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Thursday, July 5, 2012

Day 29 & 30! The End...Or is it?

SOOOOO! Finished my 30 days :D

Got on the scale this morning and it said I weighed 253 lbs. When I started I was between 270-275 so I have lost around 20 lbs in 30 days. The last few days of this fast had more eating than I anticipated, but in all, I am very proud of myself for sticking as closely to the script as I have.

It takes a lot of courage to breakdown and say that things in your life are out of control. My personal, professional, and emotional lives had all started to spiral and I was sinking lower into an abyss of self neglect. I NEEDED this fast as a way to jolt me back into reality and to show myself that I am more than what I felt myself becoming. Depression and despair works a hard number on self esteem and self respect and I was loosing pieces of myself as I sunk deeper.

It doesn't matter WHY you start with a self repair or self make-over. If you are unhappy with aspects in your life, you have to get off your ass and start fixing yourself. It's not easy, but I'd rather do the work now, then allow the problems to get so out of control, that it's impossible to deal with later.

I am not content. Patting myself on the back over this small victory and stopping all the healthy practices I started 30 days ago isn't going to cut it. I have more work to do. I still have a family history of illness. I still have more things in store. This isn't the end, but a beginning of a lifetime of living healthy. I may succumb to cancer or some other nastiness at some point, but if what I'm doing now lessens the probability of ending up like that, then I would have served myself right.

While I've been in the bay area visiting assorted family, I have managed to get SOME juicing in. Here are a few:

*Morning Juices*
1/2 Cantaloupe
2 Stalks celery
1 Pear

Delicious, refreshing, real~

3 Carrots
1 Apple
1 cup Blueberries
1 inch Ginger

Blueberries are seriously delicious. The blueberries are what made the Purple Power SO special. I want to put blueberries in everything!

Bay Area Juice:

I'll continue blogging about my progress, thanks for your support. Please comment and share!

Monday, July 2, 2012

Days 22-28 Almost there!

So, it'd be unfair for me to say that I'm actually "fasting" anymore. Over the past few days, I had various travel, social, and familial obligations and it made juicing extremely difficult, HOWEVER now that the weekend is over, I'm going to fast for these last 3 days. I've also kept my daily exercise promise. I've done the stairs, walked, and jogged consistantly. My stamina and endurance is improving bit by bit.

Melon Mmm-mmm juice:
1/2 Honeydew
3 stalks celery
1 Apple
1 Pear
1 Peeled Lime

I never appreciated JUST how delicious Honeydew is as a base for a juice. Alone, its almost too sweet to tolerate, but paired with celery, it's so refreshing and light.

Legoland Travelling Juice

Me and my son went to Legoland for a day of rides, screaming and fun. I packed snacks for him, juice for me and we hit the road to Carlsbad.

1 bunch Kale
1 bunch Swiss Chard
1 Cucumber
2 Apples
3 Carrots
1 lime
2" Ginger

Green juice delight! It kept pretty well throughout today in my insulated thermos. Legoland allows you to reenter the park, so it was possible to re-up through out the day.

The day after Legoland, we had to get on the road and drive the 500+ miles to San Jose (where I'm typing from now) to celebrate my Uncle's retirement after 46 years in the clergy. Below are pics from the rest of the weekend. Saturday was my first NO JUICE day since I started. I did eat lots of fresh fruit and veggies, as well as some samosas and enchiladas. Sunday, there was a banquet after church, and they had a nice selection of salads. Below are some pics from the trip. I'll be here in the bay for quite a few more days, so they'll hopefully be some cool pics to view.

View from my Uncle's deck overlooking the San Pablo Bay
Family dinner fresh table

Those grapes were delicious. The bay has the BEST fruit and vegetables

Last night, after we got home from the family after-party/epic theologic discussion, I made a nice watermelon, apple, celery juice. This morning, after my jog, had a parsley, carrot, tomato, lime juice.

Weighed myself for the first time since I started-I have dropped over 20 pounds. Not bad for 28 days.