cleaned my white kitchen cabinets and my refrigerator).

Today will mark the 2nd and last day of the Cleanse. Then, I start the IsaShakes (Cleanse, Restore & Rebuild) on days 3 - 7. Then on day 8 & 9, I to two days of cleanse and that ends the 9 day program (actually 11 if you count the 2 pre-cleanse days -- so you actually get enough product for 11 days).

O.K. to reiterate:

The first two days were Pre-cleanse days (IsaShakes, etc).
Days 1 & 2 are Cleanse Days (IsaCleanse, IsaSnacks, NO IsaShakes)
Day 3-7 are Cleanse, Restore, & Rebuild (IsaShakes, etc.)
Day 8 & 9 - Cleanse Days (IsaCleanse only w/IsaSnacks)

And.... lots of pure clean water.

I am going very aggressive and doing TWO 9-day programs. I will explain how that works later.

Oh, I didn't sleep well last night. The Ionix Supreme really helped me the last two days, but for some reason, sleep would not come so I finally gave up around 4:00 a.m. and came downstairs to do... . whatever. I wished it was sleep... but maybe tomorrow.

It is time for my IsaCleanse. So, I will post later.

I hope to post pics (of me oh my), my measurements and weight (oh my), my Bichons, and other fun things; but, right now I am studying for FINALS. So, don't give up on me yet! Stick around and I promise you, things will get more interesting.

Cheers & Be Well!


P.S. I ran upstairs and could not resist the scale...tah dah..... I am down another 3 pounds; that is a total of 6 pounds in 4 days! Water weight? Maybe, but I'll take it!

Here are the "dog dogs" Jasmine (the ballerina) and Ginger (Spicy)!


Laquita said...


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ExhaleBabs said...

Yes, I added that to spice up the web site.

Thanks Laquita. I'll check out your comment.