Ok so I’m going to try to blog about a personal juice fast AGAIN…but let me back up before I get into that.
I’ve discovered after starting this blog that I am not a good writer/blogger and that’s why you don’t see many posts. I don’t feel I have anything interesting to say and when I do, my dear friends Jen and Sara say it better
But I’ve decided that I do have a good reason to blog now and it is NOT to brag or get attention (ok, maybe a little attention). I’m writing today and hopefully everyday for a while because I could use a little accountability and encouragement with this juice fast. As many of you know, I have read a ton on health and nutrition and I have a strong passion to help others get healthy. What I don’t do well is consistently help myself. I’ve tried in the past many times to reach a healthy weight and I’ve had a few successes TRYING but I still say it’s been an epic fail because I still never reached the weight range I need to be in. I just can’t seem to put into practice what I know to do. I think I can get a few of you to say you can relate, right?
So why a juice fast? I explain in detail here. And after the 21 days, I plan to eat a mostly (80%) raw and vegan diet. I am choosing this route because:
A: my research says it’s best
B: it has worked for me
C: I lost weight and felt the best I ever had!
Day 1 of 21
100% juice fast. Here are my stats:
I’m a 38 year old female.
Weight: 176.5 lbs. (yup, you saw that right, I’m giving you my actual weight…call me crazy!) According to the BMI Calculator, (BMI #31.26) at the above weight, I am considered obese for my height. AAH!
Goal weight: 125 lbs. This will get my BMI down to 22ish.
That’s 51.5 lbs. to lose. I’d like to lose that in 212 days or by Sept. 7, 2013.
I really need constant encouragement and reinforcement to get me started, so I decided to watch a film each day for the first week of my fast. Documentary films are very inspiring and motivating for me. Yesterday in prep for today, I watched Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead. A documentary about 2 men’s amazing transformations from a 60 day juice fast! Fascinating, I highly recommend it.
Breakfast: Juice made of 3 organic oranges and 6 small Granny Smith apples. Tasted very refreshing; both sweet and tart.
Lunch: 6 Granny Smith apples, a bunch of spinach and about 6 carrots
Dinner: Half of red pepper, 1 cucumber, bunch of parsley, 3 carrots and half a lemon
Snack: 5 Carrots, 4 Granny Smith Apples
I watched the film Forks Over Knives. Very good as I expected.
However while watching the film around 4pm I started to feel the detox symptoms start . Light-headedness and irritability. It’s 7pm now and I still feel that way. Yuck. I’ve had to pee A LOT too. Although I do have to say that I’ve had lots of energy! I know from experience that these feelings are normal but I still hate it! It lasts about 2-3 days then I’ll feel much better.
So as my boys would say~ “peace out”