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Juice fast – the prequel

on September 16, 2012

I’ve written about food issues and struggles before on my blog, mostly with regards to our son. We rocked the clean eating boat for a long long time. And then? Who knows what happened. It was easy to start grabbing fast food. To not worry so much about reading labels. To not take our own food when we went to people’s houses.

 

And then Ja and I started feeling crappy. I started having sleep issues again. Weight started going back on. All of those things that we had gotten away from when we went to clean eating.

 

So, I was, as usual, lamenting my lack of energy to AmyJ, and she linked me over to Reboot. And then I told her she was nuts. And then Ja and I were both lamenting about how crappy we feel (while fighting over the last Oreo… Vanilla… double stuffed…) and he said he’s always wanted to try and do a fast.

 

Huh.

 

Something seems to be pointing us in the direction of….

 

no.

 

could it be???

 

Anyway, after some research, watching Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead (you can watch it on Netflix, I believe), we decided a seven day juice fast was in order. Starting on Monday. For all three of us. (Leaving the option to continue longer if we choose to.)

 

And you, dear blog readers (aka, mom), get to follow the three of us along in this horrible painful journey! (It’ll be good at the end, right???)

 

Amy did a trial day on Thursday. It didn’t go well.

 

32 oz AM juice, 32 oz lunch juice, ice water as thirsty, normal dinner. I felt like crap. Headache started around 10:00 AM and increased from there, to raging at dinnertime. Energy level was up and down and up again. Nausea and grumbly tummy on and off. Massive yawns all day, the ones that make your eyes water and your jaw feel like cracking. Within 15 minutes of eating dinner, I felt great, except for the headache that was still around. Makes me not want to do this again. Ever. Starting weight 150.5 lbs.

 

 

Wowza. I was nervous. I started cutting back on the tea on Thursday, having only a regular tea in the morning. Usually I have several.

 

 

My starting weight was 189 lbs.

 

 

Ja didn’t do anything on Thursday. He figured he needed coffee to survive. It’s going to be rough going for him!

 

 

Friday looked like this,

 

 

Friday, September 14th, 2012

Amy – Normal eating. 10 oz coffee like normal.

Jamie – Decaf tea in AM, herbal tea remainder of the day. Juice (sweet potato, celery, ginger, 2 carrots, lemon, apple, pear, red cabbage, beet) for breakfast. Regular eating rest of the day.

Jason – Decaf tea in AM, coffee at work. Regular eating. Starting weight 228.

 

 

Saturday like this,

 

 

Saturday, September 15th, 2012

 

 

Amy – 10 oz coffee like normal. Wool Gathering (German pretzel sandwich, fried cheese curds, french fries, cinnamon ice cream), other meals normal.

Jamie – Decaf tea in AM with milk, Juice ((sweet potato, celery, ginger, 2 carrots, lemon, apple, pear, red cabbage, beet) for breakfast. Regular eating.

Jason – Decaf tea in AM with milk, Juice(sweet potato, celery, ginger, 2 carrots, lemon, apple, pear, red cabbage, beet) for breakfast. Regular eating.

 

Sunday, oh Sunday hated me. Not only was I teaching, but I was suffering.

 

 

Sunday, September 16th, 2012

 

 

Amy – Normal eating. 10 oz coffee like normal. Sinus/tension headache on right side/right shoulder. Took 1 advil at noon.

Jamie – Decaf tea in AM with milk, Juice (sweet potato, celery, ginger, 2 carrots, lemon, apple, pear, red cabbage, beet)for breakfast. Massive migraine with nausea. Left church quickly, took advil, tylenol, gravol, three hour nap. Skipped lunch. Spaghetti for dinner. Headache hung on all night. None of the usual tricks worked, hot showers, cold on the eyes, hot water bottle on the stomach…

Jason – Decaf tea in AM with milk. Juice(sweet potato, celery, ginger, 2 carrots, lemon, apple, pear, red cabbage, beet) for breakfast. Regular lunch and dinner.

 

Let me tell you, I was looking forward to Monday!

 

 

(kill me now)

 

 

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