Thanks VWB! hugs!
Lol, welcome to my world! But I don't know how long you've been juicing... I didn't experience the bloating in the beginning, only the last 2 days maybe, like some kind of pressure in the tummy area, and it's just, you know, bloated! A bit like I ate too much...that kind of feeling.
And as for hunger: I experience that too: I get these huge hungerfeelings, then they woud pass so I'd be okay, and then wham! Huge cravings for the really really bad junk! I feel that yelling out loud or dancing to upbeat music helps a bit , or like running, I just felt like running a couple of times yesterday! Which reminded me, yikes, I didn't go for that walk today
Go Jay....Go Jay.......Go Jay!! You can do it! Remember, you can have both fruit and veggie juices. Have you had any carrot juice lately? I like to mix it up so I don't get bored.
VWB, pass the smoothie over sis! I love them! (I won't talk about it too much because I don't want to temp Jay).
G2Bme....I don't know, did you do the juice fast for 14 days? Did you exercise daily too? Maybe thats it. We have to remember, there is fecal matter in our intestinal wall that has been there for years. It takes time to get rid of it all. Thats what detox is all about!
Today is day 5 for me...excercise for me are small walks and I try to do my windsor pilates a little at a time I am in the middle of a severe chronic fatigue episode, but I make myself keep moving. Thanks for the uplift words it does keep us going...
uhm, I feel a bit stupid now, here I am complaining but it's much more though for you! I luckily don't have any of these bad things like chronic fatigue or fibro or any of those things, I shouldn't be the one who's complaining here...
I'm sorry, you are doing a great job, and know that we are here to support you! We can all do this, and it's great to have this beautiful place to come too when we need some pep talk or some support! I love this place!
I'll be thinking about you! :)
okay, I'm gonna go to bed now, its past midnight, and I would like to wake up a bit earlier tomorrow, these last few days I missed a lot of daylight, as my dad reminded me off ;)
Come on over Todd ... I'd be happy to share :)
Alright J, Glad, Fragola, & everyone else out there who is in the process of detoxing ... I'M IN! Tomorrow will be day one of my internal house cleaning!
Thanks for the motivation as I will be needing it big time!
Happy Fasting my friends ~
Helen (of Tennessee) and I will be starting our juice fast tomorrow. We're shooting for 5-7 days, but maybe longer? We'll need support too, I'm sure. So you'll be starting also?....
You had asked Edda when she and her friends would be ready to start their juice fast. Well I'm one of her friends and we're starting SATURDAY!!!!
Hope you see this in time to join us if you're ready.
I'll be posting on the 30-day challenge. Tomorrow will also be my first day of 30 days of 100% RAW.
<>< Helen of Tennessee
Your post wasn't there when I wrote my post. We must be on at the same time. I'm ready to do it!
<>< Helen of Tennessee
Edda! Helen! Tamara (VWB)! Woohoo!! Thank you so much for joining us!
You can do 7 days (Yes you can!) and I'll keep on juicing as well, so I'll join you for another 7 days (which means 2 weeks for me then, waw!)
That's right folks, I'm still juicing! And as Todd explained the bloating I'm actually happy (go figure ) that I'm bloated now, which means the old stuff in my intestines is coming loose and will get flushed out soon, Yihaa!!
So today is day 8 for me, and I juiced about 10 oranges earlier on and I'm drinking my OJ until it's gone. I'll make other juice afterwards, oh and I remember, I still have some grapejuice left too, I'll finish that today as well.
It's lunch time here, I don't know when you guys are up, but let me just give you a warm welcome already!!
Thanks for the warm welcome Jay. Congratulations on making it through a whole week. How are you feeling? What benefits are you experiencing?
It's breakfast time here in SW Michigan. I am excited about this juice fast. It's great to have support from others. We will definitely need it. I hope VWB will join us this time.
I'll be checking in to let everyone know how I'm doing. :)
Good morning everyone :)
Today's the big day! Buh~bye old, built up toxins & fat ... or should I just say a huge "FAREWELL!"
I 'oopsied' again last night. My hubby, my 4 kids (not goats, but children ...LOL), & I went for a family walk, which I ended up jogging about 1/4 of it. Anyway, by the time we got back home I "felt like" (<--- key words there) I was starving. And, I'm sure you know where I am leading w/ all of this blah, blah, blah ... 2 svgs of veggie lasagna UGH! I thought I would start my fast w/ a clean slate ... so to speak. So there you have it: my prefast confession!
Onward to day one!
I am so proud of you for making the decision to do the 14! We are here for you my friend:) Imagine how great it is going to feel "post" fast! OM Goodness, great & rejuvenating!
A special "hello" also to Helen & Edda as we embark on this cleansing journey together ... much success to us all!!!
Well, I need to go purchase more fruit and maybe even a new juicer ... I'll have to thaw out my Linens & Things credit card from the freezer for the juicer first though ... not kidding. Any suggestions on a "great" brand would be helpful as now I own the "Hamilton Beaach" brand & although it works it is such a mess!
But first I am off to my journal to post last night's indiscretion
Happy Fasting ~
Hi Jay and other juicers,
Thanks for the WELCOME
I got up at 7:00 am this morning - hurting. Bad headache, neck pain, small of my back aching - just aching all over So I'm really looking forward to this juice fast!!!!
I hope I juice enough as I have a karate seminar today. I'll leave the house at 10:40 and won't return home until 5:30. During these seminars I only drink water, but I'm taking my juice with me to drink on my drive home so when I walk into my house I don't cave from the junk food in the pantry or from another family member cooking.
As for exercise, I do lack in it. I teach and assist teach the martial arts and I really don't get much of a workout when I teach as I am going around critiquing the students. There are some classes where I do get a partial work out but nothing like I did when I was coming up the ranks. Another reason for me wanting to go all 100% RAW is to rebuild my bones. I have degenerated discs in my neck, so I can't do jumping jacks. I also have not sparred in 1 1/2 years. The last time I sparred and got hit in the head, it jerked my neck and I went into a nasty 3-week headache. So now I'm afraid to get into the ring. But I really believe once I'm raw and my neck starts repairing itself, I will be back in the ring and competing in sparring again (I still compete in kata and weapons).
I'm expecting a lot from this juice fast and 30 day raw challenge. I'm expecting a lot from me. I know I can do this. I have so much I want to do and it's TOTALLY up to me to discipline myself into watching what I put into my mouth. I'll be 51 in a couple of weeks. I am way too young to not to be able to do jumping jacks or mow the lawn (vibration gives jars my neck and gives my a horrible headache for days). So heres to day 1 of juicing!!!!
<>< Helen of Tennessee
So glad to see your are starting day 1 with Edda and I (and of course those that are already into their juice fast!!!).
We have all, somewhere in our journey, had our "oopsies". But what's nice is we can start with a fresh start or the continuation with a hicup in the middle of our juice fast or raw journey.
I'm soooooo looking forward to this. I'm sitting here with a killer headache!!!! (eating cooked food last night, no I don't seem to ever learn!!!).
I still haven't juice. I've been up a hour now . . . fed critters (yes they are mostly raw too), played with one dog, played with grandson, spent time on the computer, etc. Sometimes if I keep busy I don't notice the headache, but not this one. Nothing I do seems to help me not feel it (and it's all my fault). I even took an aspirin I have to do something as I have a karate seminar that I'm going to and I PAID for it already. I'm not missing it. Master Dillman only comes to Tennessee once a year.
Well I'm going to have to get showered, press my gi (uniform), juice, and do a final check on the boards here before I'm out the door.
Come on JUICE - do your thing!!!! Make me feel better!!!! yeah...yeah...
<>< Helen of Tennessee
I'm so glad you gals joined me!!
I hope your headache went away after all Helen, headaches are terrible, but I'm guessing yours are even worse than the ones I ever had! You are doing a great thing by juicefasting, I hope you'll get all the benefits out of it!
And you too of course Edda, glad you are joining us!
Tamara, like Helen said, we all had our oopsies, now dust off, and try again, yay! (btw: love your word 'oopsies', made me laugh! )
I was just checking in, because I'm still cleaning the windows here, in between the rain-showers!
talk to you later my fellow juice buddies!
One thing I noticed starting last evening and I have it again right now: a bad taste in my mouth, but I can't seem to place the taste... it's not metalic from my fillings or anything, more like... uhm... soap?
I also noticed my tongue was coated a little bit, last night when I went to brush my teeth...
man, this taste in my mouth is yukkie!
That's great Jay ... the coated tongue is a major sign of detox!!! Be sure to welcome this symptom w/ open arms! Once I did a 3 day water fast & had the same thing by the beginning of day 2 ... grant you, it was horrible but the body has to release all of those built up toxins some way :) Just try not to stand too close to people when having a conversation with them, LOL.
Helen, I said a little prayer for your headache to go bye bye. I suffer from migraines & I really do feel for you today. Just remember that this fast is the absolute best thing that you could ever do for yourself! Do your best to enjoy this special day in the martial arts world ... girl, I don't know how you do it! I tried my hand at Tai chi (sp?) about 6 years ago & it made me realize that there are muscles in places that I never even knew existed! It was quite a workout & after only 3 sessions I had had enough. I admire your continuity my friend!
I've been awake now for about 3 hours & have not juiced yet b/c I am not particularly hungry. I will be leaving in about an hour and I think I will go ahead & have some juice before so that I don't get overly hungry.
Question: if the hunger isn't there is it necessary to juice anyway ... or do I only need to juice when hunger is present?