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So I’m doing a colon cleanse, which seems like a strange thing to say, but here I am anyway. To understand what I’m doing, I think I need to give you some background:
Everything started when I went out to lunch with Bobbi. She and I have been best friends since college, and since we ended up in the same city we see each other all the time (sometimes it drives the fiancé crazy ).
I was already stressing out about the holidays, the wedding, everything under the sun, and just out of nowhere I started babbling about how everything was piling up at once – I almost started crying into my lunch! Bobbi had the most sympathetic look on her face – but at the same time she also had one of those “I’ve got everything solved” expressions.
I had honestly never even heard about colon cleansing before Bobbi mentioned it to me at lunch that day, but she told me all about it, the number of times she’d done it, what it was like… What really got to me was the way she described how much better she felt afterwards.
At first I thought she was totally insane, giving me one more thing to do on top of everything else. Like I don’t have enough to worry about! But she told me how “in control” she felt during a cleanse, how it didn’t grind her life to a halt while she was doing one, and how it actually solved a lot of the problems related to everyday stress. Information hound that I am, I went home and looked up “colon cleansing” online and took in all the information I could.
After finding out what all it involved and what it could do, I figured I’d give it a try. If Bobbi swears by it, then there must be something to it. I’m not going to tell the fiancé just yet, though. I just want to try it first and see if it does anything for me.
Today was my first full day on “the product” – the DrFloras® Colon Cleanse. They had the best information and the best testimonials, so I ordered from them. It’s easy enough, it comes as a powder and you just mix it into liquid and drink it down three times a day. So we’ll see what happens.
So here goes, another full day. Wonder when I’ll start seeing results? I hate waiting!
A few things I should mention (just so I can do something while I’m waiting for this stuff to take effect). One of the things I read online was that for someone who’s never done a cleanse before – that’d be me – it’s sometimes best to start with a 30-day cleanse, then take a break, and then do a 15-to-30 day follow-up cleanse. So I’ve ordered enough Colon Cleanse from DrFloras® to cover the first part of the cleanse, and if that goes well I’ll order the stuff for the follow-up.
So far I’m not running to the bathroom all the time, and Bobbi says I won’t be, which is a relief – I’d hate to be at work and try to explain why I was in the bathroom all the time!
Honestly, some of the pictures on the website are almost unbelievable! Is that stuff for real? Is that actually going to happen? Time will tell…
I think I know now what Bobbi meant when she talked about feeling “in control”. There haven’t been any results yet, but just by doing the cleanse I feel like I’m doing something to try and control all the chaos. My fiance told me today I seemed a little more chipper. Still haven’t told him about the cleanse…
I forgot to mention: I read on the web that most people mix the powder with fruit juice, but I’ve really been doing the low-carb thing lately, so I tried mixing it with Diet Snapple. It works REALLY well – comes out like a kind of fruity green tea! I’ll experiment with different flavors, but I think as long as I stay with fruit flavors I can’t go too far wrong.
Stupid Office Party.
I’ve never been the best at resisting temptation, and last night I ate and drank everything I’m not supposed to. I mean, I’m not a lush, but I had “a couple”, and I feel like I ate everything I’m not supposed to eat while I’m doing the cleanse…
Part of it was just trying to be sociable: you don’t want to be the party pooper. Part of it was also this “What the heck, it’s just once a year” feeling. The result, though, was that I went off my diet, and now I’m afraid I might’ve screwed up the entire cleanse! Every time I drink, my bathroom routine is changed. I think many of you may know what I am talking about. They even have a name for it… the “drinking shits”.
I’ll keep at it, though. When I started on the cleanse I decided I was going to stick with this no matter what, just to see if I got results. So I’m sticking with it! And if I don’t get anything out of it this time, at least I’ll have an idea why, and I can give it a try again – this time NOT giving in at the office party!
Did a little more research on the “stuff” you see in the pictures on the website. It’s called “mucoid plaque”, and it builds up in your intestines and keeps your body from absorbing nutrients. It also builds up so much that it keeps you from having regular bowel movements, and it can even cause other health problems by giving bacteria a place to live and breed. Apparently, a lot of diseases can be caused by your colon not being in the best shape. This has already been an educational experience!
Not feeling too great about the screw-up. On other blogs I ‘d read online, some people were seeing “stuff” already by day 6. Nothing for me so far, though – I think I really set myself back with the Office Party. Oh well, I’ll just keep at it and see where it leads.
One thing I have noticed is that when I go to the bathroom, almost all of it is floating now.
So it’s been a week, and I haven’t passed anything out of my system that looks anything like what I’ve seen in the pictures. But I’m already more “regular” and that alone has me feeling better about things. Like clockwork, I am going every day. Maybe Bobbi was right – the mental results just might be worth it.
Over a week now, haven ‘t done anything “wicked” since the Office Party. I’ve noticed I’ve been sleeping better – wonder if that has anything to do with the cleanse?
Today I felt a little bloated. I’m not sure if it’s from what I ate last night (went out and had Chinese) or if it is the DrFloras® colon cleanse shake.
Wow! So today I passed something that looks a lot like what I ‘ve seen in other pictures. It’s a strange feeling, it really is – you see these pictures and you think, “will that really happen to me?” Well, here’s the proof:
It’s kind of scary to think about this sitting in my digestive system all this time. How long has it been there? What kinds of problems has it been causing? Whatever, I’m glad it’s gone! And I’m glad I’m seeing results – I thought I’d screwed everything up on day 4!
Wow – so here’s another picture of another “movement”. This one literally freaked me out when I lifted it up to take a photo. It came out all ropy and clumped together:
What have I been doing to my body all these years? Even being on a low carb diet, all of this junk is still hanging around inside my system – amazing! And now I feel like I’m getting somewhere!
My fiance told me again today that I seemed like I’ve been in a lot better mood lately, so I finally told him what I’ve been doing. He thought it was a little strange at first, but he wanted to know more. I told him all about what’s involved – I felt like Bobbi at lunch that day!
I was half embarrassed but laughing uncontrollably as I showed him the photos on my camera. His facial expressions looked as if somebody was giving him a vasectomy right there at the table. He couldn’t believe such ugly things were coming out of his fiancé.
So I guess sometimes it comes out looking like rope, and sometimes it comes out looking like this:
Either way, it’s gone! Out of my body forever!
I’ve read more on the web about this stuff: there are so many toxic substances we come into contact with every single day, and as hard as we try we can’t avoid them completely. We take all this stuff into our bodies and it just lingers there, building up and causing who knows what kind of diseases. Problems with the colon have been linked to everything from constipation to stress (tell me about it!) to bloating to cramps to… well, you name it! Some scientists think there are even links to depression and other emotional illnesses.
It’s like all of the other things I’ve been doing for my body, like exercising and keeping to a low-carb diet, which have helped, but I’ve been ignoring something huge!
No new pictures today, but just regular floaty bowel movements. I don ‘t know if it’s real or if it’s just in my head, but I feel lighter – not just physically but mentally. I’ve already noticed I’ve got more energy than I’ve had in a while, and the stress levels feel like they’re coming down.
So you ‘ll see in this picture I switched from using a knife to using a pen. I just got grossed out at the thought of using a knife, for some reason (probably the association with food), and I had a bic lying around, and it works just as well.
All I do when I look at this is think “toxins, bacteria, disease – GONE!” Just knowing it’s out of my body has me feeling healthier.
My fiance asked me more about the cleanse today, about exactly what it involves and how it’s done. I told him everything I know gave him some websites to look up, starting with DrFloras®. It’s sweet that he’s interested, and who knows? Maybe he’ll want to try one himself!
It’s still amazing to me to think that this was in my body! How long has this been sitting there?
Like I said before, I’m feeling better physically, but I’m feeling so much better mentally too! I know it sounds weird, but every time I pass something like this, I feel like there’s a weight off my shoulders. I know, that’s not where the weight’s coming off, but still…
Okay, so I may not have gotten the full results of the cleanse that most people get in two weeks, but that was my own fault. I ‘ve gotten enough in the way of results to keep me going, though!
Here’s another picture, just to show you the amazing things that’ve been happening:
I mean, look at that! There’s a lot more of this stuff in my body, I know, and I want to keep at it and get it all cleansed out. My energy’s up, my mood is better, and I’m handling the stress of everything that’s going on a whole lot better than I was.
may not have had the most impressive results compared to what I’ve seen from other people’s stories, but I would completely recommend this to anyone! Even though I feel like I got myself off to a bad start, just using the DrFloras® Colon Cleanse has already improved so much about my life!
I’m in this for the long haul and I’m going to keep at it. Keep checking back!