By Joe Cross
Now that I was around Day Forty-Five of the Reboot, I was still feeling good. I was continuing to enjoy the increased sense of clarity and the lightness that seemed to go hand-in-hand with juicing, but I was also honestly starting to feel a little anxious: after my sixty days were up, would I have a hard time avoiding foods that were bad for me so that I could completely rid myself of the urticaria and get off Prednisone 100%? That was my next goal. By this point, I was down more than sixty-five pounds and had cut my Prednisone intake from 15mg to 3.5mg. Still, I worried that once I returned to my regular routine and to the rhythms of my life back in Sydney, I would backslide.
One of my perverse pleasures had become asking for a full report of all the meals consumed by the film crew, who didn’t seem to mind at all that what they were eating was quite a bit different from what I was ingesting. For instance, I questioned them, did they have bread with the onion soup they ate last night in addition to the cheese croutons? Was the bread whole grain or sourdough? Had anyone ordered the fettuccine? Aha! How was the creamy sauce that accompanied it? As I was paying for these meals, why not torture myself a bit more with all the gory details? This sort of food voyeurism is something all Rebooters will be able to relate to at one point or another. When the moment arrives – relax and enjoy it.
Have you been following my past journal entries? Make sure you catch up here. I’m sharing these thoughts with you as part of the 2nd Anniversary celebration of Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead so I hope you are either able to relate or be inspired by my journal entries.