Sunday, February 2, 2014

Day One of the Juice Fast...

I’m not quite sure how this will go.  The Breville Juicer I bought seems to be quite the beast.  I am amazed at the amount of pulp left behind after the juicing process.  Today is my real learning experience with the machine.  So far, I like it.  I made a little over half a gallon of juice and refrigerated it in 16 and 20-ounce containers.  This will be my daily allotment.
 
I divided up produce into plastic bags (so many carrots, cukes, sweet potatoes, fresh ginger, apples, lemons, etc.), so I can grab a bag each morning without having to think about what I’m doing.  I’m definitely using a pound of kale each day, and adding spinach, other veggies and fruits.

I started the morning by weighing in, and measuring the parts:  neck, upper arm, chest, waist, hips, thigh and calf.  I will weigh daily while doing this, and I will measure all parts once each week.  Fortunately, I don’t have to go through this while giving up pop and caffeine at the same time.  I’m happy to announce I haven’t had a Diet Dew (my drink of choice 24/7) since Thanksgiving 2013, so no additional withdrawal symptoms will be put upon me now.  

I will let you know how it goes, possibly with a weekly update of pounds and inches lost.