Well I made it past the ten days. It went a lot easier than I thought it would. I miss food. I'm looking forward to eating well again. However, I know my body isn't ready to stop. I said I would go 14 days. But, I think its best I go to 21 days. On the 21st day, I will reevaluate everything and decide if I should go longer.
I finally got around to taking a bath on Day 10. I noticed some skin shedding on my shoulder late yesterday afternoon. I'm going to make sure I take the baths daily. I started having Body Odor
around Day 7. It isn't that noticeable provided I shower twice a day. I noticed this morning that my scalp is shedding layers of skin. Tonight, I'm going to go through and give it a good massage and rub.I had minor breakouts around days 5-6. I'm pushing out a considerable amount of foul smelling sludge and mucous. For some reason, I thought that would have tapered off by now. But that isn't the case. This is why I decided to continue past 14 days. I haven't been on top of doing the SWFs. Definitely drinking tea morning and night. However, the cramps are getting to me. So, I'm switching the routine to nightly tea and morning SWF.
My body looks totally different. I've lost 10lbs and most of it wasn't water. The junk that has been removed has been sitting there for years. No amount of exercise could move it. I know it won't be coming back. I've lost some muscle in my upper body. I'm okay with that since I put it on quite easily. I will take care of that when I begin to rebuild (during the fall and winter). I haven't exercised. Today I will begin taking the stairs to my office and stop using the elevator. Not exercising isn't an issue for me. I really wanted my body to rest the first ten days. But, now I will slowly ease back into a more active life.
The first ten days I slept like a baby. Last night was the first time I had bad visions. Visions of war and hate went through my head. I dreamt someone invaded my home and tried to kill me. Visons of me in pain and crying. Maybe this is a sign that the next phase of detox is about to begin.
The past ten days provided me with time to reflect on myself and relationships. Last night, I met a man that wanted a mentor to help him change and he wanted to help someone else. Sitting with him drained every ounce of energy from me. It was totally one sided. He didn't offer me half the amount of listening time that I gave him. There was a time this wouldn't have bothered me because I wanted to prove how understanding I can be. I have put myself in so many one sided relationships before starting this fast. I came home last night and decided that this friendship will not work.
It will be interesting to see what comes next.