Starting a 30 juice fast on Friday
Tuesday, April 09, 2013
This is my first blog on this website, and it's been a while since I have blogged about anything else. I'm really excited about starting my weightloss journey this Friday. Im a very honest person, and I will give you my truthful and unprettied-up opinion about how I'm progressing. I would love any feedback and support, as I know I will need it as things get going.
My dad was a health nut my whole life, and he did a lot of juicing while I was growing up, because he grew everything on his hobby farm. I have to admit drinking a liter of freshly juiced vegetables and fruits from the garden was not my favorite when I compared my breakfasts to my friends who enjoyed Eggo toaster waffles or Lucky Charms for their first meal of the day-but my dad insisted it had everything we needed in it and it was organic.
So 20 years later, here I am needing to lose over 60 pounds, and I've decided to start this with a juice fast. I remember my dad doing this when he needed to lose a few pounds after a decadent holiday or after the winter when he'd put on a few Christmas pounds. I have an omega vert slow juicer-which is a pricey kitchen toy, but its quiet, and has a much lower oxidization rate than the centrifugal juicers. This is helpful because you lose less nutrients if you need to store your juice for later, like taking it to work.
I have been feeling really depressed about my weight gain, and about my inability to do the things I used to do before I got sick. I used to throw my runners on and just go. Running was a big release for me, where I had some of my most creative thoughts and ideas. It's where I worked through my emotions and frustrations. It was also a source of pride for me, because it took me a long time to get my stamina up to a place where I could run comfortably without all those feelings you get when you go for that first run in the spring and you know after 50 feet that you're out if shape. I walk the dog now, and run a little with him, but its uncomfortable. My body is loose and I can feel my fat jiggling with every step-reminding me that I am overweight. My chest is too big to fit my old sports bras, and I can't yet bring myself to shop for a new one at a plus store.
I'm hoping that by dropping 30-40 pounds I can go back to jogging and start working my way up to running. If anybody wants to join me in juicing, let me know, we can message through here or via email if you'd prefer.
Wish me luck!