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10-12-2009, 03:41 PM
Im back for a short fast again. Im starting tommorow with some grapefruit and lemon juice in the am and water all day long. I feel like im being guided to fast again.. even though I have been resisting it. I fasted some over the weekend and last week, I felt a lot better on my fasting days, but I feel a continuous fast would do me good. Im not doing a long one this time, maybe 7-10 days and then focusing on green smoothies and transitioning to eating again till im back for some more fasting next year :)
My main goals for this fast:
To clean up my emotional funk.
To learn to trust that all my needs are met/provided for.
To re-connect with myself to re-centre.
Again, Im stealing , well borrowing, Aleesha's mantra for this:
I will not break my fast today, I will wait till the day after tommorow to break my fast.
I am sucessful on this fast
Today is monday,. 12th October, fasting begins tuesday 13th. I already have some grapefruits, oranges, beets and Tons of ginger. I'll get some more ginger and lemons tommorow and I'll also try some green juices.
10-13-2009, 03:59 AM
Have a RAWonderful Fast and may you recieve every benefit you are searching for.........My Best to you.
10-13-2009, 08:01 AM
Good for you!!!! Hooooray. Best in re-balancing, that is so great.
10-13-2009, 08:45 AM
Thanks for al your support guys! mean a lot to me! xx
SO far, its been ginger water which is diluted ginger juice basically and lots of water in between. I also brewed some nettle tea overnight, which gave it enough time to cool. I used about 4 tea bags in a tea pot and left to brew overnight. I drank two cups of that this morning. Strong stuff!
My tongue is already white again! Usually that comes after 3 days, so my body is definately embracing this fast.
I have a headache and im super grumpy, so im in hibernation today!
Updates e.t.c laters
10-14-2009, 02:36 AM
Yesterday, just as I thought the day was coming to and end, I ate. Im not happy about it,. but im moving on from it . I did some journalling and meditation, and here I am on day 2.
Today im doing the same as yesterday, herbal tea which I brewed overnight to start off the day and water all day.
I just have to remember than anxiety and fear are illusions, they are not who I am. Im looking foward to fasting today.
Lots of love
10-16-2009, 11:46 AM
Ive been a busy bee over the last 2 days, tons to do, Still fasting away, gladly :)
DAy 4 over here. Been doing lemons and water. Ive had about ten lemons in the last two days! I know, I think my body chooses one thing and then sticks to it. I havent had ginger since 2 or 3 days ago, i just dont want it anymore!
Feels wierd cause ive had ginger juice everyday for the last 2 weeks or so.
Anyways, Ive had a fasting headache on and off, and a gurgling tummy and im not smelling pretty at the moment. I dont smell bad :) hehe but my body smell has changed. I can smell myself.
My eyes look good though, they are glowing,. i dont know how to describe it. I bought myself a mini fasting journal. Its handmade and it has lots of handmade paper in it, with little leaves e.t.c in. Its so beautiful. I take it around with me and write my thoughts, feelings, cravings, e.t.c in there. I also have a page with all the reasons im fasting. This is great so that whenever I question my fast, I can read that page.
I might have an early night tonight. My head feels foggy.
Nothing earth shattering happening on this side of the atlantic,.. just feling blissed out. :)
10-16-2009, 12:13 PM
your first post could have been written by me ;)
i did a lot of great fasting last month and then interrupted my flow with other stuff.
i am being called to continue.......but resistance is high.
addiction to fruit is high.
fasting on water today. considering MC after that.
thanks for your voice
10-16-2009, 01:04 PM
I know what you mean lol. I fasted over a month in August-sept, thinking that was me done for a while. but it seems fasting opened up lots of things in me I need to address... and the only way that seems to be working right now is to fast.
I was saying I only wanted to do a short one, but my hunch is that this may go on for a while longer than I plan lol.
water fasting is best way to ease into fasting. Kills your appetite and social life pretty quick.. and gives you the dreaded detox breath lol.
Why not juice the fruits instead of eating? that might help you.
Ive never done MC, do you feel differnt on it that when on juice?
Im feeling less resistant now. Ive decided to go with the flow. I Feel better about this fast, less apprehensive.
10-16-2009, 02:23 PM
yup, i'm in and ready to stop resisting what my body and spirit are begging me for.
i think i have been more eating too much due to stress......but the quick eats have been fruit. it's not the fruit's fault lol
so i agree, water on day one helps to get started. so i am having little mental tantrums and drinking water ;)
i like the MC cleanse because i find i can still work full long days without dips in blood sugar and it really keeps my mind clear to not have to be prepping and cleaning in the kitchen.
at this point because i have been raw so long and it doesn't agree with me to do the salt flushes, i don't do the purging component. I notice i typically have normal stool for the first 3-4 days and then it tapers off.
i felt so amazing fasting this summer, i would like to give myself at least 2 more weeks.
probably MC for at least 10 days and then some juicing.
got to break in the new champion!!! my neighbors just hooked me up with their old one :D
it would be great to keep chatting on it the next couple of days. sometimes the fasting threads get a bit overwhelming
10-16-2009, 02:48 PM
Hey jeanie! yeah, we can be fasting buddies! that would be great.
I know what you mean about stress eating,.. doesn't really take the stress away though!
during fasting, I do enemas, when I feel like them, which can be everyday, or every 3 days, or even once a week,. all depends on how I feel. I try not to do it every day though.
I dont like the idea of putting so much salt in my body with the SWF's either. I find lemon and hot water has me going to the bathroon if I feel the need to.
Great for you having a juicer. Mine broke, :(. I blend and strain... which takes ages and can be a pain! so when Im feeling lazy I just stick to citruses and juice them manually. I should really buy a juicer soon though.
Il be updating here as much as possible to keep me motivated.
Looking foward to taking this journey with you! xx
10-17-2009, 11:40 AM
water water water lemon and more water.
Feeling more.... connected today,. Ive decided not to count the number of days and just go with the flow. Im doing great so far. xxx
10-17-2009, 07:22 PM
Broke my fast and ate some tonight, we had a house party and I didnt want to tell anyone I was fasting. so I decided to eat. Started out with a Green smoothie and a raw salad,. but got tempted to other things in the end.
Not feeling so good,.. bleurgh!
Still fasting away,. xxx
10-18-2009, 12:45 AM
Don't beat yourself up! One small bump in the road isn't going to ruin your efforts! Just focus on how the past few days have had a positive effect on your body and all the healing it has already done!
In the past few hours I just went through a rough patch of detox, I so much wanted to just stuff myself with a HUGE salad, it's times like these I'm glad I have an open minded spouse.
Next time you feel tempted off your fasting path contact someone you have confidence in, but do not beat yourself up please!
All the best to you!
10-18-2009, 01:32 AM
I just want to say that I am even more motivated to start my fast this week. I got a book about it called Juice Fsting and Detoxification by Steve Meyerowitz. I am pumped up and ready to go...starting Monday. I suspect I'll blog about it. Here's to everyone's efforts! ~ Cheers ~
10-18-2009, 07:52 AM
Thanks guys! ((hugs))
Dont worry Adrienne, im still fasting away, Im not gonna stop cause of a few bites of food,. I just feel bad, shutting off my digestive system and re-awakening it like that.
Its telling me off big time,. i have a headache. That would teach me.
Still trucking on, lemon water in hand. Although ive not completely fasted this week, emotionally, I feel soo soo soo much better. I feel more connected with myself. Ive been a bit teary here and there, but these moments seem to pass just as quickly as they come. Im loving myself through this, no matter if I stumble or not.
Like I said, its okay to stumble and fall, but its not okay to stay laying down, gotta get up and keep on trucking! lol
How is everyone else?
Good luck on your fast Edenvegan.
Im off to stalk Aleesha, Shhh dont tell her lol
10-18-2009, 03:26 PM
Still fasting away, had some green juice made with spinach,rocket, apple ginger and lemon.
Ive gone off pure lemon juice, made my tummy sore,. craving ginger.
Im having cravings for fennel. ive only ever had fennel once, but ill look up some recipes for it and see.
One day down, Looking foward to tommorow.
10-20-2009, 05:01 AM
Yesterday went okay, got a tad stressed out with uni work.
bought some carrot/orange at the juice bar
also bought some pineapple/lemon/fennel/apple/celery to last me the next couple of days.
Im off to the market tommorow, Im sure I can grap some stuff to juice on the cheap! Looking foward to that.
feeling like im getting a flu, my head feels foggy and im not the happiest bunny today, but im sure this will pass.
Plan for today:
fennel/apple/ginger/celery. still debating whether to add carrot to this, I think Ive overdone the carrot juice.
Im working tonight, so my juice for work would be pineapple/celery/lime/spirulina + tons of water.
Looking foward to the day ahead!!
10-21-2009, 05:28 PM
feeling good today!
Had tons of water,
bought a carrot/orange/ginger combo
made grapefruit/lime at home
had 2 cups of detoxfasting tea.
Looking foward to another day of fasting under my belt.
Plan for tommorow.
Im trying to do more water than juice at the moment. I can only take in small quantities of juice, then I start feeling sick.
Lots of belly gurgling today and an on and off headache.
Did an enema last night, another one tonight me thinks.
Looking foward to tommorow.
10-22-2009, 01:34 AM
Im going on mainly water and greens. I dont really feel like im fasting with all the sweet juices im having. I need to get right into the fasting zone.
This morning, I had 1 head of cabbage, juiced with 2 leaves of spring greens, ginger, lemon and fennel. Strong stuff, took a bit of getting used to, but I actually enjoyed it.
I had to lay down after that, I could feel it cleaning me right out.
Im doing mainly water today, more green juice when Im back home.
Ill probably keep doing this for the next 4 or 5 days till I get into the "zone" lol
I know I may not be making much sense, but I can feel it when my body is cleaning out.
More updates later.
10-22-2009, 12:42 PM
Had some wheatgrass today! wow! strong stuff, definately a keeper! I have some wheat berries I can grow.
done greens/ water/fasting tea all day, Its nearly 7pm im just back in so Im gonna wind down slowly cause im up very very early to do some uni work, ( I work better in the mornings).
So far so good... very good.
I can do this.
10-24-2009, 05:20 PM
Yesterday, I had a fruit salad. I dont feel guilty because I really enjoyed it, BUT, if im fasting, I want to fast and do it properly. and if im eating, I want to eat and do it properly lol. Ive had enough of "breaking" and continuing. I felt really good this morning,my mood has lifted since I started "fasting". I was craving wheatgrass juice again! lol, but didnt have time to get to the juice bar.
I had a little headache/dizzyness today and felt a dip in my energy late afternoon, so I had honey and herbal tea. ill slowly phase the honey out as I go on.
SO in a sense, today was "day 1" over again, but as I said, im not countig, juts going by how I feel. I had:
Green juice I made 1.5 liters of juice in the blender, ( chopped everything up and blended with water and then strained twice)
Apple/ginger/savoy cabbage/spring green/fennel/pineapple with lime juice
I also had a apple/ginger/lemon one yumm!
Ive had Blackberry/nettle tea with honey
and 2 or 3 cups of fasting detox tea.
My belly is gurgling away, my tongue is getting whiter and funny tasting .
winding down for the night, v. tired. Wanted to workout today, but no motivation.
Plan for tommorow, more green juice, I got some bramley ( cooking ) apples to try jac's green juice recipe.
Im really craving greens at the moment, my body wants lots of greens so I'll be off to the market on wednsday to grab as much as I can. Ive gone through nearly 3 heads of cabbage in 2 days! I tend to pick one veg and go extreme with it lol.
Im still loving ginger, but not as much as I did a few weeks ago which is a shocker for me.
I want to get some beetroot too, I guess thats my shopping list sorted.
More updates tommorow. xxx
10-26-2009, 01:25 PM
Girl, you're doing well! I love bramley apples for juicing - not too sweet and so crisp!
Craving wheatgrass? You're made of hard stuff! I'm so scared of trying it again but will probably have another go on Friday - on my way home, so I can lie down if I feel unwell.
Funny you should mention blending and straining... I did just that with my juice today as I got too lazy with the juicer. I got a perfect juice! Still love my juicer but it's many attatchments get me thinking no juice, sigh...
Happy fasting girl! x
10-27-2009, 08:35 PM
Im on such a high right now, Im in such a good headspace, I love it!
Ive decided to end my fast here, I am still healing on so many levels, but I just cant seem to turn off my intrest in foods. Ive fasted over 55 days in the lat 3 months, Food is intresting again. i keep slipping and eating food.
I dont want to feel guilty about eating. WHy should I? Im still mainly living on green juices, I have green juice through the day, Im just craving fruit salads and green smoothies so IM gonna incorporate them into my diet when I feel like it. Maybe a green smoothie/juice feast?
I dont see myself going on to any hard core solids for a while, my belly is very sensitive. so maybe green smoothies are the answer?
I also want to start working out properly again, im feeling a bit stiff from not moving for a while.
My tongue is white, which shows im detoxing some, so Im gonna assist my my body through it.
Im in LOVE with wheatgrass, its crazy., I LOVE the stuff. I have had 3 shots in the last week, hehe! yum. I acutally prefer it to some of the green juices ive been making.
Im juicing nearly one head of cabbage a day with fennel, ginger and bramley apple and sipping on that through the day. its soo good. Ive used up 5 huge ginger roots in a week! no wonder im not feeling the cold..............yet!
Im feeling so good, I feel connected to myself again, I feel like life is actually moving again.
SO I guess my mini partial fast has been "sucessfull". I want to fast as much as possible over the next 6 months, to help me in things I am working on.
I'll still be updating on here about my juicy lifestyle. WHo knows, I may go on 3 day fasts here and there... but so far, its been an exhilirating ride. Im glad ive started this process.
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