Day 20 and Days 15-19
Day 20 and summary of Days 15-19
Date: 8/8/2006 12:55:47 PM ( 15 y ) ... viewed 2633 times
I know I haven't been able to post for a while.. There were so many things on my mind that I just couldn't focus..
Right now, I couldn't sleep so I decided to write about the past few days. And also tomorrow is the last day of my 21 day fast. :D :D :D So I thought I might write an evaluation of my first ever juice fast.
Well, I weighed myself on Day 15, and I was right. My body has already adjusted to the fast and I lost only about 3lbs on one week of fasting. But I'm not complaining. I mean, to think I already lost 13 pounds on Day 15, I can fit into my "skinny jeans".. It's definitely not bad. The past few days, I've also gotten tired of having a schedule of every two hours juice (I even used to log my juice and water intake..) that I quit logging and scheduling, and just drank whenever I felt like it. Which isn't often. From an average of six juices a day, the past few days I would usually just drink four a day.. And I'm not getting enough water.
I really don't know what went wrong with me. I haven't experienced any of the feelings of euphoria and all that some of the fasters here have experienced. I haven't even experienced much detox symptoms. And I haven't even cheated at all. I have a feeling it's because of all the stuff going through my head. There's so much bothering me that I can't let myself go and relax. Maybe that's also why I can't sleep at night. I haven't experienced lately that deep sleep I experienced at the start of this fast. I miss that. Those vivid dreams, and the feeling of being well rested upon waking up.. Sigh.. I miss being rested..
Though I haven't experienced the euphoria or breakthroughs that other people have experienced (Hmm.. Maybe it's also because I didn't meditate and stuff.. I keep on analyzing myself..), I am proud of myself. Very, very proud.
A main reason is because during the weekend, I went to this huge party on Saturday night, with lots of free beer and pica pica. But, I came prepared with a tall cup of beet-apple-pineapple juice that I bought freshly extracted from one of these juice stores. And no matter how much fun all my friends were having drinking and eating, I was having just as much fun even with just juice. I finally learned that one doesn't have to drink and get tipsy to have fun. :)
And on Sunday afternoon, it was my grandmother's sister's birthday. There were ice cream, roasted chicken, and I even baked orange cake and fruit cocktail cake. But I didn't eat any of it. Again, I came prepared with tea bags of my favorite jasmine green tea. My relatives were probably thinking, "Here goes this crazy girl again with another one of her crazy ideas.." (Nobody in my family has ever heard of fasting.. Even me! I just learned of it recently). But I didn't care. I was so proud of myself that I could control myself.
Another thing to be proud of is just yesterday, I was soooo hungry, I wanted to eat something. But instead, I fixed some tea and made butterscotch bars for my brother without even tasting it. I think that works for me.. Instead of eating something, I make something for others to eat to distract me. Weird huh?
So, tomorrow's the last day of my fast. :) I can't believe time flies by so fast! I'm excited to make some vegetable soup for my post-fast. :)
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