Saturday, November 19, 2011

Day 40........Random thoughts

This day was originally going to be my last day. It still is hard for me to believe that I have made it this far and am better than fine, without eating any food at all. I had planned to go 40 days because of the window of time that I had before Thanksgiving. It's my favorite feast to prepare and eat. However, a couple of things made me decide to go the whole 60 days.

I have been steadily losing weight, but not as fast as I thought I might. Right now, I am about halfway to where I would like to be. Going a little bit longer will get me closer to that goal. It has become so easy to do and I feel so good, I don't see why I shouldn't keep going. Sure, I will not be eating the traditional Thanksgiving feast. I keep seeing a picture in my mind from the movie, Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead. Joe Cross is sitting under a tree on Thanksgiving Day, drinking his Mean Green juice and thankful for it. I kind of want to do that too.

There are some things I don't like about juice fasting. One is getting cold after I drink my juice, especially at lunch time when I am at work. I have a blanket and a sweater that I use, but it's so silly. Another, is having to Pee All the freakin time! I always drank a fair amount of water, but with the juicing, I guess I am drinking much more. I drink it to keep from getting hungry. I am not bladder challenged either.

I get tired of peeling stuff. My left hand is getting stronger from peeling the citrus, but my right hand isn't, from peeling the cucumbers. I don't know why I use both hands for peeling. The first few days, I didn't like how my stomach gurgled loudly. That stopped after a few more days, well pretty much. I don't miss eating, but I do miss hot food. I don't bother to heat up the juice. I don't think it would be the same anyway.

I miss cooking. I miss that quite a bit. 

It is nice not to have any dishes to wash. I rinse out my cups and use the same ones all the time.  It's nice to be able to get up out of bed (waterbed) more easily. It's nice to sleep better. It's nice to not be tired during the day or get so sleepy driving home that I have to do all kinds of crazy things to keep focused. It's nice to be able to run again. It's nice to have clothes falling off. Well, not all the time.

I like writing this blog. I really do. I wonder what I will do when it's over? I never knew how much I enjoy writing, although I always did want to write a book. About what, I have no good idea. Maybe that is why I haven't. But if I get an idea, who knows? My daughter says my writing is corny, and it just sounds like "me". Duh. My ex ex boss, whose opinion is important to me, because he's "genius," says that it is good. I like him a whole lot.

I found a couple of pictures I want to use for my "before" pictures. It's hard to find pics of me, because I didn't like to be in them. Want to see? .............................Sure you do!

Not the best, but that's all I could really find. The top one is from the weekend right before I started this. I will have to try that dress on again, once I am finished. It fit me just right. Too bad I will never get to wear it again........... What am I saying?!?

Geez, what a puff face! I still have a long way to go on this quest if I want to be Skinny Vic.


  1. Look at it this way, you are likely to enjoy more Thanksgivings if you continue on this path than you might have done had you not started. If it is working for you and you are losing weight, then keep going..

    .. but, you also need to prepare ahead. When you do stop, what happens then? What will your diet look like when you stop juicing?

    Good luck!!

  2. I think when you finish your juice fast, you should continue to blog. You're learning about whole, raw foods, it seems it would be a good thing to keep your commitment level up to blog on about how you are managing to keep a healthy, smart diet. I'm sure you already realize that your food habits after this will not be the same as they were before, and lord knows everybody likes to know what recipes are good! You're doing great, and your writing is personable and interesting. I rather like the "sure you do"... LOL

  3. I like the "sure you do", too! When I read one of your questions asking if I want to see something or know something, I think to myself "sure I do!" and then I read the "sure you do." It's all good!

  4. I am proud of you mom! Keep it up :) Ms. Marathon runner!!!! You are in the last 10 miles and I will be on the sidelines ready to hand you a glass of encouragement filled water!

  5. I'd be happy to have a glass of juice handed to me that I didn't make myself! Thanks for the encouragement. I will be thinking about this down the home stretch!