Happy 2012 sparkers! Juicing on...

Friday, January 06, 2012

Back from my travels, and today is my last day of my 2-week "vacation" from all juice. When I was on the road the week over Christmas, I drank 1 (purchased, Naked) juice a day and ate normally-- a little too normally with all the temptations emoticon, but better than it would have been. I put on a couple pounds that week, but I expected to -- some of it was real and some just bulk from moving back to food. After returning home I went to mostly juice supplemented with milk, yogurt, and 1 meal a day, and I lost what I had put on and a little more- I'm now down a pound from where I was 2 weeks ago. My "mostly juice" was still mostly bought juice, though-- I've been seriously cleaning & organizing & trying to do a ton of things to launch this year to make some progress at work, and I have gotten out of the habit of making fresh juice several times a day.

Now it's time to get fully back on track (though I think I am going to continue to allow myself to add a bit of lean protein-- but no grains/breads)- time to tackle that next 20 lbs. (40 to go altogether, but I'm breaking it mentally into 20 lb installments emoticon). I have bought myself 3 pairs of jeans and a few really nice dresses on a great sale, none of which will fit for another 20 lbs, and I want to be wearing those by the end of February (well, one of the dresses might take 30 lbs, but I'll get there too).

My ankle still hurts a bit but is usable, so I'm hearing the Y calling (it's been calling all along, but I just haven't been listening-- let's see if I can make a really regular 4 days a week, even if it's 1/2 an hour). My cleaning project has already turned my spare "coatrack" back into a treadmill, so I will have no more excuses on days when I don't want to face a snowy car & roads. emoticon

Happy new year all! I hope all of you are off to a great start for the new year-- my goal for the year is to erode my all-or-nothing mindset and persistently practice taking small & consistent steps daily toward all my big goals-- each goal, one actual step per day towards achieving it.

Now time to persist at cleaning those closets & frig....
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    Welcome back from *vacation*, so proud of you! You did great! Have you looked into bee pollen as protein supplement? or into chlorella? those 2 things are a must according to 92 days juice feasting protocol I am following, so I'm just wondering if it's something you have considered, so that you wouldn't slow down your metabolism and trow off your fast with milk and other proteins. Getting into cleaning here myself, or wanting to get into cleaning .. one of those.. lol .. Glad to have you back and thank you for your support!
    2266 days ago
    It sounds like you had a wonderful holiday and you are all recharged and charged up for the New Year. I am glad to hear that you have lost the little bit you gained over the holidays and back on track. I too have been cleaning out and getting rid of stuff. It seems as we get rid of our excess weight, we want to get rid of our excess stuff??

    All the best in 2012!
    2268 days ago
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