Breaking the fast for Christmas (at 59 days)

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Well, today is day 57 of my juice fast, modified for the last week to include a portion of protein per day. Slow weight loss continues; I sprained my ankle at the end of last week, and that messed up my plan to up the exercise to push my metabolism-- 2 more weeks off it, then I can get to real work.

I am traveling for the holidays, & when I thought about my family visit (at my sister's), I realized I can't juice there-- she's much too high-strung, and doesn't need someone in her kitchen doing their own thing while she's hosting. So I will break the fast for 7-10 days starting Friday afternoon, and try to keep it to mainly raw vegetables and lean protein, doing my best to avoid grains and the xmas goodies. Maybe it's a good thing to change things up for my body-- I plan to go back to juicing after the holiday, and it would be absolutely great to see the same kind of weight loss I had the first month. If it works, I'll do 30 days on, 2 weeks off, 30 days on again.

Plus I'm going to start up the exercise more regularly as soon as the ankle heals. I'm training for a 5K in April with a friend, and for an Appalachian trail 2-3 day trip in August (gotta get those climbing muscles working after years in the flatland).

Have a wonderful holiday, everyone! and when you pass the cookie plate on the table, remember that thin feels better than cookies EVER taste, and then grab those carrots! Yum!
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    Congratulations! What progress. I hope you have been transitioning. Please be gentle with yourself.

    You may be surprised at what foods you no longer crave or enjoy.

    Do share...

    2101 days ago
    Have a wonderful time with your family. You are amazing - I had no idea you were doing a juice fast for that long!!!! Most impressive.
    2103 days ago
    Merry Christmas to you and your family. All best in the New Year and may there be a lot less of us next year.
    2103 days ago
    Have fun & Merry Christmas!!

    God bless & enjoy everyday!

    2103 days ago
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