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Day PAUSE.

Gave the nutritionist a ring to let him know what has been happening with the accident and my body. He confirmed that I should put a pause to the fast and go to lots of nutritious foods and add lean proteins. I need a bit more than juice to heal the deep muscle and bone bruising. I am added salads and fruit and lean mean to the juice. I am still drinking a juice or two a day since it is a great way to invite powerful nutrients to the party.

Today I made a grass-feed beef hamburger for dinner, a green salad for lunch, oatmeal for breakfast, and a cucumber spinach pepper juice. I feel stuffed, still. Maybe two juices and a salad and a piece of fish tomorrow, you know, to not feel so stuffed.

Day 7: Woke up feeling about 100

Morning. As you may have guessed, I woke up feeling like an old woman, in body, not in mind.  I am also thinking I may need to pull back on the actual fast to help my body recover. See, I was in the hot tub after riding yesterday because I hit a patch of loose gravel, while I was trying to stop, and the bike fell on me. I dropped it, pinning my leg underneath. I was in the process of pulling to the side of the road at the time, so I was stopping, and it was more of a gravel-is-the-devil+BRAKES=ouch deal. I wasn't even going to mention it because it was such a stupid fall, but today, in the condition I am in, it seems more important than I thought.

Add this soreness and bruising to the muscle soreness from the gym on Friday, and I am all kinds of hurt today.  I am going to consult my nutritionist on Monday to see if I should continue on this fast or start again after giving my body a change and the calories it needs to recover.  It feels like my body is healing because of the fast,…

Day 6: Easy Rider

Trying the video thing again...The Hubs was making me laugh so I say a lot of nothing. I will update later with more content!

Day 5: Oops I forgot to post

Friday was day 5 and I was super busy at work because I had to get everything done before our 3pm early Friday jumpstart. Great to leave early on Fridays in the summer, but boy are they busy.  I skipped lunch, well, I have been skipping lunch because juices do not require me to go to the cafe or out for food. So I work through lunch, drinking my "lunch" at my desk. So I left at 2pm to head to the gym. (pear plum juice for breakfast)

Going to the gym on a fast is not usual. At least I do not think it is usual. You just do not have the calories to burn nor the energy to work out in the usual sense.  I walked on the treadmill for 25 minutes, a mile, at a 3.0 mph pace. It was enough to get my blood flowing, but not get too winded.  Then I went on the stationary bike for 25 minutes, did 7 miles, and had to stop because of wicked cramps in my lower legs - damn lactic acid! (drank my spinach - leak - pepper - cucumber - kale juice at the gym and I had awful halitosis! Do not drink …

Day 4: Upward climb?

This has been a crazy begining of a fast. I knew what to expect - headache, bitchiness, lulls of energy, sudden bursts of happiness, restroom visits that shall not be described here. It is old hat...sort of.

See, not putting food in my mouth this time around has been hard. HARD. I am not sure what is wrong, but I need to get my head in the game so I am not fighting the urge to stick an entire pizza in my mouth!

I felt good all day today. In the evening the dreaded headache appeared again. It is a dull reminder of its former glory, so I think this is the last of it.  When I quit caffeine last time it took me 5 days of a Tyson punch migraine. I think being down to 2 days of a pounding headache and tiredness and some dull fogginess is getting better.  My mood is up until 5pm, then the inner bitch takes over and watch out.

On the juice front, I had some great pear plum juice for breakfast, then a follow up of cucumber - spinach - baby bell peppers - celery - 1/2 a lime juice. It was amazi…

My Testimonial from Fast 1.0, Day 60

I haven't be able to watch this after the first time. Just can't do it. I could smack myself. Is this what you people have to deal with when you hear me talk? Do I really look/sound like this? Ugh. Enough self deprication...

I wanted to post this on my blog now that the good people at Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead have uploaded it to YouTube.  I said a lot during my time talking with the lovely Jamin, and though I remember little of what I said, I did remember my mention of intimacy and kicked myself for a few days after I went there. So of course that gem was tucked neatly into this clip. LOL. Well, I guess the candid me comes through all the BS sometimes.

What I can say is that on day 60 I was happier than I have been in a long time. I was proud of myself in a way that I never was before. I mean, I have always been smart (I love taking IQ tests and wave my Mensa membership proudly), but doing something outside the cerebral, well, it has been a while. Best of all, this one was a…

Fast 2.0, Day 3: Fighting Through It

Anything’s possible if you’ve got enough nerve.  ~ J.K. Rowlng

Last night I went to bed with a major light sensitive migraine. It was a hot one. We cuddled all night and wasn't it nice not to leave me? Flash forward through a nice hot shower and getting dressed up for work with full hair and face. I feel a bit better now.

I already wrote about this during the first fast, but I am thinking of it again so here it is. My college mentor, Rob Glibert, says "Fake it till you make it; be it till you become it' or more surely "Act it till you are it." That's to say Act like a winner and you will be one (eventually) or Act like success then you will be one. 

The logic here is to be the best actor of that role, do everything that comes with that end role: a successful person would do what? Wake early? Work out? Eat well? Dress the part as best as possible? Get to work early? Network? You get the idea. So if you are not that end role, the path there is acting like it u…

Fast 2.0, Day 2

You want to hear something bogus? Today is free ice-cream day at work. Yup, from 3-5pm they have ice-cream servers in the lobbies of our buildings giving out free ice cream as a thanks-for-working-so-hard gift. It is not that I am a big ice-cream person: I am a big free stuff person. I am a bit bummed that I am missing out on this good thing the company is doing for us, but how much is an ice-pop anyway?  If I want one when I am done with this fast, I will go out and buy one. It is only a matter of time, right?

My company uses food as the universalizing treat or gift. Consumables are usually good gifts - the Omaha Steaks for the summer got grilled, the 6 pints of Ben & Jerry's last summer got eaten, it is all better than paperweights and endless items to toss out when they have exceeded their usefulness. It's cool they give us stuff, but I would have preferred the $50 in my paycheck, Mmmmkay thanks.

This morning I utilized the remainder of yesterday's breakfast juice…

Fast 2.0, Day 1 of 30 (or 40 or 60)

Hello world, I am on the juice again, day 1. This round is indeterminate in length at the moment. I commit to at least 30 days of fresh juice at the minimum as I am going away about 40 days from now and I want to be able to ease into food as the location has zero juice bars.

I will be hot air ballooning in Lake George, NY, well crewing for a balloon at the very least. I don't think making a morning juice in the hotel at 5am is going to go over well, but I am willing to do it, going the full-Monty 60 days if I am in the right mind around day 30.

Something tells me this fast will be harder than the first. It could be because I have not spent the weeks leading up to the fast weeding out no-no food like dairy, meat, and coffee. But all the food I ate last week on vacation, should sustain me for a few weeks more.

The coffee withdrawal will be the biggest challenge. Why did I begin again? I felt great after the addiction left my system, and then I went back to the Java. It is the del…