Day 14 of 30 - Thunderstorm can't get to me!

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

I'm having another good day - energy up, mood up, lost another 0.6lb. But I'm finally starting to feel that this juice fast is about more than weight loss and detox.
This morning, we had a really bad storm - strong wind was blowing everything around, the rain was flooding the ground, the lightning would light up darkest night and the thunder was so close my house literally shook - the glasses were making noise! But I really didn't care, after all, it was just a thunderstorm.
Then my dh called to check on me, how am I doing with the storm and everything. And that's when it hit me!! For the past 3 years (after we moved to Louisiana and I saw how destructive these thunderstorms can be on occasion) a simple thunderstorm or a windstorm would bring me to the brink of an anxiety attack! If it was night time, I'd wake my dd and move her into our bed,so I know she's safe. If it was during the day, I'd crank up the TV or the stereo, or bury my head under pillows. All that while focusing on my breathing. And today - NOTHING!!
The storm was just a storm. Like every other time (last 3 years not included). My anxiety has been non existent since the start of the juice fast, but I would have not guessed I'd weather big storm that well (pun intended)! I was excited when I found out I no longer suffer from anxiety. If you suffer from anxiety, you know what I mean. And if you know someone with anxiety issues, you tell them my story. Because this is pretty mind blowing!!
Anyways, on to day 15 - my halfway point!
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    THANK YOU! Thank you for commenting on my blog, you came in just at the right time! I am on day 5 but I'm wavering. I really miss solid food lol I started thinking, well I could start adding clean foods back in, I'd still be eating well and watching my portions and still losing weight. You have reminded me the reason I'm doing this, our benefits far exceed weight loss! I've made it this far, I need to keep going :) Thank you emoticon
    2196 days ago

    Food affects in so many ways, as well as preservatives, sugar, salt and all those other condiments and artificial sweetners that I could name.

    But guess what?

    You're getting none of those. I'm pretty sure it's going to affect something else other than losing weight. It did for me.

    And I will share this with my wife. I am not sure what part of Louisiana you're in, but last night... all night..... we caught a monstrous storm. She was tossing and turning with anxiety all night.

    Thanks for sharing.
    2197 days ago
  • MAMMAW497
    It's interesting to contemplate exactly how food affects our chemistry.
    I'm hoping (fingers crossed) that eating this way will have a positive affect on my depression. emoticon
    2197 days ago
    That's really amazing! Thanks for sharing!
    2197 days ago
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