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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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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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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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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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Day 26

Today I was able to put some pants on that I haven’t been able to wear for over 1 1/2 years.  I didn’t say they were comfortable, but I could get them on and zip them up.  After wearing them for several hours, I was more comfortable in them.  I was excited to finally see this step.  It gives me the drive to keep going so that one day I can finally fit into them comfortably!!!  I have consistently kept off 11 lbs – Yippee!!!  I still fluctuate up and down from day to day – but I now can keep off 11 lbs.  This just makes me giggle inside.  I got thinking about this – that after I took my first hormone pill in June of 2011  and ballooned up 30 lbs in 30 days and went up a pant size in 2 weeks – I am 6-7 lbs away from being back down to where I was before this whole roller coaster journey began.  It would have been so much easier to not have gone through this journey, but it has been so fulfilling because of the habits I have developed, the knowledge I have gained and the support I have been to friends/family and they have been for me!!!!

A quote I found today goes like this – “Its easy to gain weight. Hard to lose. It is easy to spend money. Hard to earn. It is easy to give into temptation. Hard to resist. Over time, I have realized that the hard choices create more fruitful results. We have a choice and it is up to us. No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path. The path to success is to take massive, determined action.”  Author Unknown

Menu:
Pumpkin Pie Juice
Strawberry Spinach Juice
Gazpacho Juice

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Day 25

Wow – this month has gone by really fast!!!  Only 5 more days and I am at the 30 day mark.  I am not ready to be done – but at the same time I am still having a hard time sticking strictly to the juice.  I find myself piecing on the leftovers from the kids.  A really bad habit that is so hard to break!!!

On another note – I am falling in love with the Fennel.  It has such a unique flavor.  The drink for lunch was so scrumptious.  It had a warming flavor to it (not temperature – and not spicy – it is hard to explain, but it was a warm comfort type of flavor).  I could have it again, but I finished off my fennel with another drink tonight.

Well off to bed and looking forward to another good day tomorrow.  I am going to be strong!!!!

Menu:
Pineapple, Celery, Carrot, Lime
Minty Fennel – Apple Juice
Layers of Love and Abundance Juice

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Day 24

Wow – today was a productive day!!! I had so much energy that I was able to get going and keep going.  I felt so good.  I was down 11.5 lbs this morning!!!  😀

Menu:
Cantaloupe Refresher Juice
A throw together lunch – can’t remember everything I put in. 😀
Sweet Cantaloupe Juice with lime and ginger

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