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day 13 juice fast

Saturday, April 20, 2013

I missed my blogging yesterday. Life got a bit busy, plus my hubby was home sick and bogarted the computer. I wonder where that word comes from? Was Humphry Bogart selfish? Poor baby (my hubby, not Bogart), he doesn't handle colds very well.

I am getting off topic. Anyway, I am still fasting and it is going well. I don't think I will weigh myself even every week though. I really was thrown for a loop when I didn't have a loss. I was OK when I weighed but the next day was a struggle. I think I will only weigh when I show other signs of loss such as loose clothes and such. I know that there is no way that I will not succeed. I also know that with my various hormonal issues, it won't be at the rate of someone without them.

I listen to books on tape a lot, when doing dishes, gardening and any other activity where I don't have others around. Today I downloaded a book by Steven King called Quitter Inc. After I confirmed my request to borrow the book from the library and started downloading, I saw that it was only 43 minutes long. I haven't listened to one of his books for a while (they tend to be a bit dark for me), but he has always had good sized books. I am only allowed 3 downloads a week. To say I was disappointed, is putting it mildly. I just got done listening to it. It's about a man who joins a quit-smoking program without knowing that the program's success is due to extreme aversion therapy starting first with hurting his wife if he would smoke, then he and his wife, and so on, each punishment getting worse if he would choose to light up. I just gave you the whole book and have ruined it for you if you were planning to read it, but hey, it isn't as if it had much going for it.

The book did get me thinking though. If I would put high consequences on bad chooses, how many times would I mess up? In the story, he never lite up after the first mess up and having to see his wife go through some painful shock treatment, but how would I do? I have never smoked, but I do eat things that I know are not good for me. I have gluten intolerance, yet when pizza is around I do have a piece or two. I suffer for it afterwards with extremely sore joints and who knows what else, but it must to worth it, since even now when I am fasting, I probably would eat a piece or two if it were around. I hope I wouldn't, but I don't feel as if I am strong enough to have the pizza around. I'll have to experiment with a pizza flavored juice, LOL.

I am hoping that by the end of this, I will have the strength. I know I am getting stronger. Thank you again for the support.
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    emoticon for making it this far! emoticon
    1855 days ago
  • MZLADY77
    1856 days ago

    Actually, SMEXYVEN, the wive in the book was very happy with the situation even when she got electrocuted. The man explained how sorry he was, and what was going on and she was like... "you wonderful man... you must really love me" At the end another wife even had part of her finger chopped off because her husband lite up one too many times and she was all lovey to her husband. You can tell the book was written by a man. I'm sorry, but if my husband put me in danger like that and caused me pain... I wouldn't be feeling especially loving toward him.

    Thanks for the encouragement. As always, you help me stay focused.
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    1858 days ago

    Comment edited on: 4/20/2013 11:14:20 PM
    Hormones get in the way of many things. Just keep on going and you will see your hormones will adjust. Mine did and I was (according to my dr) a really bad case of PCOS. My hormone changes started really showing around week 3. You are almost there! And the weight loss goes up and down. I am always happy to see at least a .2 loss. I tend to not like it when it totally stalls but on those days I know now that my body is working on something special. Maybe this week it decided to melt some fat around my waist :D I know it has really worked on my double chin which is almost gone!!!

    Interesting book- I hope I would be able to be in control if I knew someone else would suffer. But most people do sacrifice for others. I wonder if the book was about them hurting you if you failed... would it make a difference. I think I would have failed at that :(

    Hope hubby feels better soon. From what I understand most men don't handle sickness well.

    Do what you need to do to keep yourself focused on the plan. So if that means you weigh yourself once a month.. do it! You don't need opposition, you need flexibility and ease.
    Keep up the great work! emoticon emoticon

    1858 days ago
    Good blog. Way to get stronger with mind inspiring books. Kia kaha.
    1858 days ago
    1858 days ago
    Funny you should mention the pizza juice-I just tried a recipe for it the other day, it wasn't pizza, but it was a nice change. I know how disheartening the stupid scale can be, I have gone through periods in my life where we have had a love/hate relationship. You are right about one thing, you will succeed if you stick with it. Nobody can exist on 600 calories a day and not lose weight. Stalls happen with all diets, especially one like this where a little extra fibre, salt or fruit will tell your body to retain water.

    One day at a time Hun, you can do it!
    1859 days ago
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