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Juice Cleanse Day 3

Sunday, September 08, 2013

Hi all! I didn't get a chance to post a video, but I wanted to give a quick update. Day 3 was by far the hardest day yet. It's hard for me to be out and around people because people always only talk about food! WTF? EVERYBODY want to talk about food all the time. I have been pretty good about smelling food, but today I smelled French fries straight from the fryer and I almost cried. I knew this was going to be difficult, but I underestimated it by far! In some ways this is the most I've ever stuck to a meal plan because it's easy to shrug off a few fries, but when all solid food is prohibited, it feels like I'm breaking a golden rule! Also, having this blog really has made me feel more inclined to stick to my guns. Yom Kippur is coming up and so I just started my fasting early ;)

I do miss chewing, though!

I will post a video blog tomorrow!

Night ALL!!!

Ash

  
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OLIVIANIGHT 9/9/2013 8:36AM

    That's some serious willpower!

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CHRISTASP 9/9/2013 5:06AM

    I think part of 'the problem' (if we should call it that) is that you have not yet experienced the benefits yet of the cleanse.
So it's harder to ignore all the talk about food, the smells etc..
(Which is why I think it's best to do a fast like this when you can take those days off, be out in nature, relax. To do it while you're working and in your regular environment may be asking very very much of yourself).

I hop that you'll feel better soon. If it's a horrible experience to you you're not likely to continue with it! Be gentle with yourself.
You CAN and you WILL find ways to be healthier. If it's not through juicing, or not this time through juicing, you can find other ways.



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Video Blog- Juice Cleanse Day 2

Saturday, September 07, 2013


YAY! I was able to upload a video today! Day 2 is done :) I'm hoping it gets easier from here :) As per usual, feel free to ask ANY questions!!

  
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CHRISTASP 9/9/2013 5:03AM

    I think the cat was responding to you because you were talking and it thought you were talking to it!

I'm sorry to hear you're having a struggle.

Being hungry is not really good, I think. If you're hungry, have more juice.
It could also be what Eat to Live calls 'toxic hunger' - you're craving food because your body is cleansing itself.

I hope you have enough time to rest and relax so you get a chance to become aware of the distinction between the two.
Are you getting enough rest? To be able to do a juice fast like this you really need to have time off. IMO.

If you should not be able to do this, don't blame yourself.It could be that you plunged into this too fast. If you want to do a juice fast maybe next time say you'll only do it for three to five days and make sure you don't have to work and can avoid triggers and cues during those three to five days.
Remember you're still courageous for trying this out!



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STR458 9/8/2013 12:26PM

    I so know how thinking about food all the time feels. By simplifying breakfast to one choice per week and snack one choice per week 2 out 4 sections of my day are "food-free I'm not thinking food- the decision was made already "
breakfast is the same at the same time (when I wake up) - snack is after dark the same thing all week ... no brainer. truth be told I choose two types of lunches for the week vs. weekend and those are swappable (same caloric/nutrition) ...see what I mean? At the end of the day the only decision I have to make is which out of seven different dinners am I having...and even that gets easier since each night eliminates one more option 6 5 4 3 2 1... then back to the store with menu to make the bulk of my eating choices in one day. You would think a person would feel boxed in and rebel... not if the choice are always your favorites!
well I yakked your ear off by now, sorry- I'm just glad to be sitting this morning

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CHRISTASP 9/8/2013 2:40AM

    I stopped by but can't use the sound on my computer right now (I'd wake up my husband). I'll be back later to your vlog. Hope everything's going well.

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Juice Cleanse Day 1

Friday, September 06, 2013

So, I made a little video update but sparkpeople isn't letting me add a video blog right now. I'm not sure why!

Oh well!

It's the end of day 1 and the worst symptom I have is fatigue. Well...I have been going to the bathroom a lot, but that's really in a different category. The fatigue is pretty intense! I had a long day as it is and even went for a walk on my lunch break to keep my mind off of things.

I feel hungry, but it's different than the hunger I'm used to. I think I am going to get to sleep early anyway because I have a long day tomorrow too! Maybe I'll go make some herbal tea to sip on until bed. That sounds like a nice way to end the evening :)

Hope you are all having a good evening! Thanks for reading

love,

Ash

  
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CHRISTASP 9/7/2013 3:40AM

    Too bad, I would have liked to see your blog yesterday. Be sure to keep us updated in writing!
Yes, the fatigue is part of it. I hope you'll feel better soon. Remember that you're doing a good thing for your body!

It's very wise to go to sleep early. I hope you will have a few days now that are off or less busy as it will make the juicing days easier, I'm sure.
How did you like having only juice for the first day?



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Video Blog- Juice Cleanse Prep Day 4

Thursday, September 05, 2013

short and sweet little video. Didn't have much to say. Tomorrow I will go into more detail :)

  
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CHRISTASP 9/7/2013 3:37AM

    I can't watch the vlog - I just get a grey window.


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Video Blog- Juice Cleanse Prep Day 3

Wednesday, September 04, 2013

Day after tomorrow is when it all starts! I'm so very excited!! Hope you are watching and enjoying these videos!

  
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STR458 9/6/2013 7:26AM

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CHRISTASP 9/5/2013 5:44AM

    LOL about naming your machine Karma! Good thought!
Have you tried it yet?

If you haven't watched 'Supersize Me' yet it may be something to keep your mind OFF the cheeseburgers that first night. It can be found somewhere on Youtube I believe.

Make sure you get enough rest and sleep in those first few days. Good luck!






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