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Day 15: 7/9/12

9 Jul

Another wonderful (and healthy) day!

The doctor of the future will give no medication, but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, diet and in the cause and prevention of disease.  ~Thomas A Edison

Day 13: 7/7/12

7 Jul

Hi hi … OK, so this has nothing to do with juicing … but it’s cool. We visited the new Nature Research Center in Raleigh. Very cool place … you should go 🙂

And yes … today was another wonderful day full of juice. While grocery shopping today, I made it a point to buy locally-grown produce. It was a bit more expensive, but it’s nice knowing these foods were on the vine longer and were allowed to ripen naturally, instead of being picked before ripe in some other state and sprayed with ethylene gas while on their way to the market.

And for “dessert” … yumm yummmm yummmyyyy cantelope, plums, and apple juice. What a treat!

Day 12: 7/6/12

6 Jul

Still losing weight … still feeling great … and my pants are falling off of my butt. My weight this morning was 196.5. That’s almost 14 pounds so far … even more if you count my pre-fast prep time.

My lunchtime juice today was so colorful. Romain lettuce, celery, apple, orange, ginger root, tomatoes, and plums … I love me some plums!

And … OMG … I watched Food Inc. last night. Even if only half of the data are true, our food industry is in a heck of a mess.

Day 8: 7/2/12 (Week Two Begins!)

2 Jul

Good morning, fellow juicing enthusiasts!

Everything is still going very well … I have become an expert at “eye-balling” a pile of produce … and am able to predict how much juice it will make. The first few days, I was making too little … or too much juice. But now, I know which fruits and veggies produce a lot of juice … and those that don’t.

The way you chop / roll / and sequence the food into the juicer’s chute matters too … it’s all really fun actually. Clean up has finally become easier too.

We had a mini power outage yesterday and it occurred to me that no power = no juicer = no juice. It may be wise (since we are expecting more super-hot weather this week) to freeze a batch of Green Juice just in case.

Today’s breakfast and lunch:

  • apples, oranges, carrots
  • kale, collards, cucumber, carrots, apple, ginger root, red bell pepper

Day 7: 7/1/12

1 Jul

Wow … this week sure sailed by.

Not one headache, ache, pain, embarrassing rush to the restroom … nothing. This has been a great experience so far. I have stuck to the plan 100% and haven’t even considered cheating. I don’t think of food during the day at all … unless I walk by a cafe or our kitchen where fresh aromas are filling the space. But even then, even though I recognize that a bite of that meal would taste great, I am not craving it. As soon as my mind drifts off to something else, the though tof that food is gone.

Looking ahead to the coming week, I know it will be a bit tougher. We are attending a July 4th cookout … I need to make a flight of a red, a white, and a blue juice to take with me 🙂

Today’s breakfast … good ol’ apples, oranges, and carrots.

Today’s weight: 201 … hopefully my final day in the deuces!

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2:00pm

Lunch time.

Look … a red bell pepper!

Day 4: 6/28/12

28 Jun
8:00am

Good morning!

yum yum yum and a hip-hip-hurray for today’s breakfast juice:

  • 2 carrots
  • 2 apples
  • 2 oranges

And today’s lunch will be:

  • kale
  • spinach
  • 1/2 cucumber
  • 4 stalks celery
  • 2 apples
  • ginger root

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This morning, I weighed 204.5 … that’s 5-1/2 pounds so far!

AND.I.FEEL.GREAT.

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7:00pm

Tonight’s dinner was:

  • collards
  • celery
  • spinach
  • cucumber
  • lemon
  • ginger
  • carrots

Day 3: 6/27/12

27 Jun
9:00am

Wow … my current weight is 206. I already lost four pounds (sweet!)!

And I feel great. Lots of energy, sleeping great, motivated to work out every day (we recently switched to PlanetFitness … O2 was wonderful, but really expen$ive).

Today’s breakfast was a treat … a juice of apples, oranges, and some celery.

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12:12pm

What’s the most common question I hear when people find out I am on a juice fast?

“But, Randy … What About Protein?”

>>Read my answer<<

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6:00pm

Dinner’s Ready … come and get it!

I got creative … hee hee (the fruits were a small percentage of the whole … a whole lotta green!)

  • celery
  • carrots
  • kale
  • cucumber
  • spinach
  • apple
  • clementine
  • lemon
  • ginger
  • grapes

We’ll be hitting the gym earlier than normal tonight … gotta be at work extra early tomorrow.

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