Thanks Todd and Edda!
LOL@ beets making your juice taste like dirt! I think when I make both my sweet and regular veggie juices today I'll add a little slither of beet each time and see how it goes.
Edda, wow a WHOLE beet...you must really love your beets!
Well good morning you all! You are all doing great! Well i blew it last night! I read that people were craving salt as i was and my husband is sitting there eating an un-raw food yet of tortillas and i caved!! I didn't have that many as they made me feel ill after about 8. But then i decided to go ahead and have a salad out of stress. We are selling our house, my sister won't talk to me, my husband and i aren't connecting on this and he thinks i spend too much time on here and i just lost the will--feeling too much going on and using the food as a way to handle it. But i am going to try again today as that was around 8pm last night and i really want to do this. If i crave salt again though and i only have an orange juicer any suggestions?? Its funny--i feel like i let my team down!! But i will hang in there as today is a new day. Keep up the great work!
I had to lol because that is what I have always said about beet juice - it taste like dirt or for those who have delicate ears - it taste like soil! I do happen to like it, but since it is a strong cleanser and can turn urine red as well, I recommend 1/4 of the beet when you juice it. Trust me when I say this, it will clean you out! if you do a whole beet! and RAWKINLOCCS, you might need a nap after that.
Back to being SUPERGIRL, I had a couple diversions - one was a two hour nap after consuming 1/2 gallon of water and the other was a 1 hour nap. I am awake now and I have to do a clean sweep by 6:00p.m. (that's before hubby gets back home - he loves me )
Originally Posted by tglasco4
Corky, I messed up also but I am still raw so that is good.
I am cheering for all of you that have been able to stick with the fast. You are totally amazing people!!!! ;)
Hi guys- I fell as well. I feel terrible about it, although 2 full days for my first fast isn't too bad I guess, but I was hoping to do at least 5. I have family coming in tomorrow and I'm working in my house to clean up- it was to the point where I couldn't concentrate on my kids and the house. I KNOW I can do this fast because I was feeling so well the first 2 days... Besides that, CostCo ran out of the Jack Lananne juicer I was going to get with my bonus, and I broke down and just cried because I was so looking forward to adding more than just citrus to the fast. Anyway, this is no place for excuses.... you guys are awesome and I wish you tons of luck during the fast! I will try to start a new one mid November once I have everything I need and things are less hectic-
Good luck, and I will still be praying for all of you... ;)
Maaan, I feel like folding like a card table right about now...but I'm determined to make it over my usual 3-day hump. When I attempted the 30-day raw challenge, I'd fold after 2 or 2 1/2 days...when I attempted the Master Cleanse, same thing; and the same with a juice fast attempt in the past.
I think those who have broken your fast earlier than anticipated did WONDERFUL and reading about you falling off makes me want to fall off even more! But I digress, I must carry on past today even if that means breaking the fast tomorrow. I WANT to go at least til Friday, though...I'd like to do a minimum of 5 days and a maximum of 7 days (or longer if it just happens to go down like that).
But we'll see. I'm going now to make some veggie juice and hope that my desires to eat will diminish!
UPDATE: Okay, I'm sitting here sipping on some carrot/tomato/cilantro/parsley/kale/spinach/bokchoy/apple juice with just a touch of sea salt and feeling better. I think I was just hungry and my kids were eating their lunch and I read of others breaking their fast and it all just began to flood me with desires to EAT something. But I'm good now...FOR now! ;)
Great job all of you! For lunch today I had cuke,carrot,celery,apple.
What can I say had the apples in the frig and just got the cuke, carrots and celery. :)
For me this juice was okay. Did quite well in the morning, had oj for mid morning break and feeling good.
Will check back in tonight have a great day everyone!
Okay, it's almost 4:00 and I couldn't take it anymore. I was okay after the veggie juice, but about an hour later, I was getting "that" feeling again. So, I thought to myself that if I have a smoothie, I'd still be DRINKING and not EATING...I know Alissa said "no" to smoothies and I don't know how much this will count against me for this fast, but I did it. Don't know if it's gonna take me on forward in this fast or if it 's gonna sabotage me and cause me to want more to eat, but again, it's done. So, I just finished off a smoothie consisting of banana, apple, grapes, pear, strawberry and water.
*Sigh* So what's the damage? Did I break my fast with that smoothie?
I just want to say WOW you guys are great! I don't think I could manage to do it for even a few hours! So, even though some of you only made it a day or two or three... it's still super in my opinion!
When Smasty did her 21 day juice fast I was in total awe of her
Well, it's official...I've broken my fast. Perhaps I'll pick it up again on Monday when Todd and others join in. I guess maybe the smoothie DID sabotage me 'cause next thing I knew, I was eating grapes and then snacking on my bell pepper crackers.
But these last couple of days and today to this point was awesome! Thanks for all the support everyone!!
I drank all of the juice, drank 3/4 of gallon of water, ate some portabella mushrooms that came in the mail, took some naps, removed my supergirl outfit, actually packed it, yeah , you got it. I will be restarting on 11/01. Do I feel bad, nope, do I want to fast, yup - I just need less stuff going on.
I am admiring the rest of you who are still hanging. DH will still buy the veggies and fruits because I whinned to him when I ate. Besides, I was incredibly hungry and .... no excuses - will see you guys on Monday.
Alissa, how are you doing?
Rawkinlocs -"I was okay after the veggie juice, but about an hour later, I was getting "that" feeling again. " Girrrrl , I am feeling you! See you at this next week.
Hi all just got on line to read your post.
First of all, congrats to those that are on still. For those of you that fell, or cheated, or whatever words you want to use, it¬ís really not about being perfect. You all did so great! Hey, you gave your digestive system a rest for a day or two and now your still eating raw (hopefully mostly raw )
But this isn¬ít about whether you are perfect or not. Many of you are just starting this journey... its taken me many many years to get this to where i am not 'white knuckling' it any more and feel that i am not going to 'fall off' at the slightest smell of food! Look at me the other day, crying to you all that i was hungry!
Anyway, you all did so great! 1 -2 -3 days, any amount of time is great. The next time it will be longer. The important thing is to not let it go so far that you are struggling and depriving yourself so much that you fall hard and go and pig out.
So, you felt you needed to eat. Big deal. Its just food ;)
Just stay on track with raw, make some fun things and pat yourself on the back for having the courage to try and make it public! That¬ís not easy. No biggie, don¬ít be hard on yourself. The first two days are the hardest and you guys did it!
sweet lips, im doing good, i am having a bit of a time with the cold rainy wheather we are having and been super busy on the phone and computer and i feel like im babbling from all the energy so its kind of weird talking o people right now but all is good!
i don¬ít know how long ill go, just taking it day by day.
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Okay, I'm back in as of tomorrow morning or should I say tonight!
Pig out is exactly what I did! And now needless to say, I'm feeling it. Not only that, but everything that I ate left an awful, bitter taste in my mouth...what's THAT all about.
I'll start up again on 11/01 (maybe)
Just read about this whole thing!I haven't got much time to be on the forum these days!
I just had a question.......How much juice do you drink at a time?
Just wondered......I don't know exactly how much you may drink at once so that it's good for the body.
I also admire you all!
I couldn't do it'Although I would like to do it for 2 or 3 days.
;) Thanks Alissa, one day at a time is the best way. I am committed to 100% raw until I begin next week. For me raw is like fasting, cause I have been dancing around being 100% raw.
Elke, you can do it! You asked how much juice do I drink at a time - 64oz today, usually about 24-32 oz of juice followed by 16oz of water.
Rawkinlocs - got you on my mind. I know about the pigging out - I once ended the master cleanse - started the fast for the wrong reason and ended for the wrong reason - ended up at a trough (that's what I call all-you -can eat buffets), and consumed a considerable amount of food, and was physically ill for several days, brought back the bronchitis and the evil twin showed up - whew I am tired from just writing that and the memory.
For the rest of you - Blessing. Remember the suggestions and advice that Alissa gave and you will do well. :)