Detoxification Cleanse – Day 7


As I sit here drinking my tea on the morning of day seven, I feel good. I’m proud that I’ve been able to stick to the cleanse guidelines for a week. I’m happy that those holiday pounds seem to have come off during this week. I’m glad that I feel good.

But this is also a scary day for me. Without the excuse of “I’m doing a cleanse” how will I regulate my diet? I already have social plans for this weekend that include eating and drinking – how will I maintain moderation? How can I keep the cravings that I know are going to pop up again at bay, and how do I keep from overeating and binge eating in the future?

I have to think that this is the case for many people out there. We start the new year right, we clean out our systems, we engage in the right activities for a few weeks and feel great…and then we stop. Somehow the weight gets put back on and we start to feel like shit again. I don’t know how this story is going to end, but I’m committed to sharing the story along the way, and hopefully becoming accountable to readers of this blog.

On to day seven. Nothing new or earth-shattering here. Same routine as yesterday. I made this slow cooker savory bean and spinach soup, which was good, so I’ll have some leftovers for the next couple of days.

spinach soup


I’ve also got some broccoli slaw salad left, and ingredients to make this crunchy cashew thai salad tomorrow. Of course I’ll be back with more recipes next week.

Why I’m looking forward to the weekend: my treadmill gets delivered tonight, I have a date with Erin for a 3-mile run on Saturday (it’s going to be 35 degrees, a WI heatwave!) and there’s plenty of time to cook.

Why I’m nervous about this weekend: I want some red wine. And I want brunch. And those are two things that can get me in trouble when it comes to going overboard, having no boundaries, and ending up with a 3,000 calorie day.

2 responses »

  1. Thanks for sharing your seven day detox. I had talked to Mandy earlier this week and had decided to do the detox starting Sunday. I have an injured tendon at the very top of my ham string and have not been able to do any running. I did the fifty miler in Nov., but hadn’t been able to really train since Sept. I had a PRP injection on Jan. Second to try and help my tendon heal, so no running for about six to eight weeks. I too have been eating bad through the holidays and need something to help get me back on track. Mandy has always praised about how good the detox was, so I will do it. Loved reading about your journey. Keep up the great wok. Maybe someday we will all train and do a half, or full marathon together.

  2. Kelly, you have always been an inspiration to me, with all your artistic, intellectual, and athletic talents ( I cannot run, and 3 miles, sheesh) I love this blog, as I too struggle with weight, and have my whole life. Thank you for continuing to be such a great inspiration.

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