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The end of day thirteen and the start of day fourteen…
Morning weight:  353lbs.  Wow!  Coming up on fourteen days with no solid food and I’m still feeling pretty good (diet / fast wise).  Every now and then I get a twinge of cravings, but it’s been pretty easy today.  Smelling Hil’s meals and watching all the food commercials on TV are the worst.  Of those, I’d put THE worst of it on the smells.  They are starting to cause an involuntary reaction – salivation.  LOL.  Welcome to instant memory land…  I’m not feeling hungry or anything close to that.  It’s just the smell of toast or curry…
And how does one deal with a purely memory induced taste sensation.  Well, I break out another bottle of veggie juice to reset the taste buds.  This is what I was talking about a few days ago when I said: “You have to have a bottle of veggie juice at the ready, because you never know when you’re going to need it”.  That’s what I normally do, anyway.  And it worked for breakfast.  Hil ate out for lunch.  For dinner, she had food and I hid in my room with a bottle of ginger / mint “tea” which I brew up.  And, then I had my veggie juice.  (Which I am still drinking as I type.)
I’ve been mentioning my kidney stones pain a lot lately.  Well, it turns out I may have stumbled on a palliative (if not a cure).  When I got home from the pool today, I got out a bottle of my ginger / mint tea.  By the time I’d finished the 32ozs, my groin pain was gone!  Not completely, but mostly!  I’d say it’s down from 8 of 10 to 1 of 10 (or less).  At the moment, it feels like a bit of residue “bruise” pain from passing a stone.  Since I haven’t seen any get passed today, I have to assume the drink helped dissolve whatever was causing the pain.  Eureka!  I hope it’s as simple as just drinking a bit of tea.  Only time will tell.  Fingers crossed all…
And tomorrow noon, will mark the end of two weeks veggie juice fasting…  🙂
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On This Day In:
2017 Still Removing Bricks
2016 Namaste
2015 Still Learning
2014 Dark Processes
2013 To The Last Link
2012 Slept In Again
2011 Home Again, Naturally
2009 Thoughts after a long day of OT…

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The notion that change takes time is fanciful.  Change happens in a flash.  The underlying magma may have been heating for a while, but when a well-timed counterforce disrupts the system, change erupts instantaneously, like a volcano, and suddenly nothing is ever the same.
  —  Dean Karnazes
From his book:  “The Road To Sparta
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On This Day In:
2017 Still Removing Bricks
2016 Namaste
2015 Still Learning
2014 Dark Processes
2013 To The Last Link
2012 Slept In Again
2011 Home Again, Naturally
2009 Thoughts after a long day of OT…

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