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Day 32

Today has been a roller coaster of day.  I have had great moments and frustrating moments.  At this point in time I am completely exhausted.  I have been working really hard around the house and I feel it.  I really need to work on the not snacking part of this diet.  I will figure it out sometime, but right now I am too tired to think about it.  Maybe I should get me a quick juice and then go to bed.  Hmm – what to make?   Mmm – a Watermelon Refresher Juice sounds tasty!!!

Menu:
Cantaloupe, Grapefruit, Apple
Strawberry Spinach Salad Juice
Eggplant Carrot Juice

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1 eggplant
3 carrots
2 apples
3 stalks celery
chunk of ginger (my addition)

Revised Recipe by: The Juice Nut

Tasted just like a Carrot Apple Juice 😀

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Day 31

Today was a great day!  I had my ups and downs emotionally but as I look back I am glad I journeyed through this day!  I worked hard, exercised hard, felt great and enjoyed my juices.  I also enjoyed a meal tonight with some friends and didn’t feel guilty about it.  The meal was loaded with fruits and veggies.  Even the refreshments at the end was all fruits.  It was a nice healthy meal!!!  Starting tomorrow I am going full board with juicing.  Now to convince myself that I want to do all juicing on the travel days.  I forgot about my multiple travel days when I made that commitment of 15 full days of juicing.   Maybe I should start the 15 straight days after the last trip and keep every day, except the traveling days, full juice days up until then.  I can’t believe how well I have done up to this point.  I haven’t been perfect but I have gained [and lost] so much with the dedication I have had up to this point!!!

I am excited for the next 29 days!!!  I am excited to continue juicing at least once every day after the 60 days also.

Menu:
Sweet Melon Juice with Apple and Mint (no ginger)
Spinach Grape Juice

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Spinach Grape Juice

1 bunch of organic spinach
1 bunch of organic grapes
1 apple (my addition)

Recipe by: Spa Juice Bar

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Day 30

I can’t believe today is actually here.  Where did the time grow.  I have gained so much  understanding.  I feel different, for the better.  I have lost weight and my clothes feel different on me.  I even tried on the next pant size down and I could do them up, they weren’t comfortable the first day but by the second day they felt okay.  It wasn’t that long ago that getting them over the thighs were difficult.  That means there is progress being made.

Here are my goals for the next 30 days.  I am going to try to go back to the strict discipline of only juice for the next 15 days.  After that I am going to start adding a meal to the day and drink juice for the rest of the day.  This will help with a few things.  It will help my body slowly adjust to eating again and so when 60 days are over it doesn’t want to put on all the weight back on instantly.  The other thought is that it will help me build a better menu of foods that are more plant based.  Right now my thoughts are to have each meal 70:30 plant based vs protein.  I want to start making our plates more healthy at every meal so that I can keep off the weight that I have lost and keep up my energy levels.

I am so excited about the progress and learning that I have gained over the last 30 days and look forward to the next 30 days.

(Side note: I haven’t posted since day 26.  The past three days have been busy with work and traveling.  I even took juice on my travels – thanks to my son making them for them while I was running an errand.  I did have a meal while I was gone but I found that I didn’t overeat.  I still drank juice while I was out and finished it off the next day.  Thank goodness for refrigeration! :D)

Menu:
Grapefruit Green Juice
Strawberry Lemonade

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1 grapefruit
1 green apple
1 head of kale
4 celery stalks
1/2 cucumber
1 lime

Recipe by: Healthy Crush

The kids all gave a sour look after trying it.  It made the juice all worth it.  I did half and half spinach and kale.  I would have added another apple and remember the cucumber for the next batch.  I will probably make it again.

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Tropical Green Juice

Mango – large
Spinach
Kale
1/2 Lemon

Peel lemon and mango, juice and enjoy!!!

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