So we are now over half way through the BePure cleanse! It’s been an amazing journey so far and I have no complaints! I began increasing my dosage yesterday, going from 3 to 4 capsules of each formula. I decided to do this to push my body to the most beneficial cleanse possible. Since I’ve been able to eliminate all the foods recommended, I feel that my body is able to handle the highest dosage of the BePure cleansing formulas! The diet is starting to get harder as time goes on. I don’t necessarily think this is cleanse related, but mostly a personal problem. I have always eaten what I wanted, because I normally just want healthy food. However, the past few days, I’ve been craving some warm, heavy, and greasy food. I could REALLY go for a bacon cheeseburger with some jalapenos…with a yummy beer…followed by a to-die-for dessert! Ha. But I’m not going to give in! I think I’ve been so used to being able to eat what I want, when I want, that the lack of freedom to enjoy makes it more desired. We learn about this is some classes – if you get the freedom of choice taken away, the subject desires it more than before.
I’m also a big believer in listening to your body. I know that I may want a greasy cheeseburger, but if I ate one, I probably wouldn’t feel too good. I also believe that you shouldn’t starve your body. Once I complete the cleanse and IF I still want a cheeseburger, I’ll make my own. I’ll use local and organic beef, cheese, and toppings! I won’t do a HUGE portion – just a good-sized one. I also don’t ever eat the top bun on a burger, top piece of bread on a sandwich, etc, because I don’t like the taste of bread. I like the taste of everything else on my sandwich. Okay, I’m starting to get sidetracked and now I’m daydreaming, once again, about this bacon cheeseburger…
This weekend, my mother, sister, and I, are heading down to Washington, D.C. We will be celebrating Passover with my grandparents, aunt, uncle, and cousins! Passover is one of my favorite holidays. Although I am not a religious person, I do find comfort in celebrating the holidays. Passover, if you don’t know, is a Jewish holiday celebrating the Exodus from Egypt. When Moses took the Israelites from slavery to a new home, he “saved” them and brought them closer to God. The ten commandments become part of the history during this Exodus. To celebrate, a family holds a Seder – a dinner that involves a ritual and a meal. The Seder is usually 3 hours long, consisting of 4 courses and 3 glasses of wine. The food is healthier, as no levening can be used to cook for the full 7 days of Passover. You can learn more about Passover at the following site – http://www.sinai-temple.org/passover/what_do_we_eat.php – if you are interested! Normally my family celebrates Feaster! A feast during Easter, where we gather with our family in Michigan and eat away the hours of the day. I’ve never had an Easter basket, an Easter egg hunt, or a pretty dress to wear to services. I do love all holidays and think it is a great chance to be together with your family and loved ones. I hope that everyone has an enjoyable holiday weekend!
As this week is coming to an end…well since mine ends Thursday at 9pm…I need to get some homework done. I’m working on a 12 page term paper for my Advanced Sociology course. This has been a semester long research paper on a methodological topic of our choice. Since I’m a somewhat critical sociology student, I decided to focus on the ways that researchers use wording and structuring of survey questions to come up with their ideal statistics. I haven’t figured out a good title yet, and the one I’m using is a mouthful – Linguistic Complexity of Fixed-Answer Surveys and the Impact on Statistical Inferences – what do you think? Ha. Now I’m starting to think that I just used big words to sound smart. Who knows? I’ll be working on this paper after work today, as a rough draft is due tomorrow. But the final 12 page paper isn’t due until April 26th – so I’m thinking I’ll be okay! I’m great at writing papers…maybe that’s why I write random stuff in my blog. I’m also a big procrastinator but hopefully the lack of going out with friends will help me focus and write the best paper of my college career! We will see! Maybe I’ll upload and attach once it is finished…but I doubt anyone finds this topic interesting.
That’s all for now! If you’re cleansing with me – keep up the good work! How’s it going? Let me know :)