Day 8 – Honestly, I can’t believe I’ve made it this far. No chewable food for eight days. But I’m ready for real food. Last night I dreamt about using an avocado spread on my sandwich instead of mayo!
I did this to jump-start my immune system however; I’ve noticed a couple of things that I didn’t really expect. My elbows and knees don’t burn like they are fire all the time. I always noticed it more when it’s cold. My body isn’t near as painful and tender to the touch as it was before this fast. What I was hoping for was my allergies to get better. I’ve not taken a sinus pill since I started this and although, they are not complete clear, they are so much better. Which tells me fruits; veggies and water were not the problem.
From this exercise I’ve learned that Hippocrates was right when he said”Let Food be thy Medicine, and Medicine be thy Food”. I feel better and today I am starting to have some energy again.
This afternoon I ate my first meal, which is what I’m supposed to do for the next two days, eat a small salad at lunch to give my stomach time to adjust to food slowly. That way when my 10 days are up I can eat food. It was suggested that I eat a salad of mixed greens. I did, I shredded some carrots, cut up some onions and then squished an avocado all up and squeezed half a lemon on the salad. Saw it on “Engine 2 Diet” movie; it was really good I was surprised at how good it was. Juicing for dinner and breakfast till Wednesday 🙂
Day 9 – All this energy that everyone talks about isn’t happening for me. I still feel sluggish. Yes, I have more energy than I did the last few days but not as much I had before I started this journey. Once I start eating food again I’m sure I’ll gain weight my back and my energy will return. With the return of my energy, and sticking to a simplified diet with small amounts of sugar and fats should help me lose the unwanted weight.
I rode my horse again today. I’m so out of shape that short rides is all I can do at the moment. I’ll be taking it slow and steady for a while. Barb is such a patient horse. She has a gentle mind that’s for sure.
Had my salad for lunch again today. Felt good to get to eat something. It was a small salad – almost didn’t finish. I had kale, spinach, chard, lettuce, carrots, onions, cucumbers. Think I’ll add tomatoes tomorrow. I added them in tonight’s juice.
One more day 🙂