So yesterday morning even though I was feeling pretty crappy I was determined not to break until tomorrow morning. I looked and felt like S--T but I was willing to accept that as detox and keep going. after work I felt extremely weak, kinda dizzy and my heart felt funny- obviously I didn't like that too much. Plus I weighed myself since the first time since before I started. I can't remember exactly what I weighed before but I know I lost between 10-12 pounds
in the 9 days. Since I was not trying to lose weight, this freaked me out a little bit. I decided to start on oj last night. I feel good again this morning- good energy and my heart feels fine.
I don't regret breaking the fast as I have reached my goals for this time around (better energy, opportunity to reset my metabolism and diet which has gone a bit astry in family life)and my supporters and I were all a bit concerned by the dramatic weight loss (5 would have seemed enough. I have maintained a 70+ pound weight loss for over 10 years now but that was done slowly and carefully and I was not overweight when I started this cleanse)
I am interested in feedback from experienced cleansers who do this for health rather than esthetics if what I was experiencing was all detox (including the heart flutters)or if I was right to be concerned. I have had the same weirdness with my heart before when I was on a liver cleanse. I am in long-term recovery from multiple addictions and have had exposure to lots of nasty stuff in cleaning jobs and forestry- it would make sense if there was a lot of crap in me that would make me sick. I think I will want to try this again for the cellular detoxification but only if my body is agreeable to to it. Otherwise, I might look for a gentler program where the results are as effective without the drama and I don't need to be quite so obsessed with the process.
thanks so much for all your support in getting me this far!! I feel much better, even if I did stop early and I can be satisfied with a surface level detox (if that's what this is as) for now.
Wishing us all a healthy future!