Thursday, January 3, 2013

Juicing Reboot: Day 3

I woke up this morning feeling more refreshed than I normally do at 6:00 in the morning. I wasn't even hungry when I got up.

I juiced my breakfast last night after I juiced my dinner. I don't have the time to make fresh juice in the morning before work and then clean up. I found it easier for me to just juice my breakfast the night before and then store it in the fridge until the morning. 

I usually wait until I get into work, around 7:45 AM to drink my first juice. I've also been having warm water with a lemon slice in it since I can't have coffee or hot chocolate and I prefer this over tea. It's cold here, like 5 degrees in the morning, so it's nice to have something warm in my body.

Now, I'm going to be real and get a little personal. Yesterday, all I did was pee. I swear I could have filled an Olympic sized swimming pool with how often I went to the bathroom. It wasn't until today that I finally did the other business. Not gonna lie, it felt good! 

Today has honestly been the hardest day for me so far. To start, someone brought in a tin of popcorn.

I had been craving cheesy popcorn all winter. Cheesy food is my ultimate weakness. Nachos, cheesy popcorn, cheddar & sour cream chips, all flavors of cheese...well, you get my point. So I sat in the lunch room with the smell of cheesy popcorn wafting through the air while I ate my steamed broccoli and green beans from the night before. I so badly wanted to sneak just one piece, but I didn't. I just sniffed it and probably looked crazy doing it, but I'm going to do this and I'm not going to cheat with popcorn.

Besides having popcorn tempt me, half way through the day, I just started to feel really defeated. That I won't be able to make it till the end, so why bother. I even Googled if I could do a juice reboot and have one regular meal a day. Then, I'd get a burst of, what are you doing? You totally got this in the bag! You're already on day 3! I keep reading days 2-3 are the hardest, well they're right. My mind is playing serious tricks on me. All it can think about is food.

The funny thing to me is that I'm a generally healthy eater. I have salads several times a week for meals. I usually pack my own lunches, and breakfast is typically fruit. So why am I craving KCF, and Ramen Noodles, and McDonalds? Because I know I can't have them. Oh, but if I could juice a large bucket of KFC crispy chicken and mashed potatoes and gravy, you bet I totally would!

When I get home my weird cravings stop and I want to juice. I think I have anxiety being away from my juicer?!?

Now, I must confess. I made broth from a ramen packet tonight. I had to. I waited outside for my bus for nearly 20 minutes in negative wind chills and I'm pretty sure I have frost bite on my forehead and toes. Ok, I might be exagerating. A water pipe burst and flooded parts of downtown, leaving other parts without water which lead the buses to be super late and I needed a nice warm tasty broth gosh darn it!

I did juice dinner though too.

1 tomato
3 carrots
5 celery stalks
2 small beets and leaves
1/2 cucumber
1/2 yellow pepper
1 broccoli stalk
1 Granny Smith apple

Again, this one was good. Since I had the broth, I only had 16 ounces of this juice for dinner and poured the rest in a water bottle for tomorrow's lunch.

Starting weight: 163 lbs
Current weight: 159 lbs

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