- Day 404 y
Wow. Day 40. I am greatful. I also have a lot of mixed emotions. My boyfriend snapped at me in front of my friends and really embarrassed me. It was to the point that my friend pulled me aside and told me I should have really stood up for myself. I am back to the same decisions I had at the beginning of this fast. Oh well.
I did this for me. And I am so proud. I watched episode after episode of You are what You Eat, which I am finding extremely useful in deprogramming me from the stand american diet.
Tomorrow I will be eating again, and this will all be the past. I am so happ ... read more
- Day 40!
- Day 394 y
I am doing well. I think what I am going to miss most from my fast is the time that I have to myself each evening. My boyfriend refuses to eat in front of me, which I am forever grateful, so I have about an hour to myself. At the beginning of the fast, I was completely bored with this time. Now I clean up my apartment, light some candles and read. Or I will meditate, or take a bath. I am really going to miss that time. I guess I will need to find that time when I start eating again.
Hunger is not a problem for the most part. I did ride my bike to the grocery store yesterday. I ... read more
- This is my last Friday
- Day 384 y
It’s the last Thursday. I am more than excited. I am ready to eat.
I had more leek broth last night. My urine smells like leeks now. Ha. But it really as helped change things up for me.
We went to the farmers market yesterday. My boyfriend got some organic bib lettuce that was harvested 2 days prior. He said the difference in taste was amazing. He is convinced that we will shop at the farmers markets from here on out. I remember prior to my fast I bought some tomatoes from a road-side stand. They had picked them that morning. I normally don’t like tomatoes - or so I though ... read more
- This is my last Thursday!
- Day 374 y
Day 37. Oh ya. My last Wednesday. Last night I tried the leek broth. It was not bad at all although it did taste a lot like flavored water. I realize that that’s all broth is, but it was like taste without substance. It was nice to have a little change up though.
I found a great sushi recipe book, and I cannot wait to try the recipes. I am concerned because my last day is Saturday, and then I travel next week, come back for a half day, leave for the weekend, come back for a half day and then leave for another week. Trying to eat healthy on the road is such a challenge let alone w ... read more
- This is my last Wednesday.
- Day 364 y
I am getting more and more excited. I am thrilled that I did not give up. Again, I continuously thank my boyfriend for the advice he had given me when I was thinking about ending it early.
I played the Wii last night, and it kicked my butt. No really. It was embarrassing. I tried playing tennis, and I guess every player has a ”level”, and 1000 is the half way point separating the amateurs from the pros. The first pair I played against (I was playing against the computer) were levels 89 and 81. They beat me. The second pair were 45 and 51. They beat me. The third were 14 and 16 ... read more
- This is my last Tuesday!
- Day 354 y
I am getting so excited. I am amazed at this. One of my main concerns having a low metabolism right now and gaining the weight back. So I bought a Wii this weekend, which just went on sale for the first time. The new Wii Fit Plus is released on Sunday, so I will get that to help increase my metabolism once I start eating.
I have begun walking to the grocery store rather than driving. It’s only 1.5 miles, so that gets my heart rate raised a little. I guess the low impact, raising your heart rate is what melts that fat away.
I am struggling with people telling me I have lost too ... read more
- My last Monday on the fast
- Day 344 y
This is my last Sunday!
After my first fast, I lost an additional 40lbs by eating a mainly raw diet, which can be extreme to some people. But today I only eat fish, fruits and vegetables. The only grains I eat are gluten-free grains such as quinoa and millet, which are awesome. The only reason I started gaining the weight back was because of my excessive wine drinking (empty calories), cheeses (oh how I will miss those), and chocolate. Dave Ramsey once said, ”If you want to be rich, watch how a rich person spends; if you want to be thin, watch how a thin person eats.” I also learne ... read more
- This is the last Sunday of my fast
- Day 334 y
Yeah! Day 33. I am SO excited I stayed with it. I finally made it to the 120s. Granted, that is with NOTHING in my tummy/digestion, but it is great! I just want to thank my boyfriend for convincing me wait one more day to decide if I REALLY wanted to end the fast.
I have morning congestion, but for the most part I feel better; whereas everyone else at the office is having to take antibiotics.
I am really looking forward to eating, but I am definitely getting into the zone.
Weight: 129.5 / 27.1% visit the page
- Finally in the zone
- Day 324 y
Will this cold/flu ever go away? I no longer have a fever, but my throat is a little sore and I am coughing up the leftovers. Blah.
So I discovered something pretty profound. (At least for me.) I know people preach that processed juices are completely different than fresh juices, and man were they right! I bought some apple juice yesterday, and it threw my system totally off. I had diarrhea all day long. My tummy sounded like a thunderstorm rumbling over the horizon. I juice apples all the time, and this has never happened with the fresh juice.
Man, I want to eat just because ... read more
- I need to feel like I look pretty even if I can't feel pretty.
- Day 314 y
Finally! Day 31. I am ready to eat, but it’s not as desperate as before. Yesterday was my friend’s birthday, so we took her to see The Wizard of Oz’s 70th Anniversary showing in the theater. Then my boyfriend made her a cake. It smelled good, but I really didn’t want any.
I am feeling better. My throat still hurts, and I am having coughing fits. But my fever is gone and I feel much better. What’s interesting is that most people in the office have had this, but they ALL have had to go to doctors for antibiotics, whereas, my body has been able to recover on its own. Perhaps they ... read more
- Yeah! Day 31 and feeling better
- Day 304 y
Woo-hoo! I am getting near the end. I am feeling a little better, but still sick overall. I am going to go ahead and go on into the office. I will go home if I feel bad.
Weight: 130.8 / 27.8 % visit the page
- It's the home stretch now
- Day 294 y
I am getting over being sick. I love my friends, but I wish they would have stayed home when they were sick.
I cannot wait until I am done. I am looking through some Japanese recipes. Yum!
Weight: 131.2 / 27.1% bmi visit the page
- Getting closer and closer
- Day 284 y
Day 28. Wow. That’s as long as Daniel fasted when the angel was able to respond to him.
My friends came over Saturday - even though they were sick! So guess what I am fighting. I am not a germ freak, but I am tired of people’s inconsideration. If you are sick, STAY HOME.
My weight is up 2 lbs, but I did juice before weighing, and I was wearing clothing. Oh, and I did do a psyllium shake and hadn’t had a bm yet.
I feel so blah. Ugh. I am glad that I kept going though. I am appreciative to my boyfriend for encouraging me. Last night I got onto a website to start looking for ... read more
- Sick again, but this time thanks to an overly generous friend.
- Day 25-274 y
Traveling home was not terrible, but they did serve nice, hot meals in first class again. But I kept reminding myself that the meals must be laden in preservatives and MSG, so that made me feel better.
I have been doing well. I did get a little moody on the way home, so I knew something was being released, and I was correct. I ended up expelling a lot of bile. So the bile must have collected the toxins that were released that were causing the moodiness.
I was nauseous yesterday, so I did an enema, and it really took care of the problem. My boyfriend is astounded how soft my skin ... read more
- I am glad that I kept going.
- Day 23 & 244 y
I am getting exhausted. The combination of the limited juice while on travel, the heated business meetings, and the reduced oxygen with high altitude is getting to me.
I am doing okay. I cannot wait to get home tomorrow to have a good, giant, fresh juice. Yesterday I really wanted to start eating. But I had a bm not induced by a psyllium shake or an enema. I wonder if that had anything to do with a slight bought of moodiness yesterday.
I was upgraded to first class for my trip home tomorrow. Oh man, I really hope they don’t serve food in the flight. I don’t know if I will be a ... read more
- I was so ready to eat. I just need to go home and have juice.
- Day 224 y
This is the hardest it has ever been! I walked off of the plane in ABQ, and the whole airport smelled like one giant tortilla shell. I mentioned it to a coworker, and she said she noticed the same thing.
Then I get to the hotel, and the restaurant smelled delicious. I headed down my hallway, and I smell something so wonderful, and I notice someone had placed their tray outside their door - I wanted to gobble up their scraps!
So I thought I was safe when I got into my room. Nope. I walk in and there is a bottle of sparkling wine, cheese, crackers, dried fruit. KAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHN ... read more
- I don't see how parents do this when they have to cook for others.
- Day 214 y
The liver cleanse was quite a success. I was bouncing off of the walls by last evening due to the amount of energy I had. I ended up laying in the sun to lighten my hair again (completely covered with a visor on making me a character from The Big Bang Theory once again), and I ended up falling asleep in the sun. It was so relaxing. The wind lightly blew over me keeping me cool.
Then I got up and did an enema, and it was a surprisingly relaxing experience! Who knew??? But I ended up passing the rest of the dislodged stones with the enema. I think I passed ~100 small ones, ~10 that ... read more
- The liver detox was wonderful in the end.
- Day 204 y
Ohhhhh man. What a night. What a morning. What an experience. I started the liver cleanse last night. It is one of the worst cleanses, and I really dislike doing it. But I did not realize how sick my liver is. I woke up this morning around 6am extraordinarily nauseous. Now, everything I have read has warnings about this. It’s indicative of how toxic the liver is.
I was also extremely dehydrated, so I got some bottled water and sat next to the toilet. Needless to say I was throwing up about 5 minutes after drinking the water, which I figured I would, but I always feel so much bet ... read more
- The liver/gallbladder cleanse strikes back.
- Day 194 y
Wow, day 19. Tomorrow is day 20. Like I said, the only time I want to eat is when I get bored. But I am noticing the boredom comes RIGHT before some form of purge. Really interesting.
I didn’t have any more problems yesterday. I did an enema this morning and expelled some candida and some solid waste. I feel 10 times better. My complexion looks a little pallid. I have a lot of energy.
Here’s the thing about natural healing. My aunt’s friend had cancer. She went through chemo and it came back. She didn’t want to go through it again, so she figured she would try natural or ac ... read more
- I suppose I need to cleanse my liver.
- Day 184 y
Oh man, it’s getting bad. This morning I was so nauseous that I thought I was going to throw up. I knew that was usually indicative of toxins being released. Then I started cramping really badly. It was debilitating. But it finally subsided and I headed to work only to have to turn right around and go back home.
I had a really gross bm. No plaque, but definitely different and putrid. Lots of mucous-y stuff, which tells me some candida is being released. I also had a high fever. Low fevers are normal for me when I go through a cleansing crisis, but it’s rare for me to have a high ... read more
- I got very sick, but it seems worth it.
- Day 174 y
So I am getting bored with fast. I was to eat. I want to eat because I am bored. Sad. Definitely a learning experience. I am not hungry.
My skin is SOOOO soft! Like a baby’s butt. I went over to my boyfriend’s while he was cooking. Oh, he’s such a good cook. And it smelled wonderful! It did make me hungry. Oh! And my hair looks fabulous! So shiny!
I got a little overly-sensitive last night. I had a large bm this morning, but non of the ”plaque”. Therefore, I am convinced that the psyllium/bentonite does not harden in the intestines creating this ”supposed plaque”. This ... read more
- Some gross observations and some nice updates
- Day 164 y
Yesterday was an interesting day. I was completely alert throughout the entire workday and didn’t get worn out, which is quite an improvement. Isn’t that ironic? I have to quit eating in order to be alert and awake and have energy?
Then, my car notified me that my tire was low when I was trying to leave work. So I went directly to the gas station and filled it up. It had 24psi when it should have had 39psi.
As I am driving home on a fast-paced, busy interstate, I am notified again that my tire is low, which means it is losing air quickly. I immediately got off of the interstate ... read more
- Some car talk and other observations
- Day 154 y
I am not doing too badly. I am trying to be more diligent with my herbs. I really dislike psyllium shakes. Blah. I wonder if I am making them too thick.
I have a lot more energy, and my attitude seems better. I am completely over my sinus infection whereas my coworker who gave it to me to begin with is still sick. Usually it takes me longer to get over it, but I think that fasting sped up the healing process. Don’t get me wrong, it definitely made it more intense than previous ones. However, I can’t complain.
So something I have discovered about myself during this process: I l ... read more
- Found out that I eat because I am bored.
- Day 144 y
Day 14! Hoorah! Two full weeks after today is complete.
I am doing pretty well. I still sneeze a lot when the air conditioning is on anywhere. (I used that as an example to explain that I am officially allergic to cold. haha.)
I need to be more diligent with the Rise and Shine herbs and psyllium shakes.
I have found a way to tolerate the psyllium shake: Have about a cup’s worth of the shake in one hand, and a glass full of water in the other. Take a chug of the shake and then wash it down with water. Take a chug, and wash it down. It’s the only way I can handle it.
Work a ... read more
- Today makes 2 full weeks
- Day 134 y
I am feeling a lot better today. Although I figured out why I haven’t ”lost” any more weight. I started my period yesterday. Man, I am cramping, too. A little more than normal. But hey, it usually only lasts one day.
I finally had a bm this morning. I laid out in the sun the other morning, and I know that made me feel a little better. Well, let me qualify what laying out in the sun really means:
I am naturally a blond, but since I have been staying out of the sun for years, it’s starting to get darker. I have decided to lighten it naturally, so I throw on a long skirt and a l ... read more
- Figured out why I haven't lost weight
- Day 124 y
I am doing better, but I find that any time the air conditioner is on is when my nose gets irritated. It seems to dry the air out too much. I was reminded to do an enema, which I will try today.
My weight has remained the same. I think that’s probably because I have been taking psyllium shake, but I didn’t have a bm yesterday. I am still a little weak from the infection.
Weight: 138.8 / 30.1% bmi visit the page
- Getting a little better
- Day 114 y
Oh man I am sick. I am so sick. I have what is probably a sinus infection, fever, drainage, etc. I spoke with my mentor, and she said there is a man she knows who always had sinus problems. When he fasted, he did great for a while, and then Bam! Sinus infection. And it lasted a long time. However, he knew that he had to ride it out. Obviously his body needed to get something out. Suddenly, one day, it just cleared up, and he never had another sinus infection since. I just hope for those kind of results.
Anyway, any thoughts are welcome. Any encouragement. Any experiences?
... read more
- I am so sick. Fever, sinus infection, and so on...
- Day 104 y
So yesterday I had a meltdown to some extent. I was unreasonable, sensitive, argumentative and so on. I left my oranges that I had picked up on my way to work in the meeting room, so I didn’t get fresh juice last night. My cleanse was so intense. It was the closest to a water fast that I have ever been on. My body felt thick. My head felt heavy.
Then I had a major purge of toxins this morning. My breath was so bad that it actually woke me up. I ended up brushing my teeth 3 times throughout the night. Then I had a huge pimple on my neck, which I never get. I felt a lot better af ... read more
- Things are getting really gross. Only read if you want to know details.
- Day 94 y
Day 9. I am doing well. I have been hungry, but that’s because I cannot just get up and juice as soon as I have a tiny pang of hunger like I was able to last weekend. But this is going to be a 4-day weekend, so it should be easier.
I have also found that if I stay busy and get with friends, I don’t really think about eating. I just make sure that I have my juices, downplay any questions, and I just enjoy my day.
My tongue is sooooo coated. Blah. I had a couple bm’s yesterday. My eyes are a weird, but strangely beautiful crystal/icy blue! I just went to a healing touch session ... read more
- Doing well.
- Day 84 y
Yeah! I successfully went through an entire week. Woo-hoo! Things are going pretty well. A little nausea, oily skin, bad breath, pimples, and so on. I drank Odwalla juices yesterday and I finally juiced orange juice last night. It was amazing what fresh squeezed juice can do! It was only a plastic cup full, but wow! The energy!
Anyway, I had a psyllium shake yesterday morning and this morning, but no bm yet. It’s probably a good thing that I don’t have a scale.
I should have some herbs waiting for me at home to knock out the mucus plaque out of my intestines. *joy*
I wond ... read more
- Made it 1 week and going strong!
- Day 74 y
Yesterday was interesting. I had a couple bouts of nausea. I also was flying yesterday, but for those of you who have flown through ATL during the summer knows what happens - storms. The airport was shut down for a couple of hours. Luckily I was able to reschedule to a later flight before everything went down. So instead of arriving at my hotel ~5:30pm, I didn’t get to my hotel until 12:00am.
It was a little difficult watching people eat, and smelling those smells. I do have to admit that having read Fast Food Nation has really helped. He talks about the manufacturing of smells/t ... read more
- Fasting while on business travel.
- Day 64 y
Still going strong. I haven’t had too many cravings lately. I did an enema this morning and managed to get something out. Other than than, it was clear. I still haven’t started my psyllium/bentonite shakes, b/c I don’t have the psyllium, which I will be picking up this morning.
Last night I suddenly got tired early and had to go to bed early, ~8pm. It might be because I rode my bike to the grocery store, which is only ~1.5 away. I didn’t really exert myself, but that is definitely a lot more than I usually do when I fast.
I got my first pimple yesterday...purge! Better out tha ... read more
- Still going strong and looking forward to what's next.
- Day 54 y
Yesterday went really well. I was clear headed and I accomplished a lot. I started taking a little coconut oil to make sure I don’t get candida or at least kill off the last of it.
I did have a bm, but it was not solid whatsoever. In fact, that reminds me: If you are juice fasting, you must remember that if you think you have to flatulate, do yourself a favor and just go ahead and go to the bathroom.
So this is day 5. My system should be shutting down by now. I did wake up with quite a headache, but it seemed like a dehydrated-type headache. I really have to fight to keep hydrat ... read more
- Doing well. Need some guy advice.
- Day 44 y
I did pretty well yesterday. I did an enema, and it was pretty putrid. But I had to get it out and make sure that the toxins don’t get reabsorbed.
I woke up with an earache. I slept pretty well, but I did go to bed early. I am hungry, so it’s time for a juice.
There are some cravings. Not too bad though. I do miss my GABA rice.
Weight: 143.4 / 31.4% BMI visit the page
- Doing well. Going strong.
- Day 34 y
I was extremely overly sensitive yesterday. I had no bowel movement. But I had two this morning, which seemed to be more deep and...old? Anyway, I need to start the bentonite/psyllium shake. *Joy* I tried the flavored kind, but it just did not work as well as the pure psyllium. It tastes like I took a handful of mud and and ate it...lol. I did have some hunger pangs yesterday, but they passed.
I feel pretty good right now. Despite my emotional mood swings, I had a lot more energy. Heck, I didn’t leave work until 6pm, and I still had energy.
I am expecting my ... read more
- Holding strong. Some updates.
- Day 24 y
Alrighty, some baselines:
Day 1 weight: 147.8/27.3% BMI
Day 2 weight: 146.5/30.1% BMI
The difference in BMI is because my BMI is always lower in the afternoon than the morning, b/c I am more hydrated in the afternoon.
Yesterday I totally craved my Lindt’s 99% cocoa excellence bar dipped in really raw honey along with some merlot. Mmmmmm... :P~~
Okay, so I am addicted to chocolate. Am I addicted to the caffeine in the cocoa? There’s only one way to find out: if I have a raging migraine for 3-4 days soon, then yes. Otherwise, no.
Yesterday I dealt with cravings. I had se ... read more
- Stats and update. Feeling pretty good. Just hungry.
- Day 14 y
Hello again! I am trying once again to juice fast. I did a 40-day fast once and tracked it on Curezone, and I have to say, the level of support and the people were amazing and key to my making it. So here I am again.
I have been drinking a tad bit too much. I am just sad right now. I have some tough decisions to make in my life. I am such a pushover most of the time. Why do I let that happen? I would like to think that I am a kind/giving person. But why? Do I genuinely want to help? Or am I trying to buy acceptance? - in which case, it’s not giving, it’s paying. Am I being over ... read more
- Stats and baseline.
Add Blog To Your Favorites!I just need to juice. I am tired, sad, and juicing has helped before. I have no idea how long I am going to do this or how long I can hold out. We shall see.… more...
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