I think the bad. It's nicer to end on a positive note.
Like I said I started this thing very quickly and having educated myself only slightly. Probably not always the best idea. However, as my good friend Julie said "you jumped when God said jump!" and that is the greatest reminder I can have as I go through this. I have no doubt I was supposed to do this, however the internet can be a bad thing just as much as a good one. Last night after reading some negative stuff on the dangers of what I'm doing I got a little nervous and doubted if I'd heard God right. Plus add to that I wasn't feeling well (duh, I'd just gotten off a 13 hour road trip) and my mind began playing tricks on me.
Don't get me wrong here, I believe you should read all kinds of articles and ideas from different sources and should have a balanced view so you can make the right choices. I also believe that when you have several websites (unrelated) saying the same thing thats a good sign. Not to mention but unfortunately there are lots of doc out there who don't want people to believe in stuff like this because it puts them out of a job. That said my own results are already speaking for themselves.
Now for the good news. Well, first of all I made it to day seven!!! Thats huge, for me anyway. I'll be honest here, I'm not feeling on top of the world yet but its been nice not to have any stomach aches for a week. There have been some unpleasant side effects but thats normal when your body is detoxing. I also have to remind myself I didn't get to this point over night so the changes aren't going to happen over night. Patience will be the best virtue I can exercise during this time.
I mentioned in my last post I hadn't told many people but of course once I blogged about it and put it on Facebook I opened myself up to whoever wanted to read me. So far I haven't experienced too much negativity and being that its early days for me thats good.
I can't begin to tell you how much I appreciate the positive comments and support. I need them. This is very hard. Take last night. Just getting in after 13 hours on the road and I was a little cranky. My house smelled like burgers just off the grill and there sitting on the table was just that! WOW! I wanted to charge over there and just have one bite. But I didn't, I got out my veggie juice, sat down with Jared and chatted while he ate. At the end of the day I have to keep my eye on the prize, which is health and wellness.
Want some more good news? I've lots 5 pounds and my stomach is shrinking for the first time since having babies. OK, I know what you're thinking...where did you need to lose 5 pounds and what stomach? Yes, I have always been little and no I didn't have an enormous amount of weight to lose however, after having my last 2 babies and 2 c-sections my stomach has been very bloated looking/feeling. (Sorry for the visual) Oh sure I look skinny in clothes but sitting down, I am constantly tucking it in my jeans. Don't judge, I have several friends who do the same.
We all have areas where the weight goes right? Well this is the area mine goes and its not fun. I'm sure part of it also has to do with all my digestive/intestinal issues too.
Yesterday, when I really looked and paid attention I noticed it had shrunk. I couldn't believe it. This is HUGE for me HUGE! Can I say it again? HUGE!!! I never thought my belly fat would go away. I can handle side effects like that.
Now, let me stop here and say something. I love what the scale says and that is great motivation but thats not what this is about. This is not about vanity and looking good. That would be great icing on the cake but that is not the boast here. The boast here is about God and what He is doing. He is here for me everyday, like when I wanted a bite of that burger. When the first half of my 13 hour road trip sucked and I thought if I eat I'll feel better. When I had doubt last night in making this decision in the first place. If it weren't for God in His glory giving me what I need and might I add accepting it from Him I couldn't be doing what I'm doing.
My ultimate goal is to tell others about this and hopefully help them choose health and wellness.
There are several website that have aided in my journey so far. The main one is Hallelujah Acres. These guys are amazing and the information they have on their site is what I will use for my exit plan. (I'll talk about that another day.)
Another great site is All About Juicing. I've found recipes, what to expect when juicing, how to prepare for a juice fast and so much more.
Dr. Joel Fuhrman is the doc from the Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead documentary so I would recommend checking out his site too.
And on an unrelated note, might I add our paperwork is off to our agency for final approval and should be on its way to China in the VERY near future. Big sigh of relief. Once major hurdle jumped.
Thanks for reading, thanks for commenting and thanks for all your encouragement and prayer.