I have been MIA because I have been in the middle of finals and everything else I was behind on for my classes. I am now in the middle of my final…. Finals! Wahoo!! I am so excited that the college drama is over for at least a semester. In January I would like to start grad school but let’s focus on today for now.
On Friday I decided I was going to do a half juice fast. What do I mean by half juice? Sounds half assed right? Ha Ha it probably is but no it’s where I am juicing all day but I meal a day. One big healthy meal then the rest of my day is water or juice. I have even been doing smoothies consisting of carrot juice, apple juice and greens. All of this is fresh veggies and fruit of course. I decided to hop on the scale this morning to see if there are any changes and there are I went from 297 to 291 since Friday.
Now don’t get me wrong I know this will level off. I was just hoping to drop a few pounds in my last two weeks before graduation 6 pounds so far is a start but like I said I don’t anticipate a 2 pound loss each day but it would be awesome! I haven’t added exercise to this but I really need too. Right now dealing with the headaches alone has been a freaken nightmare. I have had a headache every single day since starting this adventure on Friday. I know the biggest reason is no caffeine and no soda at all. I went from drinking probably at least 4000 calories extra per week in soda to none in 3 days. That is huge for me. Yes, I am talking about regular soda too because I am allergic to aspartame and can’t drink diet soda anymore.
So far I am happy with the half ass half juice fast hahahah… that’s a good name for it. It can only be half or maybe ¾ if I am eating 1 regular meal a day right? As much as I have been OK doing this I don’t know if I would do it all the time or not. I would say no because it’s so limiting. I am half way through day 4 and still OK with it. I think knowing that you get one meal a day helps get your through verses when you are not getting anything but juice each day.
It can be expensive to do this especially if you are using organic. I went through a 5 pound bag of carrots, 1 pound bag of spinach, ½ bag of kale, 3 pound bag of apples, 1 pound bag of fruit in three days. That’s not too bad I figured in juice and smoothies. I figure just in juice it’s costing $5 a day, not including my meal, but I also might not be drinking enough either or maybe too much. I just have some when I am hungry or feeling sluggish that is it.
I have been drinking a lot of water and running to the bathroom like a crazy person for one reason or another … use your imagination. So far I am happy with my decision. Tonight I am going to Sam’s Club or Costco to load up on more fruits and veggies. Tonight for dinner will be roasted chicken, steamed broccoli, and steamed carrots. Maybe even a salad instead of carrots.
I hope you are all doing well!! Keep smiling! Keep Chugging Water! Keep your Faith!