You know, it is amazing how supportive the people in your life are, no matter how far removed, how much time has past since your last in-person meeting, how deep the friendship. It really is. When you put yourself out there for the world, laying naked (if you will), so that your journey or process or trial is exposed, your network will functionally support you and give you the feedback you need to not feel quite so, um, nude.
That is what I am feeling today. Pineapple mango orange apple juice is glorious on a Monday - better than coffee ever was. The positivity and the love and the confirmation are so important for me in this fast. I sometimes feel the urge to cheat and am reminded by one kind word, a simple "like" on FB, that it I am so much the better for being strong. And boy do I feel strong today. I am on fire, ready to make this world my bitch. Okay, well, maybe not THAT strong, but I am going to kick some Green Juice ass tonight when I get home. Then maybe when I am through I will do a pilates video and walk.
What more to say today? Well, for starters, I am nearing the half-ways point of this thing, I am down 33 lbs, my skin is clear and glowing, and I feel better than I have felt in a long time. It is as simple as that. Clearly when you put nothing but fresh, raw veggies and fruits into your body, good things happen. I am aware I will reach a point where I might not feel so swell (like this past Saturday), but coming back to this blog, reading my own words, and then seeing the support from my friends and readers is priceless to me. I immediatly can feel up and with it again. Now for some glamor shots: