Thursday, February 28, 2013

8 days to go

Day 2

I'm very aware how many commercials there are on tv for fast food. The only that really bothered me was the Subway one. I love the Subway. I still have that song stuck in my head.

Going to the fridge and opening the door is a strange habit I didn't realize I had.

The "fast" includes more drinking water. #1 Ewww. #2 I'm not sure I've ever had to tinkle so many times.

Stomach was grumbling at 11am . I normally don't eat lunch until 1-2p and have to remind myself. (Eating two breakfast meals might have something to do with that.)

Just got back from the grocery store. Ok, I'm hungry. Also, observed someone possibly doing the same thing as I am. I wasn't brave enough to ask them.

24 hours completed and I have actually lost weight. I'm fairly certain its just water weight though. I still feel like I have energy. My grumpiest moment was yesterday afternoon when The 4th Grader Of The House teased me with a cheeseit by waving it back and forth in front of my nose. I might have snipped at her just a tad.
I heard of people saying they felt "cloudy" the first couple of days. I'm feeling it this morning. Also, I awoke with a headache.

I made the kids taste every juice i made except for last night's dinner. Carrots and Cabbage. Ok, I have always loved my mother's boiled cabbage. I also like carrots, but I discovered last night that they don't go well together. At all. I finished it though.

9 days until Florida Spring Break Getaway with the little family. There is no way I'll be bikini ready, but it would be nice to be down a few pounds. I might even take the juicer with me and use it for meals that we cook at the rented condo. There's not a chance I could actually sit in a restaurant with a cup of juice while the family ate.

I could go back to bed, but I have a couple of PTA meetings and the never ending laundry to do. Ugh.

Contrary to how it sounds, I'm still optimistic that I can keep this up.

Oh....and why juice as opposed to just eating the vegetables? There's a ton of vegetables in a glass of juice -- there is no way I could eat that much in one sitting. Also, your body absorbs the nutrients from the juice much much much faster than if you were to eat them. Watch the documentary Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead, even though it's a documentary, it's really interesting --- The Boy Texting Addict of the house even sat through all of it.....annnnd paid attention.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Supper time

I have decided that it isn't the fasting that's hard, it's your surrounding temptations that makes it hard.

I can't tell you how good this smells.



Day 1 

2 tomatoes, 2 celery stalks, 1 large carrot and a peeled lime. That's my breakfast all grinded together in a juicer that I begged my little family to get me for an early birthday present. Sounds kinda like a V8. I haven't ever tasted a V8, but I imagine it might taste like this. 

Sounds a little nutty, right? Sure it does. Well, it did until I watched a documentary called Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead (found on Amazon). It touched me once, then I made the family watch it. Then alone, I watched it one more time.

The object is to change your diet to include nothing but fruits and veggies in a juice. On the documentary, two obese men stuck with it for 60 days. I'm hoping to stick with this for 10. Just 10 days. The bigger size jeans I bought in the fall are way to tight and I refuse to buy the next bigger size. 

I. Refuse.

So, since I haven't been able to figure out what to blog about ..... for a little while. I figured tracking my success or failure might be a good start.

Dessert last night was 4 granny smith apples, 4 celery stalks and 3 carrots. I had eaten a Subway salad for dinner and was still hungry two hours later. I wasn't able to finish all of the juice last night so I took it with me this morning while delivering the high school kid to early morning band practice. 

I know this won't be easy and for the next three days it will probably suck - but I'm tired of feeling way too chubby. I used to be extremely skinny and in shape.....and that wasn't all that long ago. I still have those skinny clothes in my closet. 

Wish me luck! 

PS If I make it past the third day, I'll share my weight that I'm too embarrassed to admit at the moment.