June 9, 2009

Day 1

8:45am: Freshly squeezing lemons is hard work on my hand held citrus juicer. Used 6 lemons to get 8 oz. of juice, psh. While that concoction waits, I am drinking my saline flush…yet, another scary phrase. Though gentle proved to be true! no disasters to tell, hooray.

Sheesh, this is salty.

12:45pm: So the saline flush worked and it was nice to feel good and emptied. I waited until I was hungry to start drinking the lemonade mix. I was worried that I would hate the taste but I’ve been pleasantly surprised at how satisfying it is. The lemons are the first thing to satisfy, especially with the scent and then the syrup gives a little sweetness to the flavor and the last impression is from the cayenne pepper, which is very peppery and fulfilling. Success!

I’m not feeling deprived at all and am looking forward to finishing the gallon today.

2pm: egg-sauce-TED. nap time!

4pm: Hungry and want food. I can’t really watch TV for fear of a delicious looking commercial coming on and forcing me into my fridge for the first thing I can find. I am drinking as much as I can to keep my mind and body satiated.

5:40pm: I want fish tacos.

8:30pm: why did I think I could drink a gallon of liquid all in one day?! What if I don’t finish? Will I be breaking some rule and ruining my detoxification, will I be toxified? gulp, gulp, gulp

11:30pm: drinking my smooth tea before bed and am so ready to sleep. I drank about 2/3 - 3/4 of the gallon I was supposed to finish. I’ll keep that in mind for tomorrow and try to consume a whole day’s worth. But I think an entire day with no food and no real thoughts of cheating is super fantastic! And to top it off, this tea is a glorious way to end the night, its sooo yummy.



  1. Congratulations on your successful completion of Day 1! From the sound of it, the most difficult aspect of this endeavor may be only to squeeze the life out of stubborn lemons. Mmmm, acid juice.

    keep up the good work, friend.

  2. you make me want to get that tea! If I happen to see my parents in the next 10 days I will try to get lemons from them. They have a crazy tree full of 'em!

    I am looking forward to the updates!

    Go you!