still rebalancing and modified juicing.
Well, I planned to start my 2nd juice fast this weekend and had some trouble, I've been juicing during the day most days since my last fast ended but was eating at night. I started eating all different foods though, not following a plan. I had trouble with my food thoughts (fixating on certain foods) etc. (Like wanting to eat "special foods" before my next fast) It is crazy how insane my mind has been around food, my BF thought I might need to not try a fast while struggling this much. I want to try but maybe allow myself to eat veggies and fruits the first few days to transition back to fasting. Even though last fast I just went straight into it! My mind set is totally different this time around. :(
I wanted to eat this morning already, so I am juicing and roasting a few veggies. I hope I can get back on track. I enjoyed my last fast and didn't struggle much until I added back food. I guess I didn't plan well enough coming off the fast, which I have read a lot about how important it is to have a plan.
I fell out of my fast unplanned based on being sick and struggling with food. Since then I feel constant guilt every time I eat and the mental struggle to eat and what to eat has left me worn out and mentally upset. UGH. I need to re-balance my brain again.
So here goes day 1 with a modified fast. Wish me luck! :)
Been juicing and eating last 2 weeks, but planing after turkey day to start another round!
Great way to count nutrition in your juice!
Well at 38 days I went to modified juicing added in veggie soup because of sickness, at 40 day I broke my fast for 24 hrs.
I am happy to say I am back on the juice tonight. I felt bad from feeling a bit crazed about food last night and this morning. So it is a miracle I found the willingness to juice and get back on track. I feel relieved actually.
I don't want to gain back the weight, last I knew I was 16 lbs away from getting under 200lbs for the first time in 17 yrs!
I love my clothes are all loose!
I like how I feel when I am juicing!
I love not having cravings and getting nuts about food!
My sleep is still not the best on juice but last night I was reminded how much WORSE it was before.
I like not feeling depressed about my food choices and overeating.
Juicing helps me feel normal around food.
I feel awful from the last 24hrs of eating "normal food" Massive headache
I have juice ready for the morning too, so I pray to stay on track.
I am feeling more hopeful than I have in many many years.
Food issues have clouded my life since I was 8 or 9 yrs old. 3 years ago at my highest weight over 300lbs I gave up..I no longer believed anything would help me and I just tried to accept this fat suit I was stuck in. My healthy eating and exercise barley registered the on the scale and I was still ruled by strong urges to overeat. I got stuck around 280lbs.
Last year I did get encouraged to try the HCG diet, lost 60 lbs in 3 rounds but it became harder and harder each round . I came off the diet eating like a mad woman from deprivation. I think over time I just got depleted from it. I regained 30-35lbs.
Last June after reading It Starts With Food, I did the detox suggested in their book and the way they explained what different foods do to our hormone messages etc was eye opening to me! I got off sugar, grains, legumes, unhealthy oils, soy and ate lots of veggies, organic meats, some fruits and healthy fats (nuts, coconut oil, avocado, etc). I FINALLY felt like food wasn't controlling me, I felt balanced around food but not deprived! My energy was high as a kite but weight loss was slow and I always wanted to try a fast. I JUST WANT TO GET OUT OF MY FAT SUIT!
So along came FS and ND, borrowed a juicer and just started adding in juice but was scared to go full juicing. I knew I needs more raw veggies in my diet. Then my boyfriend broke his jaw and could no longer eat solid food for 4-6 weeks...so here I am, I took the plunge! (weighing 242lbs) I could support him and help myself!
Today is day 34! I weigh once a week, as of last Wed, I was 23lbs down weighing 219. Because of what I learned from the book It Starts With Food, I add a tablespoon of chia seed to 1 juice a day and 1 serving of ground flax to 1 juice. I also add a tablespoon of healthy fat like hemp seed, olive oil or avocado to a juice. So I am not doing exactly Joe's type of fast but so far it is working great for me. After the HCG I am just not willing to be too extreme and risk going food crazy later. I tend to have 3-4 juices with my additions a day, instead of the 4-6 because I feel satisfied. I also take liquid cal, mag, d, zinc mixture (1 tablespoon) and added a B complex (yesterday) cause I have constant cracking in the corners of my mouth since I started the juicing, not sure why but I read sometimes a lack of B can be the cause..so we shall see. I thought it was the acid in some things I was juicing, but using a straw and constant lip balm did not help.. anyway guess that's my story! :)
Day 33 still going strong! :)
Day 30 of JF going well! :)
Day 28 of JF-ing going well despite out of town visiters and feeling exhasted by stress and lack of sleep!
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