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.

In conclusion:

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!

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    I sure hope that you got in contact with that guy. Don't put your life on hold. You only get one.
    2542 days ago
    So happy I found your blog. My hubby and I watched "FSAND," and we have decided to try juice fasting too. You have inspired me to do a blog about it also. Sadly, there is a lot of violent opposition to the concept of juice fasting here on SparkPeople, and that saddens me deeply. I have about the same amount of weight to lose as Joe Cross, and I also suffer from Urticaria and related auto-immune conditions that have no known cause or cure, but he cured his with the fast, so I have to try it. Either way, 11 pounds in 9 days is HUGE! And it doesn't seem like you have that much to lose either, so it was probably right for you to stop when you did, but the important part he mentioned only briefly in the movie, and it's something they do say in SP a lot: It has to be a lifestyle change. After I do the reboot, I plan to try to juice for a week or two every month, assuming it works for me. I really hope it does. Thanks again for sharing and inspiring!
    2961 days ago
  • MISSLISA1973
    Nine days is pretty impressive. It sounds like you did something very healthy for your body. You know the secret... it was a jumpstart for your healthier life choices. You are going to do great!
    2972 days ago
  • CHARE0529
    Good job! This is very motivating!
    2973 days ago
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