Crazy, Crazy Day 8
Wow! What whirlwind of emotions that I am going through right now. Honestly feels like a nervous breakdown (I'm guessing ; )

Yesterday was my day 7. One whole week of no eating solid food at all! Looking back, now that it's over, for the most part it was a lot easier than I expected it to be. There were some hard moments, don't get me wrong. It definitely was not all pink flowers and rainbows. There were some thunderstorms involved (not literally)... But with the amazing help from God and support of my great husband Vlad (and my 3 cute boys who are quite sympathetic to my crying while they are eating) & my wonderful sister Jenni & her also wonderful husband Valik (who have been suffering through this longer than me) and all my great friends who are like my personal cheerleaders (Anna & Heather) the days have gone by a lot quicker & smoother than I expected... How glad I am!!

I have felt like juicing much. I basically do 1 juice a day & then kind sip it through out the day. I don't know if that's good or bad, but I've felt fine. I have plenty of energy during the day, a fine attitude. All is good. Honey has become my new best friend as I was telling Jenni ; ) I keep it in purse, so it's ready whenever I need it. Sometimes, I choose to drink nice, warm tea and suck on honey instead of drinking juice.

Day 7, I came home from work and just laid on the couch. Don't know why. My body felt fine, but I guess I just felt like having a lazy day. At first it felt good, then it made me feel like crap. Eeww... I hate the feeling I get after laying too long pointlessly...

Also, I decided to be honest & true with my weight, I needed to make sure that my colon was very clean as I weighed in for my 7the day... At 5pm I drank my trusty Smooth Move (Chocolate flavor, yum ; ) (sarcastic ; ) and I drank my laxative tea as I sat there and watched my boys enjoy their hot chocolate with marshmallows!! Oh man.. Hard times ; ) .. I thought the tea would kick in fast... But it didn't. Probably cause I was just laying there. Finally at 9pm, I had quite the cleaning... And again at 4am... That tea was working me bad. I felt like I was in horrible labor.... But at least now I know that I am clean in that area and will continue with this juice cleanse just fine...

I was quite happy with my weigh in this morning!!! After being on this juice cleanse/fast for a full 7 days, I have lost 7.6 pounds!!! What's not to feel great about? ; )

My day 8 didn't continue as well as I had hoped. The morning at home was great! But when I got to work, I just started getting really mad. I just kept thinking about all the stuff that's going on here at work and I just got all worked up and was very very mad. I had to ask Vlad to say some extra prayers for me... Then about an 1 hour later, I just started crying. Now this was embarrassing!!! I have to sit at the front desk, for all to see, and here I am bawling my eyes out. Wow. Lame!! Lol... Finally, after a long time of trying to calm down... I finally did.

Jenni had done some research (she's like our "go to" person for pretty much any questions) about how day 8-15 is when the body goes through a deeper cleanse and things start hurting more/healing deeper... So I asked her, is it possible for me to somehow be healing on an emotion/nervous level? I sure hope so... Cause this was a horrible morning!!!

I haven't been drinking much juice. Just not feeling like it I guess. I'll make 1 juice in the morning and that will usually last me all day... I just take sips every now and then. I'm getting really excited to make me veggie broth this weekend... can't wait!!

I made this juice yesterday:
It was gross : /

Then I made this one this morning... quite good : )

Let's hope for a MUCH better day 9!!!
Juicing Cleanse Stats:

Started Juicing: September 22, 2011
 Starting Weight: 192.0
Evening of Day 3: 190.2
Morning of Day 4: 187.6
Morning of Day 5: 188.0 WEIRD!!  
Morning of Day 6: 187.0 DOWN 5 POUNDS in 5 DAYS!!! 
Morning of Day 8: 184.4 Down 7 Pounds in 7 days!!


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Juice Cleanse Day 6
I guess I don't have much to update today. Kind of a "no actions" day. 

I lost another pound as of this morning. I was quite thrilled with that. That's 5 pounds in 5 days.. not bad... not bad at all...I can stand losing 1 pound a day  ; ) lol

I didn't feel like juicing today, and I had some left over juice from yesterday. So I just juiced 2 apples and added it to my leftover beet juice... it wasn't the best tasting, but it was absolutely bearable. I sipped on it all day. It held me over just fine. 

When I got home, I almost started crying. I REALLY wanted to cry. My husband had cooked the most amazing looking/smelling food ever!! And they were eating it as I got home. One of my most favorite foods is chicken wings. Doesn't matter what flavor, I just ABSOLUTELY love them!! And that's what they were having for dinner. BBQ'd chicken wings!! I just stood there, held back my tears, and took in the smell.


But God helped me through this horrible temptation. I went to the kitchen and made myself some tea... while I was waiting for my tea to brew I decided to eat... yep.. you read that right. I decided to finally eat!!!

Yep, that's what I ate. Honey. I actually chewed honey. Lol... but let me tell you, it tasted absolutely amazing!!! It made me feel so good!! : )

That's about it for today... drank my tea... laid around... drank my beet/apple juice.... now I'm writing this... gonna finish all my leftover juice later tonight so that tomorrow I can juice me something fresh. Not sure what it's gonna be : / Gonna try to use whatever ingredients I have left over... not too many good ones... blah...

Not sure if I'm gonna weigh myself tomorrow morning or not... I guess I'll see how I feel in the morning...For now my goal is to do this for 10 days... after that, we'll see...

Juicing Cleanse Stats:

Started Juicing: September 22, 2011
 Starting Weight: 192.0
Evening of Day 3: 190.2
Morning of Day 4: 187.6
Morning of Day 5: 188.0 WEIRD!!  
Morning of Day 6: 187.0 DOWN 5 POUNDS in 5 DAYS!!!
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Juice Cleanse Day 5
Yay!!! I did it!!! 5 days down.... who knows how many more to go!! 

This morning was a little different. I knew deep down that I should NOT weigh myself. I just FELT that the scale would show a gain (partly because I have not really had a... um... BM : ( But still, I got on the scale, and I was not at all surprised when the scale read 188.0 That is a .4 gain from yesterday. Yeah, I don't understand it either. How do you GAIN weight when you are NOT eating? Mind boggling.. but non the less, the story of my life.. lol... I tend to gain weight no matter what I'm doing...

I didn't feel like juicing this morning, so I had no juice for breakfast, nor did I take any to work with me. Big mistake. I didn't feel so good. Actually, I felt like I was starving.. lol... I didn't have my usual energy nor good mood. Around 11 or so I decided to have some green tea with honey to see if that would make me feel better and give me energy...

5 days ago, I was an absolute coffeaholic... I loved the taste and the caffeine effect it had on me... Today, as I took a few sip of this green tea, I felt the caffeine effect instantly. Wow.. it did not feel good at this moment... 

For lunch, I went on a walk again. Up the South Hill for about 25 minutes, then I stopped by Huckleberry's to pick up some more juicing ingredients.. and then back down to work. So overall, I walked for about 50 minutes.. Felt great!!

At Huckleberry's I was able to buy myself "lunch":

Don't get me wrong, I was very grateful to have some "food"... but man, it was absolutely NASTY!!! LOL!!! Horrible!! I mean, look at the ingredients... super healthy... but not the best flavor... I poured some into a cup and diluted it with water... and chugged it as fast as I could without throwing up.... but at least it made me feel better .. and that was the point : )

So like I mentioned earlier... I haven't been doing so well with the actual "cleansing" process... so I did some research to see what helps a person "clean out" naturally with out having to go to my trusted "Smooth Move" laxative tea....

This is the concoction I got :

2 small beets WITH the greens
1 WHOLE lemon with a little bit of the peel left on
Way TOO much ginger... blah
1 WHOLE apple...

The ginger smelled absolutely AMAZING!!! Totally reminded me of sushi... yum!! Can't wait till I get to enjoy that again.... ugh... here come the hunger pangs.. lol

Anyway, the juice actually turned out OK. I think next time I will add another apple or 2 and DEFINITELY put WAY LESS ginger in.. other than that, its not bad at all...
In the evening, the boys and I went to the Library and I got to look at some juicing books. 1 that I got I am REALLY excited about!! It's bright pink, with lots of pictures and simple, delicious juice ideas with explanations of the benefits of each juice... the other book... well, I will TRY to look through it. Its quite boring.. absolutely no pictures... so its really unappealing, but a juice or 2 in there did catch my attention.. So I'm excited to look into some juice recipes and actually start making good tasting juice and not just whatever's in my fridge... : )

Let me just say that the Beet juice I had this evening did help me "cleanse"... it took about 3 hours for it to kick in, but it finally did... So I will keep it on my list of regular juices.. lol... you know, to help me stay regular... : ) after all, the scale won't go down it there's "stuff" stuck in me.. eew...too much information..

Juicing Cleanse Stats:

Started Juicing: September 22, 2011
Starting Weight: 192.0
Evening of Day 3: 190.2
Morning of Day 4: 187.6
Morning of Day 5: 188.0 WEIRD!! 

 
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Geek Grass
Check out my brother in laws fun website where he documents his juicing cleanse on video.. He's a little more hi tech then me, I'll just stick to my writing and pictures... 

Enjoy & be sure to leave great comments!!


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Juice Cleanse Day 4
I wasn't supposed to, but I jumped on the scale this morning.. Boy was I pleasantly surprised! I lost another 2.6 pounds... bringing my total weight loss thus far to 4.4 pounds in 3 days!! I was definitely a happy camper!!

I woke up, and my headache was GONE!! But for some reason, I was really hungry this morning. Actually, I think I might have felt dehydrated. I am a little worried that I am not drinking enough water these last couple of days, so I think I need to start keeping better track of my water consumption...

Anyway, so I made myself a straight apple juice which consisted of 3 apples
But when I sliced them, it looked like a lot more quantity. The juice was absolutely delicious, I just chugged it : )



Since my sister Jenni and her husband Valik are doing this juice cleanse too, we decided to go out for lunch.. we wanted to try a new place called Jamba Juice...

 BUT before we went there, we had to feed the rest of our families REAL YUMMY food before we could go enjoy our juice.. so.. as I just sat there taking in the amazing aroma, I watched my family ENJOY this:
This was an amazing delicious (looking ;) Sweet Onion Chicken Teriyaki on Flat Bread, lightly toasted, with ALL the fixings!! Man, was it ever hard to just sit there and watch them.... it was like torture.. but I got through it...

Then we were on our merry way for MY treat ; ) 

I went ALL out and got ONLY a fruit smoothie/juice. It consisted of Strawberries, Bananas, and Apples. It definitely was NOT a Subway or a steak, but it was the best "food" I had consumed the last 3 days. I was quite grateful for it... 
No exercise for me today.. mainly a relaxing, peaceful day with my family.So far, since I starting my juicing cleanse, this has been by far the best day I've had, energy wise and I just felt great overall, NO HEADACHE!! YAY!!

Juicing Cleanse Stats:

Started Juicing: September 22, 2011
Starting Weight: 192.0
Evening of Day 3: 190.2
Morning of Day 4: 187.6
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Juice Day 3 Continued
Well, I finished off day 3 quite well. My Sister and her family and me with my family... we all went for a 4 mile hike. I thought it would be an easy one, but boy it wasn't. By the time we all got back to our cars, we could barely move.. we were quite pooped out... lol.. but it sure did feel good to have completed such a hard task...

We stopped by Safeway and I got me some veggies to make a Romain Lettuce Salad Juice... 
   It consists of: a few green onions, 2 garlic cloves, 4 tomatoes, a whole head of Romain Lettuce, and a bunch of Spinach. I juiced it all, and then added some warm water with lime juice and sea salt... Over all it wasn't too bad. I expected a better taste, but then I was told that I should NEVER EVER juice onions.. lol... and I was supposed to add 4 more tomatoes... Oh well. I drank it. You live you learn, next time I'll try a variation...


 I was starting to get scared... I get very nervous when it comes to weighing myself.. especially when I'm doing something this extreme... I was really worried, but for some reason, I jumped on the scale. I was pleasantly surprised... With my 3rd day of the Juicing Cleanse coming to an end, I was down ALMOST 2 pounds.. I was short of 2 pounds by only 2 ounces... I was secretly hoping to be down like 5 pounds or something... but I was still pleased that I hadn't gained...

I went to bed happy, but still with a bit of an annoying heading... 

Juicing Cleanse
Starting Date: September 22, 2011
Starting Weigh: 192.0
Weigh in on Evening of day 3: 190.2

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Juice Cleanse Day 3
Honestly, I am so surprised that I have lasted till day three on this cleanse. My 3rd day of no actual food. Crazy. I have been smelling a lot of food. Somehow it helps with the not eating. Whenever there's food around and people are eating, I just come up and smell their food.. lol... kinda makes it feel like I'm the one eating... but I'm not : ( 

I had a bad headache all night long.. Had kind of a hard time sleeping cause of it. At around 6am, I got me some rosemary oil (it's supposed to help make headaches go away)... I kept smelling it, but it still didn't work... at around 10 am, the headache was still horrible, so I drank some Feverfew.... STILL the headache wouldn't go away. Finally, I just gave up and drank 2 Tylenol... about an hour later, the headache subsided... I could still feel it a little bit every once in a while, but it was more bearable.

The last 3 days I have also been a bit nauseous. Not too horrible, but enough for me to be uncomfortable at times. 

This morning, I was so nauseous, I didn't want any juice. I really wanted food, but the juice made me wanna throw up. Finally, around 11, I juiced some salad greens and celery and mixed it into my watermelon/cucumber juice from day 2's dinner... it wasn't bad.. but it still made me wanna throw up...

Ugh. This is the afternoon of day 3 and its still hard. Jenni keeps telling me that it'll get easier, so I'm waiting for the day.... lol... obviously its not day 3 when it gets easier... 

But I'm hanging on.. gonna find some good recipes for my juicing, to make it easier for me to do this...

I hope my writing will get more interesting, more fun, with more pictures and stats and recipes. But for now, I feel like crap. So all I was able to do was summarize my 3 days thus far. Bear with me... :)

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Juice Cleanse Day 2
I'll cut to the chase... I lasted on my 2nd day too!! :)

But it was absolutely horrible!!!  I wanted to cry! I was just so hungry. And the fact that my work was having a BBQ did NOT help!! I just sat there and smelled the beans. After I helped set up the BBQ, I just left. I couldn't stand it. The hamburgers, the hot dogs, the BBQ chicken, the variety of pasta salads, beans, chips, sweets. It was all too hard to bear. So I went for a walk for 1 hour and 40 minutes. I walked up hill for 50 minutes, took a 5 minute break and walked back down hill for another 50 minutes or so... I walked over 5 miles. Wow, I was exhausted and I STILL had the stupid, painful, annoying headache... but I lasted through the day without taking any Tylenol. 

I went home and laid the rest of the day. I felt like crap and I just wanted to quit.. Again... My sister and her husband came over to support and encourage me and to make sure I didn't eat... lol... I didn't eat. I lasted.. in pain, and unhappily... but I lasted in hopes that this will get better....

I guess I'm just really toxic and totally detoxing... hoping it'll be a fast detox.... 

The juice I made for my 2nd day consisted of:
   an apple
   4 celery stalks
   4 tomatoes
   1 cup of organic salad greens/spinach



It actually turned out quite yummy. I had to add a cup of water with lime juice and salt to it... I drank it all day. It didn't last as long, but it was good.

For dinner I made me juice from watermelon and a cucumber.



It was good too... THEN Jenni & Valik came over, we had plum juice together... lol.. instead of cake or other sweets, we had plum juice... 

And then I went to bed... still with a major headache :(













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Juice Cleanse
As you know... I have not updated this blog for quite a while. There was nothing to update you with. I was still just as fat, just as helpless, and just as unsuccessful in my dieting... 

But now, I am hopeful, and I want to share it with you!! My sister and her husband started on a raw/juicing diet and were having such great results, that I decided to jump on the bandwagon with them before they got too far ahead of me...

On September 22, 2011 I started my Juicing Cleanse. I am not sure how long I want to do it for, but I guess my 1st goal is 10 days. Hopefully I last that long...

The 1st day was ok. I wasn't prepared, so I just juiced whatever we had. Right before work, I made myself a juice and put it into a jar to take it to work with me. The jar (I don't know how many oz it is) lasted me all day. 

My 1st juice:
   a Pear
   some carrots
   1/2 a watermelon
   4 celery stalks
   As far as I can remember, that's all I put in it. Surprisingly it tasted good.. a bit too sweet, but I drank it periodically throughout the day...

Since I wasn't eating lunch at work, I decided to go for a walk instead. I walked UPHILL for 1/2 an hour and then walked back down hill for another 1/2 hour. I covered 3.7 miles... Felt great!!

I got a headache around lunch time. I drank some green tea and took 1 Tylenol. But the headache still didn't go away. Besides the headache, physically I felt amazing... and yet I still wanted to quit. I just wanted food. Like a cheeseburger or something horrible but yummy!! 

But... I lasted!! With God's help, and the amazing support of my family, I made it through my 1st day... yay!! I was thrilled!! 

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