Well today was my first day on the Isagenix program. I started a day later than Kath and was fully prepared to be absolutely starving after her admission to nearly snacking on dryer lint. But to my surprise it hasn’t been bad. I mean, I’m hungrier than I would normally be but not so much that I have had to eat something outside of the plan. What I did notice was how often I reached for something. I obviously pick and snack a whole lot during the day without even noticing. I went for the crusts of my kids’ sandwiches, a cookie in the cupboard, a chocolate in the fridge, a slice of cheese, chocolate milk after I poured it for my daughter…the list goes on. You notice that I didn’t say that I reached for the carrot sticks and apples. Nope. Maybe this is part of the problem…yah think?!
Anyway, I also went and bought myself a scale. We don’t own one ’cause I hate them. If I have one I obsess over it and end up weighing myself a zillion times a day. So I usually base my weight on the feel of my clothes. I am thinking I may have to get my husband to hide the scale somewhere and have him take it out when I am supposed to weigh myself. The big surprise was that I actually weighed less than I thought. I think the 4 Days At Sick Kids With Child With Pneumonia Diet stripped off those 10lbs I had gained over the holidays. So now I can focus on getting my energy up and feeling healthy.
I was so tired today from lack of sleep since my daughter’s illness that I was actually scaring myself. I would forget what I was doing in the middle of it. Could not remember the question someone had just asked me. And when I bought the scale – which was actually the whole reason I went to the store and the ONLY thing I bought – I left it there at the cash. I didn’t even realize it until I got home. I had to hold back pathetic, overtired tears. Can you say cookoo.
So, let me give you my first impression of Isagenix:
1) Don’t go thinking it’s easy ’cause it’s not. There IS no easy way to do a cleanse. If you are looking for one, don’t bother. However, after day one I can honestly say it was not as hard as I thought…BUT we haven’t done the actual cleanse days yet so I’ll reserve judgement.
2) The shakes taste pretty good but nothing like the yummy milkshakes you order in a restaurant so don’t go fooling yourself. I did find they filled me up though.
3) The drink you have to take first thing in the morning is yucky. Not disgusting. Not totally-gag-me-I’m-going-to-barf but yucky. It is 1oz so, on Steve’s advice, I drank it like a shooter…in a shot glass and everything.
4) I miss my Chai Tea Latte! Desperately! If I could have just one thing it would be my daily, warm, comforting CHAI TEA LATTE.
So, that’s about it so far. One day down. I am going to be meeting with Steve tomorrow, hopefully, about my overall fitness which I am really looking forward to! I’ll keep you posted. Oh! And PLEASE help me if you can. I went to 3 grocery stores today looking for almonds. Just regular almonds. I found roasted, salted, slivered and sliced but not a single plain old almond. Any ideas?
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