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I'm going to DO IT !!!

Friday, April 19, 2013

I made up my mind. It's no longer when. I am going to Start next Week my JUICE Fast or Reboot !!!

Unfortunately there is a hitch in my plan.

My husband wants to get out of the house for a few days to the beach. I don't know if I will be able to take an ice chest full of juices to last over the trip or if I should wait until I come back.

Maybe I will make some in advance and try to fast as long as I possibly can until I run out of juice. It's tough to plan for something like that.

Don’t wait until
everything is just right.
It will never be perfect.
There will always be challenges,
obstacles and less than perfect
conditions. So What.
Get started now.

- Mark Victor Hansen

It seems like something will always conflict with the best laid out plans.

It's tough WAITING to start. I want to start NOW darn it !!!

SO Next week after a trip to the Beach which I am reluctant to go due to kitty health issues. But my husband has the travel itch, so I must go.

I am going to do the juice fast. YUP. I am determined.

MY WILLPOWER is Rising !!!

I will embrace the Journey documenting the Changes here, unless I get lots of negative posts. It's time to go on a Juice Fast.

There is a site called myphytos which I can put in ingredients for juice recipes to calculate calories. There also is a link at the top which shows some recipes already calculated out like they use on the reboot plan by Joe Cross. I think it is a rather exciting find. I have not compared to see if there are differences in the spark calculator compared to there site.

Here is the link for fellow juicers.

Where's the protein going to come from? Well look and see.


It's concentrated Nutrition. Better than a vitamin pill. You can't package the uniqueness and freshness of fresh homemade juice.

I am going to take it day-by-day, listening to my Dr. within to determine how long I should do the fast.

While it will be tough, it is worth the challenge.

Today I drank apple, bell pepper (Lots), 2 cucumbers, wheat grass juice 1 quart in the morning.

Afternoon juice: Strawberries, grapes, 1 cucumber, kale 1 bunch, wheat Grass about 1/2 cup per quart, apples, carrots, blueberries. It's berry delicious.

I know I will make mistakes and stumble a few times, but I will press on and think of my successes I achieve on a daily basis.

I will be kind to myself.

P.S. I am really juicing. Since I am juicing Wheat Grass, Kale, Spinach and other greens I use a Sampson Juicer.

This if from an article, The Skinny on Juicing. "Juice extracted from a juice machine is up to 90% water and nutrients that have been separated from indigestible fiber that is naturally contained in vegetables and fruits. Putting fruits and vegetables in a juicer will produce two things: a.) fresh juice and b.) pulp – which can be used in many other recipes. There are two main types of juicers – centrifugal and masticating. Centrifugal juicers are a type of juicer that uses a spinning basket/blade that will shred the vegetables and fruit and extract the juice by centrifugal force through an ultra-fine stainless steel strainer. Centrifugal juicers can cause a slight oxidation of nutrients because it allows for air to get into the juice, but it still makes a great and nutritious juice, is generally more affordable than a masticating juicer and also great for those just starting out. Depending on the type of centrifugal juicer you select, the pulp can be extracted over and over again or pushed into a separate bin area so that it can be used for other recipes.

Masticating juicers crush and squeeze the vegetables and fruit through gears and an ultra-fine stainless steel strainer and the pulp is continually extracted. This type of juicer is known for rendering a higher amount of nutrients and preserves more enzymes because it generates less friction and warmth."

I will try taking the juicer with me. It depends on how open my husband's mind is. I have to tell him I am going to go on a juice fast. I have been a chicken, trying to work up to it.
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CLPURNELL 4/24/2013 5:18PM


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NYARAMULA 4/23/2013 6:41AM

    Really loved your blog. Thanks for sharing.

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KAMCCLARY 4/21/2013 8:22PM

    Great idea, motivating pictures!

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    You can do it. I did it. You can buy veggies & fruit every place - just take along the juicer!! Oh - and take a container so that when he wants to go out to eat, you can juice ahead of time & take your meal along to drink while he is eating.

You Rock - go & kick some A$$!

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FARRAH511 4/20/2013 9:45PM

    I know your husband will be supportive... Don't be afraid, you, are first of all, responsible for yourself, and being responsable is exercising, eating healthy... and a lot of other... you'll be fine

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TOTHEFUTURE1 4/20/2013 9:27PM

    Great blog with lots of good information and interesting pics

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LOPEYP 4/20/2013 6:50PM

    Love your determination. I was going to suggest you take the juicer with you but then there it was. The only other comment I have is - How are you on juice only because I can get crabby the first day and that might not be how you want to be on a vacation. emoticon

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JJ_SHIREKEEPER 4/20/2013 6:00PM

    LOVE your blog! :-)

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SIMCYN 4/20/2013 4:55PM

  good luck on day one.

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JLUVSHIKIN 4/20/2013 4:17PM

    way to go you!

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BEAUTIFUL_REINA 4/20/2013 1:15PM

    I appreciate you sharing that info about the codes, thats valuable!!
If you are going to do a juice fast, good luck! I hope you do well and achieve your goals. But if you don't make it or whatever, how about making just a change or two that you can keep up forever, that makes weight loss more likely--like eating more raw veggies or replacing fries with salad.

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MZZCHIEF 4/20/2013 12:10PM

    I had no idea that the UPC code on fruits and veggies for GE foods starting number was an "8"!

Did know about the organic "9" as I try to buy organic whenever I can.

Thx for the tip!

: )

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LIV2RIDE 4/20/2013 10:38AM

    If you are driving you can always bring a cooler fool of produce and your juicer. The juices are best when you drink them within 24 hours of juicing them. I have a friend who has been doing a juice feast for several weeks. She's loving it. Good luck!

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SYDLETZIII 4/20/2013 10:27AM

    Like the information in the first photo of apple, I can use that ALOT when buying fruits and veggies.

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KIPPER15 4/20/2013 8:58AM

    A beach vacation sounds nice. You will work it out and do your juice fast soon. Hope kitty is continuing to do well. emoticon emoticon

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AEROBISAURUS 4/20/2013 8:57AM

    I SO want a juicer! emoticon emoticon

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MEDDYPEDDY 4/20/2013 2:21AM

    I am doing the fast according to dr Mosley - it allows 500 cal a day and it does not have to be fluently - 500 cal is a decent meal...

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SUSANBEAMON 4/20/2013 1:09AM

  really liked all those pictures. i had a juicer once but i got rid of it. too hard to clean up after using it. now i use a blender and keep the pulp in the juice, plus i add ground up flax seed for more fiber and stuff. guess i like to chew my juice and not waste the fiber,

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123ELAINE456 4/20/2013 1:05AM

  Great. Enjoy your Beach Vacation and wait til You are back home to start your Juice Fasting. It would be hard finding stores to get the fruit and vegetables all the time. I'm sure your Husband would like You to eat in Restraurents etc. with Him. I will not want to eat alone. A few more days waiting to start with the Juicing will not matter. God Blessings to Everyone. Have a Super Nice Day. Take Care. Hugs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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JANIEWWJD 4/20/2013 12:27AM

    Good for you and good luck!!!!! emoticon

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KAYDE53 4/20/2013 12:08AM

    Good luck!! emoticon

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SWANATOPIA 4/19/2013 10:45PM

    Thanks for the link. I drink one juice per day, usually for lunch. Spark gives me a huge calorie count as compared to the site you provided. I will use this site from now on. I feel it is more accurate because when you juice kale, you don't even get a teaspoon out of it, so the calories would be smaller. Thanks and good luck on your juicing!

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CRAFTSFAN1 4/19/2013 10:08PM

    Thanks for the link. Although I'm not in the juicing trend but in the smoohties' emoticon one, I think that I can use the information to get the nutrition facts of the fruits and greens that I'm using in my smoothies.

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    Good luck with the juice fast and enjoy your beach vacation.

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GWTRIKER 4/19/2013 9:34PM

    Thanks for the link to the website, also the info on the bar code. I went there just to take a look. I will have to play with it this weekend. Good luck on your juice fast. Keep us informed.

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PHATPAT18 4/19/2013 9:04PM

    Loved your blog!

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MARYGOLD5 4/19/2013 7:17PM

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JUMPINJULIE 4/19/2013 7:13PM

    Sounds like a plan.

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PATRICIAAK 4/19/2013 6:47PM

    Can you take your juicer with you to make it fresh? I understand that the fresher the juice is, the more nutrients it contains.

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JACKIE542 4/19/2013 6:43PM


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SAWYERPATTI 4/19/2013 6:30PM

    I have a huge crush on Joe Cross. I have a Breville juicer and LOVE it. I've been thinking it's time for me to do a 3 day cleanse.
Good luck!

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NANCYPAT1 4/19/2013 6:26PM

    You can do it.

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NATPLUMMER 4/19/2013 6:24PM


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BEFIT014 4/19/2013 6:23PM

    I wish you the best! Keep us updated, please!

What will you do with kitty while you're gone?

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SW33TINSANITY 4/19/2013 6:19PM

    good luck

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BRAVELUTE 4/19/2013 5:45PM

    Are you truly juicing, throwing out the fiber residue, or extracting and keeping everything?

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ERIN1957 4/19/2013 5:43PM

    I am excited for you!!!
Love your informative blogs!
You have created in me wonder
and I have been looking into some of these things as well!
My Best for you on this journey!

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ROOTIHAUSMAN 4/19/2013 5:36PM

    Good luck with it! Thanks for sharing this valuable information!

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ROSAMARCELLE 4/19/2013 5:35PM

    Sounds interesting. I hadn't realised how much protein was in vegetables. Good luck with it. emoticon

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