day 7 still not totally there yet
Date: 10/27/2006 7:07:22 PM ( 15 y ) ... viewed 2122 times
Today I have hit the one week Mark. I think that deserves a pat on the back *reaches back and pats my back* This Juice fast has been met with much opposition and much warmth and curiosity. In order for me to succeed I appear to feel the need to tell people what I am doing so they can hold me accountable. Well you have to be really careful who you tell. Many of the people I told have been veyr supportive and helping me through this. We had days at work where they bought pizza for everyone and then hot dogs the next day and finally finished it with a fountain of chocolate and yummy treats to run in the fountain. I managed to resist all these things (things i would have induldged in the past on) with little effort. I was quite proud. Everything I read made it out that this fasting was going to be brutally hard and that you would really have to focus but so far its been pretty good. The first two days were torture with headaches and just general crappy feeling but since then I've been good.
I don't get hungry and its not so much that i crave food but more the process of eating. Tasting things on my tongue and chewing and most of all the social aspect. I wanted to eat the other day as all I could smell all night was garlic bread and that was a bit hard but I was fine.
I've had a lot of energy which is fantastic. I get the odd pains through my body sometimes i get a pain in my kidney sometimes my liver and sometimes my gut but they always pass. So maybe that is my body healing itself (i hope)
I originally set out for 30 days but I am following my Naturopathic dr's advice and if anything comes up I will break the fast. The idea is to heal my body not create more problems. The weight loss is a definite perk. I've lost 11 lbs in 7 days which is fantastic. I need to lose a LOT of weight but this fast is not for that purpose completly. Its a nice side effect.
If I am successful in healing my body even somewhat of all my problem then i will definitely fast again. I am hoping that with this fast it does not increase my desire to overeat again and that I will make the right choices in future.
I guess I am not fully into it yet as I still do have to conciously think don't eat and avoid temptations.
Hopefully this works. I've made it this far i can't turn back now!!!
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