I wonder if it's more difficult because 'tis the season for eating? Remember how bad your normally feel after a month of splurging and maybe that will help. It has been *so nice* to be coming up on Christmas lighter and with more restraint. Maybe this will help. Read some archives if that helps and feel free to post. I am still coming on to encourage, and will until the forum picks up more (I am guessing after the holidays) that way I can help you brave holiday cleansers. At a time when most people drop a notch, you seek to gain it by cleansing. *yay* to you!
If it is not the time for you to do 40, then it is not the time. Don't stress it - perhaps you can elongate the fast by going to a juice fast - continue the healing but change the routine? Only you can decide, but do try and get through the minimum 10 days if you can. Take care, I'll be here. *Happy Christmas*