Blog: Journal of a 30 day Juice Fast
by wackygrl

Day 4/5

Day 4/5

Date:   9/17/2007 4:43:32 AM   ( 13 y ) ... viewed 1578 times

I'm officially twenty whole minutes into day 5! By the end of tonight I'll be 1/6 of the way through. =) That means I only have to repeat what I've already done five more times. That makes the numbers seem so much smaller than just 30 - 5. Sometimes things have dragged, like when I've bee cooking tater tots or grilled cheese (and I like those foods, but I wouldn't normally be practically drooling over them). I find when these things happen and all I can think about is taking one little bite, its best to give myself a mental slap in the face, and tell myself to have some gumption! No one is making me do this, I'm doing this for myself, I chose to, I want to be thinner, healthier, and a gorgeous glowing goddess. =)

I was getting kinda sick of the whole fast yesterday. Mostly my tastes had changed, and nothing tasted good anymore. Even my beloved cantaloupe juice. So when I went to Walmart I still bought my cantaloupe, but I also but a few honeydew melons, and voila problem solved. I had some very very good juice again. Also, yesterday I had this big filmy white fuzzy coat on my tongue, and on the back of my teeth (I think anyways, couldn't really look, but it felt like it), so maybe that's why everything tasted nasty?

I was having some food cravings. Or not exactly cravings, more like the thought of a certain food was stuck in my head the way a certain song gets stuck in your head. I kept on thinking about this delicious crock pot black bean soup I make with brown rice. I take two cans of black beans. One can I leave some of the liquid in, and blend it with garlic and cilantro, and a touch of salt. I cook some onions in a pan, to soften them up, and then add then to the pot with my blended and unblended can of beans. To this I add about half a jar of salsa, and a vegetable bouillon cube. Either let it simmer on low for a 5 hours, or turn it on high for an hour or so, then low. Mmm. It is very very good and yummy, and perfect for cold afternoons. I kept thinking about tofu too, and stir fried vegetables. I thought about my homemade crab ragoon too, and this potato casserole I make with a mashed eggplant with garlic and touch of sea salt crust. (I really love to cook.) But really, I wasn't thinking about food too much...

Besides my great love of black bean soup, I'm doing ok with the food cravings. Its not an all the time thing, but every once in awhile they just take over. Like when I'm half asleep and can't help myself. Sometimes tea without any soy milk in it kinda turns my stomach. Well, usually I can do the herbal tea, but sometimes I can't. There's something about the milk that makes it go down nice and easy. I miss the milk in my tea, and I'm a big time tea drinker.

I've been really lucky so far. Nothing has muched my willpower to a limit that I'm about to give up. I'm also very excited about my decision to (finally) become a vegetarian. The idea has been tottering around in my mind for years, and here I am. I don't intend to buy any dairy or otherwise animal products for myself at home, except maybe honey. Honey is what I put in my tea, in my homemade granola, all that. I was looking around at the health food store, and they have this awesome veganaise mayo that I already use to make sauces and salad dressings, and besides that vegan cheese, sour cream, all of that. For now if I'm out and about I won't worry about it so much. Still haven't made up my mind on fish. At the end of this fast I'm also going to reward myself with a ridiculously expensive, but top of the line rice steamer ($150), and a much littler crock pot (walmart $8).

I need to go now. My books are calling to me, and I have a very busy day ahead. Classes, then a two hour break, then work.

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