Monday, May 3, 2010

Day 6 -- The last day!

This is my last day of the cleanse!  I still don't get to eat solids until Thursday and oh what a day that will be!  I'm really looking forward to chewing.  I'm going to start gnawing on desks and window sills soon.

Tomorrow's the orange juice day.  Honestly, I'm really not looking forward to that...  Orange juice.  All day.  Guh.  It's also my first day at my new job so hopefully I don't faint or puke or do anything that will make them think they made the wrong decision.  I think it's going to be really fun and I'm excited about FINALLY working with people my own age!  I've been the youngest person at just about every job I've had ever.  This will be a nice change.

Yesterday I went to see the Congress Bridge bats with some friends and we also went to HomeSlice.  The smells were amazing!  It took a lot of strength not to eat any of the delicious, greasy pizza in front of me.  HomeSlice is absolutely delicious and I highly recommend it to anyone looking for good pizza in Austin.  After that we went to Austin Java on Barton Springs to have some drinks.  They only had one caffeine free tea which really surprised me.  What also surprised me was that it wasn't very good.  IT'S A FREAKIN COFFEE SHOP!!!  THEY SHOULD ALSO SERVE GOOD TEA!!!  I'm sure it was free trade or some hippie deal and that's why they chose it.  Or perhaps the owner had a particular liking to one of the caffeinated teas so they bought the whole box of 'em.  The tea was gross.  I don't remember what kind it was.  Just look for the one tea bag in the box that is caffeine free and don't choose it.

For my last day of the fast/day before I work full time for the rest of my life I've done nothing but hang out with my dog at home.  We watched some tv, joined an online dating site (*gulp* this should be interesting- maybe that's what I'll blog about next!), watched some shows online, read some stories online, napped for a good 4 hours (Cooper napped longer), and then went to the park down the street.  Coop met a sweet female Catahoula mixed pup named Micah.  I'm pretty sure that's a dude's name but whatevs, not my dog.  

As you can tell my days on the cleanse have been really inactive.  People do this cleanse while having full time jobs and full time lives so it's doable, but for me I'm really glad I've been funemployed through this experience so I could do just that-- Experience it.  All of the different tastes, the heightened senses, the gross excrement from my body, the weight loss, and the general feeling of goodness that I now feel.  I feel great and I weight 20 pounds less.  

My ultimate weight loss goal is to be back to where I was in high school.  Ya know, when I thought I was fat (pshh, stupid high school kids).  Freshman year of college I was there.  It wasn't until sophomore year that I started packing on the college 70.  Yes.  I gained 70 pounds in college.  Crazy!  And totally gross!  But thankfully I'm on my way to getting back to a healthy weight.  What amazes me most is that while it's obvious I've gained weight, I don't look like I'm a small child heavier.  Let's do a side by side comparison.

That's right folks.  In four short years I became a fat kid.  Yikes!  Currently my BMI is 26.6 so I'm in the overweight range.  15 more pounds until I'm in the normal range once again.  I know I can do it!

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