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Monday, June 4, 2012

It's now or never

I start my juice fast tomorrow! I'm excited. Got my Breville juicer in the mail today (a steal off of ebay) and gave it a test run, went on a Whole Foods shopping mission (spent a lot of $$, will need to find a cheaper alternative) and I'm ready to go. I'm using this blog to document my progress.

My decision to start a juice fast solidified when I watched the documentary "Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead" on Netflix. I'd done the lemonade cleanse in the past, but I knew that I wouldn't be able to do it again because I was very hungry, unsatisfied and generally pretty miserable for that whole 15-day period. I don't care how much water or lemonade I drank, I had visions of steak and shrimp pasta dancing in my head. Also, my family has been hit extremely hard by cancer, diabetes, and high blood pressure over the last few years. All are prevalent on BOTH sides of my family and at the age of 30, it is high time that I get myself in order to hopefully avoid all the pain and suffering those illnesses cause. 

I am a woman of African-American descent and I do not want to die a slow and painful death. I am juicing for my life and hopefully by leading by example, I can get some other people to take control of their health as well.  My sister is also juicing and started because I told her about FS&ND and she was inspired by Joe and Phil. We are going to do this together!

View the movie and get recipes here.


  1. Sister here! I am on day# 2 and so far so good. I made my first juice last night for dinner (Gazpacho juice). The Breville is one powerful machine. Lots of laughs on that alone.

    Thanks Tricy for the inspiration! We have a lot of life to LIVE. Love you!