Tomorrow will be day 20. I will be 1/3 of the way through my plan of juice only for 60 days and I will be one day shy of doing this for 3 weeks. It seems impossible to me even now that I could go that long ONLY drinking fruit and vegetable juice, but I have. I could still eat everything I've had in the way of food for the last 19 days in a single meal, or two at the very most.
Day 10, as I've mentioned is when my hunger finally left me alone. It was aggressive the first 5 days, annoying the next 5 days, then it left with Elvis. I only feel hunger occasionally now and it is mild. Usually it is when I have allowed myself to think about some food I want for too long. When it happens, I can chase it off with some water or juice.
It is that lack of hunger that makes me think I can easily do this for as long as I choose. The hard part now is waiting for the days to go by till I reach my goal. This is my birth month. Normally, my mom would make me a birthday meal with my favorite foods and I would go out to eat more of my favorite foods with my family. This year, I'll have birthday juice - no candle.
Yet, sacrifice though this is, it is also a gift to myself. If I am successful, I will lose enough weight that I will no longer need most or all of the medicines I am currently on. My blood pressure, cholesterol level and blood sugars will be normal, or very close to it. I will feel better, look better, and have more energy. I will have hope for a better life. This is how I look at it now when I start feeling whiny about all the great food I'm not eating.
I can do anything for 60 days.