Life has a way of turning you on your head when you least expect it. That just happened to take place at the end of the cleanse.
Days 9-11 were very good days. I wasn't hungry all the time. On day 10 I started phase 2 which included one grain dish per day. I moved on to phase 3, which includes proteins, on day 13 or 14.
Unexpectedly, I found that after day 9 I witnessed a huge shift within myself. I needed to speak and live truthfully.
Normally I consider myself a truthful person, but if someone causally asks me how I'm doing I don't always come out with the whole truth. Most of the time they really don't want to know anyway, they are just making conversation. My standard answer to "how are you doing" is "good". Well on day 9 that changed. Truth starting spilling out and it didn't stop. I made a BIG fucking mess. Even 2 weeks later it's still a big fucking mess.
But it's been a long time coming. At least it's all out there in the open. There is a lightness that comes with speaking the truth.
This cleanse was WAY more than I had anticipated on so many levels. Decisions need to be made, and will be in the coming week.
"With every mistake we must surely be learning" - right?