Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Days 8 and 9

Yesterday was day 8. Not a bad day at all. It went well, especially in the pooping department. I took about 6 herbal pooper helpers throughout the course of the day. I wasn't going like every hour or anything, but I definitely had it coming out. And let's just say it was obvious that I was getting stuff that had been stuck for awhile. So that was nice. Cramping wasn't too bad thankfully. Other then that nothing really remarkable in the day. Although......

I did decide last night that I would start breaking the fast today. Sometimes, when I think about it, I feel like a loser for stopping. And I received some comments that make me feel like that even more from people. But I am trying to look at the good rather then the bad. My pupils used to constantly be huge [which is a sign of stressed adrenal glands] and over that period they became normal size and I intend to keep them that way. I was able to overcome and see that I had willpower greater then I imagined. I also gave my body a chance to clean house and that was obvious to me. So, you know what, to all those who think I am lame for not going 3 weeks, you try not eating for 8 days and let me know how you feel!

I started out good today and ate slowly and cautiously. Still pooped some nice black stuff that was diarrhea-ish as it has been this whole time. So I am still cleaning - which is good. I did tonight, though, give in and get some frozen yogurt. Possibly not the best choice, but it was one of those things I really wanted. How was it? Not as good as I remembered. I think my body is finally doing what I want it to, craving the RIGHT stuff. I cannot wait for tomorrow when I can eat my strawberries and kiwi and asparagus and celery and ezekiel bread [did massive shopping today]. So, I will be giving my body those things and keeping things like frozen yogurt and brownies - though they may be organic, natural and not so horrid - to a minimum. I really crave for my body to be healthy. And I intend to feed it as such from now on. I won't be going to any of those places I mentioned in an earlier post that I really craved [except Inn Season because that goes along with what I am trying to do here] because they will not be of use to my body. I have found that eating is no longer about taste. Taste is important, but that is not why I eat. I eat to nourish and support this vessel God gave me.

P.S. I ate a carrot today - and enjoyed it. WHOA!

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Julie, I am so proud of your accomplishment. You did AWESOME!

Chuck Persimmons said...

Forget the naysayers. You know your body, and you accomplished what you set out to do. Good job. I will miss your "poopdates," though...

Kim said...

Julie,
I commend you on making it 8 days. When I did it I made it 5. It's not an easy thing to do AT ALL! It's so hard because our society is so focused on food in everything we do, especially socially. I think it's a really great accomplishment and something to build on. Your body obviously did significant cleansing and you learned a lot about yourself along the way. Congratulations!