Sunday, July 24, 2011

Short and Sweet

I was waiting to be finished with a week of juicing to write another blogpost.  I meant to write about it this morning but I was kinda busy.   I am just going to do bullet points instead of trying to write in sentences.

-Before I started the Juice Fast I had lost 18 lbs. I weighed 242.
- I juiced for 7 days.
- The first 2 days sucked big time.
- At the end of the first 7 days I lost another 14 lbs.
- That is a total of 32 lbs.
- Not having good solid food is getting old, fast.

So I have revamped my plan for this juice fast.  I plan on juicing for 30 days or until I lose 40 lbs, which ever comes first.  It sucks that I will still be juicing when mine and Val's anniversary comes around, cause I'd really like to go out to dinner to celebrate.

I'm not going to post photos of myself until the very end. So if you want to see what I look like, you'll have to see me at church.  Central Vineyard in Clintonville if you don't already have a church and want to go somewhere.

I want some tacos or pizza right about now.  Sucks.  When I finish I'm going to reward myself with a small portion of something good, because I know my stomach is probably the size of an egg right about now.

Keep this image of me in your head til I'm done.

Monday, July 18, 2011

I'm Not Enjoying This.

I started my juice fast on Sunday morning, so today is day two.  Val has been juicing enough so that we only have to make it once a day.  We got on the Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead website and looked at all the different recipes.

Sundays recipe was as follows:

1 Apple
2 Beets
3 Large Carrots
1 Piece Ginger (thumb sized)

Here is how that went down.
Blogger sucks so it won't let me embed the video.

Plus it made my urine a light pink color.

Consensus....It was awful.  I don't know if it was the beets or the ginger or a mixture of both, but I will never drink that crap again.  It took all that was in me not to let it come back up.  As if drinking this stuff wasn't bad enough, val started making some sort of Nachos around 6pm yesterday.  I couldn't handle it, so I went downstairs and fell asleep......for 4 hours!  Good thing I have an awesome wife who not only fed the kids, but put them to bed while I took a 4 hour nap.  

I am going to say this.  That guy who made this documentary had it easy. 1. He didn't have to make food for other people while he was drinking this crap.  2. All of it is based inside a documentary, so there is no way that he can give up because there is way to much wrapped up in it.  3.  He is going to make a bunch of money selling copies of the movie, plus he'll make a Joe Cross juicer and make more money.......sigh. Maybe I'm just hungry and tired and want to complain about how much easier it was for him.  

Today wasn't as bad.  Apples, Oranges and Ginger.  Ginger is not good.  It totally ruins the fruit juice by making your throat burn. Hopefully the fact that I can't stress enough how much this sucks, is motivation for you to do the same thing that I am. :)   

As far as how I feel, I feel unmotivated, sore, tired, blah.  Hopefully this changes over the next day or so.          Not enough energy for a smooth segway.  Here are some photos. I'll post again later this week. Maybe.

1 Weeks worth of food.

Disgusting Beet juice.

Less disgusting Apple/Pear juice.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

19lbs Down!

I feel very encouraged as I write this blogpost today. Half of It is probably because I am typing this on an iPad, and it makes me feel really cool. But the actual reason is that I have a plan. I have a plan to jumpstart not only my weight loss, but my road to healthy eating. Up to this point, eating heathly was a distant second to losing weight. Btw...I've lost 19lbs, as of this morning. Booya! For the first time in years I can look down and see my....belt buckle?

Why am I encouraged you might ask? I watched a documentary. For anyone who is close to me, this is no real news. I watch a documentary nearly every night. I have strong opinions on the truth about September 11th, And I want to punch Billy Mitchell in the crotch. This documentary deals with Detoxing and resetting your system. The documentary is called Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead.   Watch it on Netflix.  It is very well done and eye opening.

Here is the trailer.

So as soon as I get a juicer I will be on my way to "Rebooting" my body. My plan is to do this diet for 30 days. After the juice fast I will be trying to stick to a Micronutrient filled diet. Vegetables, fruit, beans, and nuts. That mixed with other healthy food options should shove me quite a bit closer to my first goal of 180 pounds. I am super excited to start this experiment. You won't be able to recognize me in a few months.

Not much else to say really.