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Day 11 and I'm about to quit

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Posted by TeelaHerman.com on 4 years ago I'm so mad and angry. I need help before I give up. I did great the first few days of the fast, lost about 9 lbs and then that's it. I've not seen any weight loss since Day 6 or so, in fact, since starting my period, I've GAINED weight. Someone help!!!! I know I shouldn't be so obsessed with the number on the scale but OMG WHY AM I GAINING WEIGHT!?!?!?!?!? My husband had the audacity to say it was because I'm drinking too much juice!!!!! Great, so I was a fat blimp stuffing my face....and now I'm a fat blimp drinking fresh and expensive juice!?!?!?! Argh. I want to give up, run away and never come back. I need some support, motivation, advice, help, SOMETHING!

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Replies To Day 11 and I'm about to quit

  • TeelaHerman.com

    4 years ago
    I only have 3-4 16 oz servings of juice, mostly green juices. I know I'm not drinking enough water but I am trying, adding more and more water each day.
  • stacee07

    4 years ago
    Dont quit. U gained weight but do u feel bad? Meaning i am on day 5. I have lost 5 lbs. But i feel great. Lighter. More energy
  • TeelaHerman.com

    4 years ago
    You are right. I might have gained weight but I am FEELING better, even though I currently have been fighting an ear infection for a week. I need to stay strong. I hope this weight is water retention.
  • StartFresh2017

    5 months ago

    every woman gains weight during their period. Never weigh yourself on your period.

  • bharrell61

    4 years ago
    Teela, I'm so sorry to hear your frustration. This is Not supposed to increase your stress. How much fruit are you including in your juice? Try to keep it to a minimum and only low sugar fruits. On a more important topic, you sound like you believe that if you end the fast you will have failed. That is completely untrue. After 11 days you have conquered the purpose of the reboot. The fact that you set a much loftier goal initially is not relevant. That goal was probably made with all the best intentions, but you didn't understand the challenges. The Fat. sick, and nearly dead stirred us all up with motivation, but walking the path was nothing any of us were prepared for. You have succeeded in a real reboot and are far healthier. That is an established victory regardless of when YOU decide to end the fast. Awesome on you. I am not suggesting that you end the fast. Just don't measure yourself based on anyone else. If you cannot avoid comparing yourself with others, then do it with those who drop off in the first couple of days. End it when your body tells you to, on your terms. I hope this didn't sound harsh but I have enjoyed hearing your progress since you began. Don't try to snatch defeat out of the jaws of victory. You have accomplished too much.
  • judithh

    4 years ago
    my advice is to stay off the scale. so many people come on here and are upset about weight and not losing fast enough. If you are juicing the right combos (sounds like you are) drinking water, etc., and moving around, you are on the right track and it will all work out. this isn't a lose weight quick so we can get back to our lifetime BAD food habits diet. Our bodies are being flooded with nutrients. I am astonished at the amount of vegetables I have consumed by juicing. I'm on Day 9 and taking it one day at a time and staying off the @#$%^&*scale! Be good to yourself. juice on
  • shunnedhouse

    4 years ago
    I am on day 40 of my juice fast and I alternate between four and 5 glasses of juice when I see the scales slowing down, granted it always fluctuates but changing that up and drinking lots of water helps move things along! Don't give up :o)
  • MrBigMike

    4 years ago
    Teela Bo Beela: If you take a break from the fast, be smart about it. Don't go gorging on bad stuff. Basically decide to eat what you would otherwise juice. I'm not doing a fast yet, and I may never do one. But I'm introducing juice to my diet and although I've just started, I feel like it is going to be great for me. I have about 40 oz of juice morning through afternoon. Then at dinner I'm eating fresh vegetables and a piece of animal protein, like a chicken breast. I'm never going to be a vegan, so I'm not going to pretend. This approach is working for me. I avoid dairy and grains. One very motivating thing you can do is watch "Hungry for Change". It's fantastic. Oh and with juicing remember the 80/20 rule of 80% vegetables and 20% fruit. Ease up on yourself, Teela Bo Beela. Stay smart. ...DirtyDrop
  • Live on purpose

    4 years ago
    Teela I feel your pain, don't be discouraged, most women gain weight around their cycle, trust it only water gain. I agree with others stay away from the scale for a while , the weight will fall off. I was once told "a watched pot never boils" meaning it's never going to happen as fast as you want it to, but it will eventually happen. Stay focused Ex
  • ravenskitty

    4 years ago
    Women tend to gain between 5-15 lbs around the start of their period due to water retention and hormonal shifts. Thats completely normal. I is also normal for weight loss to come in bursts/waves at the beginning of a new diet. So both of these could be issues. Another thing that could be part of it is if you were dehydrated before you started juicing and now your finally getting enough fluids your body will hold onto that water longer till it realizes its not going to have to worry about dehydration again. You should drop most of that water weight over the next week or so and start heading down again so don't give up. Personally, I'd tell your hubby to shut it. If he's not going to be supportive of you trying to improve your health then he can keep his lips sealed. Then prove him wrong by sticking with it and have the bragging rights over the better you. The ultimate I told you so. :)

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