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!"
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!!
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!