It began well, with a juice I shall call Dawn. This name represents the beginning of a new way of life (plus, it also happens to be my middle name). It consists of sweet potato, pineapple, pear and grapes. I did not want to begin with a juice that included something like kale, which I've never eaten before and will probably leave a very....green...taste.
Beauty took a "Before" picture of me. (Yep, you actually get to see me..and fresh out of bed too!) I know people like to see before/after pics. Whether or not 5 days is long enough to show a difference remains to be seen. Well, if nothing else, it is a motivator!
Pretty bad, huh? I realize she should've gotten a full body shot, but this was the first time I've ever let her use my good camera. Yes, I notice the water spot on my shirt. Sheez. I loathe pictures of myself. Maybe in my "after" picture I'll actually smile, instead of looking constipated. Okay, I'll stop criticizing myself now.
I've been up for nearly two hours as I type this and I am already feeling a caffeine-withdrawal headache. A very faint, sinus-type, ache.
Okay, just had "lunch". I don't have an inspirational name for this juice. It is beyond inspiring. Kale, celery, peach and grapes. The celery is the dominant taste, but mostly it tastes like grass. Yum. But hey, it is full of nutrients. My headache is slowly progressing. My mom suggests I take a Tylenol, but that would defeat the purpose. The point is to rid myself of the yuck. The fact I have a headache is a reminder that my body has grown dependent upon junk, namely, caffeine and refined sugar. I fixed the kids a peanut butter sandwich for lunch. Oh how I wanted to lick a spoonful of peanut butter! But I did not. So far my will is stronger. Here's praying that it holds out for 4 1/2 more days!!!!
_________________________________________________________________________________This is ridiculous! I bought more produce for this juicing than I ever buy normally, yet it is obvious on this first night that I will not have enough for five days. ( I know this sounds like a cop out, or easy escape, but honestly it isn't!!! I want to feel better!!!) So, I have no choice but keep at it till I run out since the grocery budget is used up until Friday. I went to the Reboot website, answered a few questions, and they recommended I do the Express Fast. This fast has you juicing all day, but then eating a healthy, sensible dinner. I think I'll go this route.
I feel a little let down, but it is what it is and all things work for good.....
I remain determined to change my life, with God's help, through nutrition.