Jan 19, 2009
Days 7-9 went fairly smoothly. Mostly I'm just getting bored with the juice and juice options. I have no idea how people do ten days of lemon juice on the Master Cleanse! I feel like I reached the pinnacle of my fast at day 5. Since then I haven't felt any better or worse, just started to get bored.
I didn't have any huge spiritual realizations or anything. I did discover that I have pretty good willpower since I had to sit through three birthdays with cake, one BBQ with all sorts of food, one homemade pasta dinner, one breakfast at La Cueva del Chango (which is an awesome breakfast place) and a bag of Swiss chocolates brought back from Switzerland by a friend.
Around day 5 I started to think about healthy foods. For this reason, I think it would be a time to stop the next time I do an extended fast. Pushing past that 5th day just made me want to eat whatever food, although I am going to try to eat healthy food from here out.
I do feel lighter and the clothing that was tight post Christmas celebrations is fitting again, so that's a positive. My naturopath friend told me that she was fasting one day a week for a few months after her last fast, so I might give that a shot, too. It's certainly a nice break from eating all the time.
One day more!