Thursday, December 22, 2011

Post Fast, Day 13

Almost 2 weeks since I finished the fast. Time sure goes by quickly. Going to really busy the next couple of days, so thought I'd write a little bit now while I can.

Yesterday was odd. I had juice for breakfast and lunch as usual, but all day there was a whisper in the back of my mind, "I want "real" food." I thought about this and couldn't figure out what it was that I really wanted. Before the fast ended, I used to think one of the things I would want would be some pasta. Lasagne, mmmmm. But, I haven't had any and don't seem to want it right now. I was trying to figure out what "real" food is to me these days. I started thinking of different restaurants I liked. Crossed all off the list as having nothing that I wanted. Still, the whispering continued. I wasn't even hungry.  Pizza seemed out too, because I like mine with plenty of things on it. That would still be too much for me. I have only been eating vegetables, hummus and crackers. Did have 2 scrambled eggs one day and they tasted ok. On top of all this, I didn't have time to cook much of anything last night. Finally, since I had to stop at the grocery anyway, I decided to get a California Pizza that I used to like and it doesn't have much on it, the BBQ chicken one. I added extra Mozzarella, of course. It was tasty, but, surprisingly, not as much as I remembered. I only ate 2 pieces of it. No ill effects, but the whispering went away. Now, I do not think pizza is "real" food, unless I make it myself and I plan to do so. But, I had to do something for my own peace of mind yesterday. From now on, I will need to think about making some healthy "real" food for myself, so no more whispers hit me.

One other thing. Today, I am wearing a Christmas shirt that I bought to wear last year. I never tried it on at the store, but when I got home, it was obvious to me that I would not be wearing it. I kept it anyway, left the tag on, and stuck it in the closet. I pulled it out this morning, and not only does it fit, it's actually loose!! I am happy! Since I have started wearing clothes that fit better, more and more people have noticed that I am not the woman I used to be. It feels good to wear things that fit, too. So, don't hide in those baggy jeans. Show off a little. It's fun. Not only that, finding my old favorite things I used to wear and being able to wear them,  makes me feel more like "me" again, which was the main point of my quest, originally.

So, enjoy the holidays, be smart, and remember to......................

Juice on!!!


  1. Hi Vic, just found your blog a couple days ago and I'm working through the archives. I love it. You have done great! I'm getting ready to start in a few days here and am looking for all the inspiration I can get. You mentioned that you had a list of blogs you read to keep you motivated and moving along - would you mind sharing those so I can add them to yours in my list of "must reads"? Thank you!


    I really like bzybee's, so organized. I don't have time to make all the goals and such, but it's cool to see his and what he has done. He posts fairly often.

    I am glad you like mine. I am not posting everyday now, unless I have something useful to say. Look for my favorite recipes on Day 39, and see the one I added in the comments.
    Best of luck to you!!