Time to ask questions and admit the struggle! Awoke to more cramping and bloating from the cleanse. I posted to the secret beta group about the stomach issues. Thankfully, I’m not the only one struggling! I laughed out loud at one comment I got, “It will pass. Literally.” It was encouraging not to feel alone and to know that this is one of those short-term pain for long-term gain situations. Everyone emphasized keeping up with the water intake and healthy foods. (I think the pizza last night made everything worse, but no way am I admitting on that forum that I had pizza!) They also emphasized that getting exercise in will help with the digestive issues. Some people in the BETA group are saying their jeans are fitting looser. I’m just craving my sweats because my stomach is so sore!
Had my shake and lots of water in the morning, but the stomach issues continued. Had an apple, then a healthy lunch and while my stomach still gurgled, it didn’t hurt as much with a little more food in it. A couple of the ladies said they even got a bit nauseous. Thankfully, I just mostly feel bloated now.
I called my sister-in-law, who is seeing a nutritionist and has done multiple cleanses. She says the first is usually the worst by far, that I need to not let the calories dip too low or it might make things worse, and that often people pass parasites in a first cleanse. There also seems to be a balance in the fresh fruits and veggies arena. The people on-line said to be sure I’m eating them. She says she can eat too much fiber and exacerbate the problem. I wish I’d asked her if she’s had emotional side effects. I was excited when she approved of the ingredients in BePure. She is so into all this nutrition stuff, and it felt good to have her approval.
Have a light headache today. Don’t know if it is toxin release, which I think is probable, or just more issues from the whiplash from the accidents I was in.
Ready to be renewed, inside and out. As Life Force and the chiropractor help me deal with my body, I’m getting good support for my mind, spirit, and emotions through a prayer group of fellow writers. I was also offered counseling through an acquaintance of mine who has trained in stuff like PTSD and was watching me struggle after the second car wreck, and have been getting treatments for trauma from a guy who specializes in fight or flight. Interesting how God is bringing all these resources to me at once. I feel like I’m getting an inside-out makeover: from heart and spirit to weight and skeleton! I’m open wide, Lord. Wanting positive change on all fronts!
(later) someone just posted to the BETA group that when we lose fat it releases emotions. And someone else connected emotions to the cleanse. Decided to Google it and do a little research. According to Natural News, “you can remove stored negative emotions with deep body cleansing.” The article continued, “Most people don`t know it, but emotions can become trapped in the body. It`s the negative emotions that become trapped, and the reason they become trapped is generally because we didn`t know how to deal with them appropriately when they originally occurred. The consequence is that those stuck emotions then negatively affect us long past their due. However, with deep cleansing you can release and remove old, trapped negative emotions and end the cycle of being triggered by them.”
Wow! I’m reminded of that Scripture that says we are fearfully and wonderfully made. It’s amazing to see how what has gone on in my heart, mind, and emotions can be so connected to my body! Thank you, Lord, for yesterday’s tears, for this cleanse, for purifying me inside and out.
I find it interesting that yesterday’s crying binge began while I did my fight or flight therapy. I’d already had some trauma release with this therapy, but the cleanse seems to be working together with the therapy. I’ve felt no need to cry today, even during the fight or flight therapy. Yay! I think yesterday’s emotional purge was good for me, though.
Happy news of the day: Jerry and I walked together again. I went farther than I have since the June 5th car accident! AND I ate LESS than 1200 calories today and didn’t feel deprived!