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Day 12 - New territory

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Posted by yukon_wn on 6 years ago Hello, Today was day 12 for me. Before, I only made it to Day 11 and fell apart after that. I woke up today at 9:30 am and felt that I needed to get up. I was wide awake. Before, it was 12:30 pm. on a Saturday is when I felt like I needed to get up even though, I could still sleep. I am loving the energy and being able to walk around without having to anticipate the back pain. Another 1/2 lb has left and my gut is getting smaller. Probably, in a week's time, I will not even notice my gut anymore when I drive. Before it was becoming uncomfortable. The transformation has been amazing in this short of time. It almost feels like I am cheating. Without juicing, it would have taken months and months of dedicated dieting an exercise to feel so good. We went out today to a flea market and on our way back, stopped at a store right next to one of my favorite restaurants. Fuji - A Japanese buffet. Fuji called for me, beckoned me and tried to seduce me. Instead, I just drove away, went home and enjoyed a juice. Wishing everyone the best day ever. Take care......

This topic contains 6 replies, has 3 voices, and was last updated by esjayeff 6 years ago.

Replies To Day 12 - New territory

  • esjayeff

    6 years ago
    Thats awesome Brian. I am so glad you are recognising feeling great. I have done other weightloss programs like weight watchers and have lost weight, but nothing gives me that energised feeling of well being that I get from juicing. I don;t even weight myself now. I don't think about weight loss. I just love feeling good. Keep up the good work and keep generating those positive vibes :)
  • brettagostini

    6 years ago
    Today is Day 11 for me. Feeling good and losing weight... but definitely having trouble with the psychological aspects. The additction to food as an event is the toughest thing for me to kick.
  • esjayeff

    6 years ago
    Food IS such an event isn't it. We use it for absolutely everything. It is hard to start viewing food as fuel when it is culturally ingrained to view it as a reward, a way to celebrate, to commiserate, to relieve stress. I firmly believe we detox our minds as well as our bodies while fasting. People have told me about experiences the resurfacing of old memories and traumas, having erratic moods swings etc. This does settle down though and then i think the fast encourages introspectiveness in a positive way. I have a technique that I find really helpful when faced with temptation. It might not be your thing but it works for me. It involves coming up with a very specific and positive sentence and repeating it over and over a set amount of times each day. I use marbles to make sure I have said it. I wrote about it on my blog if you're interested. http://planetsarah.com/2013/01/12/staying-motivated/ and http://planetsarah.com/2013/01/19/staying-motivated-verbal-affirmations-specific-goals/ Hope it helps.
  • yukon_wn

    6 years ago
    Hello, Thanks Sarah. BrettA - Day 11, good for you. I hear you. I'm a home gourmet chef. The range of foods that I cook is vast. For the last two weeks, I have cooked really nothing for myself besides grilled mushrooms and steamed cauliflower when I just need to have food. Taking away cooking is like taking away a huge part of my life. A couple of weeks, ago - when I looked at food, it was always - Is there enough ? There are sometimes that my mind wanders and starts thinking about lamb roasts, steaks, shrimp tempura, beef roast, sushi, smoked ribs, etc. Fortunately, I have found that most times, the juice is all that I need. If its not, cauliflower has been my salvation. Low in calories and filling. Today, I stayed away from a gathering. I just didn't want to be around folks enjoying great Filipino buffet for a couple of hours and me just having a juice. I didn't want to hear - Oh, come on. One day off and you can get right back to it. I have had too many of those in the past - just take the day off. And don't you know it, your diet is history. This has been a trade off. Great food or my life back. I am enjoying my life coming back to me and feeling great. There will be time in the future for the good food - now is not that time for me. Take care and keep it up......
  • esjayeff

    6 years ago
    I always say, never trust a skinny chef hahahaha. I love to cook gourmet too. I have lived much of my life in Tasmania which is known as a foodies paradise. Every time I visit I gain several kilo's and my sister is a total foodie and the minute she picks me up from the airport she is stuffing new food discoveries she wants to share with me down my throat ( with love of course). How she manages to stay so slim is a miracle. I plan to move back to Tasmania in 2 years and hope by then my attutides to food have completely changed. I have realised that for lasting change I need to totally start over and learn how to cook differently. It doesn't have to be boring, just different. Its all part of the journey. Juicing is just a step in the right direction. Its what we do after the fast that will be the real challenge.

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