i guess it sounds weird, but i was very encouraged to hear that you had a rough time even as late into the fast as day 9. I am on day 8, and have been having a very tough time today, even to the point of considering giving up. i would have thought that things would be going rather smoothly by now.
but i'm encouraged to hear that if you tough it out, there is a light at the end of the tunnel. i was originally planning on doing this for a couple of weeks, but now i'm starting to think about stopping at 10 days.
i know that the fact that i'm not feeling very well (headaches, extreme hunger, feverish, not sleeping well) means that i'm detoxing and that i still have a lot of work to do, but it's just hard to stick with something that makes you feel so crappy.
thanks for sharing your encouraging experience, and please keep us posted as to your progress.