Saturday, April 27, 2013
I have had a very busy time at work, I have been working 7 days a week, 10-12hrs a day for almost a month and a half. I am really glad that I am strong enough now to be able to handle these stressful work situations. A few years ago, this would have sent me straight to hospital.
I started a 30-day juice fast last week, today is day six of the fast. I plan to go for thirty days but I will listen to my body. I really needed this fast and so far so good. No headaches, no food calling my name, no weakness, nothing that would cause me to want to stop.
I know most people on SP are not convinced about this juice fasting thing. When I first heard about it, I wasn't convinced either. So I started doing research about it. I read books and spent time on the internet reading articles on juicing and juice fasting. What I learned made sense to me, so I bought a juicer and did my first 30-day juice fast. That was almost two years ago (maybe one and a half, not exactly sure).
The results were amazing. Did I lose weight? Yes I did, but that was not the most important thing because I was already close to my goal weight at that time. I suddenly realized that I had no more migraines, the pain in my knee went away and the unexplained body aches that I used to have from time to time stopped. These results have stayed with me since then. I have done shorter juice fasts since that time, between 7 days and fourteen days.
I am not trying to "sell" juice fasting to anyone, just sharing some of the things I've done along the way. Even when I am not doing a juice fast, juicing has become an integral part of my life. I juice everyday. My DH and my boys love the fresh vegetable/fruit juices and I have seen big improvements in their overall health as well. Of course they don't do the fasts, they just drink juice every single day.
I know I have not been connecting with my spark friends for a while, but this busy season is almost coming to an end. Thanks for keeping me in your thoughts and prayers.