Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Day 1: The new beginning

I woke up this morning ready to start my day. I made my first juice yesterday with Pears and Apples, I had to test out the new juicer that just arrived in the mail.  OH MY GOODNESS!!! It was like manna from Heaven. It was the tastiest apple juice I have ever had. I am so used to the store bought stuff and I never cared for it, it always left me with stomach cramps and constant runs to the bathroom. I did not get any of that with the fresh juice. Then I made a drink I got out of a book called "The Juicing Bible" by Pat Crocker, last night for my husband to take with him to work this morning. It was a recipe he had picked out because it was an energy booster, the recipe called for broccoli, cucumber, green bell pepper, and parsley. Surprisingly it wasn't as grotesque as I thought it would be, you could taste mostly cucmber. I got a report from him around lunch time, he said it was pretty hard to get down this morning and was afraid he wouldn't get it all down and was thrilled when he finished his thermos full. But despite the taste he really could feel a difference, he has felt more energetic today. (He unlike me isn't doing the outright juice fast but doing the juices as more of a supplement)  Then I made a huge pitcher full of apple juice for my son (Believe me that two year old will have it completely gone before dinner time tonight)

I made my first juice for today it's the Mean Green:   Kale, cucumber, celery stalks, green apples, lemon, and ginger. It is not bad, but not the best juice I have had. Never been a big fan of ginger and I think next time I make it I need to add a little more apple to it to offset the bitterness of the Kale. But I feel refreshed and not too hungry yet. Trying to drink lots of water along with the juice. I am not too worried about how I am going to feel by the end of today. They say the worst are days 3-5. So I am praying that I will have the strength to do this. I have always been an emotional eater and love my food.

To prep for my juice fast I spent the prior week drinking lots of water and eating more fruits and veggies, some meals I would just drink water. When I started I weighed 230 pounds, when I stepped on the scale this morning I was 226 pounds. I suppose that is a nice step in the right direction.

                                                        This is my juice of choice for the day

Bottoms up!


  1. Not gonna lie, that does not look appetizing at all. I hope it tastes better than it looks. :D

  2. Wow!!! Sounds yummy!! Love your blog!! :)

  3. It is not bad really... just needed more apple. Kale is one of the BEST greens for your body! This is a wonderful article I read on Kale.