I've been at this thing for 10 weeks. Kind of hard to believe. So happy I've stuck with it.
For the most part I have changed the way I eat.
Stopped some bad habits like, eating at Taco Bell, eating regularly at Buffalo Wild Wings, making my almost nightly run to Walmart to get a pint of ice cream.
Started some good ones: working out 5 days a week eating many more greens meals, going to bed earlier, drinking juice (that I have juiced).
I have lost a ton... 36 pounds, but in all honesty, I need to drop at least another 17 - 27 pounds. And I need to start lifting a bit too.
Well I had a pretty long post, but then the weebly app crashed and I lost it.
All that work to say... Wow I'm down 24 pounds. Heading into the gym right now as I begin my next week of kicking my fat butt into shape.
I have been at this journey for almost three weeks now. I have to say that I am surprised by the loss of weight this week. For some reason I expected it to be the same or have gained.
I have continued watch what I eat except for one meal this week where I ate at PeiWei. It was a lot of food. Other than that I ate pretty well. I also stuck with the Elliptical at the gym. I upped the time to 45 minutes these last couple of days because of what I said earlier about not losing anything.
So... 20 down and another 40 or so to go. I'm pretty sure I will hit a wall. I don't think I can continue to lose at this rate. What I do know is that the juice fast I started this whole journey with had a big impact on my diet. It broke old bad habits that I had and really was a great way to get back on track.
Looking forward to next weeks weigh in.
I am excited to say that after 7 days back on solid food I have continued to lose weight. Obviously it isn't as dramatic as the weight loss on an all juice plan, but 15 pounds.
So I've got another 48 to go. At this rate it'll be a few months down the road still. And Thanksgiving and Christmas are coming. Ugh.
I could be there by the new year if I continue losing at this rate.
So after five days of pure juice, I am excited to eat some solid food. Yesterday was hard, knowing that I was going to eat some solid food today, glad I held out.
This is called Berry Apple Bake.
The recipe is on the rebootwithjoe.com website along with a lot of other options for healthy meals.
As I still have another 50 pounds I'd like to lose and a longer life to live, I'm going to be much more intentional about my food choices. This mix is in the oven now and in 15 minutes my first bite of solid food. :Dd
So I jumped on the scale this morning after 5 days of juice only. And I have to say the results are pretty amazing. I think it really tells me how horrible I was eating before.
I'm not going to continue juicing. At least not only juice. I will incorporate it into my routine, but I'm going to eat healthier.
Sitting in my car outside another house that I started photographing today. Lock box is dead so I could only do the exterior.
I've got this pounding in my head on my head all around my head. Ouch!!!!
Checked a what to expect calendar and well this is spot on. It says day 2/3 can be hard and the suffering you're facing is due to the binge you took the day before you started this plan. And that's about right. Taco Bell burritos and Mountain Dew the day before. They are haunting me now.
Sleep last night was pretty horrible too not sure that has anything to do with Juicing but hoping for a better nights sleep tonight.
Made my best juice as of yet... It's a variation on the garden variety from the 5 day plan.
2 green apples
6-8 kale leaves
Bunch of parsley
1 garlic clove
2 small tomatoes
1 celery stalk
It's awesome. Having it for dinner too.