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.