Juicing Success

by Andrea on October 3, 2011

I have to say my day of juicing went quite well. I didn’t even get hungry until 7:00 p.m. when Husband started microwaving frozen food and flooding the house with all kinds of edible smells. The juicing itself wasn’t all that bad either. We went through a dozen apples, eight pears, six carrots, four lemons, four limes, and mad spinach, celery and beat greens from the garden. Everything was from the neighborhood except the citrus.

This morning I still felt strong and really could have kept going, although I was unprepared for lunch packing and generally out of anything that could seemingly be stuffed into a juicer. Thus I ended up packing a bagel and cream cheese to work along with a non-fat Greek yogurt, concord grapes, and packaged butternut squash soup that turned out to be a year and a half past expiration (so I didn’t eat it after all…). The bagel and cream cheese was a bummer and really the last thing I wanted to be eating today (bread!), but such are the woes of the unprepared lunch packers who are already late for work.

I don’t feel particularly cleansed…twenty-four hours clearly is not long enough for any kind of major result…but I did magically lose those two pounds I gained back in Portland last weekend as a result of a massive does of ethnic-themed take-out! So at least there’s that.

I do think it gave me the confidence for a longer-term juicing commitment, which perhaps will achieve the desired cleansing result. Now I just have to find the right time. Timing is everything with these feats, I’m convinced!

Meanwhile Husband is out for the night, so I believeĀ  I will be roasting oodles of acorn squash freshly harvested from our garden. Husband detests squash and thus I must wait for him to exit the premises before baking anything remotely related to a squash and stinking up the house with squashy-like aroma.

P.S. Jessica’s post over at How Sweet It Is really inspired me this morning. I really enjoy this blog…it’s obviously very professionally done, and I love Jessica’s (written) voice… But I was so proud of her for having the guts to quit her dissatisfying job when everyone said “don’t do it!” and find contentment in a different path, and a particularly tasty path at that! Jessica obviously gives her blog a lot of love, and her hard work shows. Now all I have to do is quit my crazy job and find something more pleasurable to do with myself every day. Sigh.

P.P.S. Rhianna and Lizzie (the chickens) say “Hi.”

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Kat October 3, 2011 at 7:15 pm

I definitely think that making food changes/doing a cleanse is SO dependent on timing. Weekends? Could be dangerous. When you have to work? Tricky. Just be gentle to yourself – if you have to start slow on the juicing/cleansing result, it’s okay. The end result is what matters!


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