Thursday, April 22, 2010

Day 31: I am greener already...

Happy Earth Day! Green Juice Power! Photo-heavy post!

This is me right now with lunch. The right is my super delicious watermelon pineapple mango juice.

Today marks the first day of the second half of my fast.  Up until now I have been juicing, doing a little walking and stretching, and a few instances of ballet/pilates. Today I am revving up for mild toning exercises, body resistance mostly, and am logging my steps for the pedometer challenge at work.  I got off the scale after my shower this morning and I am down 35lbs (about 16kg or 2.5 stone) and I feel great.  I did not want to get out of bed this morning, but after I was up, showered, dressed, juiced and frantic, running around looking for my lost car keys and found them inside the Vitamin Water case under the kitchen table, I was pumped for the day (and late to work).

I realized today that my status updates on Facebook may sound like I am on a clean living program, otherwise known as a 12-step, or AA, or maybe some drug rehab program...31 days clean! LOL! Well, in a way, I guess I am in a rehab of sorts. I am detoxing, yes, I am sticking to a set program, yes, I am dealing with emotional baggage, yes, I am having cravings for all that bad stuff, yes. Do I feel great - hell yes!

With that said...Here is are some full shots my coworker and talented amateur photographer friend Victoria Sonshine Pasher took today in our courtyard at work:

The shirt doesn't do it justice as it is a bit baggy, but I think That is a great thing!

You know that green juice I had in photo 1? Well it looks like that when you shake it, otherwise it seperates... it is romaine and green lettuce, red veined swiss chard, green bell pepper and garlic...
  I am not brave enough to taste it yet...


  1. Congratulations!! You are looking fabulous and I am so pleased you feel great too... 16kg is an awesome achievement in 30 days and surely gives you great motivation for the next 30... well done!!
    I am on my 5th day of juice only with the reboot I am doing and I feel great... I must say, though, I did try making a juice with a clove of garlic and it was nAstY! Good luck!!

  2. Thanks Deb! I think the garlic was day 10 or so when I was craving pizza. I really liked tomato garlic fennel basil leek (it is kind of garlicy). I guess because I love Italian food I was trying to mimic what I would put in sauce or on pizza. I really want mushrooms. I can not wait till I can eat mushrooms again. How are you finding your reboot?


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