Day 1: 6/25/12

25 Jun

Several weeks ago, I had my annual physical examination. And … I heard the same things I always hear. “You are in overall excellent health … but you may want to start eating better and exercising more since you have a family history of weight management, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and Type-2 diabetes.”

I have been working-out on and off forever, and I’ve had periods of healthy eating here and there. But, I have not been able to make the commitment to a completely healthy lifestyle … until now.

Since my medical exam, I have watched a few documentaries that have motivated me to take this plunge. I highly recommend them:

They all have their own message … but a common thread is that vegetables rock! Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead made the strongest impact on me … and I am following its lead on  my fast.

For the next 30 days, I will not chew! I will only consume vegetable and fruit juices. This will cleans, detox, and repair my body’s cells with micronutrients … rebuilding my body from the inside out.

I bought my juicer (the Jack LeLanne Power Juicer) and made my first trip to the grocery (which will be an every-three-days activity).

And … drum roll please … I’ve enjoyed my first juice. It was SO good … better than anything I’ve ever had from the grocery. I am planning to have this for breakfast most days.

  • 3 Carrots
  • 2 Apples
  • 1 small piece of Ginger (about 1″)

OK … wish me luck y’all. According to a few articles I’ve read and what my doctor told me, I could expect some headaches and some tummy grumbling during the first few days of this. This is a great article on what is actually going to happen inside me while I’m dong this.


And .. according to my bathroom scale, I weigh an alarming 210 pounds right now. UGH!



I made this for dinner (will be lunch on Tuesday, too).

Mean Green Juice

  • 1 Cucumber
  • 4 Celery Stalks
  • 2 Apples
  • 6-8 leaves Kale
  • 1/2 Lemon
  • 1tbsp. Ginger

My juicer had a tough time with the Kale … maybe I’ll try spinach on my next batch.

After dinner, we’re heading to the gym to get some cardio in, too … I want to try the new Arc Trainer gizmo. Have a great night!


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