Hi. I am psyching myself up for this cleansing. I am 51 and about 70 lbs. overweight.
I just had three knee surgeries in 2005 and we lost our home to 30 feet of water compliments of Hurricane Katrina.
Because of the three knee surgeries in one year and being told to stay off of it, I gained 40 lbs. Combine the weight gain with losing our home and you are left with severe depression and very low self esteem.
Being the anal person that I am, I have been reading all day on the internet different opinions about this cleansing process. I haven't come across any that weren't successful yet, but some of the side effects are a little scary. Also, getting through a day without food, much less three, which I think is when most have said the hunger pangs started to disipate has me a little skeptical as to whether or not I can do this.
I guess I'm just looking for encouragement. Someone to tell me I can do this and I can get through the effects that happen from the cleansing.
I'm so happy in my marriage, I have the most wonderful husband, but I'm so unhappy with ever other aspect of my life. At 5'7" and 230 lbs. (the biggest I've been in my life), I feel hideous and rarely want to leave the house.
So I'm praying to God that this is the answer and that he will give me the strentgh and I will have the faith to take the task on to completion.
I want to be the old me. I want to be happy, funny, loving life, always on the go. I know I'm in this body somewhere, I just have to get her out of all of this fat.
I look forward to getting to know some of you and hearing your suggestions and words of encouragement.
Have a blessed evening, Cheri