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Friday, December 21, 2012

Yesterday was an absolute whirlwind of activities. The high school winter concert was wonderful and as I had volunteered myself for the middle school pre-concert potluck I had a lot to do. I sent out reminders to everyone to bring food and we held a bake sale.

One mother brought chocolate covered red vines to the high school bake sale which I thought was an excellent idea, so I made a bunch. They turned out really cute. Do you know how messy your hands get melting and dipping in chocolate gets? Enough to finger lick, which I did. Whoops.

I didn't really juice but a meal yesterday....a lot due to time, mostly tummy rumbles. I made:

breakfast:
1 apple
1 pear
handful of baby carrots

I think that was it. But I did stay on the water all day and I didn't (other than the occasional finger cleaning) cheat at all!! Actually I'll tell ya why

Remember, everyone is different but for me it goes like this:

Day 1: Ravenous!
I think my body or mind knew what was happening and I was simply ravenous

Day 2 & 3 Foggy & jittery
Although I haven't experienced the real headaches I have read about I was kind of in a fog (imagine sinus fog) and I had this weird sense of adrenaline rush. You know that flight or fight reaction? Yeah that one. It was WEIRD. On day 2 I went to tinkle when my bathroom door opened. I freaked myself out so bad that I got up and ran to my couch. It turned out the heater had shut off, but that initial reaction was there. Then Day 3 I was sitting at a stop light and a car pulled out in front of me. Although nothing scary had happened that "fight or flight" panic reaction went all through my body like no other. weird. I can only attribute it to the juicing because it's not a feeling I've ever gotten before and thoroughly try to avoid.

Day 4: rumbly
I'm pretty sure it's because while doing this juice fast I still get up in the morning to make my cups of coffee. Well, on day 4 it caught up with me.....with a vengeance. This is the largest contributor of why I did not make more than one meal yesterday. Everything I drank rumbled and tumbled.

This morning is better but I put my coffee down to one cup instead of my usual three. Much better difference. I know I will have to give up my coffee altogether for this project, but if I have to tell my mind that just now, it won't happen. So I let my "body" do the talking.

I am still not experiencing any hunger pangs or cravings as I did on day one so that is a bonus. Actually, I really feel as this week starts on he downward trend that the rest of this journey will probably be uneventful.

The only thing I can say is my left kidney does feel better already...even with the tummy events. I've been drinking a TON of water and my weight is now back to my ticker. I realize this is all probably "water weight" but I know from here on out it will just be progress.

As for the bake sale. I'm proud to say that the potluck and bake sale for the middle school was a success. We sold about $100 worth in an hour and someone donated $80. It really didn't take a lot of will power to refrain from eating because my hands and mind were busy.

Today is payday and I think my computer (hopefully) should be done so I can post some pictures and really get back on Spark. I've been using hubby's computer pretty much to blog only and maybe check on my Friend Feed.

Today I'm also going grocery shopping so I'll be sure to go to my Spark friend's site and get some more recipes.

Next challenge for the upcoming weeks will be to incorporate exercise in.

If I can keep this up....my dress might actually leave my daughter's closet and come to momma!!

s"eya" tomorrow!!

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