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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!

1 comment:

  1. I am very proud of you. Something about standing up for yourself, fighting through the haze and getting to the light. It is truly amazing what you have been able to accomplish in what seemed to be a long stretch but small amount of time relatively speaking. You are my hero! We are not on the same journey but this approach is applicable. Thanks for being honest with all on here. Continued success and a toast to LIFE!!!!