Today is a new day.
It’s day 27!
I’m almost halfway through my 60 day juice fast.
What an adventure!
This weekend I’ve felt a little, well……solemn. I’ll admit I was tired. I don’t expect
any sympathy from you young momma’s. The truth is I spend a lot of time alone.
Moving at my own pace. Talking to me, myself and I. The fact that I raised three
children, each two years apart, remains. But I’m not use to a fast paced lifestyle
which involves children any more. I’m out of practice.
Last week when I got off track, I didn’t feel good. Which really got me to thinking.
Though many would disagree, by juicing and occasionally eating fruits and veggies,
I’m not missing a thing! Or I’m not missing any good things, for sure! So, with great
resolve, I move forward with my juice fast to finish what I have begun. I know what
last 27 days have brought but can’t help but wonder what the next 33 will bring.
It’s time to cinch my belt and battle. The new has worn off. The routine
has become a little mundane. I’ll look for a few new ideas! Maybe I’ll
make mild salsa in the blender and warm it up and serve with avocado.
The idea of soup is appealing.
The good news is I still feel strong and steady. Never weak or empty.
With mental clarity and a sense of well being.
My $30 juicer is hanging in there.
I’ve lost 18 lbs. (the 2 I gained last week went quick after I got home)
I can hardly wait to lose 2 more and make it 20, so I can turn right around
and go lose 20 more.
– because every time I drink these green juices, I feel like I’m doing my body a world of good!
1 Pineapple, peeled
2 bundles of fresh mint
1 entire head of celery
1 large seedless cucumber
1 small bag of spinach
handful of parsley
3 large swiss chard leaves
Juice, pineapple and mint first. Inhale the delicious aromas of each and take a little sip of this combination. Yum! Then add the celery and cucumber. Taste again (I like to do this and take notes for future juicing) and make observations like, ‘is it better or worse’? Of course, the object is to get a variety of vegetables into your body so it can do amazing things! At this point add the rest to the juicer. Pour 16-22 oz. into a pretty glass and enjoy. I believe you receive more benefits from drinking juice freshly squeezed but if there is any left over, pour it into a clean mason jar, fill it to the top, twist on the lid and refrigerate. Drink within 24 hours.