Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Day 3 of Juicing

I feel pretty darn good today. Just hungry! But I haven't yet had the V-8 (ish) juice I made for lunch so maybe that will curb my appetite. I had read that the first three days were the hardest, so maybe after today I will be on the up-swing. Ironic: today at work, we have an employee cook-out to raise money for our holiday party. My job was to wait for the meat to be cooked and bring it upstairs to where it would be served. Three times. It was hard to be around all that yummy smelling food, but not partake. However, I thought it would be much worse than it was. I am STRONG like OX!

I've realized a couple of things: don't try to mix as many fruits and veggies together as possible. That sounds really dumb now that I read it, but it seemed a good idea at the time. Simple is better! For breakfast we had an apple and strawberry juice, for lunch, the 8 Vegetable juice. It is HARD to juice greens- spinach and cabbage fly right into the "catcher" and I feel like I'm getting hardly any juice and just wasting a lot. The wasting thing is really bothering me- even with something like apples that juices great, you waste SO much of the fruit. It's also expensive, but yesterday I went to Aldi for the first time to get green tea. They didn't have green tea, but their produce section was amazing! I got all this....

for $33! It is mostly fruit, but now I know where to check for produce before spending the big bucks at a pricier store. I send my husband to work with several green tea bags, but he said it's not touching his headache today. He is a big coffee drinker, so I expect that's normal.

Off to have my juice and pat myself on the back for making it longer than I thought I could!!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Day 2 of Juicing

I'm still thining of burritos.

I went to bed at 9:00 last night because I was so hungry and tired and I feel GOOD this morning! My husband started his first day of juicing today- so we'll see how this is as a couples activity.

I'm going to go think of burritos some more.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Day One of the Juice Detox

It sucks.

Okay, I may be a little dramatic. I am on my third cup of juice for the day. This one is all fruit so it's better- at the end of my second cup of green juice that was WAY too cucumber-y, with a full-blown headache and grumbling stomach, I was about to give up and go to Taco Rico and get a burrito. But, I had some green tea and was able to suck it up. I still have a headache and feel pretty tired, which is expected.

I think I'll go to bed as soon as the kiddo does and dream about burritos.

3 months...

In (less than) three months, I turn the big 3-0. I'm not dreading it as much as I thought I would, but I am motivated to make some changes in the (less than) 90 days I have left in my 20s.
What kind of changes do I want to make? Well, the obvious one is that I need to lose some of this weight I've managed to pick up in my mid- and late- 20s. I have a good 30 pounds that need to go... Are you seeing a trend? I certainly know I won't lose 30 pounds in the next 3 months, but I figure I can get some of them off.
So why is any of this interesting? It's really not, is it? Another over-weight American woman complaining about her weight and age. But, what makes it interesting is that for the next ten days, I have something to blog about! I watched a documentary called "Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead" yesterday to motivate myself, and boy did it do the trick. I highly recommend it- it's on instant Netflix. It motivated me to do something I've never done before, and believe me, I've tried LITRALLY (said in a Rob Lowe-Chris Traeger from "Parks and Rec" voice) every diet on the planet. For the next ten, yes, TEN days, I am on a juice fast. I will be blending my own fruit and vegetable juices in my lovely Jack La Lanne Power Juicer that my sweet husband rushed out to get at 5:15 on Sudnay afternoon after I had finished "Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead" and decided I want to start my cleanse MONDAY. Thanks, boo.
I am planning on blogging on each of the ten days to document what is going on with my body and my mind. Hopefully, the next three months will see my change from my current path to the one I want to be on and the next ten days will kick-start it. I'll discuss more of these goals in the upcoming posts.
CHEERS! (I'm raising my glass of greens, romaine, cuc, celery, lemon, and watermelon juice in the air.)