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Day 3: Where's the Drama?

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Day 3 well underway and I don't know whether to be relieved or concerned. Everything I've watched or read about juice fasting mentions that you need to be prepared for a really bad day or two around day 2-4. Middle of day three and none of us have had anything like that. Everyone here is in good spirits, amazed at how little hunger we are experiencing and dropping weight like crazy. Water weight, I know.

I feel like I have to always qualify that. I say, "I've lost 8 lbs already. But I know it's just water weight." Even then, I wait for the lecture. It is amazing how many (usually overweight and clearly unhealthy) people need to let me know that ALL the experts agree that if you lose weight too fast, you will just regain it. And losing weight too fast will make you lose all your muscle. And that kind of weight loss is just water weight and will come right back. There are people who lecture me about doing something "so extreme" with teenagers (17 and 19) while these same people would be SOOOO supportive and kind if I elected to have gastric bypass surgery. I know because many of them have asked if I've looked into it.

I need to make a tee shirt that says, "I am an educated person. I don't play fast and easy with my health or that of my family. I did my research. And my research is just as relevant as yours." Funny how whatever expert a person relies on is much more reliable than any expert who disagrees with them. I'm including myself here. There is so much contradictory information out there, we all have to decide which line of thinking we believe is most worthy. The low-carb, paleo, Atkins, whatever people are quite sure that Dr. Campbell's China Study is whack. The whole foods people believe the FDA and their pyramid is whack (waving hand in air here - "Me, me!") and the PC police spouting conventional wisdom are probably the most annoying and sanctimonious of all. I respect anyone trying to find a healthier way of being. I am not trying to tell anyone else that their chosen path is the wrong one and that mine is the right one. If asked, I explain what I am doing and why. That's it. Is it too much to ask for the same courtesy from others? I know a lot of people on Paleo and that is great as long as it works for them. I have a dear, intelligent friend who swears by the blood-type diet. She is feeling better so that's great.

It's kind of like religion or politics people. Feel free to share what you believe with me but don't act like I'm doing something wrong if I don't think/believe the same way.

Hmmmm.... well, there's that drama after all! Just in my head and not my gut! LOL
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AMARILYNH 8/26/2013 3:49PM

    I'm with EM_JUSTME - its really no one else's business what plan you are using. I say more power to you!! emoticon emoticon

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PAPAMIKIE 8/25/2013 11:33PM

    When I started this journey and lost some weight and got into the best shape I had been in since high school people told me they were concerned a bout my health, these same people said nothing as I tipped over the 250 pound mark. They mean well but, well I was not sure what, I am still not where what. A juice fast is actually more difficult that a complete fast (water only) after a day or three on water only you loose interested in food. On a juice fast you continue to intake food and the interested remains. I have not done either recently (but have in my history done a number of each type of fast).

We each must make our own informed choices and have conviction about what we are doing. There is no one size fits all in life, and that is a comfort to me.


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KENDRACARROLL 8/25/2013 11:12PM

    Guess we all need to find our own way of doing things, nobody else's. This journey is different for everybody and what works for some won't work for others. Follow your path; no drama... You're doing great!

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WEEPINGANGEL74 8/25/2013 11:01PM

    If it were me, I wouldn't tell people what I'm doing. Maybe just say you're eating healthy, lots of fruits and veggie and leave it at that. Less stressful for you.

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TIME2BLOOM4ME 8/25/2013 9:50PM

    I am so glad you started. I need to start, things keep coming up. The weight loss is for real. Be strong, keep juicing.

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DS9KIE 8/25/2013 5:01PM

    there sure is a mess of info about health out there.

Gald your feeling great and no detox (yet)

Keep up the great work

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NATALIEMICHAELE 8/25/2013 5:01PM

    LOL Yes, I just kinda went off there, didn't I? Mostly the well-intentioned pushy people are in real life, not on SP. I have seen a couple of places when I went looking for people juicing where a few people really cranked down on juicing. I just moved on. Unfortunately, that isn't as easy to do in real life as it is here on SP. No worries, I can let an awful lot just roll off my back. My choices are in my hands and nobody else's.

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LJOYCE55 8/25/2013 12:22PM

  You had the argument all by yourself! I hope this holds off the people contemplating deriding you, although there on SP I find most people to be very respectful.

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