I’m writing this post as an update to my juice fast. If you missed the last post, I had my last soda pop on Monday, June 24 (as well as my last meat), as I was preparing for a juice fast (a la Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead. If you haven’t seen the documentary, I recommend it.
On June 24, I weighed in at an all-time-high (for me) weight. In fact, that number shocked me. I was already planning to do something radical, so that day I decided to spend the rest of that week following a fruit and vegetable diet (a la Fat Smash Diet), in preparation for a juice fast. We left home for vacation in Branson on Saturday, June 29. I had purchased my juicer, but hadn’t opened the box. I planned to start the juice fast on July 1.
I am writing this particular line on Saturday night, July 6, but won’t post this until tomorrow morning, after I weigh in. I won’t report the actual weight (I have that recorded in a spreadsheet), so if you want to let your imagination run wild, you can guess that I was up to 435 pounds (you would be wrong). I will report the total weight loss since Monday morning, June 24. I lost 7 pounds during my prep week.
What I do want to do right now is to let you know that I have not been hungry at all. I’ve consumed LOTS of micronutrients from the following fruits and vegetables:
- ginger root
- apples (both green and red)
I’ve got some other ingredients to try soon, including summer squash.
I don’t know for sure if my energy level has increased, but it has NOT decreased.
On the 4th of July, Rose and I went to the White River Fish House, a restaurant built out over Lake Taneycomo at the Branson Landing shopping center. We had eaten there before, and had a wonderful outside table over the water. Rose ordered one of her favorite dishes, and I sat there patiently with my own juice in a Sonic cup. They brought steaming hot cornbread before the meal. I know that it was very tasty, but I just watched Rose enjoy it, and drank water and my juice. ¡Cero problema! (No problem!)
This is not something everybody needs to do, but I certainly believe that I need to do this.
I’ll save this draft now, and report my total weight loss in the morning.
Sunday morning at 8:10 AM report:
- Walked 1.48 miles on treadmill
- Weighed in . . . 18.6 pounds down from June 24 weight.
Thank you, Lord!