Thursday, January 31, 2008
Wednesday, January 30, 2008
Tuesday, January 29, 2008
Day 8 was good for the most part but started feeling a little run down and took a nap in the late afternoon. Didn't sleep well and woke up in the middle of the night with a short case of diarrhea. Woke up on Day 9 around 9 am feeling pretty run down and feeling like I had an upset stomach. Sort of a flue-like feeling. I had only had a small amount of juice early on day 8 and water the rest of the day. I'm not sure if that was the cause of the feelings or if my body was moving through a more toxic amount of waste. At around noon on Day 9, I'm starting to feel a little better but had been contemplating if any of these are signs to break off the fast. My weight is at 166.0 today and not quite where I would like to be. And, if the body is still going through plenty of toxins, keeping the fast going should be beneficial. I think I'll try to reevaluate at the end of the day.
Saturday, January 26, 2008
Yesterday, I didn't make any fresh juice and relied on my Kirkland apple juice. I'll probably try to make something later today but enjoyed not having the hassle of it all. Am eyeing a goal of 2 weeks which should put me close to 160 lbs. Concerns though now are rising about getting off of the fast and immediately jumping back up in weight 5 or 10 lbs which would be really discouraging. I'm hoping that after this experience, I can prioritize working out and more days of healthy eating to maintain what I feel is an ideal weight for myself.
Friday, January 25, 2008
- 8 oz Kirkland apple juice
I'm not thrilled that it is store bought but it is 100% juice (not concentrate) and is much easier to get. Which, while I feel like I have good energy, it makes it nice to not have to put so much effort into a glass of juice (cutting the fruit up, putting together the juicer, processing the fruit, cleaning up all of the juicer parts, emptying the bin, washing the cups, washing the utensils, washing the cutting board etc.). Sounds lazy but whatever.
Am still undecided about my end goals, where I want to finish. I had originally contemplated trying 30 days and / or 25 lbs. I'm not sure I want to take a whole month of this. Although yesterday wasn't that big of a deal to get through, there are a lot of cravings for food when I see it or think about it. And there is probably a good amount of separation anxiety. Feeling like I'm really missing out on something fun I could be doing. Many days, eating is or meal times are the most enjoyable parts of the day. I am resolved to make it through 1 week (2 days left). I think 10 lbs is also my minimum goal as far as weight goes. I would be thrilled with 15 so we'll see where that goes.
Thursday, January 24, 2008
-1 cup blueberries
Made about 30 oz which I had 1/2 in the morning and another half in the afternoon. Just now finishing a glass of the Kirkland apples juice. Muscles are still sore, especially my left buttocks. Tried to stretch a little which was hard to do. Have been peeing regularly throughout the day so although I'm concerned about dehydration, I think I'm doing ok.
Wednesday, January 23, 2008
Tuesday, January 22, 2008
juice but thought I should have something with some calories in it.
Mixed up the following:
- 1/2 Cantaloupe
- 2 Slices pineapple
- 1 pear
- 1/2 cup blueberries
Drank about 8 ounces of the above. Had 3 or 4 cups of herbal tea today with a squeeze of honey. The tea seemed to add some quick energy but throughout the day, I was feeling lethargic and run down. Worked from 9am - 3pm and then took a nice nap. Worked a little more after getting back up. Food kept coming up as a distant hunger was felt but not an urgent need to eat. The idea of eating and of consuming time consuming was missed as much if not more than the actual food. Certainly, eating is something I enjoy doing quite a bit. Have a feeling of missing out on a lot of fun (eating) for the fast. Funny that way. Also worried about not being fun to be around for Kris and the girls which I hope isn't too much the case or if it is, that the end results gains make up for the short term losses. Work may also suffer from lower energy -- will see how that works out.
Feeling good at 6:45pm and just mixed a glass of orange juice from:
- 3 oranges
(weight today measured upon waking - yesterday was after coffee and some water so the weight may have skewed high)
Monday, January 21, 2008
distracting. Am thinking that I will miss eating as a source of
comfort. Mixed 16 ounces of juice from:
- 1 apple
- 1 pear
- 1 slice of pineapple
- 1/4 cup of blueberries
It is about 5:00 pm and I'm hoping to be able to make it through
"dinner time" without much discomfort. I'm under the impression that
once the digestive process slows or stops in a day or two that the
hunger will also subside. I'll have to see how that goes. I'm
expecting tomorrow and the next day to be more difficult to get through.
Final note, the juicer seems to waste so much product. When cleaning
it out it felt like I had a good pound or more of the pulp. May need
to look into ways to use that for something besides weighing down my
Lunch consisted of my first fresh fruit juices. Since I don't have a strainer yet, I'm also drinking the pulp but will purchase a strainer and a few other necessary supplies tonight or tomorrow. The first blend was:
- 1 apple
- 1 orange (peeled)
- 1 pear
- 2 slices of pineapple
- 1 cup of blueberries
The mix is pretty tasty although from previous juice mixings, I'm anticipating it may end up being too sweet for continued consumption. A good mix for kids though I'm guessing as it has a nice flavor. The above made about 28 ounces of juice.
Weight: 176.5 lbs
(waist measured around navel, fully extended -- no sucking it in for this one!)
Two of the several resources I used to gather information are:
Tuesday, January 8, 2008
This is my 1964 Honda project that has been sitting around not getting much attention at all. The bike is running now although there is a grinding noise from the front hub area. Could be the disconnected odometer cable or possibly bearings going out. Am concerned the front wheel could seize though so I need to look into it more.