Monday, February 27, 2012
48 Day Juice Fast: Day 6--Physical updates
Cheers! David and I are on day 6! Energy is up more. I barely ever feel hungry, nor have I had a really hungry moment since this fast started. I've been getting some work done this morning, running off 16 ounces of my Sunshine in a Glass (lemon, orange, grapefruit) juice.
Click here to see our day 5 YouTube update. I have to warn you, the video is pretty funny looking. We filmed it with David's cell phone (so David is only half in the shot) and we abruptly cut it off. After I went on my long talk about food being tied into everything you do, David had nothing else to share so we just cut it there, lol. I mention in this video that doing the "juice feast" idea of 64 ounces to a gallon of juice per day is a huge challenge for us, since we are mainly full on less than 64 ounces each day. We also touch on cravings, emotional ties to food, etc.
A couple physical updates that I have not shared yet. First, David was concerned about "fat face" as he called it. His face has gotten considerably healthier looking in this past week, which is great.
Physical update for me: the last time I weighed myself was two days ago and I was 132 (3 pounds lost). I am at a pretty healthy weight for my body type and height, but I have unwanted fat around my stomach (the most dangerous type of fat is the fat that surrounds your vital organs around the middle) and some on my back as well that I want to shed. My stomach is a bit smaller and though it is still tender, the hiatal hernia pain is nowhere near as severe as it was before. Also, I was taking two medications for acid reflux before this and still being kept up a few times a week until 2 or 3 in the morning with extremely painful heartburn. Now I have NO HEARTBURN and I have been going right to sleep. I stopped taking the medication, since my doctor told me when he first prescribed them that he would prefer if I could treat this problem with my diet and come off them. We'll see how things go when I get back on solids.
That's all for now. About to go have my fresh raw version of V8 and will be following that up with some grrrreen juice! 42 days to go!