Group Reboots

Daily Check-In: Week of May 29 - June 4

Group Reboots

Posted by Destroyer on 1 year ago

This is a daily wellness/mental status check-in for everyone currently at any stage of a reboot. I figured that starting a thread for each week would help keep things organized, and hopefully these threads will provide an outlet for thoughts and ideas or venting frustrations with fellow juicers, as well as give people a place to post on a more regular basis to increase accountability for ourselves (and others) to give us a better chance at success!

Good luck this week, everyone!

This topic contains 20 replies, has 1 voices, and was last updated by Tony 1 year ago.

Replies To Daily Check-In: Week of May 29 - June 4

  • Destroyer

    1 year ago

    Welcome to s new week, everyone!

    Today is day 29 for me. Total of 35 lbs down. I'm feeling great! I'm in the (very) beginning stages of planning the 'Whens' and 'Hows' of breaking my fast. Hell, I was even planning this juice fast 2 months before I started! I guess that's just the kind of person I am. I've just been researching different lifestyles and trying to find something that I feel would be most likely to result in long-term success for me. That's been interesting to say the least.

    I've also been attempting to mentally prepare for quite the roadblock I've got coming my way--an out-of-town trip to my in-laws for a couple of days. This isn't happening for several days, so I've got some time to prepare myself. Its going to be a large family affair, and thus far I've found it easier to simply avoid people if I can. When they are unavoidable, its always the same routine with the same list of questions. Explaining what it is that I'm doing and why I'm doing it is tedious and repetitive--especially after the thirtieth time. There's no need to draw any attention to me or this process I'm going through. Honestly, I think my wife is secretly hoping I will break my fast while we're there; not because she doesn't want me to succeed, but because she just wants me to be happy and an active part of her family's festivities. I have every intention of going the distance and making it to 60 days.

    I hope everyone is able to find success and hold strong to your resolve this week!

  • Melanie

    1 year ago

    35lbs down is brilliant, well done, I'm sure people will be able to see the difference in you at your family gathering. I think if you can be happy and positive about your choices whilst visiting your in-laws perhaps people will see that you don't need to join in the feasting to be a part of the festivities. Would planning to have your absolute favourite juices whilst there help avoid temptation?

  • Destroyer

    1 year ago

    I think I'll be all right. I just have to prepare for success! I feel as though I've come too far to let a weekend sabotage my efforts.

  • Amir S

    1 year ago

    as expected i think I officially hit the plateau today and even saw a slight increase in weight. I am determined to push hard through it.... hopefully it won t last long.

    I will see how it goes and if needed I will incorporate some biking or swimming this week.


  • Destroyer

    1 year ago

    Day 30--never thought I'd see you!

  • Leatherfeet

    1 year ago

    Day 1- I was going to start Friday, but I decided to start today! I had enough in my fridge to get going, and I'm more than ready. I share similar concerns about how to handle social situations and family while going through this. I will have to take it one moment at a time. The last time I did this, I told a couple of people, and I found the explaining and then dealing with their concerns about my health, and then me explaining how I did my research and not to worry, etc, very exhausting. That's why this time, I'm going to do everything I can to dodge that bullet as much as I can! In some situations, though, you have to, especially when they notice you haven't eaten all day. I think I just have to learn to develop a backbone, in a sense, around this. No one is making me do anything! I'm the one who makes my own choices, so I need to find a way to show people what I'm intending- through action- instead of talking about it. Anyway, I have to do this one moment at a time, so right now, it's not a problem.

    Destroyer, congrats on your 30 days! Yeah!

  • jtellez

    1 year ago

    Struggling with sleepiness. I'm on day 30 with no coffee and I'm wondering if I'm ever going to feel alert in the morning hours again. This is difficult.

  • Leatherfeet

    1 year ago
    Have you tried coconut water? Try drinking a liter throughout the day, no added sugar, maybe that will help
  • Amir S

    1 year ago

    3rd day of plateau as expected. Thanks to destroyer for sharing his experience, I try to keep calm knowing that end is near. I feel I am reducing in size but not the weight. it is interesting. or maybe it is just me trying to be positive about the halt ;).... By the way since last night day 22nd I have decided to incorporate green salads with vinegar and fruits for dinner. I think lack of fibre is bothering me a little but and hopefully it will help.

  • jtellez

    1 year ago

    Thanks Leatherfeet. I do drink Coconut Juice but never that much in one day. I'll increase my intake.

  • Leatherfeet

    1 year ago

    Day 2: Sick today. I had to go home from work. I had all the flu-like symptoms. I just went home and slept all afternoon. When I woke up, I felt better. This early in the process, I'm just wondering how I'm going to get through without bringing attention to myself. I really don't want people to know. I have to figure out some quip replies. So that is my question, since I'm concerned about it. What would you say to people who ask you if you want a cookie, to come over for dinner, to go out to eat, to go to a BBQ? I'm not hungry works on the spot, or I just ate, but what about someone asking you out to dinner? I thought about, I'm saving money, then I can see someone offering to pay (out of goodness and sweetness). So then I think of saying, I don't want to eat out in restaurants for awhile, I just need a break, how about we go for a hike instead? But then there will be a picnic involved... That is why I think I should just go out with people for a few hours, not 1/2 the day or all day. And honestly I do feel like I will be needing a lot of time to myself during this, you know, spiritually, to contemplate my life, the changes I'm intending to make, etc. Do you have any ideas? I seriously don't want to get into a discussion with anyone about it, family or friend, I don't want to explain myself and reassure people. If you do, when people see you, they say "how is it going?" referring to the fast, and it feels like pressure. That's what I mean, I don't want any attention on me or what I'm doing, I don't want to always be telling people about it. I just want to live my life, act normal, and avoid situations where I have to sit down and eat with people. Maybe if I had a few good ideas on what to say, without saying what I'm doing, explaining myself, getting into debates or discussions, dealing with people "concerned for my health.", etc. I don't think I have the patience to explain to people, or reassure them that I'm healthy ("what about your fiber and protein?"). Sigh. I just want to do this for myself, and transition to a healthier eating lifestyle. That's it. Not on a crusade to change the world with the benefits of juicing, just my world right now.

  • mucki

    1 year ago

    Hey Leatherfeet, I ment to comment on your post but it ended up on nxt pg....

  • Amir S

    1 year ago

    you are doing this for yourself because you are important and because you matter. the first step is to take control of our thought our eatings and our actions. if you become concerned about what other people think or say about what you do or how you think then you are not in control and rather other people are controlling you through their thoughts etc.... when u went on this diet I was like you. I like to please friends and family so drinking with them eating with them was my main problem. but I decided I want to be selfish for once and I want to be strong willed and expect everyone to understand that and to be honest everything changed and in fact everyone became very supportive. also think about this as a cleanse not a diet. cleanse is for your health. it is like a medicine that you take for 10 days and that medication interacts with other food so you need to avoid certain foods. it is temporary (start with 10 days) and you must expect to be sick and tired in the beginning. because you are detoxing. I suggest you only continue if you can do the above and you can commit to the full reboot 10 or 30 days. otherwise it will do you more harm than good and you will gain weight rather than lose some.

  • Leatherfeet

    1 year ago

    Amir:

    Thank you for your feedback. It is giving me much to think about. I realize the juice fast is mostly about detox, but a secondary reason for me is for weight loss. I've done this before, and I've been successful. It took years to get the weight back on. But, here I am. I knew before I started that the most important part of this is how I decide to change my eating patterns after this, regardless of how long I decide to fast. Anyway, thanks for your perception, and I'll think about it. I think a big part of this is "adult peer pressure," and I need to learn to make choices for me. When I'm alone in a state or country not near friends or family, or people I have a history with, it's very easy to lose weight and keep the weight off. So there's something I'm obviously needing to work out here regarding family dynamics, eating and worrying about what they think. I swear to God, 95% of my family members overeat and are overweight. The generation before me, they ALL have diabetes. I know I'm heading there, along with other problems, if I don't change for ME. And I agree with you, I need to figure this out for myself, or the chances are high that I could gain it back. So- I'll re-think this, and maybe my approach. Maybe the people I spend time with the most, I'll have to eventually tell, but other people, there's no reason for them to know.

  • SuzeQ

    1 year ago

    I have found that telling them I am changing my lifestyle to support a healthier me works - they ask how I am doing it and I telling them counting calories and walking, they instantly don't care anymore... :) no one wants to count calories or exercise.... but ultimately when you begin showing a lot of weight loss people feel some encouragement to begin something themselves and I have found it is better to offer them some nugget, than to just ignore them... even if they don't want the nugget I offer :)

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