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So HAPPY to post results. Juice FASTING/Feasting !!! D/1

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Today is the most wonderful DAY.

Yesterday I drank and drank and drank more juice than I have ever consumed.

It kept me going to the bathroom.

The temptation to eat came in wavers. I woke up STARVING yesterday, wanting to eat my Gluten Free Pumpkin Biscuits I made the other day. It was so realistic I could taste them in my mouth. Not a good way to start the day. I figure if I can learn to control the waves of hunger or cravings what ever it might be I can succeed.

To control my inner voice that was SCREAMING to FEED ME NOW, I drank tea. First it was a cup of Chi tea, followed by Bengal Spice Tea. Yum. All was well, the rumbling went away.

Later my husband ate a bowl of oatmeal, the grumbling came back fiercely. The smell, the sound of him chewing and the smell, oh the smell. It almost undid me. It was time to start drinking down my juice. The little voice inside of me calmed down. I was satisfied, my stomach felt full.

It kept going off and on all day long. In all I drank 3 quarts of fresh, homemade vegetable and fruit juice. Then he ate LUNCH !!! Oh that Beautiful, really super good looking sandwich - oh how you tempt me. My mouth was watering. I had to leave the room.

It was time for more JUICE, yes I NEED JUICE NOW !!!

In the late afternoon I gave in to temptation and ate a bowl of food. Oh, well it's my first try to REBOOT.

I win because at least I am trying as hard as I can !!! I made it through most of the DAY. I was feeling light headed. Sigh. Tomorrow I will be better prepared. Being prepared is a big key.

I am not going to beat myself up or start over. I started and I am going to keep pushing forward. Instead of complaining its a LESSON LEARNED.

Take joy in small wins. I had so many small wins on the first day of my juice fast.

Yesterday I made up some vegetable broth in the crock pot. It smelled so good cooking that my willpower weakened resulting in my bowl of food. Today I feel stronger since it's already cooked up. Hopefully it will help to decrease the temptations.

The results from only one day of juice fasting with my mess up is;

The scale moved down 2.2 pounds !!!!

I am the slowest looser when it comes to loosing weight normally, so this is a large jump in my weight for me. Even with exercise I struggle to loose. I can't believe even with me messing up the scale moved down. My feet stepped on it and step off, back on and off, rechecking to see if it was REAL. Doing the dance for JOY dance !!!

What new found motivation I have.

Yesterday's attempt made me feel more IN TUNE with my body, MORE AWARE. It feels like I will be able to RESET my WANTS 2 EAT button in my head. By ignoring the cravings to eat, it is allowing me to become STRONGER.

It is strengthening my WILLPOWER to not give in to my stomach every time it wants to eat. I am learning to ignore the voice in my head that shouts for food saying I am hungry even when my belly feels FULL.

It doesn't make any sense at all to be hungry when you feel full. My craving button will be reset soon hopefully. I WAS EATING WHEN I WAS FULL because my stomach said it was HUNGRY. Scratching head ??? My stomach felt bloated full, but I wanted to eat. Weird.

Yes, I did good yesterday. Today I hope to do better.

Yesterday when I messed up, I realized things just don't taste as good as they look and smell. Check, tastebuds are changing. Yesterday, I learned many things about myself.

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CLPURNELL 4/25/2013 12:38AM


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MZLADY77 4/23/2013 6:00AM

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KIPPER15 4/22/2013 8:03PM

    emoticon Great start!

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JUMPINJULIE 4/22/2013 6:10PM

    Congrats on a good first day. you can do it.

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FARRAH511 4/22/2013 2:28PM


I started small adding the juice to my diet, not making it my diet... I'm glad you're doing it though, thank you for sharing what's going on... that inspires me to keep going...

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PEPE0123 4/22/2013 1:53PM

    Loved the blog. I haven't juiced but my daughter & daughter-in-law both do it and feel better. Glad you are feeling better and have been able to lose. Keep up the positive thoughts. emoticon Sandy

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STELLASMYBEBE 4/22/2013 12:25PM


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SIMPLYABUNDANT 4/22/2013 10:50AM

    I have to admit that I do not know much about juice fasting. I don't even own a juicer, but I'm wondering what difference it would make, if any, eating the equivalent amount of fresh fruit and vegetables. I watched the Michael Mosley PBS videos and I'm now curious about intermittent fasting, but if there is a choice between drinking my calories and eating them, I'd much rather eat them. Do you have any info on that?

Thanks! I wish you well! I found both the video about fasting and the one on exercise to be very enlightening. I think we need to be open to challenging our old beliefs and considering the results of new research...especially when the old "tried and true" isn't working for us!

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MAGGIE101857 4/22/2013 7:21AM

    Congratulations on a successful Day 1. It sounds like it was a powerful learning experience; you listened to your body and found ways to satisfy it. An occasional juice fast should be fine; I think it helps to clear the body and the mind.

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MJK0430 4/22/2013 12:22AM

    I am so glad you found juicing and I'm looking forward to hearing all about your body transforming to a healed and healthy state. My prayers are with you.

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PATRICIAAK 4/21/2013 11:45PM

    I'm concerned about you getting light-headed.

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JANIEWWJD 4/21/2013 11:42PM

    Wonderful job!!!! Keep it up and don't look back!!!!
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NEWME0519 4/21/2013 11:34PM

    emoticon Great job on the emoticon !!!

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LIVE_AMAZINGLY 4/21/2013 11:33PM

    I loved your blog. But I LOVED, LOVED, LOVED your comment after Jibbie's comment. I too have had my health devastated by doctors, been told to accept dying, being given absolutely no options, BUT have had them complain mightyly about me taking the supplements that have kept me alive (so far) 13 years longer than they gave me to live.

So, I'm with you 100% in what you had to say!
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MORTICIAADDAMS 4/21/2013 10:38PM

    Congratulations on the weight loss!!!

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ERCELLAJS 4/21/2013 9:25PM

    emoticon I have heard of these diets but have never tried them. I am really having a hard time losing so keep us informed. Who know might try it. emoticon emoticon

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SCENIC_ROUTE 4/21/2013 7:54PM

    You Did awesome on your first day! Don't worry about the bowl - its just a bleep in the horizon. Keep on pushing the juices and be prepared, especially when hubby is eating. :D
I know you can do it, and WOOHHHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO on your weight loss!
emoticon and it will help your body have major changes.
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NATPLUMMER 4/21/2013 5:22PM


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HAS_SPIRIT 4/21/2013 4:40PM

    I'm right there with you Sista! I'm on Day 3 and other than battling a cold, I feel much better already. I felt the cold coming on the other day but I think the juicing is helping already to get rid of the toxins as I have been blowing my nose and day and coughing up phlem. I haven't been on the Juicing Feasting website that I once belonged to so I don't recall if Tea is suppose to be used...but I DO! THe tea helps me wake up in the morning and relaxes me since I know longer have a cigarette and coffee and in the evenings when I get hungry (Or just really fell like eating for whatever reason) it helps get over the cravings and impulsivness and helps to act as a sedative. And you already know that I have about 1/4 cup of yogurt with my sue me! This is my journey and no matter what the outcomes may be; I am incorporating a helathier life style. Stay in touch! emoticon

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HUNGRYWOMAN2 4/21/2013 4:37PM

    Your determination is inspiring! We all need to listen to our body, and it will tell us what it needs. I hope you are getting the nutrients you need and that you find a balance of what works for you. I believe in many ways you are ahead emphasizing the fluids. So many times they are often overlooked. Keep us posted as to your progress when time and/or inclination allows.
I wish you the best as you continue to pursue your chosen life goals. emoticon

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TIME2BLOOM4ME 4/21/2013 3:21PM

    LOL. I really don't care what Sparkpeople thinks. emoticon

It's my choice to do a juice fast.

I control what goes into my body.

When you have health issues and nothing else is working and your overweight. . . your options are limited at having a quality life. . . the Dr.s can not fix you, your given options of being bed bound, drooling, wearing diapers, or in a wheelchair or worse, . . what would do? Would you seek different more optimistic OPTIONS AND CHOICES?

Would you lay around complaining, moaning why me? Would you take the poison that they prescribe, shooting it into your muscles, ignoring the painful welts, hoping you don't get cancer, and hope to get better while your immune system is being shut down?

Or would you fight with every cell in your body until the end? What would you do if you were faced with a no win situation? What if you wanted to have the privilege of being strong enough to workout and take walks in the sunset, smelling the flowers blooming sweetly along the pathway. Would you fight?

I AM FIGHTING with every cell in my body. I did what the Dr.s told me to do, but they were worthless. They made my health decline with there poisons. They made my heart weak, they injured my back permanently, and they have told me to give up!!!

I will NOT go down without fighting as hard as I can and as long as I can. My body was weakened severely by there experiments. I say NO MORE, it's time to heal and Heal I will.

Sparkpeople has several juice fasting, rebooting, green smoothie groups. They also have HGH groups and other fad diets. Just do a search and you will find them.

It is up to each one of us to make a choice as to what works for each one of us.

No one knows, it is only through experiments, charting our progress that we will find out what is truly working for our needs.

We must listen to our inner voice that guides us when we choose to listen. If we listen and overcome our fears then we will experience success.

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JIBBIE49 4/21/2013 3:08PM

    I know Sparks doesn't approve of Juice Fasting at all, but I know Joe Cross has certainly had success with dropping over 100#. His NETFLIX documentary is really good.

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COCK-ROBIN 4/21/2013 2:41PM

    Great! emoticon

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RYDERB 4/21/2013 2:40PM

    Sounds like you're off to a great start! I made it through 3 days of just juice recently, and the evenings were the hardest. I found myself craving SOLID veggies. VEGGIES not cake or cookies. I just wanted to bite into something. emoticon I think thats progress.

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SCOOTER4263 4/21/2013 2:39PM

    Oddly enough, I first realized that I could do juice fasts when prepping for a colonoscopy (not the bathroom part - just the avoidance of solid food for a day part.) I remember trying to convince the nurse that Scotch was a clear liquid. emoticon

I had a conversation with a personal trainer/nutritionist one time about juice fasting. He maintains that the only reason he tells clients to fast on juice is because if people are allowed to eat the fruit, they won't do it - we're too "all or nothing." I have no opinion - just tossing it out there.

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JACKIE542 4/21/2013 1:33PM


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DS9KIE 4/21/2013 1:04PM

    your doing an emoticon job emoticon emoticon

hey if you have to eat a salad on your juicing then go for it.

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TWEETYKC00 4/21/2013 1:00PM

    Keep going strong!

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123ELAINE456 4/21/2013 12:45PM

  When You get lightheaded make sure You Eat Something.. I hope this works out for You. Good Luck. I Love Your Blogs. Looking Forward to More of Them. God Blessings to Everyone. Have a Wonderful Lord's Day. Take Care. Hugs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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ERIN1957 4/21/2013 12:29PM

    Now I thought somewhere there is a juice fast where you can eat some items?
I tried the juice fast a long time ago and went 4 days :( I was so miserable and could not buck up and make it any longer.
I thought as well, there was a smoothie one that was easier, due to the high fiber filling you up.
Gosh you did good, I am such an eater and I hope you make it. I will be watching and reading.
By the way love your blogs they are such fun!

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GWTRIKER 4/21/2013 11:59AM

    Good job. Each day you will get stronger.

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ALEXSGIRL1 4/21/2013 11:56AM

    i am glad you are teaching your body to eat only when you are full

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MJLUVSANIMALS 4/21/2013 11:47AM

    I haven't tried the juice thing yet. But I did see the DVD about it. I admired that he was able to do it. "Fat, sick and nearly dead"

I figured after my 3 mos. clean eating plan, then maybe I will see where I am at and look at the juice plan.

I do use the Nutri Bullet, so I try to get my green drink in once a day. I think I am drinking too much at this time, so I am going to cut it in half, so I can have more salads and fruits. Then later increase to 2 quarts a day. Right now I am doing 1 qt.

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PHATPAT18 4/21/2013 11:40AM


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SLIMMERJESSE 4/21/2013 11:37AM

    I love the Eat to Live book. When I juice, I feel terrific. But I love chewing, smelling, tasting food, so I don't juice for long.

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FIT4MEIN2013 4/21/2013 11:36AM

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TIME2BLOOM4ME 4/21/2013 11:35AM

    Thank you Jenny888 for your comment. I am retraining my stomach to realize it is full. Before I was eating too much. Eating when my stomach was full. My stomach kept saying to feed me when it didn't need to be fed. I am not starving myself, but instead resetting my body and brain to work together so I eat normal portions. I am teaching my body to realize what real hunger is vs. cravings.

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SWANATOPIA 4/21/2013 11:15AM

    Your doing great! I didn't last a day on full juicing!

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JENNY888 4/21/2013 11:14AM

    So much of what you say and experienced fits with the material of Eat to Live by Dr. Furhman which I am following. If you haven't read the book you should. The only difference is though that I get to eat solid food and I don't experience any of those hunger pangs on the diet. I also get to eat all I want and still experience the type of weight loss you are talking about and the weight is stays off when the diet is done. I, also, am usually a very slow loser but was able to lost 22 pounds in the six-week diet. Now I have absolutely no desire to go back to the old way of eating. Once and awhile I am tempted by other foods (which I am actually able to have now that the six weeks are gone for 10% of my food) but I find if I have them that they don't taste so good anymore.

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MUFFIY831 4/21/2013 10:57AM

    Nice job!

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BEFIT014 4/21/2013 10:53AM

    emoticon ! I applaude you for doing this!

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