Friday, September 3, 2010

spring cleansing :: day 3

Today is day 3 of my cleanse and I can say I am feeling a lot better then yesterday. For me day 2 was the hardest. The coffee withdrawals was painful. My head throbbed the whole day, but I am proud to say I did not take any panadol, I sucked it up and I made it. I am sure from today I will feel awesome.

I am doing this cleanse to teach myself about eating a bit better. I didn't eat bad, it was more my eating habits. The easy cooking lead to cooking myself the same meal almost every night of the week. Actually I ate it for 8 days straight. I am learning a few new ideas when it comes to dinners and lunches. I am loving using nuts in my food and even raisins.

The snacks I have been having are lots of nuts and a bit of dried fruit. My favourite would have to be the date balls I made. I did try to make a date log, but it looked like one huge poo rolled in coconut, so I quickly changed it to balls. The best thing is Taj loves them too. The bad thing is I need to buy more dates as we ate the whole packet yesterday!

That would have to be the hardest part for me, the hunger I feel. I cannot believe how hungry I am. My usual day would consist of my lovely fluffy white toast and two coffees. This would last me until about 2 in the afternoon and then I would either have another coffee, usually decaf, or I would grab a piece of fruit until dinner. I would eat my favourite chicken salad for dinner and I was finished eating for the day. In between I would have a few herbal teas, my favourite licorice tea. Now I feel like I need to eat all the time.

I am going to look like a nut covered in dry fruit and bits of salad and veges sticking out of me when I have completed this cleanse. I considered going for another week, but I think I will wait until the 7 days is up and decide. For now I am loving my spring cleansing.

This weekend, no waffle date, but I do have my sunday date, Anna, who has agreed to eat like a cleansing girl! I hope you all enjoy your weekend.


  1. Well done...would love to know what the recipe for date balls is. Sounds like a great morning tea snack! Happy Friday.

  2. Good girl! Keep going your almost half way. Loving the date balls, good work. And if Taj was any cuter I would eat him too!

  3. Glad to hear you are doing so well Hayley! I am starting next week as I am waiting for the shake and emails to come through..........I will need your inspiration to get me through. I would love the recipe for the date balls. Please! I am slowly preparing my body for next week and cutting down my coffee and need to stock up on my herbal teas.
    Great job!!

  4. Yah go Hayley! you are doing so well,you have inspired me also,and i started Tuesday,i feel so much better and so much more energy :)

  5. Yay for you! I'm so impressed. I totally lack the discipline to make it through a cleanse like this. Which is probably exactly why I should do one!!

    I would love to have your recipe for date balls if I might?


  6. I am envious of your strength to even get to day 3 - Well done!! Am sure you will feel amazing ... maybe I should do one of these cleanses too - well, maybe .....



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