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PostPosted: Mon Oct 09, 2006 5:33 pm 
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One more day to go!
I'm so sad!
I never thought I'd say I am sorry to be ending this wonderful cleanse.
What a cool experience it's been.
I am so looking forward to eating healthy, not that I didn't before, but obviously I was a little heavy on the snacking over the years! LOL
(or there wouldn't have been 20 lbs to lose, eh?)

So I am almost at my goal weight, 2 lbs away.
How silly to have let so many years, days, hours go by carrying that weight around, letting it make me miserable, when such a simple and easy solution was right there in front of me the whole time.

My only regret is not doing it sooner.

:)
I'll check in again tomorrow.
Goodnight all!

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Does anybody else find themselves obsessively watching the food network?? :oops:
I mean, I'm raw/vegan, so it's not like I can even eat any of what they're making. But it looks good, and somehow in my mind I think I ate whatever I watched or something. LOL

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I MADE IT!
It's 11:06pm, the end of Day 40.
Wowie.
I never would have thought I could go this long OR that it was going to be this easy and rewarding.
I had my first sip of Orange juice tonight, at around 9:00pm. I took three little sips, just to see what my stomach would do.
It felt a little grumbly but OK.
I will have lemonade in the morning, I think I will do one final SWF tomorrow and tes tonight. Anyway, then a little bit of OJ for lunch... see how it goes.

I'll drink a lot of water with the OJ too, so it's easier on my tum.

I went shopping at Rainbow grocery today too - bought lots of stuff to outfit my new raw kitchen! All new spices, raw nuts, raw tahini and nut butters (almond and cashew!), raw buckwheat, and dulse flakes from the refrigerated bulk areas. Some dates, raisins, prunes, and apricots (all fresh, refreigerated, and preservative free). I also bought raw sauerkraut and kimchee - but the kimchee was HISSING at me in the car so I am a little scared. I tightened the lid and it stopped, so I opened it and sniffed it and it seems a little ripe - so I think I'll bring that back tomorrow and get a different one. The sauerkraut smells great though! (I had to sniff that too hehe) I got all kinds of fun stuff.

Well, I better get back to the kitchen. Everything's going in glass jars in the fridge or freezer or cabinets. I didn't buy any fresh produce today because I didn't want to be tempted to eat it until I was ready anyway. I tend to shop daily for the produce I will use in my dinner too, so I'll go back when I am ready in a few days.

So, tomorrow lemonade and OJ (today I barly drank any lemonade, a sign I am ready to be done I guess.. I just wasn't into it.). Then Thursday I'll add a little melon juice in the morning I think, as it's easy to digest. Then maybe a half a banana at lunch, see what happens. Veggie broth for dinner... maybe throw in a few fresh spinach leaves.

Okeedoke, folks.
Talk to you all tomorrow!
I will weigh myself in the morning, but I was still at 137 this morning. Hrrmph!
2 pounds shy of my goal weight, I was tempted to stay on the MC a few more days until I hit 135 but I dunno... Hopefully the last 2 lbs will come off over the next few days between the juice and broth before I start really eating again.

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KJO

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Karijo,
Congrats on finishing your cleanse and juice fast. I have been thinking about becoming a raw vegan once I finish the mc which I'm on now. I tried to be a raw vegan a couple of years back and only lasted a couple of months. I think it's because I didn't have any receipes and got tired of eating the same thing basically lettuce rolls w/veggies and tahini. Can you give me a couple of pointers and maybe some website to visit or recipes. I really want to make this commitment and stick with it.
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Hi everyone!
Just posting to keep y'all updated!
Things here are well - though it's weird. I actually MISS fasting.
It's weird to be eating and I've actually managed to bite the inside of my mouth in like 50 different places.
Hello, did I forget how to chew?!!?
LOL
Clearly.

40 days came and went.
I think I will eat for the rest of this month (raw and vegan of course), then do one more MC to lose the remaining few pounds I want to drop starting Nov 1. We'll see, maybe just a 10 or 15 day fast will do the trick.
I made it down to 137 final day of the fast, but think 131 would be ideal for me.
So I'm at 140 now that I've got food in my belly, LOL. 3 lbs higher, bleh.
But still a size 4! Woohoo!
OK, I am making zucchini angel hair pasta tonight with marinara sauce. Gotta run to the store for some things.
p.s.
If anyone wants the secret to the best "pasta" ever?
Zucchini.
Run zucchini through a little machine called the Spiral Slicer (by Joyce Chen) and you get these amazing angel hair pasta like noodles. No cooking!
Throw some tomato, fresh basil, minced garlic, salt and pepper and a dash of EVOO in the food processor and pulse... toss with noodles. enjoy!! Like no carbs, and super low calories. MMMMM.
You can add in some fresh red pepper, olives, whatever! It's so good!!!!

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karijo wrote:
40 days came and went.
I think I will eat for the rest of this month (raw and vegan of course), then do one more MC to lose the remaining few pounds I want to drop starting Nov 1. We'll see, maybe just a 10 or 15 day fast will do the trick.
I made it down to 137 final day of the fast, but think 131 would be ideal for me.


wow! you are amasing :)

you want to do another MC so soon, don't they say you have to give it a rest for about 3 months in between Cleanses?

one more question: do you take probiotics ?

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I agree with Tlo.
You are truely an inspiration! I'm so glad to have come across your journal.
Congratulations, you did excellent! :D


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Congrats on your 40 day fast girl. I am so proud of you! I finally had time to read your whole journal back to back and boy.....I am so glad that I read it. I had to re-start my fast this weekend due to a trip I had to take unexpectedly during the week, and I have now completed my 2nd day and truly, feel amazing. I will continue to reflect on your journey to get me through those harder day. Thanks for sharing your journey with us all :)

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Hello everyone!
Greetings from the darkside...

Sorry I haven't been around, I've been busy having a fine old time with myself. Ugh!

So I mostly stayed on track with the eating healthy raw vegan fare...
But remember my stint about my brother and Red Robin?
He's very convincing!
I suppose there are worse things in the world than Boca Burgers and french fries... well.

Anyway. I am back to say, with my tail between my legs of course, that if you don't return to the world of the eating after a 40 day fast SLOWLY and cautiously, you will experience the following post-fast rewards and prizes:
    -serious bloating
    -vomiting
    -rapid weight gain (you think losing a pound a day is fun? try gaining a pound a day, LOL. no no, it wasn't that bad but today i feel like a little bloated PMS sausage, hehe)
    -somebody's new size 2 jeans not fitting
    -more bloating, hehehe
    -super slow digestion
    -difficulty sleeping


Heehee.
OK, so I was mostly good. But I don't know what came over me - I seriously was ravenous a few days here and there and let myself overdo and paid the price. So I have put back on more than I would have liked to since I ended my fast, when was it, October 10th? Bummer.

But it's not like it was a shock, I knew by eating naughty stuff I was making my own bed but - BUT - I refuse to sit here and lie in it!
No sir. (or ma'am).
I am going back on the MC for a few days to clear out whatever remnants of "food I should not have been eatin'" are floating around in me (did I mention that I ate some coleslaw? I had to go to Florida for my great aunt's funeral and my aunt made some of my grandmother's recipe.. I couldn't resist. Gah!!).

I don't even dare get on a scale right now. I'll do that on Sunday. After a few days of cleansing. eheehe. :wink:

Also, I am enjoying the wonders of PMS bloat again.
Yuck.

Oh, an update on the Nation of Lemon. I finally juiced el Presidente. (see previous post). There's a brand new box of Organic Lemons in the fridge now, with some young upstarts vying for a position of power on the top shelf. El Presidente was overthrown and relegated to the trash bag when I realised he was getting all soft and squishy on his backside. You see? That's just how things work in LemonPolitics. The moment your looks go and nobody wants you anymore... So sad. Well, I have to open the box later and we'll see who his successor will be.

:roll:

OK, so folks. Let your former Miss Perfect here be the town's bad example of What Not To Do post-fasting. I don't mind. You don't ever get to pick yourself up off the ground if you don't let yourself fall from time to time, right?

Maybe I just missed all of you too much to stay away, yes I am sure that's it.

Will report more later. (Can't quite decide if I should begin today or tomorrow, you all know how much I like starting a fast on a Thursday night. I drank the tea and SWF last night just in case I felt like starting the MC today, but who knows.. I'm just a fly by the seat of my pants kind of guy, er...girl. See how I feel later... today. tomorrow. today? tomorrow?)

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katsuu wrote:
I agree with Tlo.
You are truely an inspiration! I'm so glad to have come across your journal.
Congratulations, you did excellent! :D


Thanks so much!
I really enjoyed the fast, I think it showed in my journal.
Anyone can do it if I could.
I think the key is not letting the words "I can't" into your vocabulary.
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Margo wrote:

wow! you are amasing :)

you want to do another MC so soon, don't they say you have to give it a rest for about 3 months in between Cleanses?

one more question: do you take probiotics ?

Best wishes,
Margo


Thanks, Margo!

For me, the cleanse was so easy that I felt like I could have gone longer.
Remember, I only did 26 days on MC, the first 14 was a juice fast. Had I done a full 40 day MC I wouldn't be considering doing another so soon. I do suggest at least a month of normal healthy eating in between long cleanses of 40 days. I think you have to go with how your body feels, I think a short MC will be fine for me, but of course I will listen closely to my body as always.

I ate lots of healthy vegan organic nutrient dense foods while off the MC these past few weeks, so I am confident in my ability to healthfully handle a second MC so soon.

Yes, I took probiotics daily while off the MC.
Daily Dophilus in the morning and evening, then a bottle of non-dairy BioK+ a few times a week as an added boost.

:)

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I haven't read your thread...wow 40 days...can't wait to read it...I am doing 30 days. :)

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Your posts are so exciting, funny, encouraging! :-) You are amazing! :-) I love to hear of the post-fasting periods............ :-)

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well...I just finished your thread and I feel very inspired ...thank you so much!

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startingover wrote:
I haven't read your thread...wow 40 days...can't wait to read it...I am doing 30 days. :)


You can do it!
You're doing amazing!

I'm glad you liked reading my posts too.
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SmilesAlot wrote:
Your posts are so exciting, funny, encouraging! :-) You are amazing! :-) I love to hear of the post-fasting periods............ :-)


Even when they're filled with debauchery and bad behavior?
Wahh...

Ah well. I enjoyed myself.
Now all I can say is, it's good to be back!

8)

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