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Day 50! Juicing Only 10 days left!!!

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Can you believe that I am almost at the finish line????????
When I started the prospect on reaching day 10 was daunting and now I am only 10 away from completing the fast.

Scale went down 1lb for a total of 35.2 in 49 days!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I made lots of juices today, making up for the un-motivational self yesterday. It correlated to the no weight loss, and the fact that my body needed all my energy to expel another pound of unwanted fat. It's all good. Taking it one step at a time.
This morning sis and I had our Treat juice, Pineapple strawberry and blackberry juice mmmm yummy. Then I made a big batch of mean green so she can have it with her at work, and immediately made my carrot apple ginger juice. Got my 20 min of zumba in but it looks like I will go for another 20 as I have energy to use up :D I was going to clean, but dancing seems much more fun :D

Parents brought my produce over, and had Greek coffee while I sipped on my carrots - and they were just gushing over me and how proud they are and how they didn't think this would have worked because they didn't think I had the will power....
And that word just irked me enough to give a lecture:

There is not such thing as will power. If you put good things in you, you get good results. If you put things in you that cause cravings , you will eat whatever you crave. If this plan was based on willpower I will be the first one to tell you I would have flunked. I have had dreams of big fat juicy (did I mention fat?) thick charbroiled steaks slathered with butter all throughout this process. Paleo was great for me and stopped that annoying hunger that I had for years. So It would have been really easy for me to just follow my dream and eat a steak.
But I didn't.
Not because I am so strong. Not because I forced my self not to.
Because it wasn't necessary.
I could see the difference why I wanted the steak and why I would need the steak.
And it ended up being a want and not a need.
When it is as simple as that, you dont need will power. You just need to choose.
I chose juices because of all the health benefits it gave my body.
How many of us have been successful in losing weight before only to falter at the first sight of a cookie, a slice of pizza or the thought of a pretzel? Have you ever thought why?
Because the other plans never eliminated all the addictive parts of eating. Grains, refined carbs, over processed foods. It wasn't your will power. It was that your body still had the influence of these and craved more of them.
If you do a strict paleo plan you can get rid of most of these. I made the mistake of allowing them back in and paid the price.
Juicing has detoxed me and cleaned me up enough to be able to see the light. I just hope when day 61 comes around and I start chewing again that I will remember that will power is not part of this equation any more, but that choice is. And I hope when I get there, I make the right choices so that I never again have to depend on "will Power"
Thank you parents for the awesome insight today.

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MOMMA2SKI 4/28/2013 9:58PM

    I love reading your adventure. Inspiration at its finest!

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KYSMOOTHIEGAL 4/28/2013 8:55PM

    Love this one Ven! Very insightful about willpower. I have to say I don't think I can or will give up my steak, but everything in moderation. My norm would be to have red meat once maybe twice during the week. But my beef comes from a local farm and is grass fed, I made that change over 3 years ago and so happy I did. Healthy choices is what it's all about now!

This fast causes us to really look inside ourselves I think. I'm so glad I decided to go on this journey. And you my lady are an inspiration!

As I type I am drinking my spinach, broccoli, carrot, blueberries, raspberries and grape nutribullet juice making a toast "here's to your next 10 days"!!

You rock!!

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SCENIC_ROUTE 4/28/2013 7:45PM

    Thank you MzLady!!!
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SCENIC_ROUTE 4/28/2013 7:44PM

    Kristi, You are very welcome! emoticon emoticon

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MZLADY77 4/28/2013 7:33PM

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MOUNTAINS2CLIMB 4/28/2013 2:15PM

    Thank you so much for this today! I especially needed to hear your "lecture" on willpower. You are exactly right!!
Thanks for sharing your journey.

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SCENIC_ROUTE 4/28/2013 10:16AM

Emm... I will blame on me coming from a family of teachers and me being a teacher LOL I love to pass down the info.

I think its the juicing though. It has given me the clarity to see the difference.
It really makes me happy that others can benefit from what I am learning.
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SIMCYN 4/27/2013 7:54PM

  How did you get to be so smart???

Proud to call you my mentor. As always, profound.

and again congrats on the weight loss.
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SCENIC_ROUTE 4/27/2013 6:23PM

    PennPlax Thank you so much! Yes you can juice ahead of time. In the fridge they last up to 72 hours and in the freezer for a week. It makes life easier especially if you are too busy. The most important part of this fast is to be prepared. The more you have juices ready for your day the better you are to sticking to the plan.
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SCENIC_ROUTE 4/27/2013 6:19PM

    MadlyinLove It felt good giving them the "lecture" emoticon emoticon

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SCENIC_ROUTE 4/27/2013 6:17PM

    Thank you Juna! emoticon emoticon

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SCENIC_ROUTE 4/27/2013 6:16PM

    Time2Bloom Awwwwwwwwwwwwwww *blushing* emoticon
I sure will put a before, durings (yes a few of those) and after pics once I get to the 60 days. I need that reminder too, because the mind plays a really nasty trick. When I was heavier I would see my reflection as thinner, and now that I am thinner I see my reflection as heavier. So proof sometimes a great reminder of the journey. emoticon

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SCENIC_ROUTE 4/27/2013 6:13PM

    Sun_n_Sea I can almost taste the victory ! and maybe the steak LOL emoticon emoticon

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PENNPLAX 4/27/2013 5:05PM

    Awesome job. I have a question about juicing. Can you make juice ahead of time and store it in the fridge or do you have to drink it right away?

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MADLYINLOVE 4/27/2013 4:05PM

    So very, very perfectly put!


"Treat juice" has me salivating right about now!!

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TIME2BLOOM4ME 4/27/2013 1:54PM

    Your so amazing. It sounds like you had a great learning experience. I still can get over the amazing changes I see in your photos. I sure hope you post them all together so everyone can see the difference. You glow with inner beauty !!!


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SUN_N_SEA 4/27/2013 1:45PM

    Way to go Ven! You have come so far.. What a great accomplishment!
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