Cleanse Day 1

Today is day 1 of a 14 day cleanse that I’m doing. I’m following the cleanse from thephilosophie.com (I met Sophie at Yoga teacher training a few years ago). I thought it might be helpful to me to just journal how things go and to let everyone know the results.

Why I am doing this? Well, after an injury in 2010/2011 I’ve really struggled with keeping weight off. And, working at Google where there is an abundance of free food, has been an issue for me. I weighed about 190 pounds when I started working at Google (down from 212/215ish when I moved to Seattle in 2007).  I was only up to 195 in May of last year. That didn’t last long, and by the end of 2011, I was back up to 205.

I need to do something to get weight under control. I still exercise a bunch. Yoga 1-2 days a week, and crossfit 3-4 days w week. What’s missing is a good diet. So, am I doing this cleanse as a weight loss means. Well, kind of. I expect to lose some weight through this process because I won’t be stuffing myself with calories. However, I’m realistic that this isn’t cure all solution. Two weeks is long enough to change some habits. Even if I come out of this with just the ability to snack better, it will be a long term win.

Let’s back up a day. Shopping. I decided to go to Whole Foods. This really just delayed the process. I should have gone to my local store, Ballard Market. I even had to stop at Ballard Market on the way home because Whole Foods didn’t have 2 of the things I needed. Now, I’m not knocking Whole Foods, it’s a great store, but not my normal shopping location, so that slowed me down.

Cooking this morning was an interesting. I had to make a smoother for breakfast and make a smoothie for lunch. I’m not sure if my blender will make it through the two weeks. (although this is not in any way a all smoothie diet, the blender gets 48 hours rest).

Dinner was a vegetable stir fry. Lesson learned: baby bok choy is tasty.

Day 1 stats:

  • Weight: 207.2 pounds.
  • Exercise: crossfit
  • Steps taken: 10245 (measured via fitbit)