Well, I am officially done with the fast, I did fourteen days of juicing and raw freggies (thanks Alex for the term) with the occasional pizza or taco! =) The last few days my parents have been in town and there has been lots of visiting with family.. aka restaurants. On Friday, day thirteen, I made the sunset blend recipe off the website. It called for a sweet potato, oranges, apples, carrots, a beet, and a red pepper. I don't like red peppers or beets but for some reason I thought this bad boy sounded good anyway. It was flavorful, just mostly tasted like red peppers.
It made a ton of juice, and I realized all my cups were in the dishwasher... so I brought out my fun Pimpin cup that my friend Lisa got Will last year for graduation.
|Big Pimpin with the juice|
|That cup was a little too large for drinking|
Both of my neighbors on either side have decided to garden this year, which is awesome, I am jealous of them. I don't talk to either of my neighbors, but I really want to ask them if I could have leftovers! One family spends a ton of time watering, pruning and loving their garden. I haven't seen the other family out in their garden once. Can you tell which is which???
My friend Patrick came over with his two kiddos for a bike ride and his son Gabe saw me drinking my juice. He asked if he could try and I said sure! He took a sip and looked up and me smiling stating that he thought the juice tasted like lemonade. I asked him if he wanted any more and he said.. umm no thank you. Haha, it did NOT taste like lemonade.
|It tastes like lemonade!|
My parents showed up a little bit after our ride and wanted to see the juicing in action. My dad doesn't eat veggies so I knew I need to make a fruit juice in order to have him enjoy it. They brought some fresh peaches from South Carolina which I combined with kiwi, blackberries, strawberries and oranges. It was absolutely amazing!! Definitely the best juice I have made yet. It was more like a smoothie. Very thick and delicious.
Friday night we went out to dinner at a place called Squealers. I'm sure from the name you can only imagine it was a bar-b-que pork place. The smell alone made me want to chow down. I ordered a salad with lots of veggies. It was good but surely not as good as everything else at the table. Saturday I decided to make my last day on the fast. I made a mean green in the morning and had a salad for dinner. I drank beer that night.. eek! It was delicious too!!
Today, Sunday, was my first day without juice. I met up with family for lunch and had another salad. It had chicken on it which I could not force myself to eat. I tried.. just couldn't do it. Meat does not interest me at all right now. I also couldn't even finish half the salad so I know my tummy has shrunk away. All in all the juicing fast was great, I am glad I did it. My long term goal is to continue to juice at least one meal a day, possibly even two. I plan to do a 10-day reboot every 6 months, summer and winter. The next one I do is going to really be a full 10-day of juice only. I was kind of disappointed that I didn't do that this time, but no beating myself up about anything. No regrets!!
Thanks for reading my blog, I will update if anything exciting happens!!
Day Fourteen - 188.2 Pounds
Total Weight Loss - 9.7 Pounds