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Day 39

I am not as diligent at keeping a daily journal after I hit day 30.  I am stilling doing my juicing every day.  I will do about 3-4 juices a day, but I usually eat a lunch.  I head out of town tomorrow and this is my last trip (that I know of at this point) until after the 60 days are up.  I have plateaued on my weight.  I am excited I am down as far as I am and holding it (11.5 lbs) but I would really like to lose another 10 pounds at least.  I am feeling lots better and have more energy.  I actually did some running on the treadmill today.  I have my laptop there so I can watch my shows.  Every time a commercial would come on I would jog for 60-90 seconds.  I felt good that I could keep going and repeat that several times in a 45 minute workout.  I even got up early and did 40 minutes of aerobics.  I am feeling good today.

Another miracle that happened while juicing that I never would have foreseen, I lost some bumps that were on my hand.   I have had them for many years.  They were ugly but they didn’t bother me physically.  Every winter when I have chronic dry hands, the first place to crack an bleed was next to these bumps.  I never knew what they were and a doctor just recently wondered if they were a form of warts.  I have seen many warts but they didn’t look like any that I have seen.  Needless to say, I never knew how to treat them and so I just dealt with them.  Never proactive on getting rid of them.  Sunday I looked down at my hands and noticed that the majority of them are gone.  Bye Bye Bumps!!!! I won’t miss you.  There are still a few, but I can handle that.  Now to get rid of the dry skin for permanent. 😀

Here’s to 20 more days of mainly juicing!!!!

Menu:
Grape Green Juice (grapes, spinach, kale, apple)
Strawberry Lemonade
Coconut Green Juice

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2 bunches of kale (I added spinach also)
2 bunches of celery
1 grapefruit (I didn’t use this)
2 green apples
2 lemons
2 limes
1 orange (I substituted that for the lime)
3 cucumbers
1 inch piece of ginger

THEN – the final ingredient – coconut water! Pour as much in as you want.  I tend to pour half a glass of green juice and top if off with half a glass of coconut water.

Hydration + leafy green energy = you’re a superhero.

Modified Recipe by: Healthy Crush

I tried juicing the actual coconut – let’s just say it made great shredded coconut.  The juice that came off of it was very thick and when it was washed into the juice from the other fruits and veggies, there was mushy clumps in the juice.  I did really like the coconut water in the juice.  It gave it a different feel/flavor.  It was more of a tropical twist.  Hmm – maybe getting some coconut water might be in my future. 😀

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