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Juice Fast Days 8 thru 11!

I can’t believe I’m on day 11 already.  This is easier than I thought.  I’ll recap what I’ve done.

Thursday (day 8) I had no weight loss.

Friday (day 9) I woke up with only .4 lbs weight loss.

Saturday (day 10) I woke up with 2 lbs weight loss.  Woo hoo!  Great birthday gift!

Sunday (day 11) I woke up with no weight loss.

On the 10th day, it was my birthday I juiced all day and had a tiny slice of cake for my birthday.

Today I really messed up.  I got a hangerin for some food today.  I had my first juice today pretty late in the morning.  Really, it was about noon.  Around 2pm I wanted to eat something so I ate the following… 1/2 cup spanish rice, 1 small tortilla, 1 granola bar and a small piece of cake.  Boy oh boy did I mess up!  Anyway, I was wanting more then realized I only had that one juice for the day so I juiced half a pineapple and one beet.  It was yummy.  You know, sometimes we fall off the wagon.  That’s ok to me as long as we get back on.  I’d rather eat here and there than do too much and not get back on track. 

I like how my weight loss is progressing and I can’t wait to fit back into some old clothes.  I’ll continue to keep you posted of course.  I am amazed how I can juice without starving.  It seems second nature.  I don’t really feel extra energized, my skin isn’t “glowing”, my body hadn’t detoxified, but I know the juicing can’t be bad for me.  The side effect of losing weight is definitely the upside!

Juice on!


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Another Year Gone By!

Happy birthday to me!  My birthday was yesterday.  The last year was the busiest year of my life.  I travel a lot, work a lot and I haven’t had much time for myself.  I find it interesting how every year my life never seems to be the same lately.  Before I turned 40, I remember turning off my alarm clock every morning during the week and saying to myself “Groundhog Day”.  I felt like my life was so routine and boring.  I think because of that, God maybe changed things up for me a bit! 

Be careful what you wish for and what you complain about.  Be grateful for what you do every day and thank God that you’re alive!

I had a great birthday celebration.  I mowed the lawn in the morning.  It was overdue.  I know people want to know why I mowed the lawn no my birthday but I wanted it to look really nice so I could feel happy and refreshed on my birthday.  My daughter and I then got cleaned up, went shopping and browsing.  I have no work on my mind so it was very peaceful for me.

We went to pickup P90X.  She wants to do this and I might do it with her.  I’m a traveler so it might be hard but if I do it, you know I’ll blog about it!

We went home around 6:30pm and my other daughter came over with her boyfriend and my friend came over with her daughter.  We ate dinner.  I juiced (had desert) for dinner.  We played charades until almost midnight.  Lots of fun.  I’m so grateful for what I have and the family and friends in my life. 

So now on to the next year of my life.  All I have to say is… NEXT!!!

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Juice Fast Days 5 thru 7!

I can’t believe I’ve gone this far already. There was no weight loss shown on the scale from days 5 & 6 but today I showed 2.4 pounds lost on the scale since day 4.  As of today I’ve lost 8.4 pounds. 

My hunger is pretty much gone and honestly, I need to drink more but I find that I’ve learned to listen to my stomach if it’s not growling or uneasy I don’t drink.  I have taken a few bites of soup a night or two but it’s by no means an entire bowl and I’m not binging.  I’m giving myself the satisfaction of food occasionally so I don’t cave but 99% of my daily intake is from natural juices.

Today I’m traveling for work.  I do that a lot but this is the first time since I started my fast.  I plan to drink juices I can purchase at the airports like Naked Juice and another brand called Odwalla.  I think this is the next best thing to juicing natural fruits and vegetables as I can get when on the road.  The juices they sell is mostly fruit.  It’s hard to find one with just veggies which is what I prefer.  Too much fruit juice can be a bad thing.  I’m worried it will cause cravings and weight gain.

I’m sure I’ll be fine as I’m completely shocked about the lack of hunger I have been experiencing.

My main issue that I struggle with now and still, is the lack of energy.  I feel just as normal as I did before but when I have to exert myself in any way such as climb a flight of stairs or walk more than 300 feet, my muscles feel extremely fatigued and I get out of breath easily.  Not in a way I feel like I’ll collapse but I can’t help but wonder what’s going on with my muscles.  Anyone out there have the same issue that I’m having?

Thanks for your support!  I’ll keep on posting!

Juice on!

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Juice Fast Days 3 & 4

I didn’t get to update yesterday as I was pretty busy.  I suspect that will happen from time to time.  I’m in the middle of day 4 of my juice fast.

On day 3, I drank my juices but also had a “Naked Juice” with extra protein in it.  At night, I had my family over for a wonderful dinner I prepared.  I made sure I had a large salad with mixed greens, tomatoes, and cucumbers.  I added balsamic vinegar on top.  From day 2 to day 3, I lost 1 pound.

On day 4 (today) I have to prepare a juice soon. I had another “Naked Juice” this morning.  I drank about half of it then later, I added about 7g of protein from soy powder to it to increase the protein some.  It was good and surprisingly not gritty.  It’s the EAS brand. That vs. Wal-Mart brand for example proves you get what you pay for.  Anyway, I plan to only drink the prepared juices sold at the stores when I travel or when I know I don’t have time to juice anything.  My primary juice will come from what I do myself.  I just don’t want to end up starving, not have time to juice and put a Little Debbie snack in my mouth!  LOL.

An update about how I feel.  I noticed yesterday when I went up the stairs I felt extra fatigued and out of breath.  I think part of that is I’m not getting in enough calories and protein.  I do feel a lot better when the jeans I was wearing were snug but now are just right.  It’s amazing what a difference 5 pounds makes.

Time to go make something as I’m getting to the point of hunger!  Happy Easter everyone!

He has risen!

Juice on!

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Juice Fast Day 2

I’m on my second day of my juice fast.  I posted my day 1 yesterday about this time.  I weighed this morning and have lost 2.4 pounds on my first day.  I know much of it was water weight.  I will likely weigh daily just to keep motivated until this is a habit but I understand it will fluctuate.

I was very hungry through most of the day yesterday.  I should be drinking more juice to stay full but it’s a lot of work to clean the juicer every time I use it.  I can’t just leave it because you want to get the food/pulp out of it before it dries or you’re likely to never get it off.

Anyway, I’ve had only one juice so far, and yes I’m starving.  I don’t feel like I’ve lost or gained any energy.  I’ve read that around day 3 people start feeling down and sluggish.  I hope to be skip that part.  I’m about to go juice something for lunch.

Of course I’ll keep posting with my progress.  Thanks for reading this!  By the way… my drink this morning was brown.  😦  It tasted great but looked horrible.  I just chose not to look at it!  LOL

Juice on!

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Juice Fast Day 1

How many times have you seen someone post they are on day one of anything like diet, exercise, fast, etc. ?  Google it or look on YouTube and you’ll see tons of them!  Only problem is, after day one, there’s rarely updates after that.  It’s hard to get over a hurdle of any addiction.  I live in America.  These days it’s the norm to be fat than thin.  Not that we want to be fat but we just are.  My reason?  I love food!  I’d have to say I’m addicted and have absolutely no self-control.

I am going to be one of those people who post “Day 1” of my juice fast but I hope to God that I make it past that!  I don’t really know how long I want to do it but I do know that I want to lose weight.  This is healthy because it’s nothing but fruits and vegetables that I rarely ever see on my plate these days.  It does have a rapid weight loss and some people may say that’s not safe.  At this point, I don’t care.  I need results fast but more than that, I need the motivation to stick with it.  I have a friend who has agreed to do it with me so I have someone who will hold me accountable.

Here’s a picture of my juice today.  It’s not the best quality picture but it gives you an idea of what I’m including in my juice.

I’ve had two drinks so far today and it’s 12:30pm.  So far, I’m doing good.  It will be tough when I have to cook for the family but I’ll try to stay strong!  Any words of encouragement from everyone would be appreciated!  I’ll keep everyone posted on my update and if it looks like I just can’t do it, I’ll let you know so you won’t wonder what ever happened to the fast, like I do with the other gazillion bloggers who have “Day 1”.  Perhaps if I was Freshly Pressed, I’d have to finish!  I just don’t want to be another statistic.

Have a wonderful day everyone!

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