The Feast Is Over – Let The Fast Begin

Published December 27, 2011

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A few weeks ago, almost at the same time that I decided to embark on the 192 Day Challenge, I came across the Joe Cross Story & Film: “Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead”.

It’s a documentary created by an Australian who, after being diagnosed with an auto-immune disease, starts on a 60 day Juice Fast to get healthy. It’s an incredibly inspirational story (especially since he travels across the US during his fast making the whole story even more appealing for me since I love travelling).

As soon as I saw Joe on The Project for the first time I knew that a juice fast was going to be part of my challenge. Nothing as long as 60 days. And nothing as spectacular as having my own TV team filming the process. But a juice fast nonetheless.

I already have some experience with fasting…and already know it’s NOT for me! In fact I even doubt the medical benefit of fasting as such.

Can it really be healthy to starve your body and make yourself feel this weak and hungry?

But the fact is, I’m a head-on kinda girl. I find it easier to be drastic than gradual. I guess that makes me a little weak. I find it hard to resist the ‘good stuff’ when it’s available. I’ll eat the chocolate when it’s there. I’ll drink the wine. I’ll have the cheese.

I do find it easier to stop eating for a while than to reduce the size of my dinner for good.

Of course these drastic changes never last. But they do always carry something positive along into the rest of my life, something that actually stays! I’m curious what it’s going to be this time.

Whatever the case may be it’s a great way of breaking away from the over-indulgence that Christmas invariably brings (and we HAD a wonderful Christmas thanks to amazing friends some of which came along to a wonderful evening at the Mt Martha Christmas Carols and others who treated us to French Champagne and Scottish Malt).

So, here I am at the end of Day 1 (and frankly I haven’t quite made up my mind how long I will continue…5 days at the very least I would imagine). Feeling a little light-headed and empty-stomached, but quite proud and excited as well.

Anybody care to join? Just leave a comment and tell us what you would like to achieve with your fast.
Look foward to chatting.