current fad: juicing! (a la fat, sick, and nearly dead movie) (i watched it on netflix)
mission: to only drink juice from organic fruits and veggies for 10 days.
starting weight 4/30/12: 137.4
day 3 weight: 133.6
fruits and veggies cost: $70.72
IF all the fruits and veggies were gone from being eaten (which they are not) that amount would come out to be about $23 dollars a day or $7.85-ish a meal based on 3 meals a day. however, i have plenty of fruits and veggies for tomorrow and friday and probably saturday as well. so the daily average amount spent will go down drastically.
pros: i've lost 4 lbs! i've done 3 days of juicing and i haven't gone insane yet.
cons: still have a raw mouth. kale is gross juiced. but i have 3 bunches of it and i'm determined to juice it. still have a lack of energy, couldn't even do 2 miles this morning. i'm such a loser and quit at 1.88 miles. i walked back home. come on energy, where are you?
other cons that could but are probably not related to juicing: upper back has been killing me. i really do think it's from the actual physical act of juicing not from drinking the juice.
juice 1: (1/4 cuke, 2 apples, 2 stalks of celery) taste like apple juice
juice 2: (tomato, celery, 1/2 cuke, lime) the lime separated from the tomato. i stirred and drank. it was good
juice 3: (2 apples, 4 kale leaves, 4 springs of parsley, 6 carrots)
it was at this point that i started dreaming about mexican food. really cheese chili relleno. rice. chips and salsa. my mouth was watering. i wanted to give up. i had decided at one point to quit tomorrow. i mean, three days is good right?! i have decided to eat out of with my husband on friday night. i can't wait.
juice 4: (4 kale leaves, 2 apple, 1 orange, some blueberries, banana)
i'm kinda over juice right now. i like the weight loss so i'm sticking with it. however, i am really over drinking the juice. i want to chew food. i want spaghetti. mexican food. bread. i thought the cravings would be gone by now but they are worse than ever. i am the type of person that puts things out on facebook because i know people see it and that's my way of being held accountable. so i know i will stick with this because i hate failing at things, especially when others know about it. but, i'm not gonna lie, THIS.IS.HARD.