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Juice Fasting: Day 27

Friday, October 26, 2012

Today is Day 27. Still juicing.

I haven't done any runs or really much of any exercising for the past week and a half. I did some treadmill and elliptical yesterday, as well as an ab workout, which I'm feeling today LOL. Today, I went for a one mile run outside and it was COLD. There was a thin layer of snow on the sidewalk, but no ice so it wasn't a problem. I took my earbuds out and enjoyed hearing the crunch of snow underneath my feet. :) I had to bundle up in layers, hats, and gloves, and it was still chilly! I also did arm and shoulder exercises today. I definitely need to tone as I'm noticing loose and saggy skin, especially in my thighs, stomach, and upper arms.

Running in the snow and cold!!

Dad and I are noticing that we have unusually dry skin, and my hair has been really dry and frizzy, which is VERY abnormal. I realize that winter is coming, but after a bit of research, I came to the conclusion that the dryness may be made worse by the lack of omega 3 and 6 fatty acids in our diet. Our family generally didn't eat a lot of omega containing foods to start with, and of course now that we're juicing, basically none. Leafy green veggies contain some, but very very little. So, we bought some fish oil capsules for the Omega 3s, and also a bottle of hemp oil for the Omega 6s. (Hemp oil DOES contain a good amount of Omega 3's, however not everyone can use plant sourced Omega 3s very effeciently so we got the fish oil just to be sure). The hemp oil actually tastes REALLY good. Tastes like sunflower seeds to me! I've mixed a tablespoon into my warm vegetable-miso broth today after my outside run in the cold. It was soooooo good. Felt like I was cheating LOL.

So, I've started to grow things inside, just a little experimenting here and there.

This is alfalfa and wheat berries that I'm sprouting.

This is Celery #1. He's doing the best, but it took him a while to even get this big. Super simple though-simply cut off the end of the bunch of celery and place it in a bowl of water.

This is Celery #2 on the right. He was started after Celery #1, and is growing, although slowly. The plant on the left is a basil cutting that I'm trying to sprout and replant to grow into another basil plant

This is Romaine Lettuce. Same method as the celery-cut off the end of the stalk and place in water. I thought for a while that he wasn't going to grow at all, but then I saw the tiniest shoot growing up.

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    Ah yes, running in the snow. So much fun. I find running in the cold pretty refreshing for whatever reason haha. Good luck with everything!
    2008 days ago
    27 days of juicing? Amazes me! Isn't it interesting that you notice the differences in your body from change of nutrition? I think those that eat fast food and packaged foods just get used to feeling icky.

    Keep up the good work! Thanks for sharing the celery project too! I am going to try it.
    2008 days ago
    Snow---EEEKKKK....GREAT job!
    2008 days ago
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