I started the Novi-Cleanse protocol yesterday. I have to say that I was (and am) a bit nervous about it. I was worried that the effects might be a bit, ahem, stronger than I wanted. But so far, I’m ok. The idea here is to get the weight loss back to where it was in the early months. I hope that this works. Reading back through earlier blog posts, I realize that my weight is exactly where it was one month ago. In fact, the last few months have been really really slow. A lot of this is my doing as I am not nearly as compliant as I once was. (I’ve talked about this many times). But, I’ve decided I must turn over a new leaf. How appropriate for the fall season! I need to get the last 23 lbs off and I’d like to do it before the holidays. Well, maybe not Thanksgiving, but definitely Christmas! I’m re-focusing on keeping track of everything I eat in MyFitnessPal.com and staying 100% on program and, for extra motivation, reading the 3fatchicks ideal protein blog daily. More updates to come as the Novi-Cleanse days pass. And, by the way, the Spry mints are pretty good, but not as minty as Altoids.