A quick 10 day fast, begins today
Date: 3/13/2006 8:21:10 AM ( 14 y ) ... viewed 1807 times
Hi everyone. It's time to go on a 10 day fast.
Due to many factors, my diet has slipped away over the birthday weekend and last week. I did a lot of work at the gym, but I have not been eating that well, and I want to reset myself to be looking for the good-for-you foods to eat, rather than the rich n tasty foods that are bad for you...
This weekend the fiance and I got lots of wedding tasks done, and I'm thankful to him for being such a great sport about it. I'm not really making a big deal out of this fast - I've seen some new fasters on the boards who are flying through their fasts with positivity and strength - it's inspirational.
So my first fast, my goal was 30 days. I lasted more like 10, with all the pre-fast cleanse I did. This time I'm not going to set the bar so high - I think it made me a little miserable to think about how much I had in front of me... This is going to be a very manageable 10 days. Monday to next Wednesday. The weekend after this one I'm going back to NYC for the weekend for a sushi dinner, and that's going to be my first REAL meal. I'll fast through next Wednesday and add back raw fruits and veggies and maybe some seeds & tofu to get me to the weekend.
So no real pre-cleanse this time around, which might make my first detoxing a little rough. But I'm hoping the length of the fast will be just right for me - ONLY one weekend to get through, and I'm exercising a lot more this time around, which I hope to be the main focus of my day during my fast.
wake up 7:10 AM.
Strong tea - detox & ginger, with a few drops habanero pepper sauce. WOW. It really woke me up.
Juice - juiced some oranges, this will get me through the day. I had a little undiluted juice this am, took the rest to work, with a little water it's 32 ounces of juice.
This evening I'll do some veggie juice. I really wore myself out a bit last time, juicing both veggies and fruit in the AM to take for the day. I can get by on a whole lot less now, I think. I wish there was a juice place around here, though - I'd love to have a backup...
I'll have some tea & juice at the lunch hour, and water till then. I've got my Nalgene going and I've already had almost 32 oz of water and it's 9AM.
I'm not making a big deal of the fast at home - I'm going to try to not isolate myself from food at home, try not to make a big stink about being around prepared food. After seeing so many fasters here who cook for their families while they're fasting, I realize that during my last fast, my reaction to my fiance cooking (me going with a book to the bedroom and not coming out till it doesn't smell yummy anymore) is me lacking control around food.
I've come a long way with that in the past few weeks, and certainly since my first fast in January.
I did not break my fast well in January, and that's a mistake I'm committed to not making this time around. I just lost it, and had some rice, rather than having a little fruit, a little veggies, and working back up. Whew. Well I imagine I'll be back on here later.
This is my refuge when fasting.
Oh - and I WILL be taking my colon cleanse mixed with water this week. It's like a fiber mix with water. You don't chew, or anything, but I've got to preemptively keep things moving. I'm no stranger to enemas, either, and I imagine I'll get there in a day or so.
Rock on, y'all.
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