Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Day 80

Photo by Kentigern on Flickr

Juices in order of consumption
1 quart spinach, orange, spirulina

1/2 quart leaf lettuce, sugar snap peas, garlic, onion, celery

1 quart pineapple, celery, Boston lettuce, mango,

1 quart orange, celery, romaine, chlorella

I have officially developed an aversion to my savory green juice. I can't stand it and I can't seem to finish it. I have tried for the last three days and it is just making me sick. I will stick with the sweet juices for a while and see what happens.

Starting 173.5
Today ???

6.5 hours

B5 morning and evening
Enzymes with each juice
Vitamin D

Ab exercises
1 hour yoga
10 minute walk

I am still waking with that groggy feeling each morning. I am hoping the DHA supplement I ordered will help with that. It seems that so much of what I have suffered from can be traced back to a DHA deficiency. DHA is an essential fatty acid. All the types at my local health food store were from fish oil so I ordered a brand online that is from algae. I can't wait for it to get here.

My body is still sore from working out on Monday! Ugh! I worked through it though and got moving. Probably need to do some more cardio but hey, it's better than nothing.

I am in study mode. I have been reading and listening to files for hours on end. I wasn't good about keeping up with all the info on so I am trying to get a lot done. This has left little time for emotions.



Day 80!!! Only 12 days to go! Woo hoo! Watching Ben's prune eating is getting me ready for some juicy prune action of my own. I can't wait to eat food again!

I think my husband is a supertaster. Well not really since I went to the Wikepedia and read it. He fits the profile except he likes beer, chili peppers and has recently begun to like spinach. He does really hate lots of vegetables though. I have eased him into putting spinach in his smoothies and now he likes spinach salads. I have been encouraging him to get a bit more variety and today he told me that he has been choking down his romaine lettuce so he is not enjoying it.

I went to the grocery store and got him some Boston lettuce and arugula to try. I knew the arugula was iffy but I thought that since my husband likes spicy he might like it. No deal. He was gagging and spitting. I put it in my mouth to try it and I have to tell you it was hard to spit it out. I loved it and had dreams of eating it in a salad. Mmmmmm. Hopefully he will like the Boston Lettuce.

So, speaking of going to the grocery store. I have two really funny things to tell you about. Every Sunday my husband goes to Costco to stock up for the week. He gets romaine lettuce, spinach, pineapples, etc. This Sunday when he was checking out the guy asked him if he owned a restaurant. Ha ha. He said, "No, just a big family." He had 6 boxes of spinach, 4 pineapples, 3 cases of oranges, and more.

Today when I was checking out the girl asked me if I was going to eat all of this stuff. She said normally when people have this much lettuce and vegetables they say it's for their turtle! That is so funny to me. I am now like a turtle. :o)

One thing I have noticed on this juice feast is that I have blown through a bunch of different greens and juice combinations. What I mean is that after a while of drinking a certain juice I suddenly can't stand the taste of it anymore. Here is a list of things I once loved and now begin to gag when I just THINK about them:

  • Kale
  • Bok Choy
  • Swiss chard
  • pears with greens
  • apples with greens
  • berries with greens
  • cucumber skin in juice

It's a good thing I only have 12 days left. I don't want to run out of things I can drink. The thing is I want to eat these things as food, just not as juice. I am sure I will be able to juice them again some day.

So that's it. Nighty night everyone!


Hanlie said...

Lol, that was funny! What size turtles do you have over there?

I'm also tired of most juices now... except citrus (at the moment I enjoy orange/apple/celery).

Penni said...

You only have 12 more days to go...this is going to over in no time. I guess as of today, only 11. I am still liking my savory green juice, but I can see that certain combinations are starting to get pretty old. I think what you are noticing in aversions is to be expected after 80 days.

I'll never forget the day I got your twitter saying you were going to begin juice feasting. Because I didn't know you, I thought, "Yah, right, here goes another one jumping on the band wagon. Probably won't stick with it." LOL. Why would I think that? You are kicking some serious ass, girlfriend!

Lisa, aka Pixywinks said...

Nice number, and almost done!
Congratulations for you! I too am tired of the green. However, I made yesterday and today 'green free' and this afternoon I was able to drink a pretty strong green juice. So if you just take a couple of days of fruit, your taste for greens will come back, and you will be fine.
Woo Hoo! Almost to prune day!!!
Pixy Lisa