I'm soliciting your advice.
yes, I mean you
Date: 5/18/2006 6:47:07 AM ( 14 y ) ... viewed 1978 times
Wow. The wedding is just over two months away - I'm mailing my invitations today. I'm very excited.
I took a few days off exercising. It's been raining like crazy up here, at work we switched to a whole new automation system for radio broadcast, which required a heavier workload than usual, and I was just zapped out.
Finally got back to the gym yesterday and it felt great. Back to 4 mile run this afternoon.
What's been really cool the last two weeks is that the fiance and I have been eating raw dinners. He's on board - last night we had cucumbers, cherry tomatoes and some snap peas, with oil and vinegar. Yummy. The serving sizes are big, but whatever. Sometimes in the morning, though, I don't feel that great after eating a big raw meal.
I'm a little torn right now - since I sort of collapsed in the airport not last weekend but the weekend before (all accounts say it was just dehydration, hanging out with my cousins and having a few beers, and not drinking water), I just haven't felt quite right. I get strange stomach pains, and most times I eat I feel not-normal afterwards. So I'm feeling that stuff, which is wierd, and I'm also feeling a kind of diet-fatigue. I think I'm putting a lot of pressure on myself, and when I don't do things "right" I guilt myself to no end.
So on the one hand, I kind of feel like I don't want to do anymore strict regulating, that if I can just exercise every day that that is a good goal. But on the other hand, I feel like if I could juice fast for the first two weeks of June, I could probably lose another chunk of weight. And that would be great.
I also know juice fasting while working at my hectic job, going through the interview process of another job on the sly, and working out and planning the wedding is a lot. I read on this website people seeming to fast so easily. But with every aspect of my life going full tilt, I find comfort in food, I find comfort in not having to clean that damn juicer every time I want some nourishment.
This may be an indicator of greater forces present in my life - I'm always so career focused and focused on making sure things go the way we want them to go that I neglect my diet, or that it's the last thing I have time for. I should be able to juice fast if I want to, if it's going to result in me looking a little slimmer on that wedding day... I know that will make me happy.
But I also know that adding any pressure to myself to perform may backfire, in the form of me eating like gangbusters when the fast is over, and eating crap, which is what happens whenever I hyper regulate (4 days of raw, then a weekend trip to the diner got some fried chicken, sat like a rock in my stomach for 2 days).
I am soliciting the advice of the community, because there are some of you out there who know me better than I know myself.
The question is - should I juice fast for the beginning of June? Is it worth it? 10 days? 14 days? Man I'd love to fast for 14 days. The longest I've made it was 8 days, but that was my first attempt. I've done 4 days since then. Or maybe a series of shorter fasts - maybe this is the answer.
I just don't know. I'm going back and forth on this.
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