Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Long Time No Talk

So it's been a while since I have last given an update. Today is day 39 on the Juice Fast and I am currently down 22.5 pounds! The last few weeks have very positive and enlightening. I feel better than I have in years: less headaches, more energy, healthy cravings, more stamina.  In the first few weeks of the Juice Fast I was craving everything bad for me.  Fried chicken, sausages, burgers, tater tots, anything cheesy.  I would salivate over the food others around me were consuming.  Now I fantasize about making vegetarian lasagna with zucchini noodles, or a lettuce wrap with fresh crunchy veggies and tahini.  I have a read a lot of juicing blogs where the writers would say they got to 30 days but their mindset and cravings weren't under control so they wanted to continue.  I now understand how it truly feels to be Reboot!


Last Thursday was my birthday and everyone was asking how I was going to celebrate without going out to eat or without having drinks with friends. I had a state-wide meeting I had to travel to in San Diego and would be spending the entire day in meetings.  I packed a few gallons of juice in my cooler bag to bring with me.  Even though my beautiful room didn't come equipped with a fridge, I called on my college experience and filled the sink with ice to keep my juice cold. I knew I learned something in college!  This is how a juicer rolls when out of town.  But the best surprise cam when I arrived at the hotel.  There was a beautiful birthday cake flower arrangement in my room sent by my best friend Bridget.  The card said a lot of sweet encouraging things and ended with, "You had to enjoy your birthday cake somehow!"
Bridget is right, there is always a way to celebrate and enjoy special occasions even when you are living your life completely differently than you had in the past.  We need to learn to celebrate by enjoying each others company, sharing gifts, expressing love, and not define a special occasion by the food we eat at it.  Since returning to town, I have heard from some of the meeting attendees I saw in San Diego.  They are inquiring about Juice Fasting and are thinking of implementing it in their lives.  My fellow Project Manager in my office is already on her 26th day of the Juice Fast and is thriving!  I never intended to inspire others to give up food or Juice Fast with me for 60 days; yet my results have motivated them alone.  Now my boss, remember "Just EAT something!", wants to join the Reboot.  And another friend at work and her husband are kicking off. I am so encouraged by those around me choosing to focus on their health in such a dramatic way.  Let's juice fruits, eat copious amounts of veggies, prevent disease, and live forever!!
After returning home from my travels, I spent the evening with my sexy boyfriend, watched the GIANTS win, and lit my candles on my flower cake.  When I blew them out I wished for a lifetime of health.  And I know when you tell your wish to others it's not supposed to come true.  But the ball's in my court on this one and I'll make damn sure it happens!  We ended up choosing to enjoy one of the last days of summer at the beach with my sister and nephew to truly celebrate my birthday.  It was so sweet to watch my nephew play in the waves and share my birthday with me. Being a part of my loving family and having such a supportive encouraging boyfriend is celebration enough for me.

And so you can see some of the physical changes the Juice Fast is creating in me.  Here is a picture taken of me today drinking juice in the office.  Stay strong!



 


9 comments:

  1. Wow! You are so awesome! I loved reading about your journey! I really loved reading your blog. Very inspiring my cousin is. xoxo

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    1. Thank you Julia! I remember seeing you on day 6 of the fast and how crappy I was feeling. So glad I stuck with it and now I am feeling so alive and energetic! ...Great...just what I needed, more energy! Love you! Kelly

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  2. Very encouraging and I must admit its because of this that I have started incorporating an only fruit and veggies day at least once a week! Eating healthy is hard enough but the juice fast is ten times harder so I truly admire your strength and dedication and the weight loss most definitely shows! Your face looks do slim, good for you!!!
    -Sheryl

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    1. Thank you Sheryl! I am so motivated by others and feel like I have a sisterhood of women all striving to increase our health. Your incredible progress has inspired me as well. Let's keep each other going ang get bathingsuit ready for your wedding!!!

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  3. Kelly!!!!! I'm so happy for you!!! It's amazing how good it feels to be getting healthy, isn't it?! You are such an inspiration! Wow. I was so happy to read your news!! I'm looking forward to reading your next entry. I knew you could do this!!
    Xoxo
    Lucy
    P.s. you look great too!

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    1. Thank you Lucy! You and Lawrence are the original inspiration for my Juice Fast! With all of your support and encouragement I have really coasted through this journey. Now for the last leg!
      Take care!

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  4. You are so flipping adorable in that last pic! Love you. So proud!
    Vic

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    1. Thanks Vic! My head has shrunk!!! AAAHHH! Love ya!

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