Friday, June 04, 2010

Breaking Bad (Cleanses)

This is a follow up to This is Stupid: Cleanse post from yesterday.

As of this morning, 48 hours in, I'd eaten nothing except for the stupid juice and water and the oral enema. In 48 hours I went from feeling okay to being drained, grumpy, tired, lethargic, apathetic, all with a headache. Surprisingly, not all that physically hungry. They say it's only the first 3 or 4 days that suck. I have better ways to lose weight.

So I did my saltwater this morning and when that process was finished, P90X. And officially broke the fast with a sample pack of the Orange Julius -tasting recovery drink and a few saltines. See, after not eating for 48 hours, you need to start slow (10 days? you start with broth). I'm thinking a good vegetable soup for lunch here in a little bit and by dinner I'm at the bar to celebrate my joy with some beer and wings (per Lemmy's delicious suggestion)!

I'll update this post with actual food choices as well as any unforeseen side effects of jumping too fast into solid foods. What could go wrong? It's only been 2 days...

UPDATE: I was sated with the P90X drink for a couple hours and hooked up a mild lunch with a delicious Amy's No Chicken Noodle Soup with a little flax seed. Heaven.

And a couple things have happened in the last couple days kind of all at once. First off, I lost 7 lbs from this 48 hour fast. Then this video showed up in my inbox, so now sugar scares the hell out of me...

...and a video associate with it shows a 4 year old McD's cheeseburger that looks new:

So I think this past couple of days has been overall positive as an experience. I'm much more conscious of food in general, hyper-sensitive about high fructose corn syrup, and will probably never touch fast food (or at least McD's) ever again; Super Size Me did not do for me what that above video did.

Now, let the beer and video games commence!


Jennifer Hayes Hugon said...

Beer is healthy! Really, it's good for you. :D (just ignore that moderation caveat!)

We have similar Friday nights going on... over here it's Guitar Hero with the beer.


Ricky Shambles said...

Awesome! And you're right about the beer, especially since some of what I have tonight is Guinness, and everyone knows It's Good For You.

British Office Season 1 joins the party too :) - I love the public library!

Chris said...

Excellent choice.

I believe that Guinness is its own healthy food group. Yes, I see now, it has it's own stripe on the new food pyramid. Drink on!

*Trying to imagine Mr. Shambles in the public library, feet up on the desk, watching British Office Season on the computer, and drinking a Guinness*

Librarian: Sir, you'll have to open that outside, the nitrogen popping disturbs the other patrons.

Ricky Shambles said...

Chris - thanks for the support! Actually, I just showed her my widget and she left me alone the rest of the night :)