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Juice Fast Fiasco

I admit I only did three days instead of the ten I’d aimed for. On day three I was ready to kill someone, felt depressed and unbearably hungry. I asked myself why I was doing this and at last…made a spinach salad.

Food never tasted this good!

I have a new respect for anyone who’s doing a serious diet. And three days is better than nothing, but still, I failed at my goal. I guess I’ll do it again.


Juice Fast – Day Two

Last evening was pretty miserable. The empty feeling in the stomach is just plain uncomfortable. Strangely, I never missed the chocolate, just some decent food I could “chew.”

This morning the scale is at 150 lbs so I lost one pound.  Yeah. My daughter lost three. (How did she do this?) But as I mentioned before, while loosing weight is a nice side effect, it’s not my main purpose. We drank out first juice at 7 a.m., using about the same mix as yesterday plus some parsley. So far I’m feeling fine, no brain fog yet.