Feeling Discouraged on Day 8
Emotional lows during the fast
Date: 5/31/2005 9:47:37 AM ( 16 y ) ... viewed 2409 times
Today I feel pretty down. I guess society has programmed us to expect quick results from our weight loss efforts. I feel like I should have progressed more in that department to date. Realistically I know that I've done well. I can see it myself but I'm still not happy with the results. I keep telling myself that the focus of this fast IS NOT weight loss, but it's hard not to get caught up in subconscious expectations.
So to remedy this current state I'm going to do a lot of Bible reading and prayer and journalling today. I'll post later if this helps me.
I've also been a little less enthusiastic about juicing lately. Before I was very excited about trying different juicing concoctions, new fruits and vegetebles but as of late I've been a pessimistic in my thinking. Juice is juice no matter how you look at it! I'm sure this just reflects my mood. I'll get over it.
At this stage of the game quitting is not an option for me. I've done a lot to get to where I am. For example, prior to fasting I was working out at the gym 5 days/week trying to build muscle and increase respiratory capacity to counteract the anticipated deconditioning I expect from this fast. For the most part, my diet was healthy (I'm a vegetarian) with the exception of binge eating on junk food (chips, chocolate, cookies, breads and cereals). One thing I pride myself on is the fact that I NEVER eat fast food. Now that I think of it that was in vain because fast food is the equivelent of store bought-chemically modified to increase the shelf life-junk food. Sigh....
Anyway, I'm off to make some green tea.
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