I was mad when I came home from the first doctor's visit on the 27th. I was mad because I have enough to deal with and I don’t need my heart going in and out of rhythm all the time. In a bit of a fit, I decided at 1:00 on the 27th to go on the Master Cleanse. It took a couple of days to begin to clear out, but when it did, it cleared up quickly. Days 1 through 4 were stay at home days and there were a number of toilet visits. I eliminated a great deal of volume and as mentioned in the book, it began to liquefy. Days 4 through 8 were sinus draining days and my breathing seemed to get deeper and my sleep was more complete. I really enjoyed that. Days 8 through 12 have been fairly stagnant or stable, nothing out of the ordinary has come out of me, though this morning I feel another massive sinus draining coming along and I've already used a box of Kleenex to empty nose. No, it's not a cold. My head is clear and I feel good.
My tongue has been a nasty whitish yellow for most of the week, thought I see it is beginning to turn more pinkish now. This is reportedly supposed to happen when the toxins begin to move out.
Energy wise, I have maintained a level of exercise and energy throughout. Some people apparently report better energy over normal, however my energy essentially feels normal, perhaps a little bit elevated. This is still surprising given only 800 calories of consumption a day in the form of the maple syrup. My stools have been completely liquid throughout with the exception of the last two days when, through my inability to obtain ingredients, I had soup and some fruit for dinner.
My weight is approximately 238 pounds this morning, which is the same as it has been for about 4 days. This is approximately 10-15 pounds less than the weight I was hovering at for the past several months, so clearly there has been some loss. My stomach is flatter, my love handles have shrunken, and in general I look a little bit more slender (Remember, I played baseball at 240-250, so this is probably where I belong).
As the old saying goes, when life gives you lemons, you make lemonade. Business has been difficult of late, and the real estate market continues to stay weak. We haven't done any deals for over a year, and many of our tenants are struggling to pay their rent as a result of higher gas and food prices. Our vacancy is gone from about 8% to 30-40%, and cash flow is difficult. More to the point, my irregular heart was really bothering me. It seems ironic that the lemonade diet came into my world at a time when life was passing out the lemons…….