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SO ready for some regular food.  My friend “Deidra” and I decided to start adding vegetables back into or diets today.  We are continuing to juice but we will also eat vegetables today and tomorrow getting or stomachs ready for real food starting Tuesday.  We’ve also decided that the juicing starting January 7th will be accompanied with eating veggies while juicing at least three times per day.  We were talking about why not eat vegetables too?  In the movie “Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead,” Joe Cross has a scene where he talks about the necessity of juicing as it would be impossible to eat as many vegetables to get all the nutrition we get from juicing.  Using that logic there’s no reason to avoid eating veggies or fruits.  We just have to make sure we don’t over do it on the fruits that are full of sugar.

Until tomorrow…

Robert

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This morning was my 2nd day of a ten-day juice fast.  I highly recommend acquiring the documentary “Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead,” by Joe Cross.  I’m doing this fast buddy-style with my friend “Deidra.”  So far so good.  The picture above is what I put in my breakfast juice.

A little background.  When suffering from Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome there are several symptoms.  A few of the symptoms I suffer from regularly are brain fog, exhaustion, pain all over my body on and on.  I specifically mention these as this morning, the morning after my first full-day of juice fasting, while laying in bed somewhere between being fully awake and asleep something felt different.  I immediately noticed that my mind was actively formatting a letter that I need to write today.  Further, I felt like I had actually rested.  Finally, my pain was muted.  Why are these things significant?  Well, usually it takes me hours to wake up and be able to “think clearly.”  I never feel as though I’ve rested.  Every single day of my life for the past ten-years what I’m greeted with every single morning is all over body pain.  While any one of these would be exciting, the combination of all of them was almost emotionally moving.  Listen, I’m not naive.  I wasn’t expecting to feel anything different when I woke up this morning and the fact that I did was encouraging.  However, I know this is temporary and the fact that I’m more than 200 pounds overweight and suffer from multiple debilitating afflictions will absolutely take time to resolve, if even possible.  Add to that the fact that this is just a ten-day juice fasting to see how it affects me.  I know in my heart, for me to garner long-term benefits to a juicing fast, I’ll need to do a minimum of 60-days and probably more like 90-days to jump start my unhealthy body into a real period of permanent healing.  Healing from severe morbid obesity, fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue.  I’ll just say it was quite encouraging to wake up today and feel like I was alive instead of just going through the motions.  At least for a few precious moments this morning, I feel like I’m “Back From The Living Dead!”

Today I went to the store and picked up Collard Greens, Creasy Greens, Kale, Cucumbers, Celery, Green Apples, Asparagus, Cabbage (Red & Green), and Lemons.  The cashier at the register asked me if I liked greens.  I replied, “no.”  She must have thought I was crazy!  Truth of the matter is I don’t like them but I like my lack of health even less.  Maybe one-day I’ll actually like them.

I just got an e-mail from Deidra.  She said she felt so good today that she went hiking with her husband.  She got a little nauseated while doing this activity but she said it passed as quickly as it came on.  She did complain of a dull headache most of the day.  I think it’s because she’s gone caffeine free.  She is drinking enough water to turn into a fish.  I’ve always drank plenty of water so this is the easiest part of a juice fast for me.  I’m afraid she and I are both in for some unpleasant feelings either tomorrow or Tuesday as I believe that by the 3rd or 4th day toxins will start breaking down in our system.  In any case, as I type this blog I’m just now hungry.  So I’m off to make my second juice of the day at 8:45PM.

Until tomorrow…

Robert

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