Sunday, March 29, 2009

Salt Water Flush

Did a salt water flush.

I still don't know how I feel about it. I mean, I guess it worked? It took about an hour and I never had the "OMG OMG OMG why did someone fucking close the door on the bathroom so it wouldn't be convienent for me to get to immediately?!!??!???" type urgent feeling. I suppose that's good, but that's also how I gauge how much it's working.

But, let's start from the beginning, shall we?


Woke up this morning, remembered that I had Del Taco *TWICE* yesterday. I attribute this to the huge fight I had with my mother over something ridiculous. Anyway, cals for yesterday were 1,250 (I consider it a personal failure when I have to put a comma in my daily calories). The sad part is I was down to 121.8 yesterday. I knew I wouldn't see that number today, and probably not even 123.

UGH, 124. Whatever. Whatever. I remembered that I popped some laxies before I had gone to sleep. Went about my day. My mother gave me my last pear to eat... I hid it in my secretary's desk, thinking I'd eat it tomorrow after I was back to a reasonable number. I started craving shit food like pizza and cookies and felt sad. So, I hoped that eating the pear would help (side note: Etsy's Plants and Edibles Section fucks me up with weird cravings like all the time. Ugh, all the vegan goodness!).

Anyway, I asked my mom if we had any sea salt. By this point, after the laxies have me doubled over in cramps but haven't been effective, I am determined to try something else. Nosey mother insists on helping me with this salt flush as she's certain I don't know what I'm talking about and she'll have to take me to the ER. So we do the mix:

2 teaspoons Sea Salt
1 quart boiled water (I boiled it so the salt would super dissolve and then let it cool and put a few ice cubes to get it to lukewarm)

I start drinking. Immediately I'm struck by how not un-drinkable it is. I imagine it's a really salty really watery matzo soup. The saltiness (though it was salty) wasn't what was hard for me... it was drinking the warm water.

Before you do a flush, I would recommend doing a test run the day before by drinking 1 quart of lukewarm water. Just so you know how uncomfortably full you'll be.

Got on the scale: 127.5. GROSS! I realized later that I probably won't even see low numbers on the scale for awhile because I'll be so puffy and bloated from all the damn salt.

So, waited and waited. Decided it was bogus. Then it worked. It wasn't magical or anything (like I said, I'd already had a sad affair with the laxies earlier)... but it was definitely *interesting*. I will decide if it was worth it when the damn puffiness subsides and I can get an accurate picture.

Cals for today: 470

Tomorrow I'm shooting for 90.


Anonymous said...

What is that supposed to do? Just a bunch of warm salt water?
Ha ha with a name like "salt water flush" I was expecting it to be a colon flush. Like fuck why would she share that :P

belle svelte said...

so I am just going to permanently borrow this line:

"I consider it a personal failure when I have to put a comma in my daily calories"

because it so nicely captures the sensation of going over (1000-1).

anyway,'ll definitely hit 121 by the end of the week. atleast it aint fat right? right! I am going to try and follow your schedule...some success today, hit 600 calories. and stopped. I think I finally have my timings right as to when I'll be like super hungry.

and thank you for posting that etsy link, i didn't even know they did that!!!!! i love etsy....perfect time waster =)

hope allllll is wellllll.


SophiaRuins said...

jeez it seems like were in the same boat going between 120 and 130 haha
id like to try a salt flush sometime, more or less because i hear about it so much.
i eat a lot when i have ridiculous fights with my mom too, so dont worry about the food.

im sure itll be super easy to hit 90 tomorrow haha youve got will power of steel i swear =p

XOXO Sophia Ruins <3

Tree said...

is the flush suppose to mimic a laxie in some ways?

dee said...

i can't imagine drinking that - i can't even gargle wtih salt water when i have a sore throat - more power to you!!!
ya, i just re-discoverd etsy yesterday and now have Tree hooked!! it's fabulous!

Anonymous said...

Hope you don't mind, I found your blog and I finally got the courage to post a comment. :) You can do it. 120s is awesome. That is where I want to be.

Jenna said...

At least it worked!

Sending you love, darling.

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