I am really bad about this blogging thing. I get so busy and don't find time to write. And I know I really should blog and get out all the crazy things that run around inside my head. Especially now that I have been doing the juice reboot. I have been juicing for 9 complete days now. I honestly didn't think I would make it this far. But lo and behold here I am. So after 9 days I have lost 13 lbs. I feel wonderful. I think this program has been so easy for me because I really like vegetables. In the morning I usually have a couple of apples and carrots with maybe some celery added in. For lunch I have mostly vegetables, celery, spinach, cucumbers, carrots, and maybe an apple thrown in. Sometimes I don't have the apple. For dinner I have a salad or stir fried vegetables. I have added in a few black beans in my stir fries and salads for some extra fiber. The only place I seem to be having problem is getting in all my water. However, I figured out a solution to that problem. Starting tomorrow I will be filling up a 2-liter bottle with my water and make sure I get every drop into my body. I know I can do this!
The best part about this whole thing is that all the swelling is gone from my legs. I never even thought of how swollen they were until I could push on them and move the muscles in my calves. Another bonus is that I no longer need an afternoon nap. I have even tried to take one and I don't fall asleep.
The hardest part I have encountered is the amazing smells that come from my kitchen when the kids' meals are being prepare. I thought I was going to lose it the other night when they were having spaghetti with my homemade spaghetti sauce and garlic bread! OMG that was hard. And then this weekend we had Jordan's birthday party, we grilled hot dogs and there were chips, snack mix, smores and M&Ms. I have no idea how I made it through, but I did. I didn't even lick my fingers when they were covered with sticky marshmallow. Tomorrow the family comes for cake and ice cream...I will not have any!
Tomorrow will mark the end of my 10 day phase. I told myself I was going to take this 10 days at a time. I went to the store and bought more veggies for juicing...so I am about to embark on another 10 days. I am planning on doing at least 30 days and then I believe I will switch over to Engine 2 diet, which is basically eating a plant based diet, concentrating on whole foods. I will probably at least continue to juice once a day.