Being flooded with emotions, I retreated to my room to clean furiously and cry. I can't pin point exactly why I was crying. I know I felt left out...of eating tasty things. I also was feeling a little overwhelmed. I have committed to a major change and a lengthy time line and I was feeling vulnerable on only day 15! There are a lot of people rooting for me and excited to see my big transformation and here I am crying about food only a quarter of the way through my journey. As I am violently folding and putting away clothes my boyfriend comes in to check that a tornado had not hit my bedroom and comfort me. He said that of course it is hard. That I hadn't eaten food in over two weeks, there were bound to be some emotions. Truly, I think I just needed to cry. I needed to let down my guard and release a little tension. Immediately afterward I felt a sense of relief.
I recognize that with great results comes great challenges. No outcome worth having was going to come easily. Otherwise the news would be telling stories of how healthy Americans are rather than our obesity problems. I am committed to this process and all that comes with it. Even it produces tears at times.
The good news is that today is day 18 for me and I am down 11.7 pounds. I still have excellent energy levels and I am still sleeping like a baby. I am motivated to continue on and really excited to pass the one month mark. I would be interested in the emotional journeys you have all experienced while Juice Fasting.
Keep the juice flowing!