Date: 1/6/2006 6:02:23 PM ( 14 y ) ... viewed 2371 times
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 me, baby, I gotta cook. It makes our small house smell incredible. I have to run away to the bedroom and read. Some people pray, I read.
Did yoga this morning. I was doing it with a DVD I bought, but I've found that's a little intense for the fast. I also get a lot more benefit doing the poses I want to do, for as long as I want to do them, and not having the TV on during practice. I think that somehow negates the good stuff you get.
This weekend we have a lot of activities planned, which I'm excited about. Not because of the activities, per se, but because there's stuff to do, to make the days pass. I'm a crazed maniac with my calendars. I have like six different ways of thinking about the fast and for each, a different numbering system (the day by day, the three day chunks, the week chunks...) I'm obsessed with the fractions of the fast that have passed. And since I really stopped eating on a Sunday, which was a pre-cleanse day, I can sort of just figure 4 weeks from there.
I'm not going to be a psycho once I get to that point. The whole thing is just so amazing. I've been sloughing my skin off each morning and exfoliating in the shower. I think my face is starting to push stuff to the surface, and I need to do some exfoliation there too. My enema this morning - I was able to hold much more water, much faster, and hold it in for longer. I think I made it almost 10 minutes. I read somewhere you need to hold the water in for 15 minutes for it to get all the way up as far as you want it to go. I figure I'm just warming up. However, it's amazing what comes out. I won't get into detail, but each time I've done it, I've certainly gotten results.
I haven't experienced any sharpening of my senses, that I notice. But I am pretty happy in general, and I'm not feeling sluggish, which happens to me on the regular. The fiance's not home from work, so I'm just going to keep typing.
Listening to Jill Scott... She rules. I've been doing a lot of wedding planning. I can actually think about dresses, now that I'm doing something about my weight.
My plans after the fast - I will definitely be juicing. I think Monday and Tuesday of each week will be juice only days. The rest of the week will be vegetarian. The weekend - I will allow some alcohol and some meat. The key is going to be portion control. Seconds are bad for you.
I'm thinking that a weekly regulating diet will be good. Two days a week with juices only will keep me honest, and time to play on the weekend will keep me sane. There won't be a wedding if I don't have a drink every once in a while. the fiance will kill me or leave me cause we'll both go crazy! The exercise situation. This is what will really kick into gear after the fast, and especially in the spring.
I'm thinking of joining somewhere - I just can't get it together to work hard enough at home. The only thing I can do to kick my own ass is to go running, and on a vermont country road in the winter, it's just not a great proposition. When I wake up and do yoga it's dark, and when I get home from work it's dark. I live on a lake, so it's really unsafe to jog in the dark. I have reflective gear and everything, it's just crazy. Between the pick-up trucks and the ice and the lake right down the hill, it's not really for me. I'd rather stay warm and toasty.
It looks like by March, the sun is up by 6. That's just fine by me. I bet by the time this fast is over, there will be a noticeable difference in the sunrise time. We're planning to do a lot of hiking this summer. It's really beautiful around here. I can't believe we moved up here in the winter. Talk about glutton for punishment. OK, this is rediculously long so I'm going to leave it alone...
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