So, 10 days of mostly fruit and vegetable juice and I feel good. I haven't weighed myself or any such thing because my leading cause for doing this fast is preventing myself from going down the path of a preventable health-disaster future. A few days in, I developed a doozy of a chest cold or something and have been hoarse and phlegmy (eeeeew) for the better part of a week, but it was doable to fight through it. I had to reaffirm with myself my reasoning behind doing this fast, because if your conviction for change is shaky, then it's all to easy too cheat yourself back to square one.
I've been getting such a positive response to this blog and it makes me feel MOST AWESOME to know that my little fast is causing other people to reevaluate their health and take some steps to getting themselves in control. My sister finished her 10-day fast a few days ago, and I couldn't be prouder of her.
This fast gives you some time to do some soul searching and see when your relationship with food becomes unhealthy. For me, I LOVE to eat! Eating is an emotional mood lifter for me. Instead of emotional shopping, I love to go out to different restaurants and get in on the decadence. I'm SO missing my once a week thai spot Original Thai BBQ, but I know that this indulgence isn't healthy for me. I don't eat ALOT, but when I do...I OVER eat. I can starve myself the whole day in anticipation of a trip to Fridays or Chili's, and when I get there, I tear the house down. My relationship with breakfast is non-existent and I don't drink alot of water. All these things have contributed to my weight gain along with a sedentary lifestyle. Now that I've gotten a handle on this juicing thing, my focus for the next 20 days is to MAKE SURE that I do some sort of physical activity EVERYDAY. Now, along with my juicing, I will update my progress on getting more physically active.
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Here's to the next 10 days!
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