I didn't want to write about Day 1 & 2 in case I wimped out...
So far... not bad at all. The last thing I ate was some really good bread dipped in olive oil Friday evening, then started the lemon/maple syrup/cayenne mix on Saturday morning. Of course I "eyeballed" the cayenne in the first batch and nearly burned my throat out. I had to divvy it up into fourths, and it's still pretty hot. Almost as hot as those cupcakes!
I feel great - really energetic and not tired at all.
I've honestly only felt mildly hungry a couple of times, but it goes right away if I have a glass of the lemonade.
Not eating anything at all is actually easier than modifying (for the short term) but good lord it's just... boring. I had no idea how much time I spent thinking about and eating food! (that's actually part of the whole point of this - it sort of forces you to change bad patterns).
Fasting plays hell with socializing because so much of that is predicated around eating and drinking.
Nothing too horrible to report here - though some of the stories I read about people getting violently ill or feeling like absolute death were a little intimidating.
I haven't been doing the salt water "flush" (which is pretty much exactly like what it sounds like) because one of the guys in my office did the cleanse a couple of times and said if things were... moving along nicely, he wouldn't. I guess it's helpful for people with issues in that area to start.
I don't have a scale, so I won't have any idea how much weight I'll lose - a skirt that had grown tight was definitely looser this morning, though - but that's not really the point for me. I just REALLY needed to get a sense of control. I haven't been... gorging, and haven't gained a lot of weight, but I have absolutely SUCKED at having willpower for the last good while and it's added up.
So far, the best things have been - feeling a sense of accomplishment for sticking to it... and having time to rethink what I eat - I'm super excited to start eating really healthy food -! I've made several fantasy Whole Foods shopping lists in my head! I'm dreaming of things like homemade vegetable soup and celery