3.25.2006

Still Alive

After much doubt I have completed my ten day fast. Overall it was a lot easier to do than I thought it might be. After the first few days, I became accustomed to the taste of the lemonade mix. Amazingly, I did not have that feeling of hunger. There was one day that I did feel hunger slightly. The reason was that I was working in a studio that day and did not bring enough lemonade with me. Normally I would drink 6-10 glasses a day. When lunch arrived for the crew... it seemed that the entire floor was smelling just like the food. The smell would not go away, but instead it lingered in the air for quite a while. The constant odors entering my nasal cavities began to awaken those pangs of hunger. Luckily I did not give in to weakness, but remained strong and continued the fast. Many people who really know me, are privy to the fact that I like food and am also a good eater. They were truly shocked that I could refrain from eating for such a long time. A lot of getting through this fast has to do with will power, which I seem to have in abundance. This is absolutely something that I would recommend others to try, but only because it is something I have done. This is by no means meant for everyone. I feel that even if a person does it for just one day, that individual has attained some degree of success. Physically I felt good and did not experience any weakness, in fact I felt that my energy levels were the same as usual. One thing I must admit is that for the first few days, I felt as if I had a cold, a lot of coughing and phlegm was released from my system. After that, everything was normal. Now the question is "Would you do this again?" YES. When, I cannot say but if I do my best to maintain a healthy diet, twice a year would be more than enough.

3.12.2006

Many Lemons

Thirty. I have just bought thirty lemons and a few other key ingredients to begin a ten day long cleansing fast. Will I lose some weight? Probably. The weight loss is only a side effect of not eating solid food for ten days, the main function of the fast, as its name implies, is to rid the body of the many toxins and impurities that accumulate over the years. In addition to the lemons, the other needed ingredients are 100% pure maple syrup and cayenne pepper. These materials properly combined in water make up the lemonade mix which is the only thing to be consumed for the duration of the fast. The only real exceptions include a natural herbal laxative tea to loosen things up, and to even further enhance the cleansing, a sea salt flush to remove everything that the tea loosens up. For any of you wanting a more detail description of the 'Master Cleanse' feel free to research it further. Tomorrow will be my first day on the fast. Some people think I am crazy to even attempt it, others doubt that I can even last five days. I myself am not 100% sure how long I will last, but my intentions are to go the full ten days. One thing in my favor is that I have no jobs in the next two weeks, so craft services will not be a temptation to break my fast. The word breakfast meaning to break fast will take on a whole new meaning to me once I return to solid foods. Wish me luck, I will update the blog with more information soon.