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The end of day nineteen and the start of day twenty…
Morning weight:  345lbs.  No change from yesterday…
I am still down “28/35”.  As in, 28lbs down from my fasting start weight: 373lbs, and 35lbs down from my highest weight ever (two days before I started the fast): 380lbs.  The scale is bouncing between 342 and 345, so I am being conservative.
Yesterday I made a new batch of veggie juice.  I took the roughage and added water, vinegar and crushed garlic and let the mixture chill in the fridge overnight.  Today I boiled it up, strained out the roughage and ended up with about 32+ ounces of broth.  I’m not exactly sure how much I have but it’s less than a gallon.  I did have two large mugs today and barely made a dent in it.  I could smell the vinegar and the garlic while it cooked, but I sure can’t taste them.  To tell the truth, it just tastes a lot like warmed up celery and cucumber veggie juice.  Still, it’s warm and a different taste than the regular veggie juice or veggie juice with fruit juice.
Today I had my strongest urge so far to raid the cupboard.  I got through it, but it was tougher psychologically than it was physically.  I wasn’t “hungry”.  I just had an urge to chew on / taste some cashews.  My mind convinced me that if I chewed them up until there were no chunks left, I’d still be “juicing”.  I got through the urge, but only because when I looked, there were none there (in the cupboard).  So it was more lack of opportunity than self-control.  LOL
Tomorrow I start the 21st day and finish the 3rd week on Friday at noon.  I should be able to make that ok, but Friday itself will be difficult because I’m planning to go up and visit my brother for the day.  Changes in my routine almost always means stress.  And coping with stress usually means “cheating” on my diet – or, in this case, my fast.  So, we’ll see, my fast may come to a screeching end.  And, yes, this is what I mean when I say I am not just fasting.  I’m also trying to change my “relationship” with food and eating.
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On This Day In:
2017 Be Responsible
2016 Thinking About November 8th, 2016
2015 Lonely Teardrops
2014 Pleasurable Law
2013 Room For Justice
In The Minds Of Others
2012 Extinction, n.
2011 Snap!

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That’s the way it is.  The intelligence of the mind can’t think of any reason to live, but it goes on anyway because the intelligence of the cells can’t think of any reason to die.
  —  Robert M. Pirsig
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On This Day In:
2017 Be Responsible
2016 Thinking About November 8th, 2016
2015 Lonely Teardrops
2014 Pleasurable Law
2013 Room For Justice
In The Minds Of Others
2012 Extinction, n.
2011 Snap!

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