Monday, July 14, 2014

A day on the dock + the results from my flush........


Oh hello Monday, I sure wish you didn't have to pop up so soon! Especially after such a perfect weekend.

I know most of you probably saw on Instagram that we had a dock party on Saturday! We had the best time, as we always do with this group of friends, who are really more like family. We had a sitter come stay with Taylor and we took our little man with us. I must say I missed the little bean, but it was much more relaxing without her ;) 

We drank yummy cocktails, ate amazing food, played in the river, and even had a dance party at the end of the night. What I wouldn't give to have a video of that! Haha!







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My results and my thoughts from the Fruit Flush



 The first day was torture. I was hungry all day long, and to make matters worse, I was around a lot of yummy food all day. I made it through though, and the next day I had lost one pound. The second day was a little easier and I actually craved all the fruit. I lost 3 pounds on day 2. The last day was by far the easiest. Every night I was more than ready for my grilled chicken salad. I am talking grilled chicken has never tasted so good! On Saturday morning when I got on the scales I had lost 3 more lbs.

Now as far as following all the rules, I did cheat a little. I had a cup of coffee everyday, as I knew I would have major headaches without my caffeine. On Friday I had a little champagne. Other than that, I followed every other step just like the flush said too. 

Overall as far as a detox, flush, or cleanses go, I think this was a fairly easy one. I felt great after I completed it and I really have been craving less junk. So I would say this one was a success.

Weight loss: 6 pounds.  Inches lost: 2 around my waist.
Note: Not sure if this has anything to do with the flush, but since completing it the bottom of my stomach is really swollen. It's worse than it has ever been, but I am thinking it's just from the surgery. I plan on calling my doctor today to check for sure, but I was just curious if anyone knew if this was normal to still swell this much 10 weeks after surgery?

Here's the sample planned I used again.


Day 1

The first day is a preparation for the fruit flush which you will do on the second and third days. You are required to drink a 6 oz. protein drink every 2 hours starting at 8 a.m. and ending at 4 p.m. To make the drink, simply mix 32 oz. of water with 1 1/4 cup egg whites or whey protein powder. An hour after your protein drink, you should consume at least 8 to 12 oz. of filtered water. You can always drink more if you are thirsty at any time of day.
At 6 p.m. you may have 3 to 6 cups of a raw vegetable salad. You can use any vegetables you like, provided you include plenty of leafy greens. For the dressing, use 1 tbsp. olive oil. You may also have 3 to 6 oz. of lean chicken, fish or turkey to go with your salad. 1 hour after your meal, you should consume at least 8 to 12 oz. of water.

Days 2 and 3

Days 2 and 3 is when you do the actual flush, and you are required to consume lots of fresh fruits throughout the day, followed by a vegetable salad at dinner.
  • 8 a.m. 2 cups of cubed cantaloupe
  • 10 a.m. 2 cups of strawberries
  • 12 p.m. 1 banana
  • 2 p.m. 2 medium apples
  • 4 p.m. 1 large mango
  • 6 p.m. 3 to 6 cups of raw vegetable salad with lots of leafy greens and 1 to 2 tbsp. olive or flax seed oil for the dressing. You may top your salad with 1/2 avocado, sliced or cubed. You may also have a protein drink made with 12 oz. of water and 5 tbsp. of whey protein powder or egg whites.
You should drink at least 8 to 12 oz. of water 1 hour after each serving of fruit, as well as 1 hour after your salad. 
If you are not used to this kind of dieting, you may find yourself getting very hungry in between the protein shakes or servings of fruit. Drinking lots of water in between will help to satisfy the hunger. You may also find yourself get tired easily, and therefore exercise or hard work is not recommended during this 3 day fruit flush.
While on the fruit flush, you should avoid coffee, tea, juice and sodas, as well as canned foods and dried or frozen fruits and vegetables.





28 comments:

  1. Looks like so much fun! That's my kind of summer day. And yay for doing so well on the flush!

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  2. I googled the swelling and numerous top plastic surgeons say swelling can be around for up to a year. Looks like a fun weekend!

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  3. Looks like a great weekend! Where did you find the guidelines/rules for your flush? I would love to try it out.

    Xo,L
    simplylowcountry.com

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    1. Sorry girl I just linked the diet plan up. :)

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  4. I want to try the flush! Is there a website where I can get the day to day menu? And we totally do the same thing with getting a sitter for our 18 month old and bringing the 4 year old, it's so much easier and fun not to have to fun around chasing after him-actual conversations can happen! ha!

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    1. Hey Dina, sorry girl I am going to list the diet plan again :)

      And glad I am not the only one, it really is so much easier and fun ;)

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  5. I'm impressed with the flush results. I don't know if I could do it or not, but I love the idea of jump starting a little weight loss with the flush!! Perfect thing for you to do before your night at the river!! Looked like a blast

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  6. Hi Caycee, congrats on finishing the flush, I should try it when we get back from vacation number 2. Love the pics they all look great. Regarding your tummy I still get swelling towards the end of my day or if I haven't been to the toilet (sorry to be blunt). Im starting to see stretch marks come up on my tummy so I've just started using cream and coconut butter. Otherwise the swelling will come and go for a year. Im not complaining though, Im just glad I have tummy without extra folds of skin lol. @FITNESSNLIFESTYLE

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  7. That flush sounds great! If I lost 6 pounds I would be a happy camper! You look amazing by the way. How does your tummy look? Did you do a recap recently? XO

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  8. Have you maintained the weight loss after returning to regular food & drinks?

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    1. Almost, I was one pound up today, but I kinda of expected that after all the indulging I did this weekend :)

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    2. Wow that's awesome, ok I think I'll give it a try for the stubborn last few lbs...thanks!!

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  9. you look great my dear and i am loving that pic of you and your ladies...so pretty in all your swimsuits!!! way to go on the fruit flush...and p.s. i would've totally had to have my coffee, too!

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  10. Great job! I may try it next week and like you, there will be coffee!

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  11. Looks like a super fun dock party and I would of did the same thing and got a sitter.
    With the swelling at 10 weeks out if you are over doing it I can see where it might but it would be a good idea to call the doctor. I don't remember mine swelling at 10 weeks and I was carrying around a 3 year old and an 18 month. But that has been 5 years ago so I don't really remember.

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  12. What an awesome weekend. The fruit flush sounds good - can I ask why you did it? What was your reasoning or your goal when doing it? x

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    2. Thanks Caley!!!

      I mainly did it because I have been dying to try some sort of cleanse, and this one looked like one I could actually complete :)

      Also I put on 7lbs over vacation and I really wanted them off, so just a little something to jump start my body! Happily I can report it worked :)

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  13. You and all your friends look amazing in your suits!! I wouldn't want to stand next to y'all! :) The dock party looks like a blast! Everything that summer days should be about!!!

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  14. I need the abs routine from you and all your 6 space sporting lady friends!!! I want to try that cleanse but I need to find a good time for it!!!

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  15. Your weekend looked like so much fun, and to be honest, life gets so much easier when the kids get older. I think your swelling because of the flush makes sense, your body is probably trying to retain some water due to it, and it would probably show more where there is still some swelling. Take it easy, it really does take a full year (or even more) to get rid of the swelling completely.

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  16. You look fantastic (not that you didn't before!) But, man, those results have me itching to try one now. It would be great to give my body a boost on losing those last 5 lbs from this winter! Too many brownies...

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  17. omg aren't there sharks in that waterway?? and jellyfish!? I would be so scared but ya'll make it look like a lake! ;)

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  18. What a fun weekend! You and Erin (and the rest of your friends) look amazing.

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  19. Wow! You look fabulous so it definitely has me considering this flush! I adore fruits and veggies anyway but have never been really good at being on a strict no cheating-with-chips-etc. plan haha Thanks for the update!! xoxo

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  20. It took months for all of my swelling to go down, so that sounds totally normal to me. Did you get scar guard or anything to put on your scar to help it's raised area go down?

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