What a week! In addition to radically changing my diet, I feel like I have been running in a million different directions. I’m going on my second day of no working out, my commutes have been atrocious and it’s so humid the air is like soup. I’ve been a little cranky (OK, I did yell out “I HATE THE RED SOX!” while exiting the stupidly-crowded Kenmore T station last night) and a lot tired.

And I still have stayed on the cleanse!

I definitely have been EATING more — yesterday’s eats (after I decided I didn’t like my lunch and chucked it)  included too many JOOSbites (the delicious little muffins that Lauri makes from the pulp of the fruits and veggies in the JOOS), pineapple, more cashews, peanut butter and two more of those vegan heart shaped muffin things from the Healthworks cafe.

And oh yeah, a glass plus a little more of red wine. 🙂

When I finally got into bed last night (around 10:30 pm), I was out like a light.

When I woke up this morning, I definitely noticed that  my stomach and arms looked less puffy. I had 3/4 of a Green Lemonade JOOS, a few bites of pineapple and a few cashews. After a super duper long commute that included a stifling hot T ride and a meeting, I was famished. Like, not in a good way.

 I just pounded some trail mix and some more JOOSbites. I also had a coconut water and some regular water.

Now, I feel really full. Ugh. I think I need to drink some more water — I have had a lot of fiber and well, I gotta get things moving again.

Again, I feel proud of myself that I’ve stuck with the idea of the cleanse — removing the potentially sensitive foods from my diet to reset and see how I feel. Especially with stress and fatigue — oh, how badly I wanted to stop at Dunkin’ Donuts this morning for an egg white flatbread.

But alas. I can do this for a week.

This weekend, I am going to Vermont from Saturday to Sunday to visit a friend who is at a wellness spa/resort near Okemo. I’ve already arranged to have gluten-free/dairy-free/vegan options at the meals. We are going to hike, and I am looking forward to the nature.

And to getting a really, really solid good night of sleep.

More to come tomorrow…..

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