Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Fast 2.0, Day 2

You want to hear something bogus? Today is free ice-cream day at work. Yup, from 3-5pm they have ice-cream servers in the lobbies of our buildings giving out free ice cream as a thanks-for-working-so-hard gift. It is not that I am a big ice-cream person: I am a big free stuff person. I am a bit bummed that I am missing out on this good thing the company is doing for us, but how much is an ice-pop anyway?  If I want one when I am done with this fast, I will go out and buy one. It is only a matter of time, right?

My company uses food as the universalizing treat or gift. Consumables are usually good gifts - the Omaha Steaks for the summer got grilled, the 6 pints of Ben & Jerry's last summer got eaten, it is all better than paperweights and endless items to toss out when they have exceeded their usefulness. It's cool they give us stuff, but I would have preferred the $50 in my paycheck, Mmmmkay thanks.

This morning I utilized the remainder of yesterday's breakfast juice with half a small Honeydew melon. It was good, but I feel the headache of caffeine withdrawal and am crabby. I feel like I need sleep and lots of it, but that is less a product of the juice and more a product of my getting to bed late and up early.

I'm an 8 hours kinda person. I need solid Zs if I am going to function. My vacation was packed with late nights and early mornings, so my getting to bed at midnight and up at 6:30 am these past few days does little to make up for the sleep deprivation. I dream of the day I can be in bed at 10:30 and asleep by 11, waking up at 7am to sunshine and those little cartoon birds Snow White hung out with.

Lunch is going to be fun: Kale, apple, tomato, lemon. I used this different kind of Kale; it is extra green and hearty, flat leaves like collards. It smells strongly of cabbage but I hope it is not like that cabbage mess I made long ago. Bleck.

About to go get lunch from the fridge (and I hope it didn't spoil on my motorcycle ride into work).
***UPDATE*** It was ok. Not the greatest, too much Kale. Next time half the Kale and add some celery and maybe some cilantro.


  1. hahaha the cabbage mess...I had one too. I'd tell the boss in lieu of ice cream you're leaving at 3.

  2. Yay! I just found you.. we started juice fasting the same day. Looks like you're an old pro so I'm sure I'll be consulting your blog often. Thanks for putting your experience out there!

  3. Oh, btw. I hope you don't mind that I linked to you? I did start a blog.. not sure how long I'll keep that part of it up & doubt anyone is reading. Regardless, it sure is helping my accountability these first couple days!

  4. Thanks! I don't mind the link, in fact, if you are just starting out, go back and read my early posts from Fast 1.0. It will help. I was similarly clueless back then and sought out some of the same sites you have used.

  5. i love that one of the labels (tags) for your post was "bitchy"


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