Good morning to reboot day number 2 and NOT having my face squashed. Thank gawd for that too, because bad news, I took a cow kick to the back of the head = bad for Amy. Well, not exactly, but it sure felt like it. WTH? This happened to me on day 2 of my very first fast, but I believe it was more of a hammer to the forehead kinda thing going on that morning…
I’ll say it again too, I can handle a self induced headache from a good party the night before (major ex-party girl here), but waking with a whopper for no reason just irks me. I did not have to crawl to the kitchen for a glass of water at least, and it did clear itself up by the time I poured my first juice, soooo I guess I won’t complain much. Poor Randy… On his last juice fast, he held onto his headache for almost 3 days. THAT would be awful…
Morning Juice Fast Reboot Check In:
- Body Fat – 16.9 %
- Weight – 124.7 lbs - Lean 103.63 lbs – Fat 21.07 lbs
- BMI – 20.3
Nightly Juice Fast Reboot Assessment:
- Headaches – Woke with a whopper but the rest of the day has been good
- Sleep – Randy says I was pretty restless, but I really didn’t notice, I do feel a bit more tired tonight
- Energy – Still running well enough to keep up with everything = kids home on break, working on the blog, and helping wedding planning
- Joint pain – Still great and holding their own since my previous reboot/fast
- Stamina – Still going strong, but may chill earlier this evening
- Motivation – Strong
- Hunger – Surprisingly, I still haven’t been that hungry today until I made dinner…now I’m like bloated full from one glass of juice
I have to admit, reboot day 2 has been so busy, I haven’t really had time to think about not eating or fasting. Having all 3 kids home and my soon to be daughter in-law here has kept me more than occupied. I started out the morning with taking care of my seedlings (I’m preparing them for planting soon). Then it was onto the blog, then breakfast, then more juicing, and then a surprise, “We have to go now!” Lol… Our son, Zachary, who’s serving in the Army is planning to be married. Well, the kids set the date late last night once they finally got word of his leave (all you out there familiar with military life can appreciate the troubles of planning a wedding), so it was a quick flash and dash to hurry and reserve the wedding site today. We got it, thank gawd again.
Anyway, by the time we got home, it was late afternoon, and I was so glad I had extra juice in the refrigerator. I usually make a batch large enough for 2, 12 oz. servings – 1 for now and 1 for later. It saved me a ton of time, so I could work a bit more and then get dinner going early. Dinner was surprisingly easy, considering I made tacos. I do so love tacos. And you know, I honestly did alright preparing everything. I had no snarling saber moments or cravings creeping in.
Putting the tacos together and serving them was a whole other story though. THAT did it for me…my first moment of, “Why am I doing this again?” They smelled so good and even just holding the taco while piling on all the goodies was close to torture… BUT, I prevailed, lol… I brought the kids their plates and sat down with my juice. Once I did that, I was right as rain again.
Funny, I didn’t even want to eat a taco then… I fed the baby and everything, no problem. I think my cravings are becoming fewer and further between due to my previous fasting experiences and drawing back on what I learned about real hunger and cravings. Seriously, I can make myself hungry just by looking at something delish and then not hungry by directing my attention to something else I crave – like being creative and partying.
I try not to partaay too much anymore, lol…. It’s just not good for my good health (how I secretly wish it was though, lol). So, what does Randy do? He introduced me to Pinterest a month or two ago. I have to say, I’m so addicted, it’s just embarrassing and the whole family is picking on me… BUT, I just can’t help it! There are way, way too many projects I want to do, and the pins just keep on coming! I may need professional help soon. LOL!
Anyway like I said, I just direct my interest in another place that feeds a need and viola, no saber tooth tiger = happiness for the whole family. If you’re fasting and going a little crazy, find something to do that you really, really enjoy. It helps soooo much!
OH! I almost forgot…
My Juice Diet For Today:
- 6:45 am 12 oz. water
- 7:30 am 12 oz. Hawaiian Sunrise
- 100:00 am 12 oz. water
- 10:45 am 12 oz. Sweet Robust Italiano
- 1:00 pm 12 oz. Popeye’s Favorite
- 3:00 pm 12 oz. water
- 5:00 pm 6 oz. orange juice (I needed a little something sweet)
- 5:45 pm 12 oz. Sweet Robust Italiano
- 7:45 pm 12 oz. Popeye’s Favorite
I do think the third time around will be the more charming of juice fasts. It seems to be thus far, and I’m hoping this reboot keeps going this way. I’m going to make it happen either way… There, that’s what I needed to say.
Here’s to a July wedding in a botanical garden – sooooo excited!