Thursday, January 03, 2013
I did not blog yesterday on day three, but I did continue to juice. I feel so much better today. I woke up excited to juice and loved the smells. I remember the first two days I thought the juicing process smelled odd. I think my body is beginning to crave the nutrients from fresh veggies and fruit. And the mean green juice I am currently enjoying is delicious. It has 6 kale leaves, 1-1/2 cup fresh spinach, 2 green apples, and 1 lemon. The tart apple and lemon make this my favorite juice. I am surprised at how much I am enjoying this particular juice. The past few days I drank it, but I wouldn't say I loved it.
Last night, Isabelle (daughter) got excited about helping us juice. We let her put the veggies in the juicer under very close supervision. She's 6. She said, "Can I mow the veggies!" She thinks we are mowing our veggies like we mow the lawn.
I have lost 8 lbs. this week. I am excited to be losing weight again. I want so badly to be thin and healthy. My biggest fear is that I will get diabetes and high blood pressure like the rest of my family. My mother died from type 2 diabetes a few years ago. My step-mother has extremely bad type 2 diabetes, but she claims ignorance when it comes to eating healthy. Instead, most of her meals come from a box, and she snarls her nose at the idea of fresh vegetables and fruit.
I made sugar-free whole-grain carrot cake muffins with added protein from the Body for Life book a few years ago, and she loved it. She loved it until I told her it was healthy. Then, she literally almost threw up and said yuck. I worry about her. I think one of the only ways she will listen to me is if I am healthy. There really is no reason for her to listen to me right now, because I am obese.
I also do not want to end up like her taking several meds, injecting myself with insulin, and going to meetings for a future gastric bypass. I want to lose this weight on my own and be healthy. She told me she believes no one can lose weight on their own. She said, "I mean look at you. You have been trying to lose weight for a long time and you haven't." Of course, that hurt my feelings, but more importantly it pushed me too.
I will prove her wrong. I have lost 26 lbs. Yes, there was a bump in the road where I gained weight, but I am right back on track. I refuse to give up! And on that note I am going to ride the elliptical.