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04-29-2011, 09:18 PM
PLEASE... feel free to join this thread any time ... we loooove having new friends to fast with!!!
Here's are the 'rules' of this thread:
Please do not discuss specific food. Feel free to share "My hubby was eating and it was hard for me." Please don't share "My hubby was eating X, Y and Z..."
The reason we do this is so no one ends up getting a craving from a fasting thread. As a faster we can choose to click on a thread which discusses food but we need the safety within this thread to know food is not discussed. Juices are shared, M/C is shared, green smoothie recipes are shared... but not 'chewable' food.
Please join us... by listening to our theme song (http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=2539741). We all come together... from around the world to fast together and support each other. Please join us!
There is a great deal of info in this stickie (http://www.rawfoodtalk.com/showthread.php?t=62026). Please take a moment to read it.
And here is a thread (http://www.rawfoodtalk.com/showthread.php?t=61603) where we share our favourite recipes. If you haven't contributed yours, please do!
Here's my commitment:
I'm here to fast. I'm not here to eat. I will fast until I choose to stop but I will NOT stop my fast on a bad day, at night or today. I can choose to break my fast tomorrow in the morning but not today.
I'm here to gain health.
I'm here to gift my body the time and energy to bring my body to a state of health.
I'm here to release - whatever needs to be released. Physical, emotional, conscious or unconscious out-moded things... I'm here to release them all.
I'm here to bring a greater depth to my spirituality.
I'm here to support myself and others.
I am here to continue to be mindful - focusing on this moment and not anticipating the next one.
I am here to share my experience and gain knowledge from what others share.
I'm here to feel whole. I'm here to give my beautiful, cherished body a break from digesting food!!!
This is the "Fellowship of the Fasters" - unlike the LOTRs fellowship of nine, we are a fellowship of many. We welcome newcomers daily and embrace everyone no matter what they are fasting on or their personal beliefs.
Yes you can prefer green juices to fruit. Yes you can use agave instead of maple syrup or raw honey. Yes you can juice in your Vita-Mix and use a nut mylk bag to extract your juices.
We don't care how you fast... we want to support you... and in turn, we ourselves get supported... so please... join us!!!
Come on everyone.. join in the fun and grab your Elf, Dwarf, Hobbit or Human names for our "Fellowship of the Fasters"... you just make them up, it isn't from the book/movie. (if you want to participate) and put it in your signature line!
Ever wonder how the Fellowship began?
Back when I first began fasting there were the Fasting Bandits. This was a group of amazing people who fasted together all the time. The 'theme' was a convoy of truckers. I was the water tanker! :throwhearts: Over time the Fasting Bandits moved on with their lives and weren't around much at all. A few of the members are still here... but seldom fasting anymore.
I was missing the camaraderie of the FB and was always hoping to find a new group to fast with, find support with and to support myself. The Fellowship of Fasters began because Cathy and I watch the movie Lord of the Rings a LOT and we fast together a LOT as well. We began speaking to each other as though we were Golum - and our juice was our precious.
And then the Fellowship of Fasters was born!
So to be a member... you simply need to choose a name, put it in your signature line and love fasting. You can become a life-time member or one for a short time... it's up to you.
I'm here for the long haul. My water tanker is here beside me - because I'll always be a Fasting Bandit... but now my precious walks beside on a slower path than the truckers... enjoying the grass at my feet and the flowers growing out of the cracks and crevices in the rocks around me.
04-29-2011, 09:22 PM
ahhhhh I love a nice new thread. It always brings in more fasters and I loooove a nice big group of fasters!
I'm here... 4 weeks today. Loving this fast. I have 35+ weeks left to go. It'll be nice when I'm 12 weeks in... that feels like a nice place to be. LOL
Anyway... in this moment... THIS is the right place to be. This is the space to be. I am in this space and loooooovin' this fast.
I'm so in the zone. So lovin' this experience. I looooove it when my body wants to fast - like it does right now. mmmm wonderful!
Had a yucky day today... but I know that with patience and kindness... the situation will be resolved and peace with flow back into my life again. (((hugs)))
04-29-2011, 10:13 PM
I love the end of a highly productive week. Worked the tush off, but well worth it. I kicked back and enjoyed a virgin mary. first time juicing tomatoes, not bad. was full from that drink, but for calories sake, I had another delicious concoction. It's so nice when the mind is off food. I have all the makings for practically anything, so before each 'meal' I can just ask the body what it wants. so satisfying !
I asked in my evening prayers/meditation after having a dialogue, to be visited in my dreams as confirmation for our conversation. I had a dream with the #45 in it which stood out from the content of the rest of the dream, and I remembered it when I awoke in the AM, which is rare. Adds up to triple trinity ( for me). I love it ! Feels comforting and reassuring to know I ain't doing this alone ! I'm excited to see what it brings from the dialogue we had.
4 weeks, Aleesha, that's fantastic. You are an inspiration ! I was only going to do 5 days, but will go on for 10. I have a feeling that alot more happens to the body mind spirit connection than meets the eye !
I'm curious about the master cleanse and SWF (not sure what that is). I saw the thread for MC experiences, but not an explanation at the beginning. So where shall I go to find out about both ?
I'm having trouble having a BM, I know it's there -left over from who knows what year !( I had one the 2nd day) I haven't had any problems during my raw eatting time. I'm doing massages but mostly gas comes out. And I feel like it's time. Any ideas ? It's only 5 days into the fast, do things take more time. Plan on going 10 days, and probably more. I notice I'm not eatting as much greens as my GS, perhaps that is why, but I'm drinking loads of water, more than before. Suggestions welcome ! Now that the weekend is here I'll have more time to do more juicing. I'm pretty sure I'm having 2 liters a day.
04-29-2011, 11:29 PM
Doing well, Can not belive how much energy I have. I have done the M/C several times but my energy level was not like this . Last night I drove 5 hrs to lake tahoe arived at 1am and stayed up untill dawn watching the royal wedding. Went to sleep for about 2 hours and woke up feeling very refreshed. Not sure if this is normal or not.. I also spent several hours rakeing and bagging pine straw. I have been having heart burn anythought from anyone that would be great.. Not sure but I have been enjoying a lot of pineapple juice . I especialy love the one in Allissa new book pineapple , carrot and orange, so not sure if that is the problem ..Oh and I have been doing a 15 to 20 mile bike ride 3 of the 4 days. I am speending my 48th birthday with some amazing ladys, we went to dinner me my fresh juice Celery , dandoline, lime, romane, cucumber ... Yum .... They were so worried I was not getting enough food in me .. I just smiled and said , I have to go by the way I feel.. and I feel Very good..:throwhearts:
04-30-2011, 09:51 AM
Lady Awen is loving it!!
Hey Cycle, Happy Birthday!!!! :throwhearts:
Change ~ Radish Juice gave me some bm for sure. (Natural laxative) Make sure this juice is diluted and blend with other goodies. It really has a bite.
Day 10 for me today!!
Made a yummy juice yesterday!! Melon/Vanilla beans/raw honey/water Heavenly!!!!
Now I'm having a kiwi/vanilla water/ginger/sea salt/raw honey.
I feel like I'm getting unto a warrior mode of claiming victory for all areas in my life. Powerful feeling!!
Going on a fast is really easy on my budget!!
I need to make up my mind if I want to go on a Lemon Cleanse in a couple days or continue my juice fast since I need to go to the market soon. It'll be interesting to go to the market on a fast.
Keep it real!
04-30-2011, 10:58 AM
I have never juiced kiwis and I have several....what goes well with them? and thank you. i have oranges and a couple pears and green apples along with all the usual green suspects.
04-30-2011, 11:03 AM
I'm blissing out... again. Oh wow... what a beautiful life I'm living!!!
*my precious... it calls me... it wants me... i want it... i am so fulfilled...*
M/C... I know nothing. Sorry. Google is your friend though. ;)
You can drink a tea to assist with a BM... or you can just trust your body to do what it's doing. I find that a litre of straight apple juice ALWAYS gets my bowels moving within about an hour.
04-30-2011, 11:21 AM
Just keeping juicing...just keep juicing..what do we do... we juice...juice...juice... (from Finding Nemo ..lol..)
Well.... my hubby wants to fast with me and he wants to do a longer fast. Maybe with some extra support at home I'll be able to go a little longer...
I really want this!! I really do!! I must have the precios.... yes. yes...
We are going to start on Monday since that is when I'll be getting our produce order. So I'm ordering lots of goodies...
I am being "prayfully" hopeful this time around :dance:
04-30-2011, 11:32 AM
i'd do apple/kiwi and greens. the greens will cut the sweet of the kiwis
blissing... i'm blissing...
04-30-2011, 11:33 AM
yipppie you are back with me sister. i was thinking about you this morning!!!
*the precious is calling... you can hear it... she knows you can... mmmm the precious loves you!*
04-30-2011, 11:37 AM
I wish I could post a picture of my breakfast. Just imagine a frothy orange juice garnished with mint in a martini glass under halogen lights....apple, pear, orange, and sweet potato! DELICIOUS!!!!!
04-30-2011, 11:38 AM
Aleesha, please check your PM's....that's P, not B. hahahahha
04-30-2011, 11:51 AM
mmm I did and responded!!! :)
*dancing, spinning... blissfully*
04-30-2011, 01:46 PM
I got me a HOT date for tonight!!!
04-30-2011, 01:48 PM
You do!!! Make sure you shave your legs!!!
04-30-2011, 06:59 PM
A new month is here already. How wonderfull to be fasting with you again this month. Here's to a fabulous juicy month.
04-30-2011, 10:01 PM
I'm thankful for miracles everyday!! Really we see them everyday in small and big ways!!
Just enjoyed my kale/tomatos/green pepper/cayenne/sea salt/black pepper.
Decided to put off the Lemon Cleanse off for several more days or maybe the next time I fast.
I noticed that everytime I fast, my eyes always gets blurry, Is this common or not when fasting?
04-30-2011, 10:14 PM
I know my eyes do as well but honestly... I fast so much I have no idea if it's attached to my fasting or not LOL
Another amazing day for meeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee. Feeling GREAT. Loving this fast and loving my life.
Ahhhhh I love my life!!!
Oh oh oh oh oh guess what? I picked up two beautiful watermelons today. I wanted to hug and kiss them... definitely told me my body wanted them!!! Picked up some organic limes and zucchini as well. mmm mmmm gooooooood
04-30-2011, 11:03 PM
Aww!! Hug those watermelons!
I might break my fast tomorrow, My eyes go back to normal within one to two days after fasting. Really would like to keep fasring though. I'll see how I feel about it tomorrow.
Ready for bed.
singing* Everywhere I go, I find light everywhere!! Oh oooooo oooo
04-30-2011, 11:11 PM
smiling.. grinning... bliss-filled...
05-01-2011, 03:32 AM
I love buying whole watermelons. What a great idea. The grapes have finially gone out of season I have to look into what will be fresh over winter. I did loads of walking today, now am laying down being blissed out. Life is good...
05-01-2011, 08:06 AM
Good Morning. I am thrilled to be waking to Day 2 of my 30 day Intention.
They say the third day is the hardest but lately for me getting past Day One has been a feat of impossibility so YEY!!!!!!
Wishing everyone well on their Springtime cleansing journey....gonna make for one awesome summer.
05-01-2011, 08:37 AM
Good morning everyone - this is day 7 for me. I told my husband yesterday that I feel really good, inside and out. Between this and my wonderful hairdresser I no longer sob about my looks and age.
I look and feel 40 again. I'll be turning 58 in a couple more months but I am no longer depressed by the changes, physically, that came with it. I'll have my callenetics DVD next week and can firm back up !
My eyes have been blurry as well. I was wondering what was going on. Why would it affect our eyes though ?
I was a little hungry last night - attributed it to Saturday night hanging out where I'm used to making some treats (raw lately). So, I dipped my finger in the honey - I think the hunger may also be from drop in blood sugar. And drank loads of water and forgot all about it. I must have p'd atleast 4 times during sleep time !
A few of my last drinks have been watermelon mixed with other fruit - it's not yet the sweetest but still delicious and fun ! The others have been the basic mix of carrots, beets, cuke, celery, rainbow chard, apple, lemon, ginger.
Fruit drinks have been a mixture with the base as pineapple.
I told my husband I'm headed for 10 days. He's so supportive. After all, a man knows he'll be happy if his wife is happy. And my hubby adds to my happiness a thousand percent ! He's even been more spontaneous - sure you know what I mean ! :heart
Have a wonder day swinging around the maypole !
05-01-2011, 08:59 AM
it is May Day!! :throwhearts:
*putting baskets of flowers on everyone's door steps in the fasting village, ringing the doorbell, running to hide behind a tree, and peeking at everyone receiving their flowers! A gentle breeze blowing through the village and everyone knows it's from Lady Winday with love.*
Love the scents of flowers!!
I've decided to continue my fast. Today is day 11. I'm not in the mood to break my fast. And I'm just hoping that this blurriness will pass. My eyes are keener than it was before after each fast so that's a good thing!!
I danced this morning to one of my dance DVDs. Dancing makes me feel so beautiful!!
Feel beautiful today and everyday!!
05-01-2011, 10:11 AM
Thats wonderful Whoa... I'm glad I'll get to fast with you again.. We'll (my hubby and I) be joining you all tomorrow..
I'm just going to keep trying until one of these fast sticks...lol.. I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength :excited:
05-01-2011, 10:15 AM
Yipppeeee Lady Winday is sticking around!!! *grabs my basket and smells the delicious smells of nature... mmmm lovin' it!*
J, congrats on completing day one!!! YOU CAN DO THIS!!! :cheer:
Mystic Warrior... yes... life is good!!!
change, I love love love callenetics. The am pm program is my fav. Very yogaish. I'd love to get a dvd of it but I haven't ever found a copy.
I feel amazing this morning. My period came yesterday and I didn't even know it was coming which is amazing in itself. Normally I get bloated a week before... crampy etc and then it comes the next week. This time... nothing. nada. And I have no cramps, no bloating... ahhhh I love fasting. I love the way my body bleeds during a fast compared to when I'm eating. I have wild cravings, grumpiness, huge bloating, back pain when I'm eating (yes raw) and when I'm fasting... sometimes a little uncomfy but many times nothing. This time is the most gentle it's ever come! Tells me I'm healing deep within my Self. ahhhhhh
Sipping on water... getting my first litre of water into me and then I'll continue drinking some each time I pee. Hydration is a good thing!!!
05-01-2011, 10:16 AM
Lady Aredhel, I know it's frustrating when it's not happening... I was there for a few months between my last extended fast and this one. But it does come. You just have to be patient and wait for that switch in your head to 'flip' and you are magically in the zone.
May the zone come to you my sister... soon. Tomorrow would be nice! LOL
*the precious is calling... let her feed your soul... your body... you*
05-01-2011, 11:28 AM
juice for the day:
Karen Knowler's Green Goddess Juice
1 ripe pineapple (only needed 1/2 of my pineapple)
8oz of greens (used baby spinach and kale)
5 celery stalks
AND...it is a GORGEOUS RAINY DAY here in the Ozarks....candles lit, incense burning, new age music in the background, home ALONE, good books, dogs and juice!!!!
I am reading Marianne Williamson's Course in Weight Loss....it is very good.
1). Your body is neutral
2) Mind is cause; body is effect.
3) The cause of excess weight is FEAR, which is a place where love is blocked
4) Fear expresses itself in subconscious urges like unhealthy eating and/or resistance to exercise.
The fear must be rooted out....there is no other way to sustainable health.
05-01-2011, 11:51 AM
mmmmmmmmmm i make that often. not from her recipe... just something i put together.
you makin' this mama want some! and ... i have everything to make it! try adding 1/4 a beet to it... ohhhhhhhhhh yes
05-01-2011, 12:18 PM
i just copied it from the favorite juice while fasting thread. it seems like it would be awesome on a hot summer day.
getting ready to whip up the tomato juice blend also to take me into this rainy evening.
I feel SO optimistic about this fast!
I wonder...a question to all you fasters...do you ever have a feeling going in to a fast if it going to be a strong one or that you may only be entering in to it half hearted?
05-01-2011, 12:21 PM
i never do. i always go into with the hope that it'll be extended (beyond 111 days) but i just go with the flow. if i really want to fast... then i make a commitment to get beyond 10 days no matter what. that often helps me to keep going.
05-01-2011, 12:58 PM
Aleesha - I thought I saw the AM/PM on ebay or amazon.
which one do you recommend to start - they all sound sooooo great - I need the usual places - underarms, thighs tush, belly.
Whoa - I love dancing to the Talking Heads DVD - if that doesn't get someone moving they have to be dead !
The recipe with the pineapple, etc is perfect for later. I love when someone reads my mind when I wonder what to juice and it gets posted !
It's beautiful here in St. George, a bit chilly but nice fresh air. There is this bush with yellow flowers that gives off the most incredible smell. Perfect scent. MMMMMI'm in a trance !!! think I'll do some of that dancing too.
My husband said this AM in our vows it said dance and sing together - sometimes we don't get work done because we're dancing around our office.:dance: :excited: :excited: :excited:
Enjoy the day everyone - I'm headed into the real air !
Have I gone a bit crazy or have I lost more body fat in the 2 days since ending my master cleanse?
I broke on Friday night and I've been back to 2000+ cals of cooked food due to being at home, but I just tried on a pair of size 8 (US size 6) jeans and I could get them OVER my hips today whereas on the day I ended, I couldn't get them completely over my thighs. Is it possible I have lost more body fat since then despite my calories shooting up? :)
05-01-2011, 02:13 PM
Today I have had the luxury of doing nothing but laying in bed with my two dogs and my books and lap top and reading and journaling and focusing on the journey.
The busy week ahead seems daunting but diligence will win. I am thinking how thrilled I will be with myself when the next weekend comes and I have been loyal and steadfast.
So far today I have had almost two liters of green juice...next up the tomato blend....cannot wait. My earlier fast attempts did not include this much juice and I can see where it really matters so I am not famished.
Added the coconut oil and it makes me smile.
05-01-2011, 03:54 PM
WOW ! WOW! WOW! WOW<!WOW<!WOW! This was soooooooo good !
I just made cantaloup juice. That goes to the top of my list.
Directions say to drink it alone (?) no mixing.
Good for constipation and bladder problem.
WOW ! :excited: :dance:
05-01-2011, 04:19 PM
oh no... add mint to your cantaloupe and you will be in orgasmic ecstasy!!! make it chocolate mint (yes that's a plant) and you'll be in even more!!!
mmmm jody what a lovely way to fast! sounds like your head is IN this!!!
change, i only like am/pm. it's really nice. and does a GREAT job at toning your body!!! off to amazon to look...
amii, i'd say, for you... that you have!
i've been water fasting today. not on purpose just ended up that way. i've drank less than 2 litres... went for a 2 hour walk. totally enjoying this gorgeous weather!!!
05-01-2011, 05:15 PM
Almost here.... I went shopping and bought some watermelon, pineapples, cucumbers, and oranges.. The rest of my produce will be ordered tomorrow.....yippy!!
I'm really talking to myself and I really want to do this... So we'll see how it goes... Having my hubby along will be great :excited:
And I soooooo want to fast with my sister for more then a day ..lol...
05-01-2011, 05:22 PM
I would like to report in that I actually feel FULL.
Made Aleesha's tomato blend and had it like a soup....dang. A little watermelon/grape juice for dessert and seriously, I feel done for the day and it is only 5:30 PM my time! YIPPEE!!!!!!
This is POSSIBLE!!!!
Good Cat I can't wait for you to get on board too. JUICE FASTING rocks and I feel in control. Free and in control. That is really what we all want.
05-01-2011, 05:47 PM
well ok...i just added my "before" picture to my profile.
05-01-2011, 06:22 PM
jhodi.... you look beautiful!!! :heart
05-01-2011, 06:58 PM
jody you ARE beautiful!!! inside and out. gorgeous!!!
just went for another walk. i've walked about 5 hours today - give or take...
water fasting simply because i haven't bothered to make any juice.
lady aredhel, how about water fasting for the first day or two? that'll shut down your hunger nicely and get you into the zone faster. especially since you are such an experienced faster. i wouldn't suggest it for newbies but you my sister are no newbie!
jody... i hear ya on the tom juice. i always had a little dessert after too LOL so funny... i liked something sweet after my tom.
05-01-2011, 07:14 PM
Wow...water fasting... I was thinking I would like to try a day or two of that.. but I'm not sure on the timing. I'm still schooling and need to have some energy, but we'll see...
I am going to do everything to get into the zone this time around... I really do need this..:woohoo:
05-01-2011, 07:15 PM
oh honey the first two days of water fasting are just like juice fasting. you have heaps of energy... especially when it's at the beginning of your fast. you'll be living on the sugars from today for a few days.
05-01-2011, 07:25 PM
See..... I still have sooooo much to learn and experience :heart
05-01-2011, 07:26 PM
smiling... i'm happy to assist you sister! :hug
05-02-2011, 07:23 AM
goodcat and aleesha, thank you for the love.
holy crap!!!! I woke up and its DAY THREE!!!!!! WOOHOO!!!!! Getting past the hurdles!!!!! Let's get it on!!!!!!
05-02-2011, 10:02 AM
yes yes yes let's celebrate day three jhodi, it's a parrrrrrrrrtaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa :dance:
i water fasted yesterday. totally 100% good till about 9pm and then a wave of yuck washed over me. left shortly after though. i dropped a few pounds yesterday (which is always nice) so i'm at 134.4 this morning. that brings me under my weight of ending my 209 day fast. i'm happy to release another 20 pounds so my weight in not a concern of being too low at this point at all. i'm sure that at some point in this fast i'll have to up my juices to maintain my weight but i'm not there yet.
i walked so much yesterday. spent the entire day in the sun with my iphone playing music and me walking. it was such a great day!!! AND... i stayed hydrated. in all... i drank over 4 litres of water. :encore: which is so good for me. i can 'forget' to drink when i water fast.
i'll be having two young coconuts (water) later this morning. i have no desire to spend the week on water. i didn't intend to water fast yesterday... it just kinda happened LOL
05-02-2011, 10:08 AM
I added the beet to the green goddess recipe above and...
05-02-2011, 10:12 AM
see... told ya!!!
05-02-2011, 11:50 AM
congrats on your good numbers! woohoo! The rain has not let up in days and days here in the ozarks. Would love to get 0out walking. tomorrow and the rest of the week it will be spectacular.
05-02-2011, 11:51 AM
it's been raining like crazy up here in bc as well. and soooooo cold. it's like winter not spring. normally i have a tan by now. LOL
enjoyed my coconut water... feel a little stoned. so i'll just accept this natural high and flow with it!
05-02-2011, 12:55 PM
So I just added a picture from today...the first picture was from the winter before I began juicing. The difference is already noticeable from before juicing to after juicing, regardless of the fasting.
05-02-2011, 12:57 PM
wow you are glowing ... literally glowing!!!
05-02-2011, 01:19 PM
Good Morning... or should I say... afternoon ..lol...
I'm here and drinking water... Lots of water..lol..
I've been very busy this morning with our business and schooling, but I'm doing good so far. I'm going to keep myself busy and see where this day leads me. I'm not sure if I'll water fast all day, but I really don't care either way. I want to just flow with my body and see where it takes me :throwhearts:
05-02-2011, 01:22 PM
mmmmm perfection!!! go with the flow sister... go with it. it'll take you... trust it.
05-02-2011, 02:02 PM
goodcat, I know you are a long-time faster. Mind sharing how you came upon this path when you have time?
05-02-2011, 04:02 PM
Beautiful pictures Jhodi, you are blessed indeed.
Aleesha congrats on 134! You must be tiny now. How exciting. It's been a long journey and worth every minute I bet.
Today I am water fasting and have some lovely greens ready for tonight. I am ready to get into the zone and go all month long.
05-02-2011, 05:00 PM
woohoo thank you Mysticshore!!! Let's get in on in the Month of May!!!
Day three and I just MOPPED my entire kitchen floor. Let me assure you that does NOT happen often. Feeling goooooooood!
05-02-2011, 05:33 PM
Still drinking water. I've had 3 qts. so far. I have a slight headache, but still getting lots done today.
jhodi... I don't consider myself a long time faster, but I do enjoy fasting. I started fasting the beginning of 2010, and I couldn't even do one day. I would come here and read the fasting thread and it totally encouraged me. Finally in June 2010, I did my first long fast. I fasted for 29 days. It was great and I loved it. I was totally hooked. I've done a few short fasts since then, but I'm really wanting to do a 30 day fast. Thats what I'm hoping for this time around.
Back to work...:excited:
05-02-2011, 07:24 PM
Still fasting!! The strangest thing is that I don't feel like I'm fasting.
These two juices are juice-a-licios!!
raspberries/coconut oil/sea salt/raw honey/water
Good to see everyone doing good! :heart
05-02-2011, 07:44 PM
whoa-raw, do you run your honey thru your juicer or add it to your juice? and yey on your ease of fasting.
05-02-2011, 08:24 PM
sooooooo feeling my bliss. i am loving my apple/ginger/lime/zucchini juice. mmmmm i'm going to try zucchini lime next time.
off to be bliss-filled... later folks!!!!!
05-02-2011, 08:28 PM
Lady Awen!! Love it when you're blissful!!
Jodi ~ I put everything in the Vita Mix and strain it through the nut mylk bag. That's how I juice. My Jack L juicer isn't very good at juicing leafy stuff.
05-02-2011, 08:42 PM
I am sooooooooooooooooooooooooo bliss-filled. Soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo bliss-filled.
05-02-2011, 08:54 PM
I was just looking at zucchini at the store and wondered if it can be juiced. How does it taste ?
Aleesha - congratulations - I am in awe of how you do this. You're an inspiration.
I'm on day 8. Didn't prepare well enough for lunch - brought juice to office, but it wasn't enough. So I pretty much drank I think it'a a half gallon. I'm swimming. I also find if I dip my finger in raw honey, it satisfies the hunger.
Headed into day 9. I'm actually feeling quite great ! I love who I see in the mirror (finally). Love that I only need about 5 - 6 hours of sleep most nights.
In the evening I sit in front of our aquiriums in the dark (their lights are off) and enjoy their floating, and slow movements. And the plants swaying in the water.I'm there with them. Soooo peaceful, feels soooo good.
For dinner I had cuke, romaine, apple, pineapple, strawberries,mango (yellow) and mint. I feel like I'm on an exotic island sipping away in a lounge chair, enjoying the sweet air.
After day 10, I am taking a short break and will be back to do it again. I already told my husband that I may MAY, join you on 30 days. Oh, I said it out loud. He's all for what ever is helping me feel good about myself and my health is better.
Good night everyone. One of these days I'll get my husband to put my picture up.
05-02-2011, 08:58 PM
it has no taste... just like when you eat it. i love it in place of cucumber in juices. but today when i was making my juice - i'd only put zucchini and lime through and i tasted it and really liked it.
ahhhhhhh 30 days... you'll love 30 days!!!
05-02-2011, 09:07 PM
So I've had about 4 1/2 qts.of water today..nothing else... Besides a headache, I'm doing good. I actually got alot of stuff done around the house.
I made up a bunch of juice for my hubby and me for tomorrow. Some watermelon and some pineapple/apple/cucumber with coconut water :drool:
I'm going to go take a nice warm bath (not too hot) and then read a little.
See you all tomorrow :throwhearts:
05-02-2011, 09:10 PM
mmmm have a lovely evening my sister...
i'll be gone all day tomorrow folks...
thursday is super busy
so is friday...
so i'll be fasting and posting when i can but my life is on hyperspeed over the next few days.
05-02-2011, 09:21 PM
it appears I have made it thru Day THREE. Yippee!!!!!!
tomorrow will be 4 out of 30...let's see, that leaves 26 days to my goal. WOW. Can I do this??? Everyone else does it all the time it seems!!!
After this fast, I may just fast for three days at a time and do what I consider the 30 day fast my "extended" that I do maybe once a year....I know....that is a cake walk for some and not considered extended....but for me...if I can accomplish this once a year then WOW.
ok, enough of my blogging kind of post.
Still only drank maybe 2 to 2 and 1/2 quarts of juice today...gotta up that!
05-02-2011, 09:23 PM
hey a thirty day fast is NOTHING to sneer at. it's a huuuuge achievement. how many people can't fast for one day!!! so pat yourself on the back please!!!
i'm super super super proud of YOU!!!
05-02-2011, 09:48 PM
haha...well...aint done it yet. but YES!!! I say YES to 30!
05-02-2011, 09:50 PM
hey you've done 3 days... and that's no small feat. so enjoy THIS achievement. completely and bliss-fully. i insist! :)
05-03-2011, 12:25 AM
well i'm off to bed... another amazing day of fasting... another amazing day of living my life mindfully. AND another amazing day lovin' my man!
05-03-2011, 08:36 AM
Good morning everyone,
I'm curious which are your favorite combos - which keep you satisfied until the next. Do you drink it thru out the day or set it up as if it were three 'meals' a day. :juicy:
I don't have my glasses on so there may be alot mis-spells.
05-03-2011, 08:53 AM
Wait!!! What??!!!!! I just woke up and it is DAY FOUR!!!!!!! WOOHOO!!!!!!!
The only down side is last night I kinda went off on my husband AND my best friend. Oh my god. So not like me...wow. It was like a hair trigger. Working on a little damage control today. One of those rightfully justified being offended but reacted a bit more intensely than maybe the situation called for...i think. oops. What is getting cleared out here???
SO.....27 days to the finish line.....wonder what I will find there?
Good luck to all my fellow fasters and a word from me.....keep yo sheet togetha!!! hahhahahha
05-03-2011, 09:18 AM
Ah the fasting grumpies... yup... they happen. Be sure to warn those around you that your fuse is a little shorter than usual and when you feel them coming on... just remove yourself from the situation. Take some deep breathes and... get some juice into you. Juice really helps lessen the effects of the fasting grumpies.
I've got my apple juice made for the day and I'm off to enjoy a gorgeous day in White Rock. It's a beach community with little shops... it'll be a great way to spend the day. Hope it isn't too rainy...
Happy fasting all!!!
Oh and Change... I drink when I need to. I drink what I want to. I don't follow any rules...
*Rule breakers Unite!*
05-03-2011, 09:42 AM
Aleesha.. have a wonderful day!!
I'm still drinking water but I do have some juice made up when I'm ready for it.
Had a ruff night. My little ones have a cold again and my youngest was coughing all night (really..ALL night)... Oh well...
I am thankful for this day and I look forward to what it holds :throwhearts:
05-03-2011, 09:45 AM
Sending loving healing vibes to your kids... (((hugs)))
I hold the space for you to continue your fast sister... I am here... hand in hand with you.
05-03-2011, 10:46 AM
beet/carrot/sweet potato (kinda icky)
a very green blend of bok choy, spinach, apples, lemon, lime, cuc, etcetera....my body is saying YES to the health of this blend.
Here's to a grand day of loving our bodies.
I am still a near raging b***h.
05-03-2011, 10:48 AM
Thank you sister.... I am sooooo continuing this fast.. I really want this!!
I'm giving my little ones lots of juice today and tomorrow on top of lots of healthy "foods"... Thank you for the ((hugs))
Still water... :throwhearts:
05-03-2011, 11:14 AM
I'm off... have my juices packed. having a GREAT day today...
05-03-2011, 11:39 AM
thanks for the editing assist! I forgot this was a family forum.
05-03-2011, 12:37 PM
I am still water fasting today. Next week I will probably pick up my young coconuts. I was cold yesterday but today I am not as cold. I actually slept really good last night which was nice.
Wishing everyone a happy fasting day.
05-03-2011, 01:51 PM
On my first water/juice fast, well first any kind of fast really! I have been using Juice Fasting & Detoxification by Steve Meyerowitz to guide my 3 day fast. Some people don't recommend jumping on a water fast with out any fasting experience but for some reason my body seems to be wanting mostly just water? So I thought I'd just go with it and see what happens/how I feel...
Day 1 - empty feeling inside stomach, occasional food cravings, lots of water intake on the hour.
Day 2 - after a deep sleep I woke up with flu-like symptoms (nausea, hot and cold sweats, weakness) I actually induced vomiting I was so nauseas and following the book saying to let it out. As the day went on and a needed fresh air bath I felt much better. I also drank two juices when my body asked for it.
Day 3 (today) - after another great deep sleep (but with some weird dreams) the empty stomach feeling has finally left. i decided to jump on the scale just to see whats going on and let go of 5 pounds. one juice this morning, maybe one later depending how I feel. Still lots of water.
Today is my last day, now I feel like I could continue this for more time but I am going to live on my dad's boat for about a month now working for him doing some strenuous labor. Now its time to transition back and break the fast... also looking forward to trying to keep up my raw diet out in the middle of the ocean! We have a generator so I just bought a little personal blendor to make smoothies. We dock about every other day so I will be able to run to the grocery store and stock up on fruits and veggies!
Hopefully my transition off this short fast will go smoothly and I look forward to trying maybe a long juice fast after I get off the boat!
yay for my first fast!
05-03-2011, 03:11 PM
Congrats Yograw on your first fast. I'm sure you'll be back for more. How lucky to be going to live on a boat for awhile. We have been looking into getting one but the more we look the more expensive it seems. Someone told my husband boat stands for "Break Out Another Thousand". For the time being it looks like we are staying in the campervan.
My Water during the day and greens at night is going well. Here to a new day full of promise. Even though the grumpies have been landing here as well it's all part of the process.
05-03-2011, 04:58 PM
Thanks for the support mysticshore! Being able to have so much time on the ocean is really a blessing. Goodluck with your water and greens!
Does anyone have any "fast breaking" recommendations?? I will be taking it slow tomorrow but want to do it right. I am thinking watermelon? Or a smoothie maybe...
05-03-2011, 07:24 PM
Having a pretty good day so far..
I believe Aleesha likes to use papaya for breaking a fast. I like to have blended soups or smoothies... with just fruits or veggies (no nuts, seeds, ect.). Way to go by the way...yograw!!!
rawmom... Great job. I did one day of water fasting...lol..but I was happy with that. I've never done a water fast before so hey :woohoo:
mysticshore... we too would love a boat.. but we'll settle for hiking and camping.
Tonight I made my tomato/veggie juice, but I made it very green. Its "okay"..not my favorite, but nice still. I know the greens are good for my body and so I like that.
I'm hoping for a better nights sleep tonight.
05-03-2011, 08:33 PM
Note to Self ...Do not begin Fast during the week PMS is due.
DANG!!!!!!!!!! ROUGH< ROUGH 24 hours!!!!!
05-03-2011, 10:04 PM
I had the fasting grumpies in the beginning - once I realized what it was I kept to myself - I hate having to apologize,better still, I hate causing a ruckus.
YoGraw - Way to Go !! Congratulations. I wrote down Steve's name to look it up.
I've been up to the point where I don't even have time to juice or, so I'm thinking long and hard about doing what you've done as a starter.
I wasn't juicing many oz thru the day, so I was drinking a gallon atleast of water. Seems like I was always thirsty, anyway. I'll give it a shot - not crazy about vomiting ! uck! Are you planning on doing it again sooner then later, if so, I'll do it with you.
Well, because it is 'rent time' (property manager) I have been working since 4:30 AM and still going strong at 9 PM. But, since I couldn't get home to juice, I kept the fruit whole (I was getting very hypoglycemic and wasn't functioning well). I juiced 36 oz for breakfast and that pretty much carried me thru until 7P, but needed something besides sticking m finger in the raw honey jar.
Well, I made it thru 8 3/4 days !
I'll start all over again on the weekend after I read up on water fasting/juicing in the meantime so I can get myself psyched up to do it.
I'll still read your posts,your all fabulous to be with. perhaps I can prepare better for tomorrow.
05-03-2011, 11:23 PM
I'm so tired... that I'm just going to share and hope I'm not missing much. If I do... ask me again please.
Breaking a three day fast... have a soft fruit for breakfast, a salad or fruit for lunch and salad for dinner. Eat normal the next day.
Long day... went with juice but left it in the car as we were walking a mile and didn't wanna carry it. There was a juice bar so I wasn't worried. Got there and they said they had NOTHING to juice. NOTHING at all. Ugh... great. So I wasn't feeling too good about that. But I had an amazing, magickal, wonderful day regardless.
Bought myself a pair of cowboy boots... and I'm soooo thrilled.
05-04-2011, 07:39 AM
Greetings youse peeps. well I woke up this morning and it was DAY FIVE!!! Amazing how this works!!! wow. Not bad!!!
SO glad yesterday is done. The sun is shining here in the Ozarks.
Have a great day.
05-04-2011, 09:23 AM
very busy day here... two raw food/fasting clients on the books... plus a lovely waxing hour for myself squeezed in there. heaps of other things as well.
enjoying apple/kale/lime/ginger today and then juicing up a watermelon!!!
05-04-2011, 09:47 AM
Hey checking in. On day 14 so far, mainly had grape/coconut oil/ sea salt/raw honey uesterdau. Very filling.
Yeah, I had the grumpies for the past few days. It's wearing off now, I can tell. I bought interesting items to juice which is turnips, asparagus. broccoli. Of course I'll be mixing it with apples. I have more purple grapes to juice so will be juicing that today.
Good news it that my reading is normal again like it was this whole time. so it's REALLY nice to know that I can fast to reset the balance in my body to work on whatever it needs. Plus I like this feeling of fasting. makes me feel so close to home!! And my skin looks younger and tighter too!!
I'm in a better mood today!!
Have an awesome day all!!
05-04-2011, 11:20 AM
Good Morning.. Its nice to hear that everyone is doing so well..
I was able to sleep a little better last night, so that is good!
Not sure what today will hold, but I'm looking forward to it.
05-04-2011, 11:46 AM
stopped by a juice bar and got 24 oz of juice in two shakes of a lambs tale!!! This could spoil a girl!!! so easy!!! and added some wheatgrass. wow!!! 1st trip to a juice bar, can you tell?
05-04-2011, 12:00 PM
Good Day Everyone!
Coming off my fast today and feeling very good. It's amazing how sweet the apple tasted I ate this morning!
changeisgood - definitely check out that book, it's a nice little book that I read over and over again before and throughout my fast and helped me not to freak out for example when I started vomiting. I don't think it is too common but there were a whole list of detox symptoms so it's good to know what your body is doing and why.
Although a short fast, I must say the first days were not easy! I was hungry and had this empty feeling in my stomach but I don't think it was 'real hunger', I realized the only times I really wanted food was connected to emotional thoughts or being bored. Then by the third day I was almost with out hunger at any point, this gives me confidence to try another longer fast in about a month or two when I have a break from work. I was thinking of the Master Cleanse? Or just a long juice fast.
Aleesha and Goodcat thanks for the fast breaking advice.
05-04-2011, 05:17 PM
Jhodi, Juice bars are awesome aren't they? I don't think they are too expensive when you don't have to buy food as well. Yummy fresh juice without having to clean up... :juicy:
It's warm here so I have been freezing half bottles of water then adding OJ to them. Jummy watery chilled oj that lasts for ages.
05-04-2011, 05:40 PM
Still intermittent fasting here.. on & off. I do very much enjoy "day-fasting".
You all keep working hard at your fasts & cleanses..
Remember, you're WORTH it!
05-04-2011, 06:46 PM
total day filled with tears... probably more to come...
05-04-2011, 07:04 PM
Ahhh sister ((hugs)) :hug
Its been another long/busy day here, but still good.
I haven't had alot of juice, but I am sipping on some watermelon juice right now....yummy...
I think I just want to take a nice warm bath and read (my favorite night time ritual)... I usually wait until my kiddos are in bed and then I have a nice quiet house :yes:
05-04-2011, 07:05 PM
(((HUgS))) Lady Awen ~ Fasting really seems to purge the emotions.
I've decided to break my fast tomorrow and have my kale juice soon this evening.
What's the best way to break this gently?
It really open my world up to all kinds of yummy juices that I didn't know existed. And I'm glad I did it, because now I know that I will be fasting often.
Eternityrider ~ Thank you for the encouragement. I will be back soon to fast!
05-04-2011, 07:47 PM
YoGraw - could I have the exact name of the book. I went on-line but there is more then one. That would be great.
Well, after I finished beating myself up, I gave juice fasting alot of thought. And my aim is to make it a way of life. I may have a slip, but I love how I feel when just having juice and a lick of honey if needed.
So, I'm back on board for the 30 day challenge and will check out the book.
Also, I keep hearing about the Master Cleanse and not sure how it works.
If you or someone already knows, I'd love to hear about it.
I went to the other forum, also.
Thanks for responding. I appreciate being recognized.
05-04-2011, 09:13 PM
changeisgood... definately don't give up.. It is a way of life and we all "slip up", but its what we do after that..:dance:
I've only had 2 qt. of juice today. Not enough for me, but I was so busy and didn't have time to juice. Tomorrow I'm going to make it a point to juice up lots of yummy things :woohoo:
For now I think I'll get my kiddos in bed and then go take the long awaited bath :excited:
~The Lady~ :throwhearts:
05-04-2011, 09:44 PM
that link should work I believe, its called:
Juice Fasting and Detoxification: Use the Healing Power of Fresh Juice to Feel Young and Look Great : The Fastest Way to Restore Your Health
By Steve Meyerowitz
haha kind of a long title!
I also don't know much about the Master Cleanse. I had a friend who did it and swears by it, but wondering how it would be for me personally but I'm going to do some more reading to see what it'd be like. If I find anything I'll let you know!
05-04-2011, 10:39 PM
Thanks, YoGraw. Looking forward to reading it. Will order it Thursday.
Aleesha - you weren't kidding about canteloupe juice and chocolate ! I had to use carab (allergic to chocolate) and it was delicious. More then delicious. :encore:
I had two glasses and felt so satisfied and pampered. It reminded me of something I used to drink as a kid that we made at home all the time. :woot:
I think you said to add mint - is it extract or leaves?
Great dessert like juice so now I definitely don't feel deprived of a nice treat.
Any others like that, please pass on. Dessert like drinks.
05-04-2011, 11:00 PM
I had my bath, a 1/2 qt.of carrot/celery juice, and now my tummy is hurting. I think I'm going to bed.
We'll see what tomorrow brings.
changeisgood... I believe Aleesha uses chocolate mint. Its a type of mint :heart:
05-05-2011, 12:02 AM
nooooooooooooooooooooo not carob while fasting. chocolate mint is a type of mint!!!!!! don't do choc while fasting. EVER. really stimulating and hard on the liver.
05-05-2011, 12:44 AM
Aleesha, I need some guidance in breaking my fast tomorrow and what to do after that. I want to break it the right way since I never have done a long fast before. Thanks!
Hope you're feeling better. Someone told me this once, without tears, there would no rainbows.
I had my kale/green pepper/tomatoes/sea salt/cayenne pepper/water! So good!!
I was aiming for 21 days, but I feel that it's time to break my fast. I wasn't feeling it till today. So it's time. I'll be back to fast some more though!! :heart
05-05-2011, 06:20 AM
Gosh, I would so love to do this with you all!! However, my juicer isn't all that...friendly(?). I have a Breville fountain and I find that I go through A LOT of produce when I juice! I'm sure it's normal, but I can't quite wrap my head around not eating every part of the food, KWIM? I know I can make chips and bars out of the pulp, but...
I wonder if I could hop on board by using my VitaMix (adding water to 'make' juice)?
05-05-2011, 07:43 AM
Lady Winday I'm gone till Friday afternoon, perhaps Lady Aredhel can give you a hand. Sorry... I'm on so brief...
Yes you can use a vitamix and a nut mylk bag (paint strainer bag)... anything to strain out the pulp.
I'm off... having a day in Vancouver with a friend... coming home very late and homeschooling co-op tomorrow!
love you all,
05-05-2011, 08:08 AM
Good Morning and the funniest thing happened...I woke up and found it to be DAY SIX!!!! WOOHOO!!!! Made it thru the first five days which they say are the hardest. Awesome!!!! Here we go....on our way to 30!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
05-05-2011, 09:28 AM
It's okay. I found a guide checklist of what to do when breaking a 14 day juice fast.
So far this morning, I had a soft fruit. And I' will be following the guide I found.
Lady Aredhel ~ If I have any questions, I'll let you know. :wuv
Lady Awen ~ Have a good trip!! :hippy
05-05-2011, 10:02 AM
whoa-raw.. Congrats on your first long fast!! I know what an accomplishment that feels like. It sounds like you found your answer.. I was going to say soft fruit like papaya or blended smoothies/soups using only fruits or veggies.. No nuts or seeds yet.. I look forward to fasting with you again :heart.
jhodi.. Yeah!! That is wonderful! You are sooo on your way :woohoo:
Aleesha...Have a wonderful day sister!! Enjoy all that the day has for you!
Good Morning fellow fasters... I'm here and I'm fasting and I'm doing good :excited:
I had an okay night fasting, but I know that as I continue, things will get better. I have alot of detoxing to do and I sooooo want to let me body do its thing.
This morning I'm drinking some carrot/celery juice and I'm going to do my Stretch X video. I love that video. Next week I want to add in some yoga/stretch.
I have another busy day ahead, but I'm taking it one day at a time.
~The Lady~ :throwhearts:
05-05-2011, 10:58 AM
Battle Cry for the Day: WATER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
05-05-2011, 12:17 PM
OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Headed to the HFS today to get me some choc mint. Thanks for the info GoodCat and Aleesha for direction !
And GoodCat - thanks for the pep talk.
05-05-2011, 01:04 PM
Cathy. thank you! The fast was interesting because I really didn't feel like I was fasting. I would definitely do it again. I feel like it does a lot for my emotions and my body. Plus it it helps me to redirect where my focus should be. Juicing is fun and easy when I do with it the Vita Mix and a strainer bag. Plus so many flavors along with it too.
I woke up my digestion and yeah go easy on it for sure! Thanks for the tips. Just wondering from your point of view on how gentle I need to be for how many days till my digestion is up, awake, and running like normal since I fasted for 14 days?
I'll be looking forward to fasting with you again soon!
05-05-2011, 05:35 PM
Ouch!! My stomach is cramping up really bad and I only had two riped bananas today. I'm drinking ginger tea to help take away the cramping. It
s helping a little. Please help, this is not very pleasant. What did I do wrong?
05-05-2011, 05:53 PM
whoa-raw, is that all you ate?
if so that could have something to do with it. bananas have a very low water content and on an empty stomach it might but not be the best. i read that by blending bananas with apple juice is better for a fasting stomach as it highers the water content and is easier on your tummy.
hope this helps! and feel better soon!
05-05-2011, 05:56 PM
never break a fast with bananas... those should wait a week.
change to papaya, watermelon, mango, soaked prunes... tomatoes, cucumbers...
soft soft soft.
gotta run... still in van... just snuck on to check on your all. (((hugs)))
05-05-2011, 07:49 PM
I wished I had asked if bananans were okay to break the fast with. Didn't though because i thought it was considered soft fruit and for some reasons thought it would be easy on the tummy. In the past I would always eat a banana if my tummy was upset.
I had a tomato then walked for about fifteen minutes. It feels better. It just felt like the bananas was sitting like a rock in my stomach as my stomach was cramping around it making it feel stuck there. It hurts bad!! Never again with bananas.
Maybe a list as a stickie in the fasting section what's the best raw food to break a juice fast with and what's not.
I feel better but still achy and less cramps.
Thank you for responding, I really appreciate it. So really breaking a fast with high water content in small amounts would be a way to go.
What about drinking plenty of water when breaking a fast?
05-05-2011, 07:51 PM
whoa... sorry I didn't remember about bananas.. I'm glad you're feeling a little better.. Live and learn..
Today has been sooooo busy again, but good still... I'm going to go and drink my tomato/veggie juice. I can't wait. I didn't get it last night, so I really want it tonight :dance:
05-05-2011, 07:53 PM
i also thought bananas would be considered soft until i read about it then it made sense so you are not alone! :) and yes i believe to keep taking in lots of water following the fast is recommended.
glad your feeling better, its amazing how much we can learn through fasting about food and our bodies.
05-05-2011, 09:26 PM
Well... I finished my tomato juice and it was lovely!! I really want a nice warm bath and then some reading time...
I think tomorrow is going to be less stressful. I'm looking forward to our Sabbath rest and having some relaxing times :excited:
05-05-2011, 10:01 PM
Thanks you two!! I do feel alot better tonight. That feeling was so awful, never want to go through that again!!
So I got the food that Aleesha suggested. I remember some tip about breaking the fast with soaked prunes. drink the prune water slowly, then eat the prunes slowly too. Wish I had done that instead. Well at least I know to stay away from bananas because I would have been bound to break one of my fast in the future with this fruit.
I'll be drinking plenty of water.
Lots of love to my tummy to make it all better!!: kisses:
Good night you two. Hope the day will be better tomorrow!
05-05-2011, 10:05 PM
Quick hello - been up since 3 AM. Beginning of month is always busy.Drank only water, water, water. I'm floating.
Then had watermelon - yum ! nice and sweet and smooth.
Headed to bed. Saw some recipe for Goddess... something or other. Sounds real good. Have all the ingredients, so that's on the menu for tomorrow.
I'd say it's only because of the fast, that I have this energy to do long days.
My intestines love me. They are soooo happy they're not filled with all the gunk ! This might be TMI - but even my BM looked fresh and healthy, even had a pinkish red tone to it from the beets. :throwhearts:
Off to bed, sorry for not responding to some of you. Will do it tomorrow when my mind is working better.
Good Night !
05-06-2011, 08:33 AM
Changeisgood, I was getting ready to ask if that was blood in my stools or as a result of the beet juice. Seriously! So it is never TMI I guess in this forum.
SO...DAY SEVEN. wow. and last night I developed a headache...it remains this morning....I am worried the juice bar maybe, no, certainly does not use organic produce and this is the cause.
I am continuing on, however, drinking willow bark tea.
GOOD MORNING from the Ozark Mountains!
05-06-2011, 09:03 AM
Glad everyone doing good! :heart
I feel better then I did yesterday. I drank e.o. cinnamon and clove water throughout the night as I was halfway sleeping. It help a great deal.
I say no to having a bad attitude and yes to having a good attitude. In times like this, it's really obvious if my attitude is helping the situation or not, then it made me realized that it applies to all areas of my life. After this. I've really made up my mind that even just 1 percent of being negative is not cool at all.
Anyways, just wanted to say that in case anybody asked me in the future that having a good attitude is based on a choice not circumstances.
I'm gonna do some more research on how to break a fast properly. If I can enjoy the process of breaking my fast, there will be surely more fasting days to come!
Have a good day everyone!!! :heart:
05-06-2011, 09:27 AM
Good Morning everyone...
whoa.. good idea. We can never do to much learning and studying :heart
I'm having some carrot/celery juice right now and then I'm doing Stretch X. It just helps me to keep things moving in my body, yet it doesn't over do it.
05-06-2011, 11:31 AM
super light scan of posts... so busy... off to homeschooling co-op to deal with a situation we are having. keep me in your thoughts and prayers please...
water.. yes while fast breaking
do not eat anything other than soft fruit until you are having bms. nothing else added
avocado is okay to break a fast. just small amounts please
got a bladder infection on top of everything UGH and so i juiced cranberries this morning and am going to drink that today.
apple x 3
3/4 bag of cranberries (defrosted)
1/2 small lime
mmmmmm very tasty!
05-06-2011, 04:04 PM
bladder infection.. I'm sorry .. Those are no fun..
I just finished juicing up some watermelon and some pineapple/cucumber/apple with coconut water.. Now I'm set for a minute :woohoo:
Back to cleaning and organizing. Tonight I'm going to have a movie night with the kiddos and enjoy some tomato/veggie juice... Oh how I LOVE my tomato/veggie juice :excited:
~The Lady~ :throwhearts:
05-06-2011, 05:14 PM
bladder infection - gone
manuka honey and cranberry juice took care of that nice and quick!
i have a whole 90 minutes before i have to run off again. wow this was a busy week for me. *wipes brow*
on the fasting front... been releasing some more weight - which pleases me. i'm 132 now. would like to get below 120 so going a bit lower and then coming back up a tad when this fast is over will be good. sustaining my weight long term during this fast should be easy enough. i seldom release much weight when i'm fasting (although i am at the moment)... so i'm confident it won't become an issue for me. if it does... i'll deal with it.
in all... 18 pounds released in my 35 days fasting - yup today is the end of week 5 for me.
drank heaps of water today... so all is good in my world.
05-06-2011, 06:55 PM
Maybe tomorrow will bring some resting time :heart
I hope I can drop some weight.. I ended up gaining about 15 lbs. over the winter because of my thyroid/adrenal issues.. I believe this fast will help to bring some healing and some weight loss :woohoo:
I'm just getting ready to make my tomato/veggie juice.. Can't wait :drool:
05-06-2011, 08:31 PM
Happy Friday everyone !
The Ironman is a big happening tomorrow - ppeople are already claiming a good spot and sleeping out so they don't lose it.
I had the same lunch, GoodCat, minus the coconut water. I like the taste of cucumber, a distinct taste but mild at the same time.
Aleesha, congrats on the weight loss. And clearing a bladder infection in 6 hrs - I didn't get time to say ouch !
WhoaRaw - I wish you were around to wisper in my ear about letting go of negative attitude. What a day I had. Glad it's over. It is so rare, extremely, but it sure is lousy to stew in it. Was able to let go late in the day.
I'm almost laughing, I was chatting with the Masters this AM and got that this was going to be a wonderful day. LOL! Next time, I'll have them define what that word means to them ! LOL! I suppose it could have been alot worse.
Whaat's the best item to juice/have for my hypoglycemia.
I had a bad attack this AM to the point of shaking. I had had good ol orange juice with mango, and it sure was good going down. I shook thru juicing lunch I deliberately added greens, and then drank probably more then a quart of water. I'm wondering if it has something to do with citrus. I had a couple of reactions to delicious grapefruit on separate occassions, and now oranges. The pineapple was sooo delicious. I hope it's not.
05-06-2011, 08:36 PM
I slowed on my water consumption and my bladder infection showed itself again. So more manuka honey and more water is on the menu!
I loooooooooooooove using fasting to heal!!!
05-06-2011, 08:45 PM
I just finished my yummy tomato/veggie juice and it was yummy.. Just what mommy wanted ..lol..
I have a little head ache though and so I'm looking forward to bed.
I purchased some rose buds and lavendar for my baths and they came today:excited: Guess what I'm going to do later....lol... Maybe that will help this head ache :wuv
Aleesha... yes..yes..lots of water..you knows its good for you..
05-06-2011, 09:05 PM
I'll go drink more now ... thanks for reminding me!
Can I come have a bath too?
05-06-2011, 09:25 PM
End of day ten.. Have been so busy with work . Have had no time to post. I have done the m/c 3 x a year 4 the last 3 years. But with the jucie and veggie fast my energy has been of the charts.
So easy, really do not miss much. I am brakeing my fast saturday. I have had a weekend retreat planned for my sisters 50th birthday. I rented a little cabin on the lake in Tahoe. She loves it when I prepare all my raw food plates. So for the whole weekend I am going to make things I tagged in Allissa book. So excited can not wait. I want to start on a fast for thirty days or longer starting in june. But I have a 100 mile bike ride ,I am doing the first week of June and not sure how to pull that of with fasting. So any ideas would be great.
Good to see everyone is doing so good :):excited::excited::excited:
05-06-2011, 10:16 PM
Changeisgood! ~ Ironman. alright!!! Negative attitude sucks!! :)
I felt good today. I started with prune water and ate my soaked prunes this morning. No more cramping, thank goodness. Then had some soft fruits as listed. I'm happy about being cramp free..
Any good fasting book recommendations? Looking for a good book on fasting.
I feel renewed and inspired from this fast. I'm glad I did it. I feel motivated to do stuff again with a better attitude! I also sense more of a deeper meaning of life once again and it's a very humbling feeling. I'm so grateful to have done this fast!! I feel that my light can shine the brightest now. Fasting is a beautiful experience!!
May all you fasters be blessed on your fasting journey!! I'll see ya all next time.
05-06-2011, 10:32 PM
whoa.. I'm so glad you are feeling better. Yeah for no cramping!!
Aleesha.. my tub is not that big, but I'll share with my sister .lol... maybe I should get a hot tub, then we all could fit in it :excited:
The bath was lovely and I'm now sipping on some chammomile tea (not sure how to spell that)....
05-06-2011, 10:58 PM
I'm tiny... I don't take much space! *bats eyes*
Sorry I'm not really here yet... it's been a very emotional week and I have so much that needs doing this weekend still... so please know I'm supporting you all in my heart.
05-07-2011, 12:36 AM
k, here's a couple of pics from this week... 5 weeks in...
05-07-2011, 04:05 AM
Wow miss skinny you look fine. I know how cool it is to lose the last few and realize you are in the brave new world of the slimmest. Congrats! It's been a long journey but you have arrived.
I,ve had a detour this weekend but it's mothers day here so I've had some fun. I'm looking forward to starting again tomorrow and shifting a few pounds.
127.2 tonight. Here's to a juicy new week.
05-07-2011, 07:33 AM
WOW ! Aleesha - or should I say Skinny Minnie - you must feel ecstatic about your accomplishment. You go, girl ! :cheer:
I know you'll work thru your past week's 'stuff', and come out even stronger !
05-07-2011, 09:26 AM
Looking good ALeesha! What an amazing journey you have been on. WOW.
I was having some doubts yesterday but awoke to DAY NUMBER EIGHT!!!!!!!!!!!!
The days keep coming...seems like time stands still when I am fasting. hahhahaha
I am a rule breaker so have taking to weighing myself....down 6 and 1/2 pounds in 7 total days. WOOHOO!!!!
I decided the day I end my fast is NOT going to be decided by the number of days fasting but when I reach my goal weight of 140-145
Hugs to all you brave sojourners!!!! Have a FANTASTIC day on this beautiful blue ball.
05-07-2011, 10:00 AM
You look fantastic my sister :heart
I had a horrible head ache all night. It woke me up around 3 times. Its not too bad this morning, so I'm hoping I don't have to take anything for it.
I'm sipping on water right now. About a qt. to be exact...lol..
Today is our day of rest, so that is exactly what I'm going to do :dance:
05-07-2011, 10:07 AM
ah thanks for all the lovely comments. mystic... your words really surprised me. i don't count myself as being that slim yet. whenever people say that to me i'm kinda shocked. LOL i'm going to fully embrace your words... fully.
i am so pleased with how my jeans feel on me. they are no longer snug, even when freshly washed. now they are just comfy. as long as i'm wearing pretty undies i'm good to go since they will shimmy down a bit and they are already really low on my hips. i figure that i'm finally at a weight where showing off my back tat is not a bad thing LOL
can't wait to get into some summer clothes!!!
i have - yet another - super busy day today. going to watch my son's g/f ride. i haven't met her horse yet so i'm excited about it. i'm allergic to horses and hay but i'll only stay as long as i can. don't wanna take anything for it.
cranberries are on the menu today... and then watermelon juice. i need to flush flush flush flush flush... and then flush some more!!!
reiki client, crystal bowl meditation... it's a full day indeed!
happy fasting everyone!!!
05-07-2011, 12:00 PM
So far today, I've gone green, green and more green to prevent any hypoglycemic attack.
celery, zucchini, parsley, chard, romaine, ginger, lemon, kiwi, pineapple and apple. Had 24 oz - it was soooo good !
You're right, Aleesha, zucchini is quite good!
Have a fun Saturday, everyone ! :throwhearts:
05-07-2011, 12:42 PM
zucchini IS gooooood!!!
just made a few litres of apple/cranberry/lime
05-07-2011, 01:28 PM
I just finished some watermelon juice and it was quite satisfying :heart
I need to run a few errands and I'm taking some pineapple/cucumber/apple juice with coconut water.
My head ache is still here, but I'm handling it well. I haven't had to take anything for it, so I'm happy with that :woohoo:
05-07-2011, 03:27 PM
Watermelon seems to be the juice of the day!
watermelon/cantelope for breakfast.....just finished a three hour horse back ride (what a coincidence) and now drinking a fabulous apple/pear/lemon/ginger refreshing zinger!!!!
It's all good!!!!
05-07-2011, 05:01 PM
i'm making watermelon tomorrow morning! hahahahaha too funny.
i picked up some zucchinis... a bunch of them to juice with some kale, parsley, beets with greens and fennel! i was going to have it tonight but am running out of time. i'm hoping to perhaps have time between my reiki client and my meditation tonight... but we'll see
05-07-2011, 08:09 PM
I just bought another watermelon today ...lol... It is that time of year :heart
I just finished my tomato/veggie juice and it was wonderful. My head ache has eased up a little. I'm hoping its completely gone tomorrow..
My kiddos are going to watch a movie and I'm going to sit and read.. Ahhhhh I love my life :excited:
I told the kiddos tonight that we need to schedule another LOTR trilogy weekend. Not sure when, but I hear the precious calling me..... we wants it.. we needs its.. we must haves it...
~The Lady~ :throwhearts:
05-07-2011, 09:37 PM
The watermelon fairy must be out and about - I'm having watermelon juice, too. Still a little early here so it was crunchy, but not a loss on delicately sweet !
That pineapple, cuke, apple sounds like a good choice to make in the AM.
Since all roads are tied up with the Ironman, we were only able to get to B&N. When I sat down with juicing books in hand, the woman next to me and I had a conversation. She has been juicing for 3 yrs and has lost 200 lbs and is working on her third. And other healings, as well. Raw food way of life must be catching on here, when I went 4+ months ago, there were only a few to choose from, now, there are close to a dozen. Raw Rocks ! :throwhearts:
05-08-2011, 08:21 AM
Happy Mother's Day to all you moms.
I can't believe I have made it to Day 9. Yesterday I was fantasizing about dinner but came home and made a tomato based blend and slightly warmed it...had that then went to bed.
Down 7 pounds in 8 days...I am predicting the weight loss will slow considerably now....I am hoping for 1/2 pound a day....gonna up the exercise and the water.
This month of May is going to go by whether I am fasting or not and I hope I get to the end of it having completed this journey.
Shooting for a weight between 140-145 to try to maintain in the latter 140's.
Happy Fasting, Kids!
05-08-2011, 09:04 AM
Thanks jhodi... And Happy Mother's Day to all the other mothers :heart
I don't have a head ache today, so I'm super happy about that.
My kiddos are juicing for me today for Mother's Day. I love my children sooooo much. The are truely a gift from above for me :kisses:
I'm sipping on water right now and then on to juices.. :excited:
05-08-2011, 10:53 AM
So I did my Stretch X video and I'm sipping on some watermelon juice.
Today is day 7 for me and I'm glad to get one week down :excited:
05-08-2011, 11:34 AM
This month of May is going to go by whether I am fasting or not and I hope I get to the end of it having completed this journey.
Exactly!!! That's how I look at it. This year is going to pass... regardless of what I do. Why not make a huge change... why not fast?
Today is day 7 for me and I'm glad to get one week down :excited:
Seriously??? What the heck have I been?
I'm so out of it folks and I apologize to you all for not being on the ball and answering questions etc. This week is even busier than last week. My hubby and I are going away for a few days... taking in a concert (James Blunt) and staying in a hotel. Then I have another few days in Van before I come home... and have the homeschooling co-op. LOL It's crazy busy this week... so I'll barely be here.
I'll leave each of you in charge of this thread. Love it. Care for it. Hold each other in your arms and shine your love on each other.
Cause the one thing every faster needs while fasting... is love. :heart
Still working on this silly bladder infection. Won't seem to leave me alone. I'll be juicing my watermelon today finally. AND I picked up some zucchini, beets, fennel etc to make a spicy blend for myself for tonight... no toms. We'll see how I like it. ;)
And yes... I would LOVE to watch LOTRs again too... hopefully my life will settle soon and I'll have time to do that!
05-08-2011, 12:25 PM
And a Happy Mother's Day to all of you, as well !
GoodCat - so glad to hear your headache is gone - it's enought to drive one crazy !
Yeah !! We got thru the week ! I followed someone's recipe of spinach, celery, strawberries and orange - it's a keeper !
Later, cantaloupe juice and watermelon - at different times of the day/eve.
I haven't heard from my soon to be 24 y/o son 2300 miles away. We talk almost every day, though. He's a sweetheart who is going thru the calamities and lessons that age group goes thru. He's been working over and above to pay his father back for money he had to borrow when his dog needed surgery and medical attention, died anyway, and infected 3 of his puppies with a bug he caught at the vet. Ver pricey. Worse, he cried like a baby for losing his 'child'/pups.
The pains a mother endures is worth witnessing a chid becoming wise.
Have a wonderful celebration of loveon this day and every day ! :throwhearts:
05-08-2011, 02:23 PM
beautifully shared... thank you! namaste'
05-08-2011, 03:17 PM
:heart LOVE :heart LOVE :heart LOVE
Just sharing some LOVE ....lol....
So far today I've had some watermelon juice, pineapple/cucumber/apple juice, and a little green lemonade...
I'm taking the kiddos to the park later. Probably after dinner (or juice for this mama) ...lol... Its beautiful here today.
Aleesha.. I miss having you around, but it sounds like you're doing some fun stuff!!!
05-08-2011, 03:26 PM
Oh Sister... guess what? My hubby is juicing for me!!! I'm on the couch... relaxing... first time in days I've been able to just sit. And he's in there juicing up a storm!!!
I'm so blissing .... so blissing ....
And I would love to be around more but I'm sure having a blast in my life right now. So nice to be focused on something other than the computer for a bit. LOL
So tell me... how's your fast going? Feel like you are in this one for the long haul?
05-08-2011, 03:58 PM
Ahhh.. I love when others juice for me. Its such a blessing.
You know. I'm not loving this fast. I don't feel like I'm in the zone. But..... I totally feel like I'm going to do this. I don't have any intentions of stopping at least for another week. Once I get there, I'm sure I'll be able to talk myself into a least another week. And then why not do just one more week to make it a month :woohoo:
I really want the healing and the weight loss that comes with fasting and my body really needs that. So I'm overruling my mouth right now :LOL:
So we'll see...
05-08-2011, 05:33 PM
mmmmm well sister i bet you'll find the zone while you are truckin' along!
i'm in bliss... just had a long bath and now i'm preparing for another reiki session with my client.
05-08-2011, 07:15 PM
Yea GoodCat ! Keep on truckin'. There's so few of us here, we need you ! And if I can get in the zone, anyone can ! :cheer:
I told my husband this is what I'll be doing from now on. It's so refreshing.
He said pretty soon I'll need another juicer.
Is there a husband day ? Should be ! We are blessed with amazing men ! :heart
Drinking cantaloupe juice this eve. Yum. Too bad I can't have chocolate. Would plain mint work or is it the chocolate that really enhances it ?
Enjoy the rest of your mother's day. And an easy entry into Monday. :throwhearts:
05-08-2011, 07:59 PM
3 or 4 litres of watermelon juice in my belly... some with kale, parsley, lime and some straight watermelon...
05-08-2011, 08:28 PM
Thanks guys.. I'm here and doing good. I figure its all good... Its not like a don't want to fast.. Its just that I'm not really wanting to fast either. Its strange, but its okay too..
So I'm here with you all...
I have watermelon, pineapple, and green lemonade in my frig. thanks to my kiddos. Got to love them :kisses:
I agree about the husband day. I love my hubby sooooooo much. He's such a good guy. Hes also juice fasting with me. What a guy :kisses:
05-08-2011, 08:29 PM
I want wife day too... definitely need wife day LOL
05-08-2011, 10:50 PM
Wife day is nice...
I'm sipping on some chammomile tea and then its off to bed. Another wonderful day done. I sooooo look forward to what tomorrow will bring :wuv
05-09-2011, 12:05 AM
goodnight my sister!
05-09-2011, 09:23 AM
I'm so excited... we found a beautiful old hotel right at the beach for super inexpensive... concert tickets in my purse... and juice in the fridge.
I have a Reiki client this morning and then we are GONE!!! Like the wind...
I'll be back Wed to check in folks... be good!!!
05-09-2011, 10:36 AM
oh my gosh i forgot to share... i had a bm yesterday!!!!!!!!! i'm pretty thrilled. this fast... they are few and far between so when i have one... i do a little dance LOL :dance:
05-09-2011, 11:02 AM
Congrats sis.. I know what you mean. I haven't had a much movement in that area this time around either. But its all good.
Have a WONDERFUL time with your hubby, and the beach, and the concert, and just being away :heart Sounds like pure bliss!!
I'm sipping on my water and will have some juice later. At least its made and ready for me.
I just received all my plants for our garden. So, today my hubby is cleaning out the shed with the boys and me and the girls are going to start planting our garden!! I'm very excited about it.
05-09-2011, 11:32 AM
I'm off soooooooooooooon!!!
05-09-2011, 04:20 PM
Hey ya'll. I haven't been here in ages but now that I'm doing a juice fast again I wanted to drop by and say hi. Day 2 here (of juicing fasting, I did two days of raw smoothies before that) and things are going okay. I'm having some cravings but they aren't as er... violent as last time. (lol) I actually have felt really high levels of energy so far! Which is so exciting because in my previous fasts I pretty much fell into fatigue and other detox symptoms by the end of day 1. I felt pretty normal, but with sort of an edge? If that makes sense. Yesterday I worked outside for hours with no problems. We are building a wading pool in the river by our house so it's a lot of digging and moving rocks around and I'm amazed that I was able to do this work on only juice!
I'm happy to hear that you didn't do SWF's with your fasts, Aleesha. I've been a little worried about the whole SWF/enema/colonic deal while fasting. I wasn't sure when or if I even should do a SWF. I heard some other fasters say that if you don't do one the toxins will not move out your colon and you will start to re-absorb them. I was just in the process of freaking out about this a little when guess what? I went to the bathroom on my own. :)
Other than all that the only thing I can say is I had insanely bad nightmares last night and just lots of anxiety while I was sleeping. I think I must have been detoxing something horrid but it passed after I woke up. :)
05-09-2011, 05:51 PM
Hi climbing... Welcome along...
I believe Aleesha is out of town until Wednesday, but we'll hold the fort down on this end ...lol..
I've been able to keep pretty busy myself this past week. I got alot done today which is nice.
More gardening tomorrow and then cleaning house again..
05-09-2011, 08:05 PM
Dinner for me is organic juice from capers!!! Garlic and onion with carrot celery beet cucumber. I'm sitting in a cafe while hubby eats. Perfect weather. Perfect vacation!!! See you all Wednesday.
05-09-2011, 08:12 PM
I'm starting to get to that "majorly hungry and dreaming of food" stage. Grr... I was hoping I'd get off easy and that wouldn't happen this time. lol no such luck. At least I'm craving better things though. I've been reading raw food reciples all night. Why do I torture myself? I'm starting to do that battle with myself thing... eyeing the cuboard and just knowing that... if I wanted to... I could make... etc etc.
I don't want to. But it bugs me that my mind is doing that to me. Maybe it's time for more juice. I bought a watermelon earlier and dang that thing is going to go far. I've barely used an eighth of it on like four cups of juice. I also have two cantelopes. I'm going to cut one of those open for breakfast I think.
05-09-2011, 09:01 PM
climbing... I hear you... I've had the same issues.. I seem to think about XYZ instead of my yummy juices. But I'm determined and I'm trying to change my mind set. I'm thinking on the reasons why I'm fasting instead of the foods I could be eating. Its helping, so thats good :dance:
Aleesha.. that sounds so wonderful. Did they juice that up there for you? How are you getting all your juices until Wednesday??
Have fun my sister :excited:
I had some tomato/veggie juice tonight and it hit the spot... Now I want a bed and then a book ..lol...
05-09-2011, 09:57 PM
Hi GoodCat - Gardening is soooo much fun ! I'm all excited about planting and juicing directly from garden veggies/fruit Our peach tree looks like she'll give us fruit this year (year 2). Have fun playing in the dirt !
Welcome Climb - carry around juice with you and reach for it when you think of food. I find it satisfying and takes away any thought of food.
Aleesha - glad to hear BM are far between - I thought I was getting constipated. A few days ago when I had mine, it looked so healthy and the colors were so soft.
Sounds like a wonderful adventure you're on with hubby. It's so nice to have that closeness and feel the love pouring out from each other while in new beautiful surroundings. I think I'll go hug my hubby and smell his pheramons !
Let's come up with a date for wife's day. heck, there's have sec'y day.
and we'll pass it on to every wife we know. :throwhearts:
I do the salt water in the AM a few times a week. Sometimes it works, sometimes, there just isn't anything. I'm crazy, I love the taste of salt, especially good salt. To think when I was a child and when I gargled it for a sore throat, mom said not to swallow it.
05-09-2011, 10:15 PM
change.... I would love a peach tree. I'm thinking of getting one! How fun.
Well.. I'm off to my bath and then a good book.. See you all tomorrow..
05-10-2011, 10:38 AM
Well... Good Morning... How many are there still fasting right now?? I'm still going.. Its day 9 for me :dance:
I just finished doing Stretch X video and I'm sipping on some water. I have some watermelon juice made up and then we'll see.
05-10-2011, 12:31 PM
Pick me!!! I'm a fasting goddess over here. Seven shots of wheatgrass yesterday!!! Yes they made my juice fresh Cathy it was so yummy. I have juice with me but shouldn't have bothered there's juice bars everywhere. Having tea now as hubby eats.
Do NOT look at reciPes when fasting. It stimulates your hunger! Sure fire way to sabatogue your fast.
I'm off to enjoy our day!!!
05-10-2011, 12:43 PM
I agree about looking at recipes. Not good if you want to stay in your fast.
Aleesha.. How fun!! I am sooooo totally excited for you! I know you are having the best time with your hubby!! :heart:
I've had more energy today then I have in the past week. I'm glad. I've realized that if I drink too much juice at one time, my tummy doesn't like it. So I'm learning to sip instead of gulp ..lol..
05-10-2011, 01:28 PM
Mmmm cantaloupe ginger mint
Lovely tea. Flower blend with spearmint
05-10-2011, 01:29 PM
Cathy I have to sip now to!!! No quick drinking for me. I've also found I have weight loss with sipping
05-10-2011, 05:23 PM
Ohhhhh.. I like the idea of weight loss with sipping.. I'll keep sipping on then ..lol..
Aleesha.. I'm so glad you got your cantaloupe. I know how much you love those :drool:
I just finished juicing all my juices for the night! We have friends coming over for dinner and so I'm all set... I can set and sip my juice and enjoy the fellowshipping :excited:
05-10-2011, 08:11 PM
MMMM cantaloupe ginger and mint - yum -I'm gonna get me some tomorrow
Aleesha - you must be flying with seven shots of wheatgrass
I caught myself always drinking fast - so sippin it is !
We bought plums to try and mix with an assortment of other fruits.
05-10-2011, 09:59 PM
Do NOT look at reciPes when fasting. It stimulates your hunger! Sure fire way to sabatogue your fast.
I have willpower like you cannot even imagine. ;) ... comes from years of having to be on a super limited diet due to my food allergies. It actually kinda helps me in a weird way, even though it's torture at the same time, lol. I look at things and tell myself they will be a reward for what I'm doing now.
The end of day 3 here. It's going okay. So far I haven't had any emotional turmoil or anything really, aside from a momentary freak out earlier when some friends were inviting me to dinner this weekend. I thought maybe I'd be done fasting by then but I didn't like the pressure it made me feel, like in case I wanted to keep going, you know?
I don't know how to deal with this. It seems like I can fast for 3-4 days but beyond that there is always some sort of social obligation that stops me. I know technically I could still go to the dinner and just sit there with my juice but if I'm being honest with myself I know I won't do that, I'll either get upset and cry and embarrass myself and then run home OR I'll give in and break the fast, probably with something I shouldnt. All my friends eat pretty healthy and everything but not fast-breaking stuff....
It sucks because I really want to fast for two weeks or longer at some point but I just can't seem to figure out a time when I can do that.
Other that all that (thanks for listening to that lil rant btw) it's going ok. Decent energy, I actually got some work done today (I'm a writer), and even though it wasn't physical work, I was really happy to see I was able to do that, because working on a novel takes this huge amount of concentration for me and half the time I struggle with it if I'm even a bit tired on a normal, non fasting day. In the past I haven't been able to work while fasting at all. I wrote for probably 4 hours at least so that's something! I actually felt really mentally clear too when last time I had a lot more brain fog. It gives me so much hope, because my last fast was in january, and that shows that my high raw diet has healed my body SO much in between then and now!
Once again I had crazy dreams last night, but not nightmares like the night before. In this dream, for whatever reason, both Greece and Mexico were located where South Carolina is now (I'm in NC) so you could drive there from here... lol. What happened to SC is beyond me! Oh and all the people from that reality show Jersilicious were there (what the hell?) and also in the dream I was tempted by these two handsome men to cheat on my partner, but I said no and ran away in a desperate attempt to get back to him. Cool that even in my bizzaro-fasting-dream world, I'm loyal to my guy. :D
I hope to continue through tomorrow at least. I think I broke my fast at the very beginning of day 4 last time, so my goal this time is to at least make it longer than last time. We'll see.
05-11-2011, 10:39 AM
Good Morning Fellow Fasters....
changeisgood... I love trying new veggies and fruits. So much to learn, so many new flavors to try.. so little time ..lol....
climbing.. I think you're doing good. Its a process we go through. Last night we had company over. I made a very nice dinner for them and my children and then I made up mine and my hubby's juice. We sat and talked and enjoyed each others company. They ate and we sipped our juice. They stayed until 11:00 and there were no issues. I even served then desset..lol..
I wouldn't have been able to do that about a year ago when I first started out on my fasting path..
Aleesha.. I hope you have a safe trip home today. Love ya..:heart
I'm sipping on some carrot/celery juice with barley green right now. I still have some watermelon made and a little pineapple/cucumber/apple, for later.
05-11-2011, 12:26 PM
Staying in Vancouver till the weekend... so I won't be around much.
Sipping on watermelon juice!!! mmmmm gooooooood. Today is day 40 of my fast!!!
05-11-2011, 12:29 PM
I wish we could get good watermelon here ... mostly they are a real disappointment :(
05-11-2011, 03:09 PM
This next Monday I am starting a short fast again. I would have done it sooner but I am running a half marathon this Saturday to support a friend who has never done it. I am kinda pacing her.
I have been really doing good not fasting, I did not regain my released weight and I am eating mostly fruits and veggies. I also still juice most part of the day.
I am looking forward to joining you again!
05-11-2011, 03:17 PM
Hanneke... it would be sooooo fun to fast with you again!! I sooooo want to train for a 1/2 marathon. I'm still trying to get some healing in my hips, but hopefully some day!!
Aleesha... I can't wait until your back, but I know you are having FUN!!
I've had some pineapple/cucumber/apple and watermelon juice today...
05-11-2011, 04:55 PM
I made a very nice dinner for them and my children and then I made up mine and my hubby's juice. We sat and talked and enjoyed each others company. They ate and we sipped our juice. They stayed until 11:00 and there were no issues. I even served then desset..lol..
And here I was thinking I was strong just because I could look at reciples. lol!
More than halfway through day 4 here. Intensely strong sense of smell kicked in today. It was a bit disturbing. I went to the grocery store and I could smell everything. I could smell junk food through the bags they were in at the check out line, and even worse, I could smell people. Everyone within a 10 foot radius. Their breath, their skin, their insides, all of it. It was so intense it took everything in me not to run away gagging. These weren't exactly healthy vibrant people... they smelled like toxins and death, it was sooo horrible.
I was doing really bad earlier, detoxing something awful. Cold like symptoms, chills. It seems to have passed for now. I got another watermelon at the store, along with two more pineapples, a huge bag of oranges and some celery. Still going strong. :)
05-11-2011, 05:58 PM
climbing... You're doing great!! I too just bought some more pineapples. I just love them :drool:
I know what you mean about intense sense of smell.. I too get that. I actually will have it when I'm eating all raw too.. Crazy..
I'm getting ready to make my dinner blend. I can't wait. It snowed here today, which is a little crazy, but a good reason to make a fire. So I'll be sipping my tomato/veggie juice by the fire...:kisses:
05-11-2011, 09:03 PM
Hi everyone -
Funny, I'm also dealing with smells. They are sooo much stronger and I must be smelling something from a different area cause it smelled like a familiar food. Great smell, would never eat it again. Grieving time is over. My husband will eat a food that I loved loved loved and it doesn't bother me. I know the pains in my belly I will get. Not fun !
It must be wives day cause my husband made juice for both of us. Delicious combo - pineapple, orange, apple, mango, plum. Nicie and creamy and delicious !
What is that barley something or other you had in your drink ? Is it like wheatgrass and you need a special juicer ? And the taste ?
Gotta go, hang in there, climbing, you'll do just fine. If you're a praying person, just ask for assistance.
05-11-2011, 10:25 PM
changeisgood.. Its just barley greens in a powder form. I like to add it to some of my juices for a little more greens :dance:
Its been a lovely night. I'm off to bed.
05-12-2011, 09:20 AM
well folks my bladder infection is still here, hanging on. i'm taking some homeopathic remedy but may need to see a doctor soon... which sucks. so don't wanna take anything but the pain is moving into my kidneys. once i get home and can really flush myself with juices and water it'll definitely help tremendously.
today i am off to run about town. the weather is nice so it'll be lovely.
yesterday had a huge walk in nature in the pouring rain. looooooved it!!!
i'll be home tonight folks... ;)
05-12-2011, 10:02 AM
Have a safe trip sister :heart: Hopefully being able to flush your system will help when you get home. I hate bladder infections!
Good Morning... I'm sipping on some water and then I have busy day of preparing. We are taking the kiddos to a Theme Park tomorrow for a day of fun and rides. Its homeshcool day so the cost is 1/2 from what it usually is. The kids are very excited.
With me and my hubby fasting right now, I'll need to juice a ton of juice to take with us since we will be gone all day! I also need to pack a lunch for the children.
The nice thing is, the sun is shining and its warming up outside. Thats always nice :heart
05-12-2011, 12:40 PM
Day 5 here. The last 24 hours have probably been the worst. :(
I seriously wonder what the hell is inside my body that could be this painful coming out. After all the cold and flu like symptoms yesterday, majorly bad emotional and mental symptoms began last night. I just felt so sick and freaked out. I went to bed early and had weird dreams all night. When I woke up I had 5 or 6 big nasty cystic acne like boils coming out of my face. Ever since I've been high raw I don't get much acne (but I used to have it BAD years ago on the SAD diet) so it's upsetting. I'm telling myself it will pass. I also had really really bad pain in my ovary area this morning.
On top of that it's just been so stressful. My partner tries to be understanding but my irritability and sobbing fits are wearing on him and he's getting to the point where he just wants me to break the fast. But I finally feel like some real detox is happening so I want to hang on a bit longer!
05-12-2011, 05:12 PM
thank you sister. i'll be leaving for home some time later this evening.
how many days have you fasted now? i'm so pleased to see you still here... ;) so nice. :backhug
climbing... day 5 is a hard day... once you get through it things often lighten.
05-12-2011, 08:04 PM
Just popping in to read a little and thought I would welcome Aleesha back as well. So how was the music?
I've been reading along now and then but did not extend my fast like I had intended.....been a little weak willed lately, but I'll get a handle on it.
To the rest, stay strong and keep on keepin on. Remember on the tough days, as well as all the rest, to keep your head up and shoulders back, smile smile smile, be grateful, and make a difference.
05-12-2011, 08:04 PM
climbing... agreeing with Aleesha.. This will pass. I think you are right.. I wouldn't stop now. Detox is good... Once you get to the other side :hug
Aleesha.. I'm on day 11. Tomorrow will be 12. I'm excited to be doing this. Although I still don't feel "in the zone", I am committed to this and I'm happy that I'll experience some healing in this body of mine ..:woohoo:
I just finished juicing for almost 2 hours. Making enough juice for me and my hubby tomorrow (since we'll be gone all day). I'm glad I'm done and that I won't have to juice tomorrow :dance:
I'm looking forward to a nice bath tonight since I haven't had one in a few days..
05-12-2011, 08:05 PM
Thanks street :heart
05-13-2011, 08:37 AM
Hey there. Wanted to let ya'll know I did decide to break my fast last night. (very end of day 5). But you guys were right, around early evening ALL the detox passed and I felt great. I had read someone say in another thread on here that you should always end the fast when feeling good, not when having detox symptoms, so that, plus the fact that it is our anniversary on sunday, made me conclude that it was time to end this run.
It was a learning experience (*like they all are) and I plan to do another one in a few months or so and aim for 14 days that time. Seeing how much this one detoxed me made me really inspired to do more.
I just feel so clean and clear now. I woke up at the crack of dawn after a night of vivid dreams and filled with inspiration. I'm a writer and I came up with a new story idea based on a dream I had, and the first thing I did was go to my desk and blast through ten pages of new writing! I used to have to have two cups of coffee before I could even think about getting to work. Fasting is so amazing. :)
Thanks for all your kind words and support. I'll be back next time. Happy fasting everyone! :) :) :)
05-13-2011, 09:26 AM
climbing.. congrats on your fast!! I'm sure you'll be back soon :dance:
We're off to the theme park. We'll be gone all day. I have LOTS of juices to take and so I'm all set..
See you all later...
05-13-2011, 10:35 AM
When I first began fasting I never got into the zone until later in my fast. It was always sheer commitment that got me to that space. Made the zone a really special 'gift'. So don't discount the fact that you can and will get there if you choose to fast long enough.
Thanks Street! (((hugs)))
Well folks... I'm home. Slept in my own bed last night. Dogs went insane when they saw me this morning... ah it's nice to know I'm loved. *smiling*
I have a super busy day today... homeschooling co-op but I'll be around like normal now!
And today is the end of week 6! Ohhhhhhhhhhhh yeah... this mama is in the zone!!!
***my bladder infection is still here. Not bad, but here. I'm taking homeopathic remedy for it and today is an all water day to flush flush flush. My current weight is 129.8 pounds***
05-13-2011, 06:23 PM
water fasting today... feeling a little weak but otherwise good. Bladder is feeling better now though...
05-13-2011, 08:08 PM
We are back... It was a lovely day. We had a blast. And I didn't have to think about what I was eating :dance:
That being said.. My hubby and I are breaking our fast. Its been good and I will continue at some point.
Love you all,
05-13-2011, 09:25 PM
Congrats on your fast Cathy!!! :backhug
I'm on water... would have liked a spicy juice tonight but by time I got home it was after 7 and I don't want to drink juice that late... so I'll stay with water today.
05-13-2011, 09:51 PM
Okay.. so I've been struggling with fasting a little and today is my hubby and mine anniversary.... so I decided to break my fast and eat something with him tonight.
I feel awful, and it wasn't anything bad. I just feel like I wasn't supposed to break my fast yet.
Soooooo... I'm back on. I'll still be fasting tomorrow... I'm not sure for how long, but I just don't feel like its now..
05-13-2011, 09:53 PM
Welcome back Sister!!!
05-13-2011, 09:57 PM
Thank you...thank you...:kisses:
You know we loves the precious...we needs the precious...it calls to us.. yes..yes..
I already feel better knowing that I'm still fasting..
05-13-2011, 10:02 PM
I hear you. I can't tell you how many times I've experienced that. I THINK I want to eat... then I do and think 'ugh... why???'
*we needs it... the precious needs us too... come... share with me... our precious...*
05-13-2011, 10:11 PM
yes..yes..we'll share the precious....we loves to share the precious with our sister...yes.yess..
Welll... one little bump in my road of fasting shouldn't be too bad... at least I am learning things about myself and about fasting :woot:
05-13-2011, 10:12 PM
That's the point of fasting... to learn, experience and grow.
You are doing all three!!!
05-13-2011, 10:16 PM
:hug :hug :hug
05-13-2011, 10:23 PM
ohhhhhhh yeah!!!!!! i love fasting with YOU!!!
05-13-2011, 10:25 PM
And I you my sister!!! You really do encourage me (in many ways)!!
05-13-2011, 10:26 PM
yippppppeeeee I love hearing that. Cause that's what you do for meeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!
05-13-2011, 10:41 PM
Well..I could keep on loving and hugging on you all night, but I better get some sleep ...lol..
I really want to get to the end of this month fasting.... So here's to fasting :woohoo:
Love ya :throwhearts:
05-13-2011, 10:44 PM
yes yes yes yes yes i'm into being hugged all night!!!
05-13-2011, 10:46 PM
Okay... Heres one more for the road :hug
I'll see you tomorrow... when the sun is up and a new day dawns :throwhearts:
05-13-2011, 11:04 PM
It does, it really really does!!!
05-14-2011, 09:32 AM
Good Morning.... The sun is up and its a beautiful day...
I will continue my walk and move forward with my fasting.. :excited:
Right now I'm sipping on some water. I still have some juices made up from yesterday, so that will be on the menu first ..lol..
05-14-2011, 11:17 AM
I am so weak... I can barely stand. I need juice... but I'm too weak to make any. Hoping to find the energy to crack open a coconut or two... if not, I'll have some honey.
Got so much to do today... no time for this. (she says as she knows fasting just IS... it is what it is and you need to embrace where it's at)
05-14-2011, 11:36 AM
Oh... I wish I could share some of my juice with you...
I know you'll feel better soon.
05-14-2011, 11:37 AM
I will... just need to breathe.
05-14-2011, 07:12 PM
I've had watermelon and pineapple juice today. My tummy isn't too happy with me. I'm not feeling that well. We'lll see what tomorrow brings.
05-14-2011, 07:19 PM
I haven't been here in awhile, but I've checked in several times.
Aleesha, :hug I love that the internet allows us to reach across the miles and be able to support each other. But it would be so nice to be able to actually MAKE you a big yummy juice full of goodness when you're feeling so weak. I'm so glad you've got a wonderul hubby though who supports you in this fast and juices for you. Are you feeling better now?
Cathy, :woohoo: Good for you for deciding you didn't want to break the fast and hopped right back on!!! I'm rooting for ya! This really is all a learning/growing experience. I'm so thankful all of you are here. I love fasting with you all. :heart
Aleesha, I know what it is to feel so weak you don't have the energy or drive to make the juice. I've been there. It's that very weakness that causes me to rally and get up and just do it. As I'm sure you've done many a time before too. But I'd much rather be in that weakened state where my body is healing then that state of feeling yucky from overconsumption of SAD foods. I've done that way to many times. It's so good to be free from that ickiness, lol. And I'm never going back there again!
05-14-2011, 07:24 PM
Good Cat we were posting at the same time. I'm sorry you aren't feeling that good. My tummy was cramping up big time yesterday while I was doing a Leslie Sansone walking video. I had never done one before and ususally I just walk outside. I just ordered some of her dvd's the other day and they came so I did it. Felt great for awhile then after awhile, with all the movement my stomach was protesting greatly.
Do you think your stomach is just not happy from the meal you had? Fasting will cure that real quick! :juicy: Keep going! You can do it!:hug
05-14-2011, 08:58 PM
beauty4ashes... Thank you for the encouragement. Its means so much. Actually the tummy problems have been happening for a little while (even before I ate). Basically, every time I drink a fruit juice my tummy really cramps up. I doesn't matter if I sip slowly or drink quickly. I'm thinking it could be my candida acting up, but I'm not sure..
I'll fast as much as possible.. Even if its half day fasts, I'm okay with that too:woohoo:
05-14-2011, 11:04 PM
Hmmmm. Not sure about this. Watermelon does have a lot of the natural sugars so that would definitely not be great if you're struggling with candida.
I know I get to feeling spacy if I drink to much. I've been really wanting some though but waiting awhile longer for them to be sweet. I'm picky and don't like it when the flesh is pink.
Or, maybe the pineapple is too acidic for your stomach? Could you switch to coconut water and other fruits like cantelope's? Don't give up. I think I read where you want to go to the end of the month. So that's why I'm hoping you will keep going and not give up until you reach your goal.
If you do half days when your heart is not in to breaking your fast, it can just open the door to feeling discouraged and falling in to eating to much. I know I have the potential for doing that all to easily.
I will pray your tummy settles down. :heart
Oh and I saw your new siggy line! I didn't know you are the mom of 6 beautiful children! You are so blessed.
05-14-2011, 11:36 PM
I had a little bit (1/2 tsp) of honey this morning... waited a bit and then had enough energy to open up a coconut. Drank that, showered and drove to a juice bar. Got 2 litres of orange/ginger juice... and then off to Vancouver to a Chemistry Day of fun!!! We had a blast.
Then I sat with my friends at a restaurant as they all pigged out. Didn't bother me even a little. ;) Ahhhhh I love fasting!!!
05-15-2011, 01:14 AM
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05-15-2011, 10:13 AM
I'm sipping on some water right now. I know I need to drink more water through out the day..
beauty4ashes... Thank you so much for the encouraging words. I totally hear you. The thing is... I always desire to do a long, extended fast, but I also know that I can only do what I have the grace to do. And I'm totally okay with that. I know that each day I give myself if a good thing.
So if I go to half day fasts and then a raw dinner or something like that, I still feel like I'm doing alot for my health :woohoo:
Aleesha.. I'm so glad you were able to get some juice in you. How do you feel today??
05-15-2011, 08:47 PM
Goodcat, yes you are doing really good things for your health on half day fasts. I just wanted to make sure you really felt okay about breaking your all day fast. Your plan sounds great and something I want to do too when I finish my fast. Thanks for sharing. :hug
05-15-2011, 11:36 PM
I had another amazing day. Woke up at 8:50 to find my hubby making me juice. Got dressed quick so we could get to the sweat lodge for our sweat!
I had a major breakthrough/healing experience in the sweat. Couldn't even stand up after... so the guys helped me to a spot to sit and poured cold water over my head to assist me.
Then I had two litres of juice and felt amazing.
Went for an hour long walk... and then made one of the best juices I've ever made!
4 small zucchinis
1 green onion
2 golden beets and greens
1 bunch of kale
1/2 bunch of parsley
1/2 a small fennel
1 jalapeno with most of the seeds removed
I added a lot of Udo's oil (to finish off the bottle) and kelp powder, cumin, turmeric and a curry blend... and of course some cayenne.
It was spicy and sooooooooooo good. A gorgeous green colour. I have lots left for tomorrow night (as my juice intake has dropped a lot this fast compared to my last extended fast).
05-16-2011, 09:41 AM
Well.. Good Morning everyone...
I'm glad that we are all walking the path before us!! :woohoo:
I have a supper crazy/busy week ahead and I won't be on the computers much. As always.. my heart is with you all :heart
05-16-2011, 07:25 PM
I'll walk beside you sister!!!
Ph 9 leukocyte 3+ blood 4+
Those are the readings from my bladder infection that has moved intoy kidneys. I'm in severe pain.
So... Antibiotics and painkillers for me. Dr said the mess will be okay with
05-16-2011, 09:01 PM
Oh... I'm so sorry sister... I do hope you feel better soon. And you should be :)
05-16-2011, 09:51 PM
I will... I just wanted to share so everyone remembers... fasting doesn't always heal everything. We need to remember to be in touch with our body and do what needs doing.
And that's what I'm doing. I'm attempting to put my best me into this moment.
Lovin' my fast. I actually thought about breaking my fast today only because when I'm sick... food is my comfort so I wanted food. Instead... I told myself not to be rediculous and I moved forward and did NOT eat anything. Not a smidge of a smidge of a taste of anything (as this entire fast has been like that).
Had the remainder of my spicy zucchini juice tonight and some more watermelon. My car broke down and I was stuck without any fluids (or bathroom) so I'm pushing the fluids now!
05-16-2011, 11:16 PM
I hear you.. Its good to share...
I can't believe your car broke down :eek: I'm sorry.. It sounds like you handled your day well though.. :woohoo:
Have a great day tomorrow..... I'm going to try too :throwhearts:
05-17-2011, 06:35 AM
Aleesha! I'm so sorry you're in pain. :hug Gentle hugs. Yeah, it sounds like now is a good time to have pain killers and antibiotics. They can be a blessing in emergencies. And I'm sorry your car broke down too, right during this ailment you're going thru. ugh! I hope you get to feeling better real soon and the meds do their thing.
Cathy, hope your week goes well and there's fun in the midst of the busyness.
We're finally getting some pretty weather back. It was so wierd for me having winter like weather in May. April was extremly cold here. This is so different for this Texas girl. Ready for spring to stick around! Today is going to be beautiful though. Hope it's nice where you all are.
Yesterday, I had some honey dew melon juice. And a few strawberry pineapple juices as well as my veggie juice. Aleesha your recipe you posted sounds good! I've never put tumeric in juice. I'll have to try it. Which reminds me, Cathy I am so sorry I haven't ordered the spices from you yet.
I'm tired, and do not have my act together. Have so much going on as well.
Some day when I get a handle on things I want to look over the website so I can know what to order in the way of spices and other things for my family. Just wanted you to know I haven't forgotten, I'm just overwhelmed.
05-17-2011, 07:40 AM
Today is day one of my juice fast. Just made up a bunch of carrot-beet-red pepper juice.
My plan is to juice fast through Saturday, and then to water fast while I'm on an eight-day silent retreat. Don't know how long the water fast will last--I'll take it day by day and return to juice if my body seems to be calling for it.
I'm hoping that five days of juice fasting will make the transition to water a little easier.
05-17-2011, 07:57 AM
How are you all doing? I have been reading up for a few pages..
I hope I can join you again in fasting!
Today is day 2 for me, I am feeling good so far. I will do a 10 day fast probably. I also bought a new juicer which I am excited about, I don't think it will arrive this fast but that's ok. I am in love with pineapple, watermelon and ginger juice right now. I am also so happy it's not so cold here anymore as it was in my last fast. I am sure things will be easier. I intend to to a lot more running and kettlebell swinging this fast and see how I feel with that.
05-17-2011, 10:20 AM
Em, that sounds divine!!!!! Wish I was there with you.
Welcome Hanneke!!! Nice to fast with you again.
Okay... all I have to say is thank goodness for pain killers. They don't remove the pain but they sure make it tolerable!
Thankfully I have juices in the fridge... and I'll get my hubby to help me make some for my trip away Wed and Thursday.
Correction... I have one juice. Oh well... guess I'm water fasting the remainder of the day. No way can I push down on the plunger to make juice. My back can't do it.
05-17-2011, 03:43 PM
Sorry to hear you're not feeling well, Aleesha!
So I'm wondering about people's experiences with water fasting. Say I switch to a water fast after five days of juice fasting--any thoughts on what my hunger level is likely to be like? I'm hoping that by easing into it with a juice fast, it won't take so long to lose the hunger.
05-17-2011, 03:53 PM
water shuts your hunger down almost immediately... and definitely in the first three days. so trust me... you'll have no hunger!
05-17-2011, 04:48 PM
Cool. Fortunately, I won't have to worry about energy levels. I'm going to sit on a rock and stare at the ocean. Weather permitting.
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