Days 12, 13 and 14

I have to say I am writing this on Day 16 and I am looking forward to the end.  Yes, I appreciate the weight loss and my clothes feel better and my joints feel better but I cannot believe the amount of dishes that I have from this cleanse.  I feel like I am in the kitchen all off the time.  Plus, my husband and I have been having cravings for pizza.  Yum, yum.


DAY 12

Breakfast:  shake

Lunch:  Amy’s golden lentil soup

Dinner:  Veggie stir fry with brown rice

Snack:  Carrots

Weight Loss:  Me 9.2 lbs.  My husband and I each gained .4 lbs.  His weight loss is now 15.4 lbs.

DAY 13

Breakfast:  shake

Lunch:  Salad with homemade dressing

Dinner:  Shake

Snack:  carrots, apple

Weight loss:  Me 10.2.  My husband 15.2

DAY 14

Breakfast:  Shake

Lunch:  Amy’s golden curried lentil soup

Dinner:  Salmon with sweet potato chips, shake

Weight loss:  me 9.8 (gained a bit).  My husband 16.2

DAY 15

Breakfast:  shake

Lunch:  Salad

Dinner:  Stir fry veggies with lentils and shake

Snack:  apple and carrots

Weight loss:  Me 10 lbs.  My husband 15.8

This entire week I have been battling allergies (I think).  From Monday with the extreme sore/dry throat through out the week with coughing all week and a day of sneezing and blowing my nose.  It’s unbelievable the amount of crap coming out of my throat.  I’ve been tired too.  Going to bed at 9:00 a couple of nights.  The last couple of days don’t seem to be so bad but some stuff is still there.  Not sure if this is part of the cleansing process or what.  Never really had allergies before so not sure.  However, my husband has experienced none of this and he reports he does not feel one bit different – still experiencing achy joints.  I however, am no longer experiencing achy joints.  Last week I felt like I had a lot of energy – this week is a much different story.  Very interesting.

Day 10 and 11

DAY 10

Breakfast:  Shake

Lunch:  Amy’s Golden Curried Lentil Soup

Dinner:  Shake

Snack:  grapes and apple

Today was a bad 10 – woke up with an extremely dry/sore throat; felt hungry all day long.

Weight Loss:  Michelle 9 lbs.  My husband 14.8 lbs.

DAY 11

Breakfast:  Shake

Lunch:  Salad and grapes

Dinner:  Baked cod fillet w/ baked veggies and herbs

Yeah!  First day we get to incorporate protein!

Feeling must better compared to Monday.

Weight loss:  Me 9.6 lbs.  My husband 15.8 lbs.

DAY 8 and 9


Breakfast:  Shake

Lunch:  nothing

Dinner:  Lemony roasted brussel sprouts; shake

Snack:  grapes

Still feeling pretty good

Weight loss:  Me 8 lbs.  My husband 11.0 lb.


Breakfast:  shake

Lunch:  apple, grapes

Dinner:  salad and homemade sweet potato chips w/ olive oil and celtic sea salt

Weight loss:  Me 8 lbs.  My husband 12.8 lbs.


Day 6 and 7

DAY 6:

Breakfast:  Shake made with fresh squeezed OJ, blueberries and bananas

Lunch: Lentil soup

Dinner:  standard shake

Snack:  carrots

Feeling really great – lots of energy.

Weight loss:  Me 7.6 lbs. My husband 10.2 lbs.


Breakfast:  standard shake

Lunch:  Amy’s golden lentil soup (this stuff is pretty good)

Dinner:  Veggie stir fry with brown rice

Snacks:  apple, carrots

Massive energy this morning – bouncing off the walls.

Weight Loss:  Ah – I gained back .8 lbs.  Imagine that – must be that office sitting.  Proves that working in an office is hazardous to your health!  My husband is at 10.8 lbs.  He reports nothing has changed for him overall.  I however feel really great.  Don’t feel so old – my aches and pains have gone away.  It’s great.

Cleanse Day 4 and 5

DAY 4:

Breakfast:  Shake (mango, blueberries, bananas)

Lunch:  Salad w/ apple cide vingarette dressing

Supper:  Lentils w/ lemon and garlic and shake

Snacks:  Apple

Feeling great now that the two headache is gone.

Weight loss:  Me 5.4 lbs.  Keith actually gained back a pound.


Breakfast:  Shake w/ fresh pear and orange juice, strawberries, bananas and blueberries

Lunch:  Apple (working outside – too busy)  Plus sick of making salads.

Supper:  Carrott Beet Salad and shake

Snack:  grapes and carrots

Weight loss:  Me 7.4 lbs.  Keith 10.4.  Must have been the last two days of shoveling compost and spreading it and digging up the grass in the hoop house.  Not back to the office job – probably won’t lose too much there.

Cleanse Day 2 and 3

DAY 2:

Breakfast:  Shake (blueberries, strawberries and banana)

Lunch:  Salad w/ vinagarette dressing

Dinner:  veggie stirfry with brown rice

snack:  apple

Had headache all day

Total weight loss for me:  3.6 lbs.  My husband 5.2 lbs.

DAY 3:

Breakfast:  shake (blueberries, strawberries, banana)

Lunch:  left over stirfry w/ brown rice

Dinner:  Sweet potato chips w/ olive oil and sea salt

Snacks:  grapes and pear

Weight Loss:  I lost 4.6 lbs.  My husband lost 9.4 lbs.

I have Tuesday and Wednesday off so will be outside doing a lot of work – hopefully sweating some of these toxins out.  Woke up this morning headache free.  Thank goodness.  After two days straight of headaches – I’m glad to be rid of it.  They say it’s the sugar leaving my body – good I’m glad it’s gone.  My husband however has yet to experience any of this.

Springtime: Time to Clean out (Home and Body)

My husband and I are participating in a 21 day cleanse which started yesterday, April 14, 2012.  It is called the Standard Process Purification Program.  Pretty much veggies and fruits (organic preferred) for the entire time and then day 11 we get to incorporate a seafood such as salmon, bass, pollock (serving size is the size of your palm) and organic chicken.  We also consume two shakes a day.  We add whatever we want to the shake in the form of veggies or fruit and then we add their powder which consists of ground up whole foods.  We also take capsules throughout the day which also contain ground up whole foods.  I was going to post every day but I think I will just post every third day or so on what we are eating, how we are feeling and if any weight loss.   So here we go.

DAY 1:

Breakfast:  shake

Lunch:  huge salad with home made approved vinaigrette dressing

Supper:  Stir fry veggies (can only stir fry for no more than 4 minutes) with brown rice and some of the vinaigrette dressing drizzled throughout

Snacks:  carrot sticks and apple

Water:  drank 60 ounces (first time in my life I think I’ve ever drank so much water in one day)

Effects?  Felt a little hungry but not as bad as I thought.  Many bathroom trips – this is great – ridding my body of all these toxins!

Weigh in:  I lost 2.6 lbs.  My husband lost 2.8 lbs.