Days 4 and 5 - I am still here
I think I can, I think I can....
Date: 11/17/2007 9:51:36 AM ( 11 y ) ... viewed 1804 times
Hello fellow fasters,
It is Day 6 here are my Day 4 and 5 findings -
Day 4 - Down another 2 lbs. today. I was expecting more weight loss but I did not do any walking today. It was raining and I was stuck at home with my toddler. I did do a lot of housecleaning so that may count somewhat toward exercising. Some people feel that when fasting you should have as much rest as possible but I am of the belief that when fasting you should exercise to work the lymph system.
I drank about a gallon of water today. I limited the amount of Clarkia I had today because the taste is getting to me. When everyone else is having delicious foods and you are drinking water and Clarkia it can get very frustrating. I haven't had any cravings, hunger or headaches. I am still taking the same amount of NCD in my water everyday and now I am adding more and more lemon drops. My stomach seems to like the lemon.
I administered another enema today at around 9:20pm. I waited 4 minutes and went running to the bathroom. Surprisingly I had more solids in my BM today than yesterday. I guess the longer you wait between the time you administer the enema and the time you go it goes deeper inside and gets out more. Next time I do an enema I will do as the box suggests, administer 1/2 of the bottle then let the urge pass and wait up to 20 minutes, then administer the rest. I am growing bored so I have to keep myself motivated by talking about fasting to others. They don't want to hear it. I am still researching online daily, especially while my family is eating dinner. I hope to start an exercise routine starting Day 6. I created an Excel chart to track my weight loss and progress. Just seeing the day to day loss and cumulative loss is very motivating. I dedicated today to my beautiful son, Roman, he is an absolute joy, so smart and so funny. I just love him to death.
Today was a stressful day. Everyone woke up at 4:30a.m. for whatever reason. I had a lot of money issues today and that cause a lot of frustration. Normally I would just stuff my face with food during one of these days but I didn't. I dealt with my issues proactively and worked with my husband to come up with solutions instead of procrastinating like I normally do. I lost another 3 lbs. today. I cooked a delicious meal that my husband, he is puerto rican and its one of his favorites - white rice, black beans, fried pork chops and stewed chicken gizzards. He can eat in front of me now I just have no desire for food. I did have a vitamin c lozenge today. I felt bad afterwards. But I haven't eaten anything at all.
Today I was doing a little research on the negative calorie diet and the cabbage soup diet. Sounds like an interesting concept. I was thinking I would do the cabbage soup diet when I decide to move back to solids. I was also thinking about possibly doing a raw diet with the negative calorie foods. We'll see as the day approaches. Wednesday, November 21st is my 10th day and I start my juice fast on Thursday, November 22nd. I need to start making a list of the fruits and veggies I will be juicing during that fast. Then after day ten of the juice fast its back to water. I will start an exercise routine tomorrow as I am feeling even more energetic today and I am over my fear of blacking out. I didn't dedicate today to anything.
After the 3 or 4th day of a fast, once the initial surge of toxins has been thrown into the blood stream and eliminated, the body has a noticeable rise in energy levels. This is due primarily to two factors; energy usually devoted to digestion is now 'freed', and toxins that require from the body consistent attention and energy to control and eliminate, are now at much lower levels than every before. Your body rejoices and consequently patient's endurance grows and positive enjoyment of movement becomes evident during fasts combined with light physical exercise.
Although is is possible to save energy during a fast by preserving it and taking adequate rest, the combination of exercises and fasting is an ideal way to correct the imbalances induced by sedentary habits and over eating.
The excesses stored in the body will be burnt off by exercises.
Physical exercise is particularly of help during fasting in bringing down blood cholesterol, sugar and blood pressure. It also helps in building up good quality blood and lymph, strengthening the muscles by relieving fatigue, improving muscle tone, and helps to create happier state of mind.
Most people who are not critically ill need to walk at least 200 yards twice a day, with assistance if necessary, if only to move the lymph through the system. The lymphatic system is a network of ducts and nodes which are distributed throughout the body, with high concentrations of nodes in the neck, chest, arm pits, and groin. Its job is to carry waste products from the extremities to the center of the body where they can be eliminated. The blood is circulated through the arteries and veins in the body by the contractions of the heart, but the lymphatic system does not have a pump. Lymphatic fluid is moved by the contractions of the muscles, primarily those of the arms and legs. If the faster is too weak to move, massage and assisted movements are essential.
Lymph nodes are also a part of our immune system and produce white blood cells to help control invading organisms. When the lymph is overloaded with waste products the ducts and nodes swell, and until the source of the local irritation is removed, are incapable of handling further debris. If left in this condition for years they become so hard they feel like rocks under the skin. Lumps in the armpits or the groin are prime sites for the future development of a cancer. Fasting, massage, and poultices will often soften overloaded lymph nodes and coax them back into operation.
Fasting and Exercise study done on lab rats -
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