Monday, February 27, 2012

Cleanse Day 3 & 4 and a WINNER!

First of all let me congratulate my winner Ashley, from The Vegetable Life, on the sriracha giveaway from WIAW The Day Before My Cleanse

Ashley you will be enjoying some rooster sauce by Wednesday :)

Now let me start of by saying Happy Monday to you all.

It was a wonderful weekend in my neck of the woods. 

My aunt came down from Virginia and stayed with us till this morning.  My kids LOVE having her come down and do pretty well taking turns for her attention.

Her visit made the weekend a little problematic for my cleanse, it isn't her fault though.

See we have 3 birthdays in one month and we all got together this weekend to celebrate (Kyle on Feb 7, my dad on Feb 22, and my brother March 7).

We had pizza and ice cream (Roman Raspberry sorbet from Talenti for me).

However it meant that I sort of didn't eat what I was supposed to on Saturday night.

I was sure to forgive myself and get back on track Sunday.

One thing I do want to say about Clean is that Dr. Junger points out even if you veer off track you can get back on the cleanse and don't beat yourself up about it.

You are supposed to be taking stress and toxins out of your life not creating more.

So I may do an extra day or two to make up for the ground I lost, but I still feel really good.

One thing I did want to talk about is the type of sleep I have been having, and in one word:


Each morning when I wake up (before my alarm every day mind you) I feel refreshed and as if nothing troubled me in my sleep.

I try to take the extra time I have in the morning to practice deep breathing (pushing out lots of CO2) and just meditate (or try to make my mind calm...which is a little difficult for me).

It makes for a more put together me in the morning so that I don't get all frazzled when there are 3 different breakfast orders and I need to make 4 lunches. 

Everyone starts off on a better foot.

You are supposed to take time and do things for yourself during the cleanse.  And I am particularly looking forward to this (i.e. massage, yoga, facial, body wraps).

This week I have a body wrap scheduled.  I don't know if I will do anything else (just depends on what awesome Groupons or Living Social deals pop up).

As aside I have noticed that there are tons of Groupons and Living Social deals for massage and the like, which is making it easy to treat myself.

Which brings me to my question of the day.  Do you use these on-line coupon sites?  If so what was your favorite/best deal?


  1. I am glad the cleanse is helping you feel and sleep better.

    I don't use coupon sites because I don't feel comfortable ordering from the computer. I know, so sad.

  2. Wow, what a story you have here. I am impressed: you need to make 3 breakfasts and 4 lunches?! You deserve a star for that, I am not that patient: I cook one meal for everyone. No, I don't use on-line coupons, I tried to get some, but it wanted all my info, so I gave up. I don't do much shopping this days, mostly I shop at

  3. So wonderful to hear that you're sleeping so well. Sounds blissful! :)
    I don't use coupon sites like Groupon as I think they would encourage me to spend more money rather than saving me money (ie. I would buy something just because it's a great deal, rather than me actually needing the item). I do, however, make sure that I use all the coupons available for my regular grocery store. I've saved £28 already in the past 4 weeks through their postal and online coupons. It feels so good to get money off the big grocery shops!