Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Day 58..................Drawing a blank

For the first time since I started writing, I have no inspiration. No good idea popped into my head at a random moment. The dogs are certainly no help. How do they know when I start to write and ask to go out, every time, so I have to stop and get up? I've been sitting here for awhile. Little rats. My friend, Big Daddy/2, had some suggestions for me, so here goes.

I was looking for some more "before" pictures today and found a couple of doosies. I know you want to see them, but, not until the end. I hope to get some "after" pictures taken on Thursday. I do look different to myself, after seeing those shots. But still, I have lots of work to do. I merely am smaller.....and I still can't see my collarbones. They are closer to the surface, at least. Also, at the end, either the last day or the next, I will post my numbers. It still embarrasses me to admit how much I weighed. I clearly remember being concerned if I got over 110 lbs. I wasn't anorexic, just a beanpole. I do not think that is a good weight for me now. I am 5'7" and back then, didn't have the muscles I do now, from running. Maybe I should have chosen "Slender-Vic" instead of "Skinny."

So Saturday. I wish I had the whole day to myself, but had to schedule carpet cleaners at 4:30. That shouldn't interfere too much with my plans. I will probably make a small breakfast juice, like apples and watermelon. That is light. Then, if I can find it, eat the perfect pear. I really like pears. I should eat them more often. Lunch, probably a Mean Green. I doubt I will want to eat anything. For dinner, I am fancying roasting some butternut squash and making a little soup. For some reason, that, and steamed cabbage are what I want the most. The thing is, supposedly, you won't be able to eat very much. I am not used to cooking tiny bits. I like to make a big mess and have leftovers. That is why I bought a little steamer basket to put in a pan.

I know! Raw foods are the best. I will eat raw foods. However, it makes more sense to break them down at first by steaming. I can't imagine what would happen if I ate a bunch of raw cauliflower or even a banana, right away. My body has had only minimal amounts of fiber for a long time. It could turn into Toot City or worse. Not good.  I do like raw potatoes, too. Used to snitch a slice when my mom was cutting them up. She always told me that you aren't supposed to eat them raw. I always thought she said that so I would stop snitching them.  Still, better stay away from the high fiber stuff until I find out how things effect me. Additionally, what I have missed all along, is hot food. I am looking forward to the soup. Hope I don't burn myself. Joe Cross bit his mouth when eating his first Granny Smith apple. I'll be thinking about that too. It sure would be fun to be in a hot air balloon like he was. I will close my eyes and imagine..............

Juice on and TY BD/2!!!


  1. Vic, I found your blog three days ago and have read it end-to-end. It sounds like you have changed considerably over the last 60 days. If you are looking for inspiration for tomorrow's or 60's posting would you consider writing about change? Specifically, I'm interested in more details about your energy levels at the beginning and end of your fast and mental processes. i.e. can you describe how this journey has affected you emotionally and mentally both at work and away? I know you spoke to both of those topics in the first week or so but it would be interesting to see your thoughts now that you are approaching the end. Another thing, do you still crave the foods (cheeseburgers, pie, etc) that you ate before?

    Good luck with your transition back to solid foods. I'll be starting my journey next Monday with my new Breville juicer/blender. I've tried a few of your day 39 recipes and they are pretty freaking good!

    Keep us posted!

  2. Wow, so glad for your comment. I will be thinking about your request all day and definitely write about that. Will go back and see what I wrote in the beginning too. Thank-you so much!

  3. Just finished a long one for tomorrow. I hope I covered your questions, thoughts, etc. let me know what you think. It is kind of long.

  4. Hi, thanks for sharing your experience it has really inspired me. I had Lapband surgery 3 yrs ago and lost 100 pounds. All was well but the eating habits were basically controlled by the tightness of the band - feel like you can't eat another bite or your throw up was a powerful tool. I started having issues with the band getting too tight to the point that I couldn't keep any food down so I went to the doc and had all the "fill" in the band removed. Then as I started feeling normal, I started eating too much, too many bad choices, and I've gained 30 pounds over the last 4 months.

    I wanted to try to find an alternative to tightening up the band again when I saw Joes movie and then your blog. It has inspired me to look to juicing as a possible solution. Your honesty and the detailed info you are providing has been great in understanding the unknowns, and to make it seem like something I could try.

    I bought my Breville juicer and have stocked up on some fruit and veggies. Want to experiment with some of your recipes before I dive in and wou
    D appreciate if you would send me your spreadsheet. Send it to astanten at gmail please, thanks agin for sharing your journey!