Ok so it’s after midnight…so technically it’s day 31 but I haven’t gone to bed yet so as far as I’m concerned, it’s still day 30.
Today (May 14th) would have been my dad’s 77th birthday. He passed away last year a month before his 76th birthday. Normally, this would have been an excuse to engage in all of the comfort eating I pleased…but since I’m on a juice fast, I stuck to it…which is exactly what he would have wanted me to do…he gladly would have eaten my portion of chocolate cake had he been here. I miss him terribly and I know he would have been supportive and proud of me for getting this far.
At day 30 of juice fasting and since my journey started April 1st with raw eating to prepare for this juice fast, I have lost 25lbs. I lost 6lbs in the 2 weeks prior to starting my juice fast (which is included in the total) I realize others have lost more at this point in their journey but this is where I am at. My jeans are starting to look a bit ridiculous on me-a good feeling:)
So instead of emotional eating, I went shopping…responsibly;) I have really wanted to have a garden but my thumbs have been notoriously NOT green…plus I have dogs who dig things up in my yard….so a garden bed is out…I stopped by my local nursery anyway. After talking to the kind woman who works there, I came to understand that I can grow some veggies in pots…so I bought a cucumber plant, a yellow bell pepper plant & a tomato plant….I also got a great deal on basil & parsley. Even though I haven’t had a garden, I’ve had a compost pile going in the back yard for almost 2 years…and since juicing, my compost pile has certainly been growing quickly. So I now have som plants that will grow veggies I can juice on my back deck (that I can feed with my composted juice pulp). Hopefully I can keep these alive!
Throughout my day I sipped on a beautiful juice called BBQ Blow Out Juice It’s made with red cabbage…have you ever juiced red cabbage? It makes a beautiful electric purple colored juice…my pictures don’t do it justice:
I realized I did not take a picture of the final juice but it had beets so you can picture the beautiful color:) I also used my new ecojarz lid & straw. I was doing a bunch if running around and those came in super handy! Today’s green juice was brought to you by the poblano pepper in the Mexican Style Jugo juice
I must get to bed…tomorrow is my local farmers market!