Which day am I on?
Adapting to this fast.
Date: 6/4/2005 6:34:05 AM ( 16 y ) ... viewed 2552 times
It's been a few days since I've posted on here. I'm still juice fasting but to be honest I'm losing track of the days. It's facinating how this feels so normal to me now. What I mean by that is when I rewind a couple weeks ago, say around day 2 or 3 when all I thought about was food and not being able to eat it! It's funny how quickly the mind adjust just as well as the body.
Things have been going well. Originally my fast was for 20 days but I'm feeling like I can go longer and I want to go longer. I've had incredible energy as of late. I'm able to wake up at 6 a.m. stay up all day (w/o napping) and go to bed late. I have to remind myself to take it easy some days. I've also started supplementing. I take vitamins B12, 6 and a Calcium supplement. I know experts have said this isn't neccessary during a fast but I feel like I need to do it. Sometimes you really have to listen to your own body. Anyway, since I started this, I've felt a noticeble improvement in my mood and will continue to use them.
Maybe some of you reading this are wondering whether I've lost weight to date. I know that I have. I can tell by the way that my clothes fit and also I see it in my face. It has not been anything dramatic though. I'm a tall person so a loss of 10-15 lbs isn't something that is grossly noticeable on me. I'm sure I've lost around that much anyway. Again it's about knowing your body. I suppose I've chosen not to weigh myself because I dont' want the focus of this fast to shift in that direction. I'm doing this, I'm feeling good about it and I'm feeling good about myself in that I'm actually accomplishing what I've set out to do thus far. I'm deeper in my spirituality. I pray more, I meditate and deep breathe, I sleep better, I'm more positive in my outlook and the things that I say (people have told me this), I feel more confident. Whether I've lost a significant amount or not, I still have these areas of improvement to be greatful for.
In saying that, part of me wants to remain fasting for a longer term. I wonder, If I were to stop fasting today, would I go back into my bad food habits? Would I start thinking irrational thoughts again? Would my insomnia come back? In essence, could what I've accomplished thus far be enough to seriously impact my lifestyle post fast? Deeply I feel the answer is no. So I'll continue....that being said having accomplished what I have is pretty huge for me. It's making me feel like I can set these small personal goals, work towards them and accomplish them! I'm thinking of other things I'd like to do. For example, I've always wanted to become a runner but I've never been able to stick with a training schedule. Is it something that I can do now? Maybe I'll give it another try....
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