Ooooh, it sounds so fantastic to say day FIVE of juicing. I am trying to convince Heather that perhaps the original plan of a 7-day fast will suffice, versus her initial idea to fast for 10 days...so I will let you know how that turns out...but I am half way through day 5 and it really hasn't been as hard as I thought it would be.
Today was weigh-in day for me. Monday's have always been my day. Last Tuesday (we were out of town on Monday), I weighed 186.6. Today I weighed 179.0 (I will change my ticker asap). So in 6 days, 4 of those juicing, I have lost 7.6 pounds. Seeing the 170's again is SO nice. I probably haven't seen anything in the 170's for 6 months or so. I need to check my log. I am looking forward to seeing 177 and getting past that, because for the longest time I hovered around 177.
When I initially reached my goal of 170, and then went a little lower...my regain usually came in 3 pound sets. I would gain 3 pounds or so...and hover there for a month or two. Then I would gain 3 more pounds, and hover there for a month or so.
Rinse and repeat.
That's how it happens. When you are up "just 3 pounds", it doesn't sound that bad. Until that "up 3 pounds" weight becomes your new normal. And then you put on another 3 pounds...and before you know it, you have gained 20 pounds.
My goal this time around is to hit 165 and remain there...in the 160's. I want to hit 165 by May 18th. And to do that, (I just rolled my eyes...at my own self...)I am going to have to do better in prepping my meals and making meals for us at home. Yes...I love broccoli now (steamed). And sometimes I try other veggies (besides the bad "Workman veggies if you will: canned green beans, canned peas, potatoes, corn)...but I need to do better with incorporating other veggies into my diet.
Last weekend Sharika (the other Heather) made some cabbage. And I ate some of it with my pork chop and it wasn't half bad!
I need to maintain a focus on more good, less bad.
I really thought I would be craving and missing sugar/sweets more than I have been since juicing. I am craving salty treats though...like chips, nuts, cheetos :) I am also just missing FOOD. Seriously, I can't go on Pinterest. It's dangerous. And Groupon? Hell, I bought a food groupon just the other day because I was jonesing!
But I can't wait for our first meal. And what's crazy is...it's not even a binge meal I am planning in my head. I want grilled chicken breast and yes...cabbage!
I want steamed broccoli.
I want almonds.
My FEAR is, that I am not very good at "just having one". You know, you arent supposed to say "I'm NEVER having pop (soda) again"...because you just end up thinking about and craving pop all the time...but what if I have one Pepsi and it starts a landslide?
I guess I will figure it out as I go.
Such is life friends.
Happy Monday. Keep fighting the good fight!