Day 26 has been a bit of a washout, my son turned 21 today so I chose to join in and have nachos. It was the only thing he wanted to do all day - eat nachos breakfast, lunch and dinner and share a birthday cake with family. I missed his last milestone birthday (18) so figured one meal wasn't going to destroy all my hard work. On Sunday we had his son's birthday and I had a piece of birthday cake then too. I think as I get further into the fasting process the more likely it is to just become something I do as part of my lifestyle, as you described yourself. I'm half way to my goal, which I have chopped up into a) getting to 68kg and then b) getting to 63kg. Yes, totally understand what you said about needing to pace yourself better, it really needs a bit of planning to keep the motivation going. I am certain you will get into your size 8 dress - by all means share a photo of it! I have my goal dress amongst my photos to keep me focused. Have a great day - keep smiling and juicing!
You managed to restrain yourself to some nachos and a bit of cake. That's fab!!!! Going all or nothing on the juicing is so much easier. It's the managing the solid food diet I find hard. I have a little bit of junk and then before I realise I have scoffed a pack of biscuits within seconds (Haven't done that in a while but that is how I put on 5 stone) or it wouldn't be long before I would be having chip chop every other night. That is the real challenge in it all. So you have done great joining but having the restraint and drive to not let it mean you cave completely.
Hi Julie, Thanks for accepting my friend request. Have you fasted before? I am on day 26 of 60 days and have a dress that I bought back in 1992 as my goal dress to wear on my birthday in April. Do you have a goal occasion or outfit? I hope you enjoy the process. The urge to chew is going to be a tough urge to beat, I recommend using gum. When detox kicks in it's best to drink lots of water and be gentle on yourself. Slimy tongue and aching limbs aside, you will feel better once you get through it. In fact you may find you have so much energy you will need a new outlet. I had to join the local gym I had so much energy to burn. The process of fasting may well release some emotions so feel welcome to join my discussion "Emotional Archaeologists and Dealing With Saboteurs". I hope you can add some tried and true methods you have in your skillset as I certainly do not have all the answers and welcome every suggestion. You will find so much support on this website, including "Ask a Nutritionist", so don't struggle on alone. It's an amazing community, welcome aboard! :)
Will join the group. Well done to getting day 26!!
I did when I found I was allergic to beef (bad joints, aches,fatigue) so wanted to flush it out of my system. But I stopped after 6 days and I have juiced on and off (mix of juice and solids of steamed fish and veggies). I started it many times and after about 2 weeks I would have a flare and despair eat junk food and break the good habit. Don't drink coffee or alcohol so I haven't got those to punch out of my system. This pattern has meant over a long period of time I have dropped from 13 stone to 10 3/4 but I have plateaued and although lighter I don't feel weller. I felt at my best when I was 8 1/2 stone ish, so aiming for that weight again but with a better diet and general lifestyle.
I have split mine into bite size chunks so I am aiming for two weeks, then four then six then eight depending on how I am feeling how my weight is but minimum is 4 weeks. Thinking about the full hog in one go makes me think it is undoable so fortnight at a time for me and I aim for 4 of those instead.
I have a UK size 8 little black dress I want to get into again (I used to fit in it) and all my old pairs of jeans (which still look new). My main driver is to feel more like I did before my fibromyalgia really kicked in after having an extremely bad bought of mono (glandular fever) in my late teens. Never ever have been the same no matter what I eat, what weight I am etc etc. So hoping a full cleanse and on a super good diet will at least allow me to manage and recover from the flare ups better if nothing else. Loosing the weight is more of a positive bi-product really.
Very apt name of discussion group for me to join as I am an archaeologist (that is what my degrees are in and what I am following a degree in). And I am very emotional as well.
I have started today so have done half a day so far. Not going to feel good over the next few days but got my two iminent assignments handed in so hopefully will be out the other side by the time I need to start working on the next lot. I need to remember to drink plenty more juices and water then last time. I don't get hungry or thirsty until it is too late then I am really really hungry and thirsty. Then I break. So need to force myself to have the regular juices. I think I may be spending the next 2 days out of work in bed but I want to really push through this time. Clearing the cupboards of foods I don't want to go back to after tonight as a bit of a motivator. Keeping busy for me is quite key so I don't dwell on how I am feeling.
My good friend is a nutritionalist - she qualified after having to learn to treat her ME by diet as she didn't want a life in bed, or shortened or on loads of potentially harmful meds. She was the one who put me onto juicing to start with.
Hey I just earned the badge I'm on a Reboot badge - Juice On!
Latest activity: 07/06/2016 05:46 PM
Let's start spring with a swift kick and do a reboot for the month of April. Our group began in March; some started and some left...but many stayed. This group is for anyone who wants to do a full juice fast. That means no solids are eaten OR talked about. If you feel that you need to be eating while juicing, there are other groups that have that as their focus. If you slip while on your reboot, just tell us that you slipped without going into specifics...and continue on. "Start by doing what's necessary, then do what's possible. Suddenly you're doing the impossible." St. Francis of Assisi
Latest activity: 05/28/2017 08:00 AM
This is a support group for those with fibromyalgia and other similar chronic pain conditions who want to make a change for the better!
Latest activity: 01/23/2015 02:10 PM
It's officially SPRING and our bodies need to do some spring cleaning. Let's kick it off with a juice fast. It can be any number of days. Where you start or finish doesn't matter - just give it a try. Let the countdown to summer begin. As the title says "NO FOOD TALK". Discussions about food can throw off your fellow juicers, so be careful. BEING OVERWEIGHT IS HARD. LOSING WEIGHT IS HARD. CHOOSE YOUR HARD! Kate
Latest activity: 04/20/2016 08:06 PM
Come one come all! Anyone is welcome as long as you are committed to making positive changes to your life through the power of JUICE. I thought it would be good to have a place where anyone can come and share (or rant), whether you are doing Juice Only (JO) or Juice Modified (JM - juice plus healthy eating), regardless of if you are just starting on the path, part way along, or at the finish line, whether you are in the UK, the US or Timbuktu! Jump in, saddle up, let's go a juicing!