Master Cleanse Journal – Day 2

May 13th, 2009 - filed under: The Food » Food Styles




Today I feel so much better! I got about 11 hours of sleep last night, and woke up feeling energetic and happy. Best of all, no headache! I really just wanted to curl up and snuggle with some hot tea, but alas, I went straight for the salt water.

I drank my 32 oz down first thing in the morning. About 25 minutes later I had a normal BM, and about 20 minutes after that the SWF was ready to bid me adieu. Quite enthusiastically, I might add. It’s such a strange sensation, totally unique and certainly comical, and I couldn’t help but think to myself, “Alright, so I guess we’re doing this.” Bring on the Master Cleanse!

My energy was much better today. I was able to focus and I worked for quite a long time. Afterwards, I took the pooches on a nice long walk, which I’d been procrastinating all day but actually felt really awesome. The wind had died down a bit by the evening, and with This American Life in my ipod, I was good to go. Around dinnertime I cleaned out the fridge.  I’d tried to eat all the perishables before yesterday, but I’d failed. Lucky chickens!  They got a big bunch of cilantro, some old carrots, half a giant tomato, and half a head of cauliflower.  MmmMMm . . . cauliflower . . .

But don’t think the day was all peachy keen.  I had my headache coming and going randomly at random intervals. I had trouble focusing whenever I went too long without the drink, and I definitely feel less ‘present’. I’m not always the most present person to begin with, so this can be sort of difficult.  Less important when I’m by myself, but it does interfere if I’m trying to run errands or talking on the phone or something. And late tonight, my hearing went all wonky and my right ear was ringing for 10 minutes or so.

But all in all, I can’t complain. I feel amazing considering I haven’t eaten in 2 days. Perhaps my RAW trial sort of prepared me for this, and I’ll just have less to detox. Or, perhaps it’s just taking a while and it’s about to come crashing down on me in all its poison-purging fury. My tongue has *just* started getting gooey this evening, and my molars are starting to feel filmy as well. So who knows?

I don’t know how it got so late! I had all this energy, but now I’m fading fast. Love and luck to you all!


  • Kathryn

    Hi, I just stumbled upon your site (literally! thank you firefox add-ons!) and I love it!
    There are quite a few colleges in the Portland area I’m looking at so it’s nice to hear such positive discussion about the city. I’m also an aspiring vegan so I was really excited when I saw some of your recipes. Currently, my family is a wee bit, err, completely dead set against me going vegan until I leave for college, so I always get a happy tingly feeling when I find a blog that indirectly encourages me!
    Anyway, I just wanted to let you know I adore your site and am looking forward to future posts.

    P.S. – Best of luck with your body/soul cleansing. A friend of mine did this a while ago and absolutely loved it.

  • Sayward

    @ Kathryn – Portland is an AWESOME city – for many reasons – but especially if you’re interested in veganism! There’s a huge community here, and tons and tons of amazing restaurants, plus vegan grocers, co-ops, coffee shops, and a badass farmers market scene. Definitely something to consider when selecting your school destination. =)

    I definitely understand about having an unsupportive family life. It’s hard, but it’s great that you are still keeping your eye on the prize, so to speak. In the mean time remember that you may not be able to eat vegan all the time (at home and stuff), but you can definitely make sure that your personal dollars don’t go to support inhumane industries in food or when shopping. You still have a lot of power, and every action adds up!

    I’m so glad you like the site. Hope we’ll see more of you!

  • Kathryn

    Oh geez. Now you’ve made me more anxious to visit! This fall I’ll make the trip up for sure (from California).
    Yeah, having a father who is full-blown-as-Greek-as-you-can-get and is always making little comments about how delicious the lamb is, etc. and a mother who is fairly sure I will not feed myself properly is a tad grating. But I eat vegan when I can, vegetarian if not vegan, and chicken only if my parents make it for me. So I’m doing my best. :)
    There is so much inspiration here; you will definitely be seeing more of me.

  • Sayward

    @ Kathryn – It’s all about baby steps towards being who you want to be. That’s what we’re all doing, just baby stepping forward. That’s all we *can* do! Good for you for being so mindful. You’re going to LOVE Portland. =)