Hi, Judy. My name is Kath. PurpleQueen was my email name for a while so it just stuck.
I'm on Day Four and chose to dive in with juice-only. I agree that hunger is in my head too, not in my body. I read Joel Fuhrman MD's book "Eat to Live" and he describes true hunger so well there. (He's the doc who oversaw Joe Cross' first 60-day fast, BTW.)
I agree that Happy Hour is hardest. Although I should be retired by now, we took a hit with the Recession and health care costs, and I don't foresee full retirement in my near future so we're working on a plan to create semi-retirement. I run my own business and work is often demanding, leaving me feeling drained and often stressed at day's end. That's when a glass of wine to chill out seems like the perfect remedy. Of course, that often leads to a second glass of wine, then cheese, nuts, or some other destructive choices.
After watching "Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead," I did one of the free reboots on my own and lasted about 12 days, then integrated salad or avocado just to be able to chew on something, and I tried to go 30-days but I kept wanting to chew so I kept adding things that seemed healthy. I totally stalled at 14 pounds even though I attempted to go 30 days. I gained a few pounds back when work intensified and I wasn't exercising as much. I just wasn't doing it right so I decided I'd try a Guided Reboot in the future to keep me on track. I waited several months until the time seemed right. Now is that time and I hope I can stay committed. It's going well so far.
I weighed too often and that became discouraging. Yet I've been weighing every morning since I started the 15-day Guided Reboot. I feel like I'm a scientific experiment and I must check in on progress every 24 hours. Hahaha.
I live in Hayward, Wisconsin. Sounds like we're both up north but you've got the beautiful coast to keep you warmer. I plan to move my office to Tubac, near Tucson, this winter, and I'm really excited about that because I'll be able to get outside and power-walk, hike, and just play without fear of winter's ice, snow, cold, and darkness I've grown to abhor here.
Thanks for reaching out. I'd be happy to be the person you check in with. Have a great Day Four!