i am feeling better today! the morning of my third day of juice fasting. it has been a slow, achy couple days, and i’m so glad to be feeling good and more like myself. my head is out of the detox cloud (at least at the moment) and my head ache seems to be gone for now as well. i don’t have a ton of energy, but i’m pretty lazy generally anyway.
day 3 8:30 am-i stepped on the scale, and it was down to 130.2 lbs! breakfast juice for 2, 4 clementines, 1/2 pkg. baby spinach, 1 cucumber, 4 stalks of celery, 2 green apples. this is by far the sweetest and best juice yet. i will definitely make it again. normally the juices take me about half hour to drink, but this one was gone super fast!
day 3 afternoon- dehlia and i went to the grocery store to get some more juicing supplies today. we got more of the basics, and we got a watermelon and some ginger to try some new recipes. when i got home i made my juice for the rest of the day, and thank goodness i did, because, my son asher, had an accident at school and i was unexpectedly out of the house all afternoon. i was able to just grab a juice and go, and not give in to car snack temptation ;) i made 3 servings of v8 style juice-tomato, red pepper, cucumber, celery, a whole bunch of parsely, a head of romaine lettuce and a lemon. i also made a ‘snack time’ juice of 1/4 watermelon, 2 lemons and a cucumber (2 servings) which i think is delish! so all in all a good juice day.
day 3 8:30 pm – i drank a v8 juice for both lunch and dinner, and had a watermelon drink for a snack before lunch. i also drank a cup of ginger/lemon tea with 1 tsp honey in the afternoon before dinner and a cup chamomile tea before bed. today was probably the highest calorie consumption day so far. but also the day i felt the best. no headache, more energy, better mood.
day 4 10:30 am – stepped on the scale first thing and it read 129 lbs. woo hoo! that is 6.6 lbs down in 3 days of juicing. from what i’ve read, i will probably start losing a lb. a day now. i hope that is the case. i’m still drinking plenty of water, and i’m feeling almost normal today, so that is even better! we repeated the breakfast drink from yesterday. cucumber, spinach, celery, clementine, apple. its light and sweet. delish.
For lunch and dinner i had spinach, celery, carrot, cucumber and apple. i had a stressful evening, which made me really, really crave food. nothing specific, just food! i didn’t though, which is good. i chugged water instead…
overall, so far, i am pleased with my weight loss and progress. it is difficult for sure, but i think when it’s over, it will hav been worth it.