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Day 19: Get on your bike and ride...

Hubby and I took a ride out 17 today into NY. It was fun, but windy. I just wanted to hop on for a bit and have a little blog for now, so I am keeping with my commitment to blog daily. We also went to Nyack Main Essentials, the juice bar I went to the first day of my fast, and had some wheat grass and some Beet Apple juice. On the way home I felt car sick. I think I may have the bug my dear hubby had this week. I feel nauseous at the moment.

Other notes: I had watermelon apple juice for breakfast and lunch, watched my hubby have some really great food from the Mexican Bagel Stop this morning and Bubba's Dogs for Dinner.  Part of me wants cheezy hot dogs for my first meal off fast, the other part of me laughs at how silly that is.  I am also toying with the idea of White Manna in Hackensack, Bella Pizza in Calstadt, Steve's Steaks on RT 17, etc. It is just mind games.  The mind games are just heavy today. I think I need to lay down and maybe I will feel better for a while.

Oh, and an admission: Yesterday I was too lazy to make juice for dinner and I had taken a few pretzels and licked to salt off them. Ick, I know. I didn't eat them, but I sucked the salt off of 2 pretzels. It took me quite a long time though they were small pretzels.  I think it was because I did not have celery or another high sodium veggie juice for a few days in a row. I think I needed the salt. I am ashamed, but I tossed them after they were licked clean. (and am dealing with if that was illegal on this fast)

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