Friday, April 19, 2013
I saw this movie, Sick, Fat and Nearly Dead, about how juicing changed 2 men's lives. Their stories had a great impact on me. Much like the second man I see myself as not very healthy physically. I really don't get to enjoy my life because I am always in pain. I decided when I returned from vacation I was going to try juicing until my next vacation is scheduled. I made this announcement to my family. I arrived home on Saturday, too tired to go grocery shopping, but I did clean out the refrigerator. Out went the sugar-free dark chocolate pudding, out went the tapioca pudding, out went the vegetables that I had cleaned, chopped, added to clear containers and never bothered to eat. Out went the rotten celery, tomatoes, lettuce and cabbage. Out went the skinless chicken legs cooked 2 weeks ago and never touched. A little soap and baking soda and we have a clean, fresh refrigerator. Sunday after church I went to the grocery store. Very odd to only be shopping in the produce section and looking for an apple corer. I brought all my goodies home exhausted and I went to bed. Can't blame the exhaustion just on the shopping. That son of a baconator I had at Wendy's had a lot to due with the lack of energy. Monday I started juicing. Into the NutriBullet went 3 cups of spring mix, 2 chopped apples, 10 blueberries and 4 large strawberrie. In less than a minute the concoction was a smoothie. I tasted it and lo and behold it wasn't bad. It actually tasted good and I didn't feel the need to sleep as soon as I ate it. Well I weighed myself on Sunday and didn't record my weight since I had gained since my last weigh-in. Last night, day 4 of fasting and I have lost 9 1/2 pounds. That is amazing. I feel a little tired, but I think it all the toxins coming out of my body. I have varied the ingredients in the juice drinks and today, day 5 I feel very energetic. I thought my blood sugar reading would be high, but it in the normal range, lower than where it normally. I haven't been perfect, but I see results so I am going to stick with it. I will weigh-in on May 4th to see where I am. Hopefully my weight will be at my first goal. My first goal is a number I have not seen in over 15 years. I am going to celebrate and buy myself a new pair of earrings if I make that goal before vacation. I mean not Walmart earrings, nice earrings, to accentuate my new short hairdo. I am possible and it feels good. 14 pounds and I will be at the 1st goal. I know if I can reach it, I can do anything and I don't have to keep carrying this extra person around on my back, hips and knees every day. I am possible.