Saturday, July 8, 2006

THE RESULTS ARE IN

I must admit, I am impressed.

Checking the book out of the library and devouring the pages in a single sitting, I developed a lot of expectations.  I wanted to "feel like a kid again". I wanted to have the mental acuity that was a by-product for the author. I wanted to have my nose free from the suffocating feeling I experience in the mornings. I wanted to free myself from my sugar cravings. I longed for more energy. And the thought of the weight loss tantalized me.

The fast was to be for 10 days. Telling my best bud D. about it over the phone right before I began, she asked, "How long do you think you will last?"

"Five days."

I lasted SIX!!

At the beginning of the fourth day I abandoned the lemon juice concoction and made a huge pot of fresh vegetable soup. I then drank the broth the remaining three days.

I lost 10 - 12 pounds.

The metal acuity alluded me, but I have an astonishing ability to focus!

I feel I have more personal mental energy.

I no longer felt the mid-afternoon urge to find somewhere warm and cozy to lay down. Instead, on the drives home at the end of the work day I would marvel at how un-tired I actually felt!

My head still feels stuffy, but that tells me I have to work on that. Or I am sensitive to the chemicals floating around this area. (big industrial farming).

My joints are great!! Great I'm telling ya!! My barometer is how I get out of the bed in the morning. In the past, as I have eased into middle age, the ritual of staggering down the hall way like a drunken sailor because of the stiffness in the knees and back has been a major concern of mine.

Gone.

The next hard part begins now, beginning a healthy eating life style.

I'm off the Farmers Market!!

6 comments:

yakima127 said...

OMGosh!  How cool!  Congratulations on making it six days!  What is the book?  I think I already asked you, and you may have answered, but if you did, I forgot.  I guess I really NEED the book!  Jae

suzypwr said...

Just eating less can do most of that for you, lol...that lemon concoction sounded pretty scary! Good for you for lasting 6 days. Happy shopping at the market!

xoxo

chasenkids said...

You've inspired me. I've not done sugar for two weeks (The first three days I was a total bitch) but now I'm ready to step it up a notch...

am4039 said...

wow good for you on the fast. So happy you are feeling better. Good luck on the diet.

onemoretina said...

    I'm trying to work up the necessary discipline to do something like this.  I've been putting it off, and now I am faced with the thought of lying on a beach in Hawaii this Fall, looking like a beach ball with legs.  Sounds like it works ...now I just have to commit to DO IT !    Tina

sunflowerkat321 said...

Wow!

I'm intrigued by the mental focus.  I could use more of that.

I know it takes a few days to get past craving "the bad stuff".  This inspires me to try and commit to getting some of that out of my life.