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March 25th, 2006, 03:48 PM
I am starting the MC for the first time. I began with the tea last night, and the SWF in the morning. I'm on my 8th glass of lemonade and I feel great. I thought that everything was going to be WAY more horrible tasting then it actually was. I mean, granted this IS only my first day and everthing, but I managed to get the SWF down in 5 minutes. I'm really excited to do this. I have been reading about the MC for about 3 years now and have been a lurker on this message board for about a year now. I'm really excited about this and am happy to be joining all of you in this endeavor!!!
March 25th, 2006, 05:18 PM
I'm also a first timer, on my second day. You know I thought the same thing(that it would be more difficult)!!
As you said though, we're newbies to the MC. Newbies or not I WILL NOT GIVE UP!! So far I've been drinking about six lemonades a day but I do the cayenne pepper shots on the side. Yesterday I had to use grade A Maple syrup but today I received my 1 gallon jug, yippeeeee!!!
So, far I've had a pretty horrific headache, but that's about it. I've also been lurking here for awhile, what an inspiring group of people! Good luck to you Emily and everyone else!
March 25th, 2006, 09:40 PM
Hi there, Emily and morrigahn69!
I'm new also (started the thread titled "Started on March 23...) and I'm just finishing up day 3.
I, too, am having no problem with the taste of any of the items.
I had a bad headache yesterday and today but I put some Vicks on my forehead and took a nap. When I woke up, the headache was gone!
I'm planning to do the full ten days, and perhaps longer if I'm feeling really great. Days 2,3 and 7 are the most difficult, they say, but I'm not having any major problems at all - just the headache (from caffeine withdrawal), some chills (I go to bed wearing sweatpants and a flannel shirt and I live in Florida), but that's about it!
I'll check back with you tomorrow. Hang in there! If we don't do this to completion we will never know if it works for us!! ;D
March 26th, 2006, 04:39 PM
Hi YellowGirl and Emily!
Well, I'm halfway through day 3 and I feel quite well. Still have that nagging headache(caffine withdrawl I'm sure) but other than that I feel really good. I noticed last night that the pain I've had in my back,hips and knees is gone too. As for the chills, I'm used to them. I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism when my first son was born, I'm always cold! Unfortunately I stopped taking my thyroid meds two years ago when I lost my med insurance, actually I stopped taking everything! I know that this may make things more difficult for me in regards to doing this cleanse but I have put on quite a bit of weight and I am determined to turn things around, mentally and physically. By the way YellowGirl, I'm going to have to try the Vicks on the forehead! Anyway, hope everything is going well for both of you! Remember, STRONG LIKE A BULL & THIS TOO SHALL PASS!!!!! That's my new mantra! :) I'll be checking back in later, bye for now!
March 26th, 2006, 10:02 PM
I'm just finishing up Day 4 and sipping on my delicious cup of Smooth Move Chocolate Flavored Tea:P It has a chocolatey smell but it tastes like canned spinach water.
Today was a good day - shampooed the carpets and did loads of laundry. I go back to work tomorrow.
I think my sense of smell has improved, but not in a good way since I can smell my cats' litter box throughout the house and I don't normally smell that. However, I did grill some pork chops for my husband and they smelled amazing!
He was perfectly willing to grill them himself but I offered to do it to see what effect it had on me. Although they smelled so good, I didn't feel like I HAD to have some and I felt good about that!
Definitely do NOT have any mental clarity yet, as I accidentally put a dark red blouse in the wash with my light colored blouses and ruined two of them!! Oh well!
Hope you and Emily are doing ok! I'll check back with you tomorrow! ;D
March 26th, 2006, 10:38 PM
I am starting tonight with the Smooth Move (spinach water) and then full blown MC tomorrow. My friends say they want me on it for a week before they are on it. Any advice, that I may have skipped over? I am glad I have a place to turn...my fiance' is out of town- so I am hoping it is easier to stay on track. The wedding is in 60 days....Friday of memorial day. I must say I haven't stuck with anything but I want to do the body good.
March 27th, 2006, 11:57 AM
So- On Saturday I went to a friends B-day party. She had made up a bunch of vegetarian chili and I couldn't resist the temptation. So, instead of getting mad of feeling like a failure I just re-started again today. I had a much harder time getting the SWF down today. I was gagging left and right. It's almost better to do it when you are groggy from waking up. This way you won't be as cognizant of the fact that you are drinking nasty salt water. Anyway, I'm ready this week. I've decided to avoid most social functions. Luckily it is beautiful out so I can just go to the park and avoid most food and people. Anyway, I'll be reporting back. Adios and godspeed!
March 27th, 2006, 02:33 PM
That's the attitude. I'm a first timer and will be doing this with you. I started Friday and had a hell of a time this weekend as well. My daughter had two birthday parties with...wait, I won't do that.
Anyway, it was torture, but I resisted. Yay. Don't know how I did it. I feel ya.
So I'm on Day 3. I've not been doing the SWF, because I'm already flushing so darn much in the morning just from the tea. I'm afraid to do it.
I thought work would be easier, but it's not. Doing okay though. Just craving coffee.
Hang in there. Avoiding social situations is a good idea, although, I find it's nice to have other people over to give food and wine. I live vicariously through them.
March 27th, 2006, 02:34 PM
Oh, and I liked the smooth move at first. Now it's getting old.
...and I am having some extrem joint and back pain here at work sitting all day. I'm particularly stiff. I fear that work will actually be more uncomfortable than resisting temptation at home. Getting worse every hour that passes. :(
March 27th, 2006, 03:53 PM
Hello to everyone!
Middle of day 4 and still doing great. I had a dream lastnight that I ate some raw carrots and then some cheese!!?? I'ts weird because I have not really had any cravings. Last night my fiance made dinner for himself and the boys and they left a tray full of baked french fries with galic salt on the stove, geezzz the garlic smelled so good!! But I was a good girl I didn't even lick my fingers when I got garlic salt on them(I was feeding my dog Neo fries). I agree about avoiding social situations for right now. It does make it a little easier and if that's what I have to do to succeed then so be it! YellowGirl we must be on the same wave length, I spent the whole day doing laundry too. I was going to shampoo the carpets but the thought of trying to carry that damn shampooer up four flights of stairs...well I'll just wait till this weekend when my sons can help out! LauderGirl, first of all CONGRATULATIONS!!!:) I don't know if what I have to say will help but heres what I do to keep myself going. I tell myself I deserve this, I really do! I have overcome some pretty horrific things in my life, I mean really truly horrible situations... and I survived, I was stronger than I ever thought possible and if I can survive my past, well, than I can most certainly survive this! And, this is my reward to myself. I remind myself how much better I will feel and look. I want this more than anything and I will not give up... not now, not after everything I've been trough. Emily, what an awesome attitude!! Believe me there's no sense in beating ourselves up over anything(there is a world full of people to do that for us!), it's simply a minor detour! Hi Sweetcornprincess, not to worry, when we are all done with our MC's we can throw a party for ourselves!! We can just substitute the cake for new shoes or a dress or jewelry or...well, you get the idea! Okay , well I think I've rambled long enough. I'll be thinking about all of you, bright blessings to everyone! I'll check back in later!
March 27th, 2006, 03:58 PM
Laudergirl: My wedding is in 11weeks JUNE 10th!
today is day 1 and it is a little harder then i expected. i feel like minching on somthing anything... then it goes away then it comes back again... but i will stick to this i have already lost 20lbs dieting and excercising and now i am at a plateu i figured this will not only get me healthy but jump starts my weught loss again.. i hope...
im glad i know there are otehr sout there doing the same thing... good luck...
March 27th, 2006, 07:45 PM
I've gotten through my first day pretty much fine. I have to work from 7:30-11:30 tonight, so as soon as I'm done with that, I know I'm in the clear. I'm kind of pissed because people around me aren't being supportive. They've been offering me food, smoking cigarettes in front of me, and offering me beer. SO, I'm definitely going to avoid all of them, at all costs. I'm kind of hungry and have drank 12 glasses of the lemonade. I have a feeling I will not want as much tomorrow. I've got a slight headache right now. I know tomorrow is going to be much worse, but I'm kind of looking forward to having some sort of symptom so I know that the cleanse is taking over my body. Some things that have helped me get through the day 1) I cleaned my room hardcore, and I did my taxes. WHOOOO!!!!!!!!!!! 2) I planned to go eat dinner with my best girl at this amazing Indian restaurant for my first meal. These things are really high points of the day. They gave me motivation and something to look forward to. Anyway, I'll report back tomorrow. I've also been writing a list of all of the foods I want to eat when I'm done fasting. They so far are all shitty foods. I figure I can compare the lists of each day.
Basically anything I know I cannot have
P.S. I have a whole new appreciation for maple syrup now. It's so much better than that Aunt Jemima mumbo jumbo. I cannot WAIT to eat some pancakes with maple syrup when this thing is all over.
March 27th, 2006, 08:13 PM
Day 5 for me and my worst day thus far (but my first 4 days were pretty good, so I can't complain). I've been thinking about food today, too. I LOVE french fries, especially the way they make them at Sticky Fingers, so my first BAD meal will be there. But I'll put that off as long as possible because I really want to eat well.
I don't normally eat a lot of fries, only on occasion, but they have to be good fries or else, why bother? If I'm going to eat something bad, then it had better taste darn good!!
OK, enough about food! Tomorrow is Day 6 and I am looking forward to it. I am really detoxing today, though! My tongue feels like I have a big hairy sock on it!! :P :P :P
March 28th, 2006, 08:10 AM
Okay, well I must say that I sucked yesterday and usually I give up about 3 days into any diet. I did really well all day but I had a "bad" night- lean cusine pizza. I was cranky, tired and hungry and had a splitting headache. I did not take any pain relief but I did eat. I will start today again. The headache was like a migrane...I consider myself a pretty healthy eater. I know that things must go on and MORRIGAHN, thanks for the advice. My friend told me a girl who lost alot of weight considering her body is a temple of God and she doesn't want to mistreat it. I am trying that idea with this. My teeth dont want lemonade either...they are sensitive after the 90 oz or so. Again, POSITIVELY, I will start again today. It will be good. Take care.... I am rooting for all of us and VLO!!!
March 28th, 2006, 05:23 PM
I have to confess...I finally gave in a few minutes ago and took some Motrin. My head is just killing me!! No I haven't eaten anything but I just could not take this headache anymore. I figured if I had to make a choice of taking something for the pain or breaking completely I was going to take the pain meds. I swear I'm not going to give up!! I'm not going to beat myself up over it either, nor should you!! I'm here for you in any way you need it...I know you can do this...we all can. Please let us know how your doing. You are in my thoughts, please take care of yourself. I have to go and pick up the boys from school but I'll be checking back in often.
March 28th, 2006, 07:55 PM
I have made it though day two. Right now I'm feeling very headachy and I am between sweating and shivering most of the time. Everything is going fine. I did some major craving for most of the day. Mostly for:
*Sidenote: A funny thing about the pizza is that I wanted it so bad last night and I was crocheting. Every time I would complete a stitch I kept thinking of pizzas. Eventually I just went to bed. It was SO hard though not to just call up Domino's and get down with a mushroom pizza.
Anyway, today I had ups and downs. I decided to start drinking the Senna tea at Midnight and noon. But I have mood swings. Luckily I'm by myself most of the time. But I just feel really up about the cleanse sometimes and other times I just get really depressed. But I know it's all just everything working it's way out of me. Anyway, I'm excited to be on day three. That will mean I'm about 1/3 of the way done, if things go as expected to.
I've been making up four batches at a time. This works well because I drink the four in about a half hour time. This curbs my hunger for hours and I usually drink about 32 oz.+ water in between the lemonade. I have also adjusted the maple syrup serving to 6 TBS. for every 4 servings as opposed to 8. I don't like it too sweet. I've also upped the cayenne a little bit. Just because I like it and it adds flavor.
Anyway, Although I am missing food immensely, I know I can get through it. I don't think the cravings can get any worse than they have already gotten. I will stick it out.
I'll write about the 3rd day tomorrow.
1. Yesterday I drank 12 glasses of the lemonade, and today only 8. I think I will mostly stay on 8 but sometimes I may want to drink more... Is this alright?
March 28th, 2006, 08:18 PM
Emily, now you've got me hungry for pizza - LOL!!
The depression and mood swings are part of the detox. I was grumpy as heck yesterday. Today is Day 6 and I feel MUCH better!
As for the lemonade - the book says you should drink 6 to 12 glasses of the lemonade per day. And if you're cutting down on the maple syrup then you're saving on calories, so you're doing just fine!!
Hang in there - some days are good, some days are bad, and some days are GREAT! You just never know what the next day will bring.
Remember, you are doing this for YOU because you WANT to, not because you HAVE to - and that makes all the difference. And the time goes by really fast after day 3!
Keep it up and don't worry - Dominos will NOT go out of business anytime soon! And if you can do this fast, then in a few weeks you can order a pie from Dominos, eat ONE slice along with a nice BIG salad, and freeze the rest!! 8)
March 28th, 2006, 09:29 PM
yeah, I had to remind myself of this sooo much today. I made a pizza for my son and it smelled so good and I wanted it. bad. so I just kept chanting in my head, it's ok, I could make a pizza any day, next week, in two weeks, whatever, pizza will always exist. it's for now, for a goal. whatever each of our personal goals are.
it gave me stronger resolve.
I didn't eat it. the end of day 3.
March 28th, 2006, 10:18 PM
Yay Sigurdsson! You resisted the pizza!!
You're right, pizza will always exist, but you became the master of IT because you are in control and you have all the power!!
Good for you!! ;) :) ;D
March 29th, 2006, 08:10 AM
I know, I'm proud of myself. it's a great feeling to say, NO to something that usually has control over me.
guess I've revealed the weakness. everyone asks me, what's your vice? and I usually respond, I don't have one. ha! I do, it's food.
March 29th, 2006, 07:34 PM
Sigurdsson- way to go on the pizza temptation!! Keep up the awesome work. And to everyone else, way to go!!
Today is day 3 for me. The day went by much faster today than it normally does. It was nice out and I wanted to take a walk but I was cold, so I took a drive in the country. It was pretty nice. I am really tired right now though and I just got to work. I'm pretty weak. I had a hard time carrying my laundry today and right now even the typing is hard. I keep messing up and having to correct myself. Anyway, I can't even believe I made it this far, so of course I'm continuing.
Today I craved:
That's about it. I also will get a small craving for meat every now and then. I must be getting to the meat layers of my intestinal gunk. Anyway, everyone, keep plugging along. I cannot believe tomorrow is day four already. Last night I was down 5 pounds and I expect that more will have come off today with the amount off urinating that I have done. Does anyone else get really cold after they pee? Also, do you notice how much energy you have after you pee? It's kind of crazy. I've also noticed a HUGE spike in my sex drive. I just want to do it, like, all of the time. Anyway, how is everyone else doing?
Keeping up the good work?
March 30th, 2006, 01:00 PM
Hi everyone! I'm new to this board. Today is day 4 for me and I feel a little better than the past 3 days. I've also had a spliting headache. It kinda comes and goes. I've done the MC before a few years ago and have tried over and over to do it again but couldn't get past the first day. I guess what motivates me now is that spring is here and we all know what that means, no more hiding under big coats and sweaters.
What really motivates me to stick to it was seeing Dr. Oz on Oprah showing body parts of dead people that abused their bodies. Really scary. In the past it's always been about weight loss, now it's about health.
March 31st, 2006, 02:25 PM
eeek! Seems I stole your title as my name, quite by accident. I'm so sorry!
I too am trying the MC for the first time ever. (hence the name)
Day one for me was horrid. I felt like someone was sticking a fork behind my left eye and twisting it. I also threw up a few times and just felt awful. I believe I came close to what is known as a migrane, at least that is how most people describe one. I'm not a headache sufferer so ???? but it was pretty painful. I had quite a hard time sleeping even. Ick!
Day two still had me my headache, but it was down to a dull roar. I also experienced itchy itchy skin, as if i was getting a rash, but i had no redness. It was strange. I just took a hot shower and lathered on lotion and that seemed to do the trick. I also was very very cold. I ended up sleeping in my warmest bulky sweater and some snuggly socks and that ended that.
Day three: I woke up very very very tired. In fact I slept almost ten hours and could have slept another hour or so except my best friend called me and woke me up. I also have aches and pains in various parts of my body. BUT! No headache! yay!!! To be totally honest I'd rather an achey shoulder than an achey head! We shall see how this day goes...hopefully it will be a great day!
My goal is the ten day MC. I had given myself two goals actually. One being the three to five days, the second the whole ten days. I thought i would be happy with myself if I were even able to complete three days, but now that I am on day three, I now feel that I will really really be let down if I don't complete the full ten days. But, I'm taking it one day at a time.
I chose to start the MC because I feel a real need to have something personally significant going on in my life. I know that prolly doesn't make sense to most of you, but this spring for some reason I really feel lackluster. I am in need of not only a boost physically but mentally as well. I've gotten into a kind of rut and i wanted something along the lines of ritualistic to wake me up. I know, even if i do not have a great spiritual awakening, that I will be very very proud of myself for the time that i have spent MC'ing and even at it's most basic, the MC is a great way for me to welcome in the new spring.
So far the tea has not produced any side effects. No cramping and such.
I know I'm prolly gonna be thought of as a weirdo, but I love the SWF. It really reminds me of a broth and I feel as tho each morning I'm rewarded with a warm meal of soup!
It does do it's job and I'm quite amazed at that too! who knew!
As far as the 'lemonaide' goes, I really really cut down on the MS as I'm not much of a sugar eater and I was worried about the amount of sugar I would be ingesting. I didn't want to walk away from this with a sweet tooth, so I use 32oz cups and make three servings at a time, six Tbls fresh squeezed juice, one Tbls MS, and all the 3/16 tsp of cayanne.
I then just sip my cups all day at work as needed. Works for me!
So far no hunger pangs nor cravings. I did get to work yesterday and someone had made homemade cookies, a quiche (oh man i love my cheese) and pizza. I do believe I was being tested, lol! But I have decided I am just going to be too disappointed with myself if i give in. There is no food that can take the place of my own sense of pride. (but I don't want to get cocky, it's only day three :/ )
I'm really really thrilled to have found this board. So many people just don't understand the fasting. I've never heard so many "don't do it"'s in my life. But I do have the support of my best friend (who i really thought would poopoo the idea), and of my closest co-workers, and i've planned my schedule to be working each and every day until the ten days are up, keep busy!
Thank you all for being here!
April 1st, 2006, 12:27 PM
Well i hope EMILY and SIGURDSSON and Becky are doing well... ???
My day three was very good, no headaches, no pains, lots of energy. In fact it made me wonder how lemon juice and MS and pepper can totally keep me full. I'm just amazed.
My day four started out not so good with cramping and an early early am wake up to hit the bathroom. But after that I went back to bed and so far so good.
I again woke very tired and slept very late.
I have been noticeing my dreams these last three days are just chock full of all my fears, my vices and my insecurities. This may be why I feel so exausted after sleep, as once i get going on with my day I'm fine.
I've just done my SWF and am going to settle in and make my day's supply of wonder elixer lemonaide.
Hope to hear from the others soon....I feel like I ruined your party. Â*:-/
April 1st, 2006, 02:32 PM
Hi. I thought I would check in, although.....yeah, I'm off. made it to the end of day 5, starting drinking oj, then had a little raw red pepper, then....ate. and I've been eating full tilt since.
I feel like a big loser. I'm trying not to. but MAN! I was almost there. I really could have done the full 10 this time. I don't know what triggered it.
I talked with an acupuncturist earlier that day, telling him I was having trouble making it past my 5th day and he said, "everyone's different, not everyone can go that long" and it was like, Ok, I'll go off. and I did. and then the regret set in.
I reallly have a food addiction. it's a self-destructive thing.
I'm going for acupuncture on Tues. and want to find a naturopath here in NYC to over-see my next fast so that I have no excuse, or fear that would interfere with really completeing it.
5 days is great but I went off incorrectly. and I feel it. that's really what sucks about it.
so to all of you that are hanging on by a thread,,you can do it! stay on. and remember, going off is even more important than how many days you're on it.
I really know that now. I almost feel like those 5 really gruelling days doesn't matter now. I ate cheese the next day. ugh. my poor belly is all bloated.
April 1st, 2006, 08:50 PM
You made it 5 days, that's great. You still did a lot of cleansing. I'm on day 6 and have had a pain every time I swallow that goes down my chest. It really hurts. Hoping it will pass. Also have blurred vision. Strange things happen I guess when you stir up all those toxins.
I too have an addiction to food, I'm also a BIG emotional eater. I've been successful in getting to my goal several times only to gain it back in record time. I am so tired of starting over. I found this website called mastering food.com and they have a 12 week program to end food addiction and emotional eating. You do it all online. I think I'll try it. Hang in there everyone!
April 2nd, 2006, 02:36 PM
SIGURDSSON, you are not a loser by any means. Five days is awesome! I hope you keep us up to date with your progress with other methods. I, for one, would be really interested.
Becky, I so know what you mean about being an emotional eater. I think I may check out that website you passed along here. Sounds very interesting. The blurred vision tho, that kinda scares me. Is it a normal detox symptom? You know the first couple days i got a sore throat from the lemonaide. I am used to drinking cayanne with water when i have a sore throat to help heal, so I thought that kinda weird. Almost psychosomatic, I'm drinking the cure, I *must* have a sore throat. lol...but it went away... Could you be having something like heartburn?
*hugs* and hang in there...
My yesterday was just exausting. I'm still not craving food or being hungry, in fact yesterday I faced my fridge for the first time since starting this fast. I was worried I would be tempted but I knew I had to get the left food out of there or it would be pretty gross in ten days, ick!
But I had no problems at all. Tho I have to be honest, I did freeze my cheeses. Gosh I love cheese...
Anyway...and at work I was looking at the foodstuffs we usually have laying around, people there bring in food all the time, and I have a friend who brings me in breakfast every weekend that I work. I'm blessed for having friends like that and I'm blessed that I got to change my weekend mornings to weekend eves for the duration of this fast. Not that I want the food, but I just don't want to hurt his feelings. :-/ All the normal food just looks gross to me for some reason. I'm not sure if I've convinced myself that I have a greater goal, or if I really am starting to change my viewpoint about food. I hope it is a mixture of both.
So no cravings nor hunger, but my body just has zero energy. I feel completely drained. I'm not sure how to get my energy level up either. Any suggestions?
Also, yesterday and this morning my body is starting to rid itself of 'old' stuff. Which is gross, but good. I'm just amazed that that much stuff is stuck to the linings of my intestines and such. ick! Sadly tho, I've become quite interested in my eliminations, lol! It's like my new sick hobby.
So I hope today I can somehow muster up more energy. Outside of being physically drained I've no other pains or complaints. My tongue is still pretty pink, with just a light dusting of white. ???
April 2nd, 2006, 03:49 PM
firsttimer- interested in eliminations eh? glad i'm not the only one! i've looked in the toilet almost everytime befor i flush to see whats comming out! so gross...but i cant help it! haha
April 5th, 2006, 02:43 PM
Well after such an exausting day I woke up with more energy than I knew what to do with...so much energy that that entire night I got no sleep. :(
Unfortunatly the next day I had to be at work by 6am and do seventeen hours straight. That day (day 6) was okay energy wise but by the end of the day I was so tired i started getting cranky. Plus my evening shift had a new admit to our facility and the family was very demanding and the added stress just started me wanting food. I took this as a great learning experience! I realized how much I turned to food to quell my stress. Instead tho, I stayed my goal, drove home and had my tea and quietly assessed my behavor. What a blessing to be able to see yourself and your behavor for what it is...just a reaction! Not a need at all! Or at least not a need for food. Only a need for relief from the stressful occurances. I'm hoping to remember to seek peace instead of food! :)
I am so glad I embarked on this fast. I'm not only looking at food differently, but also myself.
The next day, yesterday, I awoke with the urge to eliminate and in getting up started getting whole body shakes and my heart was pounding so hard and I broke into a cold sweat. I was sitting in the bathroom scared out of my wits. I made it back to bed and went back to sleep but with my heart just pound pound pounding.
When I awoke the second time my body was still reacting to whatever was going on. I got very scared but followed thru with the salt water flush hoping that it would help. But it didn't. I felt as tho I may faint and I was scared. My gut instinct was to connect these symptoms with a blood sugar issue. I drank a lemonaide and was feeling less faint but still whole body shaking and I was having trouble making words come out of my mouth correctly. Not slurring or anything I just couldn't finish a thought verbally. So I did what seemed right and made a glass of fresh squeezed orange juice and drank it slowly. Within a few minutes my shakeyness subsided and I started to feel more normal. I decided then to start breaking my fast very very slowly.
I'm not sure if those were detox symptoms or something more serious going on, but I feel I did the right thing. Today I will continue on with fresh lemonaide, fresh orange juice and add wheatgrass juice too. Yesterday i still did my tea and this morning my SWF just for good measure. I'm not sure I'm supposed to continue on with the tea and SWF while still only on juices so ??? Anyone know? I've read the book and I'm still not very clear on the breaking the fast questions I have.
Another very strange thing...I have not dropped one pound in the entire seven days of this fast. That seems very very odd to me. I was here to cleanse and have a personal ritual so the weight is not a huge factor to me, but I just find it so odd that my body did not let go of even one pound. And I have a few pounds to freely loose too! There's no shortage there, lol!
I also have had only two days of gunky tongue coating and then it started getting pink again. I'd like to think I just was cleaning out very rapidly or something but I honstly don't know what to think.
I have enjoyed this fast tho, and certainly plan to do it again and again.
I also am now going to try milk free, tho how to give up my cheeses...oh my! I've looked at almond milk before and will try that instead of turning back to dairy. I also am going to try to stick to a basic fruit and vegie, nut and berry, plus legumes diet. But I do so love tofu too.
Hopefully I can muster some balance here....
I figure I have a few more days of breaking the fast to get thru first tho. I want to do this slowly and correctly.
Again, I've learned so much already. I'm so greatful!!!
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