The Juice Fast, Day 1/7
First day of the fast, really exciting, and my first enema, with details! ;) (Well, SOMEONE here has to tell about it properly, right?!) Feel free to comment!
Date: 7/23/2007 2:38:15 PM ( 16 y ) ... viewed 2550 times
Weehaa! I'm on the fast now!!!
And, during these first hours, I haven't slipped into solids either, one reason being that I saw a dream of taking a bite of lasagne, and then remembering that I'm on a fast... So I started my morning happily with two bottles (0.60l) of water, and so far I've also had a bottle and a half of veggie juice.
And oh yeah, I've now also had my very first enema!! I'm so proud! All went well. The package for the douche kit didn't explain wich of the "heads" was for which purpose, so I found the explanation in Wikipedia. Hah. So didn't end up flushing myself with the vaginal end as I would've, had I gone with my intuition.
I didn't find a good spot right next to the loo to hang the container on, so I ended up holding it an arm-length upwards myself. It didn't feel unpleasant either, as there's not really any nerve ends up the rear end, so I only felt my lower tummy get a bit fuller. I had no idea the guts can take in a whole litre of water! It felt a bit surprising. Also needed to remember, when relaxing and releasing the water, to keep relaxed for a bit because there WILL be more coming out. Don't want to find myself leaking from the behind after leaving the loo.
But all in all no dramas, no complications. And afterwards I was very happy I did it. I was actually so happy that, as I felt a need to do so, I flushed another time.
Now my lower tummy is a bit sore but it's fading, and I do actually feel a bit lighter, like some extra baggage was lifted off, and my tummy feels "fresher" from the inside. I even imagined feeling a bit of a lightness in my whole body climbing up the stairs back to the computer, and I might have been standing a bit taller. Now if just these flushes help me with the little extra wobble with my belly, I'll be so glad...!
On my fourth bottle of juice, had probably as many bottles of water if not more. Feeling nice and slim, usually after food I feel somewhat full and bloated. Now it feels like I'm slightly hungry, probably not enough juice. I think I will run out of my frozen juice reserves in a couple of days, and will have to spend another good 80 dollars on more veggies mid- AND late this week. Which is of course not good since I don't work any more. But I'll do what I gotta do.
Might have to make some broth later on, but give the veggies out of it to my housemate, but I think he's got enough food in the fridge already (another temptation - it's not fair!), and won't need more veggies to go bad. Don't want to throw them away either, so maybe I'll freeze them for myself to eat on the post-week, when cooked soft veggies and fruits are good neutral tummy fillers.
Loose occasional thoughts on food, no real cravings, no real hunger. Very good. I don't expect myself to experience much withdrawal from solids at all, although my pre-week wasn't that great a landing to the fast week itself.
Head seems clear, nothing unusual, can't say much about energy levels as I've been busy on the computer all day, listening to some crazy German webstream techno radio that keeps my head bobbing. Will probably go for a nice hour's walk late in the evening when it's cooler and nice. I don't intend to do much exercising this week, I could go to the gym at my former workplace but it's an hour away, and I don't want to overwhelm myself. I've got a gym ball at home and my housemate's a personal trainer, so if I feel too energised I might just ask him to show me a thing or two.
As I live with so many people, the time came when they were cooking for themselves, and the smell was around the house, and I had to make myself some broth as my tummy actually growled. It easened up, but I've been having a feeling in my tummy all day that there's something missing. Not enough juice, then. Five bottles so far, the broth, and plenty of water, but stray thoughts on food as plenty to eat with my eyes in the fridge.
Went for a 40-minute walk when it cooled down a bit outside, and talked to my boyfriend. Although I mentioned I'm on a fast, he didn't seem to care enough to ask more about it. Disappointing. Now I'm going to go rub myself with a towel, and then have a long hot bath. I don't like hot baths, but it's all for the good...
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