Sunday, January 29, 2012

Breaking the Fast

So, my little fasting experiment came to a screeching halt on Tuesday evening.  I was really hungry and had a horrible headache.  I felt really lightheaded and couldn't think.  To make sure everything was alright, I tested my blood sugar.  43.  I have never had a number that low!

Dinner was quickly made for me and I ate some chips and cheese to hopefully stop the downward spiral I was on.  I had a doctor's appointment on Wednesday and my sugar was still so low that I had my very first insulin injection.  I don't have to be on insulin, it was just to get me over the hump.

Needless to say, that was the end of my juice fast.

I still think that detoxing my body is a good idea.  I just have to find another way to do it.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Day three . . .

Have you ever noticed the amount of food commercials on television?  There are all sorts of fat-filled, high calorie food advertised all over the place?  Why does no one ever advertise healthy food?  When was the last time you saw a commercial for Boca Burgers or fresh apples?  That's what I want to know.

From what I understand, day three is supposed to be the hardest.  I am trying to figure out how to put ice cream through the juicer.  Does that let you know how I am feeling at the moment?

I'm going to focus on my homework tonight and hope that keeps my mind off my rumbling stomach.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Day two . . .

Okay, juice fast day two,  let the whining begin!

Okay, I'll admit I was whining earlier this evening.  I came home and there was a bag of chocolate chip cookies on the table!  How mean was that?  I persevered; I made my dinner juice (it was gross!!), felt sorry for myself for a couple of hours and then hubby went out to get me more veggies for my juices tomorrow.

Hubby committed to take this little journey with me.  He made it half the day on Sunday.  By early evening, he was munching down on a quesadilla.  I gave him points for trying and he is helping me man the juice machine!

So far, so good.  I'm dying for a huge bowl of ice cream, but since it wouldn't go through the juicer, that will have to wait!

More later!

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Ready . . .Set . . .Drink!

Tomorrow is the day!  Our fast begins!

Hubby and I went to the store this evening and spent lots of money on veggies and fruits for our juices tomorrow.  I can't tell which of us is more excited to start.

We even have some things I have never tried before, beets and fennel bulbs.  I love the spice fennel so let's hope the bulb is just as tasty.

I am not at all hesitant about this move.  I'm just hoping it helps me feel better.

More tomorrow!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012


The juice fast plan is in full motion!  I have Doctor's approval and everything!  Wonderful hubby is joining me on the fast in a stunning example of spousal support.  The boy is not quite ready to go that far, but he will be rooting us on.

The big day is Sunday and I am really excited about this.

We will keep everyone posted as we continue on with out plans!

Sunday, January 15, 2012


I still feel crappy.  I am tired of feeling crappy.  I have a new plan for not feeling crappy anymore.

I have come to my crossroads, hopefully I don't have to make that deal with the devil, I have something else in mind.

After lots of conversation, frustration, and research wonderful hubby and I have come to a conclusion;  I need to detox my whole system.

How does one do that?   I have chosen to go on a juice fast.  No I'm not crazy, just desperate.

After the juice fast is over, we will be on a strictly whole foods diet.  It's about all I can think of.

Why a juice fast?  It started with a documentary I watched called Fat Sick and Nearly Dead.

I know it sounds extreme. But I am having a hard time eating solid food.  I am still throwing up at least once a day and even though the meds help, I am still miserable.  My stomach is upset constantly and I have to consciously force myself to keep what I eat down.

So that is the plan. 

I have a week of prep to do before I start the fast.

What do you all think?

Sunday, January 1, 2012

No more resolutuions

It's that time of year again.  We are all making those wonderful New Year's Resolutions.  You know, when we promise to turn over a new leaf and become that svelte athlete, the world's best dieter, and the most perfect person in the world.

All of which will last about two weeks.  A month if we are really dedicated.

Why do we think that a day on the calendar will make a difference in our lives?  It's just a day; isn't it?  Okay, it is a really good day to take stock of ourselves and commit to change what we don't like about us.  But shouldn't we be doing that every day? 

So every day is New Year's?  Boy will the alcohol industry be happy!

Yes, I need to change the way I eat, I need to exercise, I need to clean the living room.  But I don't need a special day to do that.

Besides who wants to go on  a diet?  We have discussed this before.  Why should I commit to an endeavor that has the word die in it?  Some one really needs to come up with a better word for it.  Live it?  That is much more fitting don't you think? 

Today is the day that I am going to start a live it!  Nah, doesn't work!  Anyone else have any ideas?

So go ahead, make a New Year's resolution. Let's all resolve to recommit to ourselves every day of the year!