Just a quick check in. I am still here. Enduring Shabbat in my Juice Fast. :-) Since I have had some practice now, the preparations and techniques aren't as daunting as they were in the beginning. I make 3 qrts of juice ahead on Friday afternoon, I freeze two and refrigerate one for the morning. I drink emergency or tea or broth (garlic, or veggie) if I feel the need to supplement something warn in these cold months. I could always drink Master Cleanse as well.
I thought I would incorporate more fermented beverages into my fast for variety and I have not yet...but I guess I still have a little time. I guess, I have lost some of my sense of adventure with it and am just "doing my time" on most days. :-)
I am getting excited about sharing raw food recipes with you in the future.
The bite here-and-there things an be a slippery slope, I do agree. Since my motivation has changed from detox to weight loss in this second leg, I do notice my conviction waning as well. I will check the scales and measure (tomorrow is my weigh in day) and see how things are progressing. If for any reason, I feel it is not advantageous to continue I will, break my fast and try to stick to protocol in doing so. Ben did not stick to protocol when he broke his fast, and I see he has had some issues with passing food in his transition...so, I hope to learn from his mistake. :-) I am still planning taking the fast to the end of February (breaking it on March 1st). Prayers are welcome! :-)
I still have some snot, not as colorful (except first thing in the morning), it is decreasing. I am thankful for that.