Day 38! Success in 30 Days!

I am so happy to report that after 30 days (even though today is 38 lol). That I lost 28 lbs juicing! I am so so happy, but oh so very hard. Omgosh. I got to the point of feeling depressed, and I didn’t like that feeling. I read that would pass, but it didn’t so when my next 30 days started, we agreed with my fiance that I would do one meal in the evening with him. So with Valentine’s Day approaching, I wanted to spend that time not worrying too much about what I ate. So we had a nice weekend, had Subway, and then on Valentine’s Day he made an amazing dinner. So, because of that, this week, I am only juicing, to make up for the weekend, and 2 lbs I gained BUT hey I am just glad I am able to juice, and get back on track. But I did lose those 28 lbs so that is something.

I have taken pictures of what I have been juicing, you can see those on my Instagram. I’ll leave a post here so anyone interested, can pop on over and check them out!

I hope that link worked, will have to see after I post. In my last post, I had forgotten I wrote that post lol. And then noticed it and thought I better post this today, but post date back to January, wow I cannot believe how time just flies by. Anyway I did post some pictures from my juice making in the other post, but in this one I have the link (that I hope works) to my Instagram. If anyone is so inclined to follow along my journey.

I have come to realize that I will end up having loose skin, which kind of bums me out, but hey I am 51, and well time has taken it’s toll. If I had started early in life doing what I am doing now, then it would of been a different story. I have been watching Skin Tight.

Skin Tight

A TLC TV show about people from all walks of life, that had gone either weight loss surgery, or like myself, did it through diet and exercise. And the aftermath, so many people are so unhappy, they feel as if they are trapped in the same body they were in before, because of the loose skin. I fear that is what will happen to me. In the TV show they undergo plastic surgery, which I am sure is so very expensive, but that is the only way to get rid of the excess skin that hangs loose. How in the world am I going to pay for something like that. I will feel trapped if I don’t do the surgery. I so wish I had known what I know today. I hope one day someone stumbles on my post, and gets inspired to start before it is too late.

I am such a private person, I cannot post pictures of myself, it is too embarrassing, and I just can’t. Call me a coward, oh well. lol. Anyway with that said, I think I will end it here. I have some catching up to do with that show. I think, once I reach a weight I am happy with, I am going to apply to be on that show. I think it is something I need, and will help me. Because the loose skin will get me depressed, I see it already, and I hid it already.

Until next time.

Day 18 – #60DayJuiceChallenge

So I am well into the whole juicing adventure, I finished my 5 day juicing challenge which is what I initially signed up for. But wanted to take it further as I mentioned in my last post. I am as the title suggest on Day 18, and let me tell you, at this point in my adventure, it is not at all easy. I crave food, but really who wouldn’t? I cook for William (my honey), I had a little taste of some mashed potatoes, and a string, literally a string of chicken. I won’t say that is cheating, but I think I needed it, not trying to make excuses. This is really hard, especially since I am trying to finish my 60 days without quitting, as I am not a quitter.

As of today, well not today, last time I weighed myself I was at 223.6 I believe, which if you follow me is a huge difference, but I am still a ways away from the ideal goal weight I would like to be at, with that comes sacrifice, which is what I am going through now. And yes don’t let anyone tell you, it is a walk in the park, because it isn’t. The more occupied you stay, the easier the days get, but when you are not as busy, and you sit and watch TV or you are at the Mall haha. Damn you will get plenty of reminds of what you are missing. So I do not do those as much, unless I have to lol.

I will weight in Saturday and hopefully return some time that day to do a post, I would like to keep and update of how that is going. My walking has stopped for now. I sometimes do not feel I have the energy to do it, and that is my own fault, as I don’t drink the 5 juices and water I am suppose to daily. My bad, I know. But once my 60 days are up, I will resume walking, i may go ahead and resume next week, in addition to the juicing, but maybe 30 mins per day rather than the hour, I just need to do drink the juices I am suppose to, to keep that energy level up where it belongs.

As for the actual juicing, oh my gosh, that is so time consuming, picking out what you want, and if you don’t have one thing, finding a substitute. I seriously sometimes spend 1 or 2 hours just doing that, sometimes a little more. That does not include washing the juicer parts after. I have to do that each time, so when I do juice, I try to make the juices in the early evening, so that I make my dinner and evening, and breakfast and lunch juices. At least that is what is working out for me. I think that is about all I wanted to talk about today. I will leave photos of juices I made or the ingredients just to give you an idea. If interested you should go and sign up for a free 3 or 10 day plan! Go to rebootwithjoe.com.

These are only a few photos during my juicing. Was no point in showing you all of them. Btw this is posted late, but back dating lol. I don’t know how I forgot about this, but I did.