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Juicing Day 2

Saturday, April 27, 2013

I'm not sure how I'm feeling honestly, it changes moment to moment. Yesterday wasn't too bad. I felt pretty good till about 4 when i got home from work. We made plans to take our kids to the park with our friends and I really wanted to back out but didn't. I didnt feel like i had the energy to do anything. But it wasnt that bad. I even messed around with my friend's hula hoop which is a 3lb exercise one and WAY easier than mine. I still cant keep mine up for more than 30 secs. The heavy one was a piece of cake.

Anyway, I have no patience. Ive been in the house with the kids all day cuz Chris had to go do stuff and they've been driving me insane. I just keep snapping. I know I have a shorter fuse than in general and I've been having trouble not yelling. I hope that part passes soon.

I slept great last night and had a good nap while the kids napped. I didn't have enough juice today. Everything requires so much effort. I did drink a lot of herbal tea though. And I just had some grapefruit, apple, carrot, ginger juice which was delicious!

Mentally, I'm so-so. Every time my mind starts wandering to food, i snap it back. I just dont even want to go down that road. I just keep bringing my thoughts back to what I want to get out of this and what I want to prove to myself. I keep thinking about all the energy I'm going to have when i get over this hump and working out again and how much better I'll feel. The crappiness I feel right now is temporary but will be permanent if I keep treating my body how I was.

It's amazing how much I fluctuate though. One minute I'm organizing the closet and the next minute i just want to sit on the couch. Then I think, hmm maybe I'll do some yoga. and then I change my mind. haha.

I think i timed it well. I know the second and third day are the worst so at least its the weekend. And next week is my week to have an extra free period at work so I'll have some extra chill time. If i can just get past Tuesday, I might have a fighting chance. Right now I'm trying to just focus on each day and the end goal but not the whole 30 days that I want to do. One day at a time.
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TIME2BLOOM4ME 4/29/2013 5:44PM

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KYSMOOTHIEGAL 4/28/2013 12:49PM

    @smexyven thanks for the broth idea, that will be good to know. I may start to try that in a few weeks to add some change to just the juice/smoothie.
Revived, you're doing great! I have to say, this definitely takes time to get used to but we can do this! Just hang on through the next week, then things should settle down for you. Emotions may run higher than normal, remember that you a making the biggest change to your habits that you can and your body and mind need time to adjust.
We're here for you... cheering you on!!!
Here's to success!!! You can do it! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MELLY3183 4/28/2013 11:39AM

    Wow! I can't believe you're doing the juicing diet. Good luck with that! You are doing something incredible for yourself. Keep your spirits up and once your body is used to the routine you will be flying high!

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SCENIC_ROUTE 4/28/2013 10:28AM

    Revived,
You are doing great! The energy fluctuates like that. Just go with the flow.
I was in bed during days 2 &3 with bad flu like symptoms and even the ends of my hair hurt. So for you to be up and around on day 2 is wonderful!.
It gets easier after day 5. Don't give in to the hunger pangs or cravings. Your body is detoxing so it will play a lot of mind games. When your energy is up make more juice. They last for 72 hours in the fridge so you can just make it ahead of time and then grab and go. The irritation should subside too after day 5.
Keep your eye on short goals. So now just focus on finishing day 3. Then aim for day 5, 7 , 10.
When I was on day 3 I couldn't see me getting to day 10.. and now I am on day 51! So you can do it. Just be prepared as much as you can. Also make veggie broths. If you do't want to use the pulp just chop up random greens, tomatoes, onions garlic and put all the spices that you love in it fill it up with water and bring to a boil and simmer for 3 hours (you can do it for less hours but 3 makes the broth really yummy). It warms up your body and feels like you are not missing out in life.
Add ground flax seed and soaked chia seeds. I eat the flax seed like that but it is also good in the juices or broth. Gives things body and some extra protein if you feel you are lacking.

Hope these tips make your day a bit easier. You are doing a phenomenal job. Keep it up you will be there in no time! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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HOLLYS_NEW_LIFE 4/28/2013 7:49AM

    I totally understand! I did a 10 juice fast and day 3 and 4 were killers. It took away the sweet and carb cravings for me though. Hang in there, you can do it!

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BLUEROSE73 4/27/2013 11:03PM

  You can do this. It does get easier to push those thoughts out of your mind as the time goes on. Just keep on pushing.

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BAMEIBOO 4/27/2013 10:52PM

    Oh and I juice every morning, we love it!

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BAMEIBOO 4/27/2013 10:51PM

    I know how you feel! Today was absolutely rotten and I focused on all the stuff that pisses me off. But now that dinners over I feel much better. Who the heck knows what's going on? It's not pms yet! But watch out then, that is getting worse each month. In my mid 40's all the symptoms are mental, no bloating back aches etc. I think not eating timely is part of my issue daily. Have an opposite problem of you no car,no job no friends. Just a husband that took over the car when his work van died 3 years ago. I never get out and if I do it's not alone! The grandkids are cute and funny but I can only take them for a couple hours at a time and the third one is on the way. I love kids but for some reason I have no patience anymore. Know you aren't alone, we all have the same feelings at some point!

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