Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Day 8 - 13.2 pounds in a week!!!

Day 8
Weight: 222.0 - 13.2 pounds in a week

If I was just doing this for weight loss purposes, I'd be wondering what the heck is going on.  Less than a pound in 2 days?  But because I'm going for the over all health benefits, I'm ok with losing 4 oz or whatever the case may be.  I feel great, I'm energized and I'm sleeping great.  I'm also overcoming this OAS, which is really great, since I want to start eating healthy.

I've learned a few things over the past week:
  1. Plan ahead - If I'm going out, I need to make sure I know where the juice bar is close to my destination or carry some fruits and veggies with me to eat.
  2. No more Naked Smoothies - If I go out and I have nothing, I will eat nothing until I get home to make a juice. 
  3. Too much ginger with lemon makes my tongue hurt
  4. Fried chicken smells good and tastes good, but juicing makes me feel good.
  5. I need an accountability partner to help me stay focused and on task.
  6. I don't like the taste of a bunch of celery in my juice
  7. Coconut water makes the juice taste so good and refreshing
  8. Drink water - helps curb the cravings when you are well hydrated
  9. I'm stronger than I thought I was
  10. I can do another 7 days
I'm going to stop weighing myself every day and go to once a week.  It will keep me sane, lol.  Weighing yourself everyday is such craziness.  It plays so many tricks with your mind.  Plus I don't want to focus on the pounds, I want to focus more on my body's reaction to eating healthy and putting the extra energy I have to good use.

Breakfast 10:45am

My version of Ginger Lemon Blast:
  • 1 whole lemon
  • 1 piece of ginger
  • 1/3 cucumber
  • 2 apples
  • 4 strawberries
  • 1/2 habanero pepper
  • 1/2 carrot
  • cilantro
  • parsley
  • spinach
 IT WAS SOOOOOO GOOD!!!!!  It did give me a small OAS reaction, where there is some coughing.  I wonder what that was from?  I think it may have been from the big red grapes I bought.  I normally buy the green.  I'm not sure.  The recipe called 3 habaneros and there was NO way I was doing that.  I just put in a 1/2 and it was enough.  Delish and filling!

Lunch and Dinner - Ginger Lemon Blast

2 things I'm not doing that is important - drinking 2 liters of water and exercising!

Ugh!  This is essential when it comes to cleansing.  I'll be working on this this week.

1 comment:

  1. Don't be afraid. When I went raw for 4 months, I dropped from about a size 16 to 12. I was terrified...LOL. I didn't know when to buy clothes. I looked like I was wearing hand-me-downs for quite some time. Your body will stabilize where it wants to be. I've been a size 10 and holding for more than a year now. I eat mostly raw, vegan, and occasional vegetarian meals (except now because I'm on a juice feast for 30 days). These are great tips. I hate celery also, but apple hides the taste. Also adding more greens hides the taste. There are too many great benefits of celery for me to leave it out. I juice it daily :P