Day 9-- the end of my juice fast
Thursday, January 05, 2012
Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead" juice fast:
So, I stopped one day earlier than I had hoped and ate a small muffin in the evening. I felt like I had to stop. I was very tired of the act of juicing, too, not just "not eating." That was yesterday. What's interesting is that this morning, I was wanting a juice for breakfast! My stomach has shrunk and I am not "hungry" but last night I needed food. While, I could pick it up from here and keep going possibly, my weight loss decreased to about a half pound a day. That is considerably less than the people in the documentary, so from the perspective of weight loss, towards the end, I was not losing enough given the difficulty of the juice-only diet. I guess it seemed like the weight loss rewards had diminished, and I felt like I had given my body a nice 9-day break from unhealthy foods, and gave it a lot of healthy nutrients, and that it was okay to stop.
My weight loss was 11 pounds in 9 days.
There were times I felt light, unburdened, unencumbered, awesome, and more good adjectives! I was not so focused on food. Food did become "for sustenance" rather than for pleasure, which was definitely one of my goals here.
I do feel like some of my cravings are gone, but that I have to be careful, still. I love root beer and have not had it now for more than 10 days, so that is a good start in kicking the soda habit.
The other documentary I have seen several times is Forks Over Knives, and so I hope to transition into a 85% or so vegan diet which I hope will continue to help my cholesterol and my weight loss.
I do think the juice fast helped with my energy and I am going to jump on that and get back into walking for 30 minutes twice a day to start, and build on that.
A few weeks ago, I heard from an old boyfriend (who lives in another state) who is an awesome guy, and now back on the market. He's very interested, but I feel I HAVE to lose the weight so I look more like I did 10 years ago, the last time he saw me. So, I have that extra bit of motivation, along with my health/cholesterol/wellness motivators!
If anyone who reads this, has any questions, please feel free to Sparkmail me.
Best to all!