I Feel Like I Should Be On A Tabloid

You know those really annoying headlines--the ones plastered all over the tabloids as you go through the grocery store lines?

"MIRACLE Diet! Lose 30 pounds in 3 days!"

"BEST DIET EVER!! Recommended by Oprah!"

Well, my story isn't quite so exciting, but I am finding it a little hard to believe.

When I started this cleanse, my goals were to get in shape by making exercise a regular part of my routine, to experiment with abstaining from a few food varieties to see if it would clear up the last of my psoriasis (still a stubborn patch on my hand), and to get back to my body's ideal weight--10-12 lbs. less than where I started.

I am on day 9 of a 40-day Health Experience. And as of this morning, I have already lost 5 lbs. My stomach is flatter--my mother commented on it two days ago. I feel better. My arms are beginning to have muscle definition. Who knew that my goal would be so easily attainable? I've been letting those extra pounds gather and sit there for about a year, now. That's as ridiculous as leaving a few hours-worth of work on my taxes sit until September! Am I a champion procrastinator, or what?!!

The best part of it is the delicious food I have been eating. For breakfast almost every day I have had 2 fried eggs with some sauteed garlic vegetables on the side. The other days I have had a coconut-milk-based fruit shake. I have had two vegetable-juice drinks every day. The rest of the day I have been able to eat well and fully at every meal, and I am often satisfied until the next meal (something that is unusual for my high metabolism). And! I have not had any caffeine since beginning the cleanse.

I tell ya, if this is what happens after only a week, I am excited to see where I'll be in another month!