Saturday, April 21, 2012
B blueberries, oranges, fennel, ginger, coconut water
L cranberries, apple, celery, mint, stevia
D lacinato, cuke, garlic
Iíve been thinking about will power. I was talking to a friend yesterday about the fact that Iím juicing, and she said, Ďoh, I could never have your will power.í I think I laughed it off at the time, but today I started thinking about it. There seems to be no will power involved for me. Iím just doing what I want to do. How does that involve will power? I read a lot before starting this juice feast and learned from fellow sparkers, people in my community, books and the internet. It seemed like the logical next step for me. I want to be as healthy as I can possibly be and so the choices I make are all in line with that desire. I think that this is where diets fail. They impose on us rather than letting it be a choice that comes from within.
I had a delicious, restful day today and am looking forward to another tomorrow.
Interstingly, Mr. Wonderful has scheduled his rest days now too. They've been riding 100 miles a day in 100 degree heat, so he is taking Sat. off, Sun. is a rest day, and Mon. he does a shift in the sag wagon.
Friday, April 20, 2012
B grapefruit, oranges, bean sprouts, kale--sounds weird, but pretty good
L spinach, tomatoes, carrots, celery
D Romaine, parsley, kiwi, pears--surprisingly good
Oh I canít believe how tired I am. I had a Dr.ís appointment early this morning and then got in a few hours of work and then a blessed nap. I explained to my doc that I was doing this and that since I was superwoman I probably didnít need rest. He grinned.
I stopped at the library on my way home and picked up my book club book that they were holding for me. Itís 550 pages, so Iíll have something to read over the next two days when I do plan to take it easy.
Iíll write more when my brain starts working again.
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
B Áoconut water, cantaloupe, strawberries, lime
L Áoconut water, pineapple pears
D coconut water, blueberries, celery, cuke, ginger
Craving fruit juices today, so thatís what Iíve been drinking...just could not face greens today!
Week #1 Results
Weight--down 5.7 firstname.lastname@example.org
Waist---lost 1Ē @ 30
Hips--lost .5Ē @ 38
Body fat---down email@example.com
Body fat%--down firstname.lastname@example.org%
I have not been tempted at all by food this week. Yes, Iíve thought about it as Iíve driven past places I used to eat, or seen something in an add, but Iíve been letter perfect in my juicing this week and am pleased with the results.
Things started catching up to me today. I slept for 9 hours last night, but was still dragging this morning. I decided to skip the gym today, so I just stayed home and sat and read, guzzled fruit juices, and did some work on the computer. My brain felt fuzzy too. Not thinking really clearly. Could it be that Ďyou know whoí is right and I do need more rest? LOL! I did go out this afternoon because I had a massage scheduled. Wow! It was just what I needed. I told my friend Michelle, who was doing the massage, what I was feeling and she gave me a wonderful relaxing hour. No working out muscle knots this time around. So this was my gift to myself for a week of juicing. I have next weekís gift all picked out already, but things change, so weíll wait and see. Iím going to try to take it easy for the next couple of days and see what changes that brings.
So aside from the weight and measurement stats I posted on my first week, Iíve also noticed that: My sense of smell is incredible, mental clarity is improved...this one comes and goes, my complexion looks brighter, energy levels have been good...up until today, and Iím getting more adept at dealing with emotional issues as they come up.
Iíve been going back and re-reading blogs of all my fellow juices who have traveled this path before me. I owe you all so much!
Mr. Wonderful is in Las Vegas and they are taking a rest day after doing 2 days across the desert of over 100 miles each day.
And god said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed: to you it shall be for meat. Genesis 1:29
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
B blueberries, pineapple, orange, fennel, cucumber, ginger-omg, juiceheads, you gotta try this one!
L Romaine, pears, grapefruit, parsley-another good green one
D apples, oranges, grapefruit, tomatoes, celery
Well the guys are done with the lawn and as soon as they left the birds descended. They love organic stuff as much as we do! While they were here, (the men, not the birds!) I did a ĎRaworganicveganí on them! I was making my breakfast juice and thought Iíd offer them some. They loved it, of course. Breakfast is always my favorite juice of the day. Well of course we started talking about juice, food, organics, etc., and before I knew it I was telling him what his mother should be eating...and not eating...to help her arthritis!
My dreams have been very colorful lately. I think Iím processing a lot of stuff while I sleep. Sometimes the message is clear to me and other times, like last night, I just wake up and think omg, I gotta call Steven Spielberg!
I hear your advice, friends, about slowing down and taking it easy, but since Iím retired and the little work that I do is sedentary, I feel I need to do my gym time. I can restrict my activity to my water aerobics class and take it at an easy pace...maybe. Trouble is, I donít know how to do Ďeasy.í When I work out, I push. But Iíll work on it. Maybe Iíll go to the back of the class with the talkers!
I was so busy that I didn't get around to posting this yesterday. Went with a friend to see Anne Lamott, one of my favorite authors, last night. She was wonderful.
So I'll be back later with a week 1 recap.
Monday, April 16, 2012
L celery, cuke, kale, apples, lemon, ginger (That worked, thanks, Freeze!)
D mango, strawberries, carrots, beet
I am so tired today that itís all I can do to keep my eyes open. Other than that, life is good. My body is still adjusting to juicing and I never know what a day will bring. I went to the gym and spent some time in the sauna, ran a bunch of errands, had a class for an hour and thatís it. When I got home, the guys I use sometimes to take care of my lawn were reseeding and spreading leaf much for me. Iím trying to go green with our lawn care and battling Mr. Wonderful who is sometimes known as Mr. Chemical! But while heís away...
Speaking of whom, today they rode 114 miles in the Mojave Desert. No phone or email service for a couple of days. I tried to post a pic, but can't seem to do it with my new computer and way to tired to fuss with it.
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