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Too Much Too Fast?


Sunday, February 12, 2012

Bwahaha. I wasn't trying to be witting in my title, but perhaps after I tell you this blog is about doing a juice *fast* you then realize it's a little funny.

I had the itch last week while I was ordering my weekly dose of fresh pressed juice from a little company in Nashville... that I would do a 3-day cleanse. I didn't really research it and just ordered like 16 bottles of 16oz juices to get me through my 3 days.

Last night I watched, "fat sick and nearly dead" and that will get you wanting to juice in a jiffy. So I decided (after weighing in this morning at 162.8! :/) that today (Sunday) would be a great day to start a 3-day juice fast.

The morning started off well, with some kale, beet, apple, ginger juice and drank almost 1.5liters of water by the time church was over. Then lunchtime came, and I was wanting some of those kalbi ribs hubby was cooking on the grill. I drank some more juice and water, and was starting to get kinda tired. I was trying to muster up the energy to go workout... since I hurt my toe Monday night... it's definitely put a damper on my workout routine. Throw in my period and crappy eating, hence the 162.8lbs this morning. No surprise... I know I need to work out and eat well to lose and maintain... but if I don't... then 162.8 happens. Needless to say, I started reading 3-day cleanse stuff on the internet... and most of them said, "do it when you can rest and take it easy" well then...

Instead of going to the gym I watched part of the "The Gerson Miracle" and took a nap. Waking up I feel a bit better... but of course I want something to eat, and I'm not too sure I'll be able to keep this up through the work week... especially with all the working out I'm required to do.

Which kind of makes me feel like a failure. I don't like to start something and not finish it. I don't like not meeting my goals. But, as my husband reminded me... I have a lot on my plate (to include most likely a chance of flying to Colorado this upcoming weekend for a work trip-which kinda bums me out... missing out on an ideal 3-4day period of being able to rest and fast).

I've had to modify my goal- a one day juice fast. And realistically, looking back I realized that to include the juice I drank after my nap, I had only had 3 8oz glasses of juice. Not sure if that was necessarily enough. And realistically, the REAL goal here was getting back on track.

So here I am...getting back on track. :D
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HEALTHYSLIM2 2/13/2012 4:17PM

    Hey there - so, here's what I was thinking the whole time I am reading this blog : "Pretty soon all she can do is drink! She could just wait for the juice fast!!"
So I like Cindy's comment... but also your husband's observation to do a trial run!!
GOOD JOB on doing an entire day. It was probably awesome for you, and got you back in the saddle for sure!!
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Keep up the great work and since you don't want to travel, hope the Colorado trip does NOT happen.

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BRENDARK 2/12/2012 9:11PM

    I know, right Cindy?! That's what I told the hubby, but he he told me starting a little now, will make it not so crazy/bad when the time eventually comes.

Thanks Conrad!! I'll be sure to keep up tracking (the hardest part this week!)

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CINDYTW 2/12/2012 8:34PM

  emoticon Glad you are back on track! Save the juice fast for when you can't eat!

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CONRADBURK 2/12/2012 7:52PM

    I am happy for you being back on track. It feels so good to be on track again after being off of it! I know how you must feel. I saw that movie, and it was amazing! The amount of weight those people on the juice fast lost was remarkable, but not something you would want to try on your own without a knowledgeable doctor or nutritionist supporting you. A slow weight loss of 1 to 2 pounds a week is healthier and easier to achieve. But I admire your boldness!

From my recent experience, I have found that it is easier to control my eating when I count my carbs. I was at 80 g of carbs and 1350 calories for 10 days and lost 7 pounds! Now I have increased my carbs to 100 g and my calories to 1500 calories. There are a lot of carbs in fruits, so I am careful with them. My percent carbs in my diet is now at 27 % with healthy fats (mostly monounsaturated from olive oil and nuts) making up about 45 % of my calories.

I hope you continue on track and enjoy your food! Fresh fruits and veggies are so much fun to prepare and enjoy! I like chewing them and the mouth feel that they have. I don't know if I could do a juice fast! Good luck and good sparking!
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