Day 8 - that's the end... 11 y
Day 8 - I'm not making it to 30 days... Broke the fast
After 24 hrs water fast over the weekend, Monday morning found me nauseous and weak, and I couldn’t go to work.
So I broke the fast.
That’s it for me. I knew it was too much - I couldn’t even look at my juicer.
So I’m going to start a new, restricted dieting blog, because I’ve loved this online community.
Thanks for the support, everyone.
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Day 6 - water fasted 24 hr 11 y
juice fast day 6
Since around 1/2 PM yesterday, I’ve had nothing but water. Juice just hasn’t exactly interested me. We went to check out the wedding expo today and it was terrifying. We didn’t even go in. It was packed, and there were a bunch of girls hovering around where the place where the fashion show was to happen, yikes!
Everyone was there with their moms, the few guys that were dragged there met my finace’s eye with a terrified look, he told me. It’s all wedding business. What a racket. I wanted to go to win a door prize, but when I saw how packed the lot was, I realized that would never ... read more
juice fast day 5 11 y
juice fast day 5
Weekend time... Well today I realized that I actually stopped eating a week ago tomorrow, so I’m a little closer than I think. I mean, I’m going to come down really slowly anyway, so a day or two at the end will be totally dependant on how I feel at that point anyway.
I sat through my first ”meal” while other people ate and I didn’t. At the future in-laws house, we thought we’d just go up and drop a car off, and ”not stay for dinner” which gets us out of the meal requirement. but of course, they started whipping things up as soon as we got there, so I had no choice but to join them ... read more
Day 4 11 y
Definitely over the hump. I’m not really hungry anymore. I’ve drastically cut down on the amount of juice I’ve been drinking, and upped the water. But, it’s friday night, and I miss my old lifestyle - come home have a snack, a drink, a cigarette, and relax.
The weekend is almost harder than the week - I just want time to fly by and the instant gratification of having fasted for 30 days. I’ve got to say, those first three days were really hard and I almost didn’t make it. It’s much easier now.
Most difficult part is my fiance’s cooking. He’s a masterful chef, and as he says to ... read more
Day 3 part deux - anyone out there? 11 y
ketosis, I think
This morning I felt horrible. But after some detox tea and a quickie enema (never thought those two would go together, huh?) I immediately felt better.
Had some juice sips at 9:30, some tea at noon. I really like fasting tea yogi tea. It’s got licorice flavor (so don’t get it if you don’t like black licorice!)
I’m not feeling hungry at all. I think I’ve gotten over the hump and am now in ketosis (burning stores). I know last night was a healing crisis, carried over to this morning. From the way I was living, I know there will be more to come. Toxins, get the hell outta here.
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day 3 for real 11 y
OK, I just caught up with day 2 post which I missed.
This blog is really helpful. I”m also keeping a journal. Work is going to be busy today and tomorrow, which will either be a blessing or a curse. It seems to me the best thing is when time is moving and at work the clock moves (cause I’m busy). At home, it crawls and I think, am I ever going to get through thirty days? How is that going to be possible?
My journal also helps me organize my juice schedule. I just get tons of organic stuff from the store then come home and juice it. Well it helps to chill and not put 30 ingredi ... read more
day 2 11 y
I’m actually writing the morning of day 3, but I missed yesterday.
Wow. It’s getting much tougher. I have a lot of success during the day. I feel great, I’ve been drinking juices, and yesterday I had a little bit of euphoria that sort of pushed me through my day.
I got home and tried to stay upbeat and positive but I started to crash around 8:30-9 PM. And not sleep crash, just attitude crash. My fiance wants me to be around and like normal and I can’t do that. I’m trying to take care of my health, and overcome many addictions (most of which he shares).
So it’s really hard fo ... read more
Fast day 1 11 y
First: Ginger, the cat, seems to be doing a bit better. She’s nibbling on all her favorites, and came and sat on the couch with us to watch college football.
This morning I tried to do a lot - get up, do yoga for 30 minutes, prep a sh*tload of juice for the day, shower, and make it to work by 8:30. I was only 15 minutes late, at the end of all that. I like getting up at 6, I just have to get up and not hit snooze, even once.
Note - you’ll want to prep your veggies and fruits at night. The fiance has offered to help me do this. Peeling oranges at 7 AM while looking a ... read more
Pre-fast cleanse day 5 11 y
pre-fast cleanse day 5
Or, fast day 1.
This holiday weekend, it’s really nice to be home. We just moved from NYC to Vermont, and vacation in VT is so much better than vacation in NYC. In NYC, you end up spending money like there’s no tomorrow. Not just on vacation, but all the time.
In VT, it’s lovely, there’s snow and sunshine, a big (well not that big) house to move around in, drapes to put up, drains to drano, a lovely cat to pet, and general niceness. Last night was a sad one, around here, as we realized the cat is not sick, she’s just slowing down drastically. She’s nibbling at stuff, and sipping ... read more
Pre-fast cleanse day 4 11 y
So it’s January 1, big day for new things.
Yesterday I had mostly juices, but had some festivities to celebrate the new year. After seeing King Kong (do not pass go, do not collect $200, just go see King Kong! It’s awesome), we went out to dinner and I had a beer and some steak.
But I’m back on the juices today, and by tomorrow should be nothing but juice. Today I made some awesome mixes - orange, grape and lemon. Also the veggie juices are tasting better. I’m currently sipping on spinach, celery, tomato, carrot and dill & lemon.
Fiance loves the juices! He’s just sta ... read more
Pre-fast cleanse day 2 12 y
I came close to having only juice last night... But I had a pumpernickel sandwich with cheese and turkey.
I did have some yummy juice with tomato, pepper, celery and cilantro. And some chamomile tea.
So I’m on day two of the cleanse, and I woke up and meditated for a bit. My cat has really changed her appetite, and she came to distract me and I tried to encourage her to eat some. She seems happy, just not eating so much.
I had a delicious juice this morning of carrot, apple and pear. I took some with me to work today and watered it down for a mid morning snack.
I sh ... read more
Pre-fast day 1 12 y
day 1 of juice pre-fast
OK, hi everybody... or maybe just hi to myself.
I’m transitioning into a 30 day juice fast with a 4 day pre-cleanse and a 5 day post cleanse.
Motivation: Juice fasting seems so right. It answers a lot of needs I have - weight loss, learning about my body, spiritual awakening, self-reliance, breaking various addictions...
I have a past with heavy drug use, which I was able to leave behind me. However, I never learned to control my eating. It seems like since high school (12 years or so ago) I have always had something in my life that I’ve had an out-of-control relationship with ... read more