Juice Fast:: Day 7

Scale Says:: -16 lbs.

Body Says:: Plenty of energy, some aches and paints (shoulder pull and arthritic joints)

Breakfast:: Melon Melba juice **

Lunch:: Something with gandules (green pidgeon peas) because I’ve been craving them.

Dinner:: Greek Smoothie (because I never got one yesterday)

One week!  16 lbs. away so far.  I expect that I’ve lost more water from our outing yesterday, but also some other stuff since starting my herbal cleanse yesterday.  Things are moving in the right direction, if you take my meaning.

We took a day off yesterday.  Completely off.  We took 6 of the children to Old Sturbridge Village for the afternoon and walked for hours.  Our oldest two went shopping and to a movie after chores.

I had an aura yesterday while we were out – the first migraine or near migraine since I was pregnant with Beatrice. It lasted longer than normal, but I didn’t get the nailing pain I normally do. Just a nagging one. My guess is that it was either the heat (around 90) we were walking in (I was VERY well hydrated), or possibly the pain from my shoulder shooting up into my neck and head…

Food temptations are momentarily rearing their heads.  But they are fleeting and I can move on.  I am determined to complete this fast.  And Brian has been a tremendous help.  Traditionally, we visit the local Friendly’s ice cream chain after OSV, but he kindly suggested that we go to the grocery to pick up supplies for homemade ice cream sundaes for the kids, and that it would give me an opportunity to pick up what I wanted for my lunch.  Good, sweet man.

I haven’t really been hungry at all.  My tummy is always full of juices or water… or builky veggies.  The most difficult time of the day for me right now is late evening.  I get peckish along about 10.  A few almonds settle that quickly.

I got a question yesterday from Karen about what juicer I use.  I have a Jack LaLanne Juicer
.  I have had it for 8 years.  Never had a single problem with it… except that I keep losing the key that helps dismantle the unit for washing.  No worries, a chopstick, or the stick end of an electric beater fits perfectly, as was discovered by our some Jack!

If you’re fasting along, please leave a comment below and let me know how you’re doing!

Today’s recipe::

Melon Melba Juice

  • 2 honeydews or cantaloupes, seeded and cut to fit your juicer
  • 4 peaches or nectarines
  • 1 c. each raspberries and blackberries
  • 1.5″ piece of ginger
  • equal amount of water