I woke this morning with a baby in my face. And, I mean right IN MY FACE.
“Good morning Mama.”
“Good morning Maddox.”
And then, he wrapped his little arms and body around my whole head squeezing my nose to my cheek.
Our two year old is as sweet as babies get, when he’s not acting like a Viking, and there is no better way to wake up. Maybe, this is a sign of things to come, a hint that the forces of universe will direct my reboot to be the best juice fast I’ve experienced yet. Maybe….. Maybe, I need to add to the height of Maddox’s crib…yeah, I’m sure that’s it…little Viking monkey.
Sooo, I’m back at it again and feeling really good about juice fast too. I wasn’t going to do a reboot (my plan is to reboot quarterly) until just after Easter. But, Hungry For Change hit the internet and has me all pumped up for juice a little early, lol… I loved that documentary, and if you haven’t seen it, do check it out. It’s free online for just a few more days friends…
Anyway, back to my reboot day 1 and my morning check in…
Morning Juice Fast Check In:
- Body Fat – 17.2 %
- Weight – 127.6 lbs - Lean 105.66 lbs – Fat 21.94 lbs
- BMI – 20.7
Nightly Juice Fast Assessment:
- Headaches – A mild headache cropped up by late morning, but was well gone after lunch
- Sleep – Waking was wonderful, but for tonight, I’ll hope for a sleep with no baby in it
- Energy – I have a good feeling about this juice fast, very positive, and ready for what’s to come
- Joint pain – My joints and back have been holding their own since my previous reboot/fast
- Stamina – Good energy and able to keep up with all that needed to be done today, hell I was out tying up the tomato seedlings at 7:30 am, and have been going pretty good all day. I think eating a variety of raw foods has kept much of the benefits gained from my last fast
- Motivation – Strong, I’m excited for my juice fast
- Hunger – Surprisingly, I haven’t been that hungry today which is a bit strange coming off of our “Season of Birthdays” just recently
Like I said, I’m a bit surprised at my body’s reaction so far. I was very much so expecting a few strong signs of withdrawal – a whopping headache at the very least. I should explain… See, for those of you who don’t know, as soon as the holidays end, our “Season of Birthday’s” begins. At the end of January is our grandson’s (Randy) birthday. Then, just 2 weeks after comes Randy’s birthday in the middle of February. Two weeks after that comes our Charlie’s birthday. And lastly in the middle of March is Maddox’s birthday (our terrible 2′s Viking baby).
Can you imagine the CAKE, after CAKe, after CAke, after Cake? Lol…. It’s a rush of sugar literally that we have to be so careful with. I, the Nana, or I guess the Mama, or Wife depending on which birthday boy is referring to me, puts in his order for birthday cake, and I deliver in the sweetest way I can. It’s like a drug for me, creating sweet food sensations that please… I don’t care so much if I eat any myself. Moreover, I indulge in others indulgence. The Season of the Birthdays is a very, very dangerous time for me and for everyone around me…ooooOOOoooOOOooo so scary, LOL…. I’m like a sugar pushing ogre or something…better than a saber though.
My ogre sweet obsession… I just can’t help it…
After ending my last reboot in January, I immediately went into party mode for little Randy’s day. And as you can see, my need to feed grew larger and larger with each party. I did, we all did, pretty good for a while in between birthdays. Randy still took a salad for lunch everyday. I ate more than half of my foods raw, and the kids and the baby were on a good track. However, after Charlie’s Super Mario Galaxy bash, things started going down hill fast. I was pretty pooped, as well, with all the creating, decorating, and baking, AND, it just gets too easy to cheat a little here and there with a quick meal. Plus, the bouts of sugar every 2 weeks had a way of driving more sugar into the kitchen. Not necessarily in the form of candy, but more so in the forms of everything including white potatoes, rice, and breads…
Hmph… I found myself having a more relaxed, less enthusiastic drive in the kitchen. Seriously, I did not want to wash, chop, season, cook, or whatever when I was pretty much fried myself. Looks lie juice plus helps. For me, eating healthy definitely takes a much more conscious effort than just running through the drive thru or picking up a box dinner. And, it takes motivation too… Every where I look, there’s someone advertising how they can make my life easier in one form or another with their “food like product” (another comment in Hungry For Change that hit home). It’s so easy to fall off the wagon you know?
Then comes along Hungry For Change, and it reminded me of everything I believe in when it comes to what we feed our bodies. (Did I mention I loved this movie?) My favorite quote, “You want a fast food diet? Get juicing!” – Jason Vale… Awesome, awesome info in there…
So here I am, juice fasting again, and I think really loving it. I haven’t been that hungry today. And every time I have a craving, there have been a few with the kids home on spring break, I smile. Seriously, I know! Weird right? Well, it is for me anyway. Generally, I morph into a saber tooth. Maybe, I’m getting soft – too my kids: “Don’t get any ideas!”
I think I’m smiling at my cravings, because they are better defined for me now. Having completed 2 juice fasts has helped me learn where they come from, why I’m having them, and what to do about them. I know I’m not “starving” as I wrote in my first fast. It’s just a little pain in the ass craving, something that I’m hard wired to have, AND I can CONQUER the craving to DEATH! Muahahahahahahaaa! I like to be a little wicked like that.
Speaking of my last juice fasts, quite a few people wrote in and asked what kinds of juice and how much of it I drink. This time, I’m keeping track to better help out. I’m not going to calculate my calories to keep me from obsessing – I do that about details and this would for sure be something I would obsess over. More importantly, my goal while fasting is to be healthy. For me, this spring reboot or any other of my fasts is or has not been about losing weight. I’m on a journey to be strong physically, menatly, spiritually….that’s my focus folks.
But if you would like to count or track calories for yourself, I am linking to the juice recipes I drink, so you may see all the ingredients and tally calories if you like. Just don’t tell me what they are, lol… Ok?
My Juice Fast Diet For Today:
- 8:00 am 120z. water
- 9:20 am 12 oz. Hawaiian Sunrise
- 10:30 am 12 oz. water
- 11:15 am 12 oz. water (I was thirsty for water for some reason)
- 12:30 pm 12 oz. Fresh Garden
- 2:00 pm 12 oz. water
- 3:00 pm 12 oz. Fresh Garden
- 5:00 pm 12 oz. water
- 5:30 pm 12 oz. Tropical Kale
- 7:00 pm 12 oz. water
- 7:45 pm 12 oz. Tropical Kale
- 9:45 pm 12 oz. Tropical Kale (I needed one last juice I guess)
Today was a good, really good start off to my reboot. I made it the whole day smiling, making lunch, snacks, dinner and even lunch for Randy tomorrow… There is no snarling saber tooth in my kitchen…….
Thank you to the universal forces for today,
and cheers to all my fellow juice fast friends!