Whew! I’ve made it to the halfway point!
I wish I could say I made it with absolutely no cheating, but in an effort to be totally transparent, I must admit to eating 3 bites of my son’s chili the other night.
It was day 18, and for some reason, I was just famished that day. Most days, I do not get hungry at all. But on that day, I think I just didn’t make enough juice early in the day. And I should never have made dinner for my husband and son before juicing that night.
However, I did juice soon after and drinking my juice curbed that hunger/craving attack, and I’ve been fine ever since.
Ok . . . I feel better now that my confession is over. I have more important things to share.
First of all, it’s weight check day, and I am happy to report that I lost another 5 lbs in the past 10 days, for a total of 14 lbs during this fast and 22 lbs. total since I began preparing for the fast. I now am just 8 lbs. away from being back down the 50 lbs. I was 2 years ago! I’m really noticing much more room in my jeans and I think my face is looking thinner (I don’t have a really fat face to begin with though).
The other thing I want to share is the discovery of a bottled juice that I think will work in a pinch when I’m traveling to a homeschool conference next weekend. Until a couple of days ago, I had no idea what I was going to do. I’m not a big fan of juicing ahead, and I won’t be in the hotel room much to juice there. I had even considered breaking the fast for 2 days and just eating whole foods.
But then a couple of days ago, Facebook came to my rescue. I noticed an ad for a juice (freaky how big brother knows I’ve been posting about juicing — yikes!) and clicked over to check it out.
Suja Juice is a relatively new company in California. They use locally grown organic foods for the juices, which are cold-pressed and raw. They use a process called HPP, which is a method of heat-free pasteurization. Apparently, this helps keep most of the nutritional value intact and allows for about a 30-day shelf life (well . . . fridge life anyway). As it happens, Whole Foods has picked up this brand and I was able to purchase some yesterday to take with me next week.
Now, I am not advocating just drinking a juice like Suja — besides it’s is pretty pricey — but I am thrilled to have it for my trip. One of the flavors I purchased today isn’t actually a juice — it’s a coconut/almond milk — but I bought it anyway and drank it. It was like heaven. It’s not something I’ll drink every day, but for those days when I really want a little something something sweet and nourishing, I’ll probably keep a couple of these in the fridge.
(No, you’re not on the wrong blog! All of my Juicing Momma posts have been migrated over here!)