Thursday, January 7, 2010

Breaking the Fast

Oh man, did that pomegranate parfait taste wonderful! I survived the two day fast, I still have the vague headache but that should go as I continue to drink water throughout the day. Other than that, I feel really good, alert and light. I also feel warm for the first time in two days. Juice fasting leaves you feeling cold because calories and digestion is what generates heat in the body.

I picked up a shift today, so I'm back at work this afternoon. I've got a loaf of heavenly whole wheat bread working in the machine so Rob has fresh bread for dinner when he returns home this evening. I do miss him when he travels but I needed the me time.

Tomorrow is the weigh-in and my first day back at the gym. We're supposed to get snow but even if we don't it will be too cold for any outdoor activities. I hope it warms up a wee bit this weekend because I'm itching to get back out on a trail. I'm going to go back through the New Rules book and make my work sheets so I can get started on that. I'm nervous and excited. It's an intense program but I know I can do it if I'm careful and take it slow. I will keep you all posted on this project as it unfolds.

Have a great day, everyone. Be safe!

3 comments:

  1. Wow…I know exactly how wonderful food tastes after a fast…it makes even the simplest foods very delicious! What a wonderful feeling! I know what you mean about the warmth too…Being on a fast makes your body SO COLD. You get colder and colder the longer it goes on, and eventually find yourself in layers and layers (or, like you, in a hot bath!). I don’t think people realize that all their energy and heat comes from food. But it makes sense if you think about it. A big carb meal always leaves people warm. Like a big bowl of oatmeal or a plate of pasta always warms people up, and that is why so many people crave grains during the winter.

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  2. Hi, Andra! I've been reading your blog and lurking about for a while now. You're a big inspiration to me. I love your smart advice and clever humor.

    Since you enjoy hiking so much, I thought I'd give you an idea. I work for a business school in Austin, TX. Through the school, I met the "owner" of a curvy-girl hiking club based in Georgia. It's called Trail Dames. You can google them if you'd like. The "Head Dame's" name is Anna, and she's a really good friend of mine. I think you would really enjoy the group.

    Thank you so much for your updates. It really helps keep me motivated. I'm actually going to start a green-smoothie fast tomorrow.

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  3. I am seriously considering doing your two-day fast and wondering if I can really do it. Congratulations on accomplishing it! :)

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