- After the Fast: HUNGRY!5 y
Saturday I broke the fast with a half apple in the morning, some juice and MC lemonade in the afternoon, and cooked bok choy with tons of garlic for dinner. Bok choy again for breakfast on Sunday, then chopped up tomatoes, onions and cilantro spooned into big lettuce leaves like veggie tamales, and bok choy for dinner. Juice in between of course. Today, steamed multi-grain rice with that onion/tomatoe salad for breakfast, followed by fruit juice and for early dinner, rice with smoked salmon and miso soup. When I have a craving, I sip on a few spoonfuls of maple syrup.
All I can think ab ... read more
- I have more food cravings now, than I did while I was fasting!
- Day 3: Feeling SKEPTICAL5 y
To keep myself motivated this afternoon Iíve been reading around on the Internet about detoxing, flushing, fasting and cleansing and Iím starting to wonder if some of these ideas are indeed quackery:
A pathologist quoted on Quackwatch about ĒMucoid PlaqueĒ
Wikipedia on íMucoid Plaqueí
Skeptoid on íThe Detoxification Mythí
Montreal Gazette article on April 5, 2008
Come to think of it, even as Iíve browsed the Curezone.com forums over the last few years, I donít recall seeing any posts from people who passed Ēmucoid plaqueĒ without using bentonite and psyllium ĒkitsĒ they ordere ... read more
- Wondering if "cleansing" and "detox" is for real.
- 3-Day Juice/Lemonade Fast5 y
Wow. I just read back through these old blog postings and canít tell you how far Iíve come psychologically and emotionally over the last two years. Iím long over Jones and have made some career changes. I must admit however that my negative attitude often curtails some of the work Iíve done for my positive outlook.
Physically, I still cave into the occasional cigarette after stuffing myself with a good meal, but I drink a lot less and havenít taken any pharmaceutical sleeping pills for almost two years now. However, my diet hasnít been very good this past year and a half. I didnít do AN ... read more
- I'm back with an update after two years.
- Emotional Healing7 y
These last six weeks Iíve taken only two sleeping pills. Sometimes I donít sleep much, but at least Iím alert and not groggy. Iíve smoked a bit here and there after meals, about once a week. But that sure beats a pack a day. And Iíve caved into a pizza here and there.
But overall, I feel alright.
I talked with a good friend a few nights ago about the pain Iím still carrying around from Jones (see posts below). Iím STILL hurting over that relationship. Now that my health is underway, itís time to unload some emotional baggage.
According to my friendís suggestion I wrote down all th ... read more
- Now that I'm physically on track, it's time for emotional healing.
- Eating everything, and sleeping sometimes7 y
Iíve had a cigarette here and there, and ice cream and pizza. I havenít been drunk. And I havenít taken a sleeping pill in two weeks. Some nights I havenít slept, and some nights only for a few hours. But I donít feel anxious, and thatís important. Iím not even anxious that Iíve been eating so indiscriminately since I ended my fast. Iíve gained some weight, and itís not totally unbecomming. I was a bit underweight before. But still, I feel sluggish. I need to get back to the gym and get a regular sleeping pattern before I try to fast again. visit the page
- I'll eat anything lately, except sleeping pills.
- I slept! At night!7 y
After a bowl of noodle soup I lay down to read, expecting to be awake all night, but my mind was calm, my body relaxed. I think I fell asleep well before 2 a.m. Woke up to some noise a few hours later and fell asleep again until my alarm went off at 8:30. I feel rested! visit the page
- And I feel rested...
- Disappointed: No Stones7 y
Late yesterday afternoon finally had a solid, twisted-together, decent sized BM that smelled very much like maple syrup. Later I broke the fast with bok choy stir fried in OLIVE OIL, onion, garlic, sea salt and a little Szechuan pepper. I stayed awake all night with unusual energy (sleeping pill detox?) to clean my apartment, organizing and throwing things away.
This morning I did a SWF that produced the usual results: Nothing green, no stones. Disappointing indeed. After the flush was finished I made salsa lettuce wraps (chopped tomato, green onion, cilantro, garlic wrapped in giant, l ... read more
- I broke the fast early, after 3 1/2 days, but looking on the bright side: No sleeping pills for 4 days.
- First Liver Flush: BARF.7 y
Iíd originally planned my Liver Flush to end the fast after Day 5, but was so bored after three days of fasting and thinking about food that I decided to go ahead with it last night. I used the recipe from the book Are You Stoned, summarized here on curezone.com, which calls for two cups of virgin olive oil. It seemed like a low maintenance recipe because where I live, itís not easy to find new age healthfood stores with all the herbs and oils detailed in the other recipes.
Since I have trouble sleeping at night, I began at 10 p.m., drinking the extra virgin olive oil in 1/4 cup doses e ... read more
- Maybe 2 cups of olive oil is too much for a beginner.
- Fast, Day 37 y
Another sleepless night, but at least aches and pains were minimal thanks to a one-hour massage in my neighborhood. A friend and I are going to a spa tonight and Iíll likely get another massage. Hey, if Iím not spending money on food, right?
Food cravings are coming in waves. I curb them with maple syrup (organic grade B) lemonade. Iíve also drunk hommade veggie broth (tomato, onion, celery, ginger) and fruit shakes (apple, strawberry, orange with ice). Psyllium packets in water when I wake up and before bed. SWFs every other day. visit the page
- I'm very happy that I've been sleeping. Just frustrated that it can't seem to be at NIGHT.
- Fast, Day 27 y
I spent last night tossing, turning, reading, fantasizing, agonizing, tearing up, with body aches--couldnít get comfortable. The light came in, and I fell asleep, Iím guessing say, around 7 or 8 a.m. Woke up around 2:30-3:00 almost free of aches and pains, with sleep in my eyes. So I have slept without sleeping pills!
But Iím scared of the nighttime again. Will I waste all day tomorrow in bed, too? I HAVE TO SLEEP, no matter what time, or Iíll get paranoid and delusional. I hope my body clock can just automatically adjust sometime this week. Like I said before, I donít have to work. So ... read more
- Awake all night, asleep all day.
- Fast, Day 17 y
Yesterday I ate fish, rice and vegetables. I had ONE drink at the pub. No cigarettes. I came home around 11 p.m. and popped half a sleeping pill. MY LAST. And Iím scared of the anxiety and mental anguish that will come from not taking these pills.
But I decided to begin my fast today. If I have to stay awake for the next three or four days to get these pills out of my system, then fine. Itís a holiday and I donít have to work, and there will be no better time to get this over with, than now. visit the page
- Despite a few stumbling blocks, I'm still going forward.
- Meltdown: Alcohol, cigarettes, AND ice cream7 y
Just came home. Itís a holiday where I live and everybody is celebrating. I drank three scotch sodas, smoked more than five (under 10) cigarettes, and just got home and devoured three ice cream bars. All the face cream in the world canít save me now. Itís almost 6 a.m. and Iíve just taken 1 and a half sleeping pill. My fast begins 2 days from now.
At least I havenít eaten any red meat. visit the page
- Tomorrow.....errr, TODAY, is a new day.
- Anxiety Attack: 5 Ice Cream Bars7 y
Everything was going along smoothly. Still not smoking, down to half a sleeping pill a night, cut out meat and junk food, and then last night and today Iíve been feeling anxious, depressed, irritable, confused, forgetful, with a headache. After work I stopped at the convenience store to by five ice cream bars, and polished them all off! And I actually feel emotionally stable after this.
I wonít question it. I donít even feel guilty. Iíll just continue with my plan. Itís better to eat ice cream than get drunk or high, or take 3-4 different sleeping pills. ĒTomorrow is another day.Ē visit the page
- And now I feel better.
- Still gaining weight.7 y
Iíve been doing SWFs every other day in order to have bowel movements.
This week Iíve cut out meat (except fish) and alcohol in addition to junk foods. But my appetite is still huge. Iíve been eating mostly salads, veggies, fish and white rice. Still gaining weight.
And Iím still getting by on just half a sleeping pill a night.
By the end of the week I should be trying to eat as much raw food as possible with lots of juice, and next Monday I begin the fast. visit the page
- Three weeks not smoking see weight gain and constipation, regardless of no junk food or cheese.
- No junk food for one week: PIMPLES!7 y
According to my 6-week plan (see prior post) Iíve cut out junk food (sugar, colas, caffeine, ice cream, pizza, etc.) but remain constipated. The last two days Iíve even been blessed with pimples!
Today, I begin cutting out meat (except fish) and alcohol.
I still havenít smoked, not once, for 21 days.
My sleeping pills are down to half of ONE pill a night. I plan to quit them during my five-day fast next week.
*The difficult part now is trying to have a social life while taking care of myself. Already tonight I opted to stay home from a BBQ, since meat and alcohol will be the ma ... read more
- Still not smoking, sleeping pills cut back, and ready to cut out meat and alcohol. My fast begins one week from now.
- Quit Smoking symptoms after 3 weeks7 y
Almost three weeks of not smoking, the major symptom is CONSTIPATION. Iíve had just one, small and unsatisfactory movement since Monday. A smoker friend just told me the last time she tried to quit, she got the constipation blues around week 3 or 4. In any case, her cigarette smoking didnít tempt me at all, and she was supportive. Thinking of quitting again herself... visit the page
- Weight gain after quit smoking.7 y
Iíve been a non-smoker for about 18 days and today I had to put on a bigger pair of pants. I checked out my ass in the mirror and the cellulite has returned, along with a little tummy roll. And Iíve been constipated for the last 2.5 days, regardless of drinking blended fruit and wheatgrass. Iíd eaten too much ice cream and pizza during the last two weeks, apparently. But according to my 6-week plan (see prior post), I havenít eaten any processed junk or cheese for the last 3 days, although meat is still okay. Last night I only took 1/2 a sleeping pill and didnít go down until well after 4 ... read more
- A bigger pair of pants necessary today.
- 6-Week Detox & Cleanse7 y
Jan. 15 (14 days before fast): Stop junk food: cheese, pizza, ice cream, processed crap and baked desserts
Jan. 21 (9 days before fast): Stop red meat and poultry (fish ok)
Jan. 22 (8 days before fast): Stop alcohol
Jan. 24 (6 days before fast): Stop carbs (rice & noodles)
Jan. 26 (4 days before fast): Stop fish, and eat as much raw food as possible
Jan. 27 (3 days before fast): TAKE LAST SLEEPING PILL
Jan. 30-Feb. 3: fast on juice, lemonade, water, soup, SWFs, wheat grass powder, psyllium powder
Feb. 3: overnight liver flush
Feb. 4 (1 day after fast): break fast with ... read more
- Quitting cigarettes was an important first step.
- Addicted to sleeping pills7 y
Iíve been struggling with these drugs for more than a year: bromazapam, zolpidem, rivotril, among others--Iíve forgotten the names. Last summer I tried to Ētaper offĒ by myself and got frustrated. Whenever I wouldnít take them, I would sleep just 1-2 hours a night, if at all, with nightmares and anxiety-ridden dreams. At one stretch I stayed awake for 5 miserable days before caving into a sleeping pill. Another time I stopped a couple days and was anxious and near tears, having nightmares during the brief times I could sleep, feeling depressed, and TALKING STUPID.
I read about sleeping ... read more
- The upcoming Chinese New Year holiday will give me a chance to fast and liver cleanse, and get some sleep naturally.
- Official Non-Smoker, 2 weeks.7 y
Quitting cigarettes was easier than I thought. Only the first few days were really tough for cravings. The end of the first week physically uncomfortable. This week the symptoms have been mild and getting less every day.
Now I have to admit to another little problem: sleeping pill addiction. A lifelong insomniac now living in Asia, I have all-too-easy and affordable access to drugs I had to get illegally from friends visiting Mexico when I lived in the U.S. This is an issue with pros and cons Iíd rather just leave to the debate forums. The point for me is, now that my lungs are clearing ... read more
- Now, I need to kick the sleeping pills...zzz...zzz.
- Non-smoker, Day 13: Headache Small, Appetite Big7 y
Just a slight headache and a feeling of light-headedness in general. My appetite is ferocious! But no bowel movement today. Sweated in a hot springs bath with a friend tonight. The last time I did this I didnít need a cigarette for the rest of the night. Obviously this time the benefits will be even greater. Iím still warm from the bath and although it aggrivated my headache at the time, I feel okay now. My friend commented that my face looks rosier since Iíve quit smoking. visit the page
- Hot spring bath aids in detox.
- I quit smoking! (12 days of detox symptoms)7 y
Since that Ēbroken heart fast,Ē Iíd pretty much resumed my bad habits, including smoking. I was up to a pack a day when I decided to quit. Almost all of my friends smoke. I took Wellbutrin in December to help me cut back to about 1-2 cigarettes a day, then quit 12 days ago (new yearís eve) and it has been easier than I thought, even being around my smoking friends.
***I TOLD MYSELF: I can eat, drink and do anything I want while I get through the first month of not smoking. Do not feel guilty about any pizza or ice cream and DO NOT CARE about gaining weight. Itís more important to breath ... read more
- But I'm still not over that GUY.
- I finally dumped him.8 y
Finally, I told him I canít see him anymore. It has been almost 3 weeks now. Every day feels a little better. Iíve kept busy with friends, a few dates (but I feel soooo uninterested in dating right now), and work. We talked on the phone the other day and are on good terms, but still, I wonít see him. Iím angry at myself for letting it drag on as long as I did (7 months). All the signs were there within the first 3 months. Live and learn I guess. Iím due for another fast. Perhaps a three-day.... visit the page
- I kick myself for not doing it sooner.
- Still hanging on...8 y
Still uneasy. Feel indecisive. I know what I must do, but am stil foolishly holding out hope that I can be satisfied the way it is. Iím too weak to make a clean break and stay sane. All I can do is keep my eyes open, detach in my mind first before making an announcement.
IN: Friday ate nigiri sushi again for lunch. Then broke down for some sidewalk pancakes (minus syrup) before going home to make stir-fry bok choy for dinner. Went to the pub for 2 vodka sodas and 3 cigarettes. Later ate a local snack from a street vendor (a gelatinous rice fried and breaded with onions).
Yesterday, S ... read more
- Eating normally again, and now constipated. Vodka & cigarettes don't help either!
- Breaking up sucks, but I have to face it.8 y
I still feel uneasy in this relationship. Almost everything about it is pointing me in the direction of the door. But Iím reluctant to walk out of course, because I know Iíll lose some comfort. But is it comfortable to feel hurt at least once a week? The more time I spend with him, the more itíll hurt to break up. Heís happy with me, he says. But I know heís still looking, probably biding his time with a foreigner until a good Asian girl comes along.
IN: Yesterday--vegetarian tortillas, nigiri sushi, aloe vera juice, watermelon juice, wheat grass mix, tomatoe veggie soup. This morning-- ... read more
- I was kidding myself to think my heart has "mended."
- Day 8, tired of just veggies and fruit8 y
Got up at 7 a.m. this morning, which was really hard to do before the fast. Eating only fruits and vegetables with no meat and carbs these last 2 days feels a little like continuing the fast because of the hunger pangs and food cravings. Itís time to introduce other things back into my diet. Iím really missing white rice and fish!
Meanwhile, Iíve lost just a little weight, since Iím slim to begin with. During the fast the saddle bags on my thighs were easy to knead, like dough. Now theyíre firming up again. My stomach bulges after Iíve eaten, even though itís just been fruit and veggies ... read more
- I want sushi!
- Heart Mending, Fast Broken8 y
Yesterday morning, Day 6, I did a final saltwater flush and took a bite of the apple Iíd been saving and found it mushy. So I stir-fried up some bok choy with onion and garlic, followed by a lemonade with maple syrup. Then I went off to work. Because I travel around between classes, I need to stop at various cafes, sidewalk stands, or restaurants to eat. Finding raw food is not so easy. But I managed to get a small salad from a coffee shop (no dressing) mid-morning. Mid-afternoon I had a Ceasar salad (with dressing and a little cheese topping, but avoided the croutons) and a small pot of g ... read more
- Hunger pangs attack while I try to stay away from processed food. Instant noodle meltdown at 4 a.m.
- Day 5 and soooo sleepy...8 y
Iím nearing the end of Day 5 and plan to break the fast tomorrow morning with an apple, and continue to drink juice and eat salads and cooked vegetables, so I can be all eased out by Saturday night dinner plans with students.
I feel okay today, but very tired. No headache, and lower back pain from yesterday has subsided. Had a watery bm today with some dark, dark brown (almost black) gooey stuff. After a bowl of tomatoe, onion, ginger soup broth with a little sea salt last night I had some watery BMs (like another saltwater flush) with some tiny white califluor-looking balls in it. Yeas ... read more
- Feeling weak and tired, but not in pain.
- Seafood Broth Flush?8 y
I canít believe Iím on Day 4 and only barely suffering. Last night some good friends called from our favorite pizza place. I wouldíve loved to join them for good salad, pizza and wine, but had to remind myself that itís only one weekend, that Iím not PUNISHING myself by not going, but TAKING CARE of myself by giving my body a break. So I played sick, not wanting to deal with their reaction to fasting.
Then I made some broth with 2 large seafood broth cubes, onions and ginger (but strained out the onions and ginger before drinking). Perhaps I put in too much of the broth cubes, buecase t ... read more
- I turned down pizza, but not love.
- Day 3 of Broken Heart Fast8 y
Woke up today after a decent sleep. Fell asleep painlessly last night. The fast seems to drain my mind of excess, unnecessary thoughts, those that have habitually kept me awake at night since childhood. So woke up early for work, feeling a bit weak, wondering if Iíd make it through the morning. Skipped the saltwater flush again but drank some psyllium with water first thing, followed by a lemonade with maple syrup (mmmmmmmmm....). I stopped at 7-11 to buy some green/oolong tea (no sugar), and sipped that while I taught my students. I didnít feel super energetic, but calm and alert, and not ... read more
- Feeling fine. It must be the sugar in the maple syrup and orange juice.
- Keeping my mind off food, and off him.8 y
Got up late this morning and blended up an apple for the juice. Skipped the saltwater flush for lack of time but had a decent-sized, solid BM. Thought, ĒGee. I donít feel so hungry this time around.Ē Then hit the street outside and all the food carts were calling out to me, even stuff I normally donít glace twice at. The smells of frying meat, soup broths, dumplings were everywhere!
I tutored a student at the Starbucks near her office. Fortunately they have herbal tea. After that I was craving something sweet and went home to make some lemonade with the maple syrup Iíd bought (ĒOrganic ... read more
- Only a mild headache today and low energy, but not agitated. Can still think clearly. Must keep my mind off food, and off him.
- I've been humiliating myself for 4 months8 y
Iím in Asia, dating an Asian man. For the last four months, at least once a week, Iím thrown into emotional disarray over his insensitivity. Itís tearing away at me. Iím neglecting my health and job responsibilities. I canít sleep. Iíve put off doing things that interest me. And the relationship has brought out the worst in me: crying, shrieking, begging, storming out and crawling back, making demands and accusations, being suspicious and untrusting. Itís humiliating. Iím humiliating myself over this guy.
So I woke up in his bed this morning, after barely sleeping, wondering what Iíll e ... read more
- I've lost my appetite due to boyfriend problems. Now is a good time to start a 10-day fast.
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