It is day 5 of the juice fast. Today I feel energized and rejuvenated… a far cry from what I felt yesterday. Yesterday was
miserable … let’s just say, it wasn’t today! Today, there were no headaches… no exhaustion… no fever. Which is a very good thing… because if there had been any of those things, I do not know that I would have been able to hold my ground today. You see, today, I was at the farmers market where I was surrounded with the smells of Italian, Mexican, German, and Indian foods (there are food carts lining one side of the market). Luckily the things I usually turn to are behind glass (see picture above). I allowed myself to wander the market and take pictures… I left my wallet behind so I would not be tempted. And in all honesty, I wasn’t that tempted. Yes, it smelled good, and I look forward to the end of this fast, but I wasn’t pacing back and forth, wishing I could get away with sneaking just one bite… because I know it wouldn’t end at one bite… AND I don’t want to have to start this fast all over again ;0}
Good thing I had my resolve… I walked into work and was greeted by these – a bowl of candy in the office, and chips and cookies in the break room. There is always something in the break room or in the office. In the past I didn’t even think twice about helping myself to a piece or two… okay, who am I kidding. I never stopped after a piece or two! But today I resisted. I didn’t even touch one piece… I held my ground! It felt good… I don’t have to eat it just because it is there! I can just turn and walk away!
I’ve been trying to figure out what is different this time around. I have attempted to make changes in the past… and to be honest, I was playing by my own rules by the third day (some might call it cheating ;0}). So what is different this time? Why is my resolve so great? The only answer I can come up with, is that I am blogging/posting about this journey… I have put myself behind glass, if you will, for all to see. Posting daily updates on my BIGlittleBIG life as I see it Facebook Page forces me to really look at what I am doing… I don’t want to explain why I ate chocolate or a slice of pizza… so I don’t eat it! I would rather show you what I juiced today! Somehow, photography is holding me accountable! If you haven’t yet, you should come ever and see what I am juicing and what I am facing! Here’s a sneak peek. I’ve decided to collage the juices of each day:
I’m half-way through ten days!!!