I’m Out

I’ll be on vacation in Colorado through the end of June and back to NOURISH on July 1. Here’s the playlist that I used for Cigla’s goodbye. She moved back to Turkey on Wednesday and her presence is already missed. Hope you’re well Cigla, this one was for you:

See You In The Light Michael Franti & Spearhead Yell Fire!
Please Don’t Go Stevie Wonder Fulfillingness’ First Finale
Move On Muneshine, Raks One, Kenn Starr You Think You Know Vol.2
Espresso Gene Hackman Young Frankenstein
Walk On U2 All That You Can’t Leave Behind
Blink Of An Eye Michael McDonald Blink Of An Eye
Everlasting Michael McDonald Blink Of An Eye
Never Can Say Goodbye The Jackson 5 Crooklyn, Vol. 2
One Look Over My Shoulder (Is This Really Goodbye?) Average White Band Warmer Communications
Hello Goodbye The Beatles Magical Mystery Tour
Golden Slumbers The Beatles Abbey Road
Carry That Weight The Beatles Abbey Road
The End The Beatles Abbey Road
A Day In The Life The Beatles Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band
if i ain’t got you Alicia Keys the diary of alicia keys
No Lookin Back Aretha Franklin
Let’s Stay Together Al Green The Definitive Greatest Hits
Till The Next Goodbye The Rolling Stones It’s Only Rock ‘N Roll
The Last Dance Frank Sinatra Sinatra Reprise: The Very Good Years
The Best Is Yet To Come Frank Sinatra Sinatra Reprise: The Very Good Years
Just A Song Before I Go Crosby, Stills & Nash CSN
Auld Lang Syne James Taylor Christmas Album
Fly Away [Acoustic] Indigo Girls Despite Our Differences – Live
You Are So Beautiful Joe Cocker Joe Cocker’s Greatest Hits
Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right Bob Dylan The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan
That’s It Good Night Jerry Seinfeld Seinfeld
My Opening Farewell Bonnie Raitt Road Tested

Victor

Cleanse Update: Shakes Shakes Shakes

First of all I want to give a final farewell to my friends and coworkers, Ant and Dana…I miss you already guys. I also wanted to mention that I have heard that many of you have been reading my blog and I want to give a big Thank You! It’s nice to hear.

So I have much to update you on. We are nearing the end of our second week and I can really feel that the toxins are being released form my body. Everything has centralized around the bladder and intestinal area. According to my recollection of Jocelyn’s explanation from when we first began on what to expect during the second phase of detoxification: the toxins have been released into the body out of the liver and gallbladder and the free radicals are now being picked up and flushed out of the body. I have to admit, there is much gas involved in this releasing process. You have to make sure that you are getting enough liquids and exercising at least 4 times a week to help things process well. It can be a little uncomfortable at times, but over all it is not too bad.

We have been drinking 3 shakes a day for the past 2 days now, which has been a bit difficult. I am barely hungry at all for a substantial meal, the shakes are really filling. I’ve found that if start my day later than usual and I get distracted at work, in the evenings I am pounding a couple shakes and I feel as though I am shoving food in my body. I end up being overly full by the evening time. I’m working on eating two small meals a day and evenly spacing my shakes in the afternoons.

At the end of our first day of the 3 shakes a day routine I felt really sick. I had also splurged and had some potato chips (maybe a little bit too many) that day as a treat to myself. I couldn’t tell whether the sickness was from too many potato chips, the fact that I had pretty much only eaten shakes that day or from the increase in cleanse powder in my system. Whatever it was I felt sick through the evening and had a horrible headache until I went to bed. However, whatever detox that I was going through was worth it. My skin now has a really hydrated soft feeling all the time, as well as a glossy feeling on my teeth and besides the intestinal processing I’ve been feeling great, sleeping really well and waking up refreshed. I have also lost noticeable weight. My clothes fit better and I am getting comment from co-workers and clients/friends that they notice a difference.

I highly recommend getting massages and other additional detoxing methods during this period as they really help things along. Massages help physically manipulate toxins in your body and release them in ways other methods just can’t reach. I had a massage from Sarah the other day. If you haven’t had her before, I suggest making an appointment! She is AWESOME!

I am excited that we’ve almost reached the finish line, it seems like it went by so quickly. I am a little apprehensive about easing off the cleanse, but I suppose I will cross that bridge when the time comes.

By for now and Good Job Guys!

Cassandra