Saying GOODBYE to 100lbs or more!!!

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  • Sick'n'Tired

    1 month ago


    I have not been following a specific plan for a week now and I have not lost any weight or gained any. I have been very careful with what I eat and upped the exercise, but no success in the weight moving. I am going to try this for one more week and if I don't lose any weight, I will have to go back on a structured plan.

  • Maddogcupcake

    1 month ago

    What did your specific plan exclude that you are eating now? Do you know by how much your daily calories have increased? I'm asking in hopes the info might help me when I end my fast next Sunday. I remember someone had posted to be sure to drink copious amounts of water in order to metabolize heavier foods (heavier than watery fruits and veggies), even though you may not be thirsty. But I'm sure you are doing that!

  • Yeager

    1 month ago


    Day 9 of Phase 3



    286 lbs.



    Underneath my lowest of Phase 1 and 2. Moving in the right direction. When I cross 255, that will 100 lbs down since I started my original Reboot. Currently, the number to beat is 267 when I did my 100 day. That is 20 lbs away now. Step by step. Focus on today and tomorrow will take care of itself. So the end of May beginning of June is definitely looking where I will beat the 267. Hard to believe that after all of this weight loss, I am still too heavy for the Heavyweight boxing class. In planning for the future, I may very well start Phase 5 in August. That will keep the trend going in the right direction. I will have to see how things are going. It is so nice to see hollows appearing. It is getting to be noticeable in the mirror as I am leaning out. What a warped body image to have when we think that obese is our normal! As the song says "If I could turn back time", that is exactly what we are doing with our bodies. We are turning the clock back to when we were a healthy weight. Imagine having that lightness of step that you will have.



    CU@Healthy!



    Rick

  • Sick'n'Tired

    1 month ago

    You'll be there before you know it. Stick with it.

  • Maddogcupcake

    1 month ago

    Nice, Rick! So many people come to this plan with high hopes and fizzle out. You are a great role model to us all!

  • Terry

    1 month ago

    Awesome work and very inspiring to the rest of us on the path. I like the comment that you mentioned regarding the Heavyweight Boxing class. Someone complimented me on the weight I had lost (67 lbs) and I was thinking to myself, "Yeah, now I am down to a weight where heavy people usually start this effort." I still have 110 lbs to go and hearing about your success keeps me going. Thanks for that.

  • Monstriss

    1 month ago


    New to this group, I'll be posting my progress every ten days, or whenever I feel I need some support.

  • Rob G. NH

    1 month ago


    Hello group! I joined Reboot With Joe today so i could find support for my healtjy lifestyle changes and also share my experience with others.



    It's been 1 year since my first reboot (60 days juice and raw vegan whole foods). I just started another reboot to Kickstart my routines and get past some processed food cravings.



    just finished the first day of my second major juice adventure. My wife and I are both shooting for 60 days. This is not just about the weight. I am truly addicted to food and it has taken me a long time to admit it to myself. For a long time I was very active with decent metabolism so my binge eating didn't catch up with me. When my bipolar disorder necessitated medications that impacted my metabolism, and I became physically disabled in a car accident, suddenly I gained 80 lbs in a matter of a few months. Since then I gained another 60 lbs, so I've gained about 140 lbs since 2009 -- however, I was at an unhealthy low weight at the start. I would be in excellent shape right now around 190 lbs. So far I've lost 60 pounds over the past yeast and I'm looking a lot trimmer at 238 thus morning! I've had awesome success thanks to people like Joe who have made great and inspiring documentaries.



    I've undergone major changes not just nutritionally, but also mentally and emotionally. For example, I think of sugar as a dangerous drug and avoid added sugars and refined fruits. I also eat vegan not as a temporary diet but as a permanent change one day at a time. I have changed from eating mostly for pleasure, comfort and satisfaction of cravings to eating first for veganism, second for health, third for our budget and fourth for taste and pleasure. I still eat lots of delicious food, but this change in attitude makes every area OTHER than pleasure, pleasurable! My conscience, body, and wallet are all happier this way!



    Anyway, I'm really excited about this juice fast we're starting. I feel great after my first day. I've already been eating a mostly whole foods vegan (cooked) diet so this time I'm not experiencing a major detox. I feel like a million bucks with a couple liters of Mean Green in my system.



    Cheers everyone!



  • Rob G. NH

    1 month ago

    Going strong in the late afternoon of day 3!

  • Maddogcupcake

    1 month ago

    Keep killin' it, Rob! I am trying to sort out how to re-vamp my life heavily toward vegan when my fast ends, after learning about how billions of animals are treated in factory farms. During my fast I realized that keeping new knowledge incoming and re-visiting past-learned knowledge was, for me, key to completing the juice fast. It kept me focused on the reality of how poor the food I crave is, why I crave it, and what it is really doing to me when I give in. So, although in learning about veganism, there are images of animal cruelty that I will never be able to un-see in my mind, I know those images will be the key for me moving toward a vegan lifestyle. Not to mention I met a terrifically fit, radiant woman who runs a vegan restaurant here in town. I thought she was about 10 years older than I am, until she revealed she is in fact 25 years older. If that's not a glowing endorsement for veganism, I don't know what is! What made you decide to make the switch and how did you do it?

  • YinScorp

    1 month ago


    Hello everyone. I just started my first juice fast (I'm on day 4)- a complete newbie. It's going well so far- but would appreciate any advice as I move towards my 30 day goal mark!

  • Rob G. NH

    1 month ago

    Hi, nice work! How is it going?

  • Sick'n'Tired

    1 month ago


    Hello Rebooters! I am in my final week of the Elimination Diet and it has been going well. I didn't lose any weight this week, but am feeling great. I have been studying for over a year and this semester I actually went to a physical college to finish with some credentials I need. So I am still taking university courses while attending college full time. Let's just say it is more than I bargained for. My course load will lighten in July and I will not have as many courses in Fall Semester ... so I keep saying only 2 more months.



    I have a great ancillary package. I get massage therapy and chiropractic paid now. They also have a gym and I can get training. That's on my list of things to start tomorrow. I have been doing pretty good with walking, but I want to add more. Besides I can read more if I am on a treadmill than I can out walking the dogs. Considering I have about 10-15 chapters of some very dry, boring reading every week, the treadmill will keep me awake. I can't tell you how many times I have been sitting here reading and I get startled because the book fell because I fell asleep. BORING!!!!



    Anyway, I am cramming it all in there one way or another. I wish I knew how to speed read.



    I will be starting a new plan for 2 weeks to see how that goes. I hope to do another guided reboot at some point. I figure, as long as I continue with what I have been doing, I should be more successful than ever this time around on a reboot.



    I hope you all are doing well. I will be checking in from time to time to see how everyone is doing. Cheers.

  • rockridgegal

    1 month ago


    So I have seriously been off track !!!!! I have gained back up to 268 lb!!!! So disgusted so back on track for me ..... hubby and I will be starting over again ..... We always are concerned about the amount of work that goes into juicing for 2 people for simply one day !!!!! i spend about 1-2 hours a day just juicing !!! this is why we stopped any suggestions would help ????????

  • Destroyer

    1 month ago

    Welcome back!

    The act of actually juicing fruits and vegetables is very time-consuming and tedious. To kind of alleviate this a bit, I've taken to buying some juice already made/bottled. My local Whole Foods cold-pressed their own juices (in the produce department) and there are other brands like Suja or Arden's Garden that are also sold there. While these aren't as fresh as juicing your own produce, it certainly outweighs (in my opinion) having to continuously clean your juicer just to get a single batch. Hope this helps, and good luck!

  • Maddogcupcake

    1 month ago

    Hi RRG and welcome back! I have yo-yo'd with the healthy eating all my adult life. I'd jump onto the healthy eating bandwagon, then eventually come off and not look back until disgust set in and then I'd jump back on. The problem was of course, in my mind the healthy eating was a "diet plan" and not a "normal" way of eating. It was something special, something that had an end date. It wasn't a permanent change in my attitude toward food and what I'm willing to put into my body. I'm almost at my 90 day juice fast goal and I am really hoping this time the change is permanent. I'm going to reverse my mindset where "healthy" was the exception and "unhealthy" was the norm. For another 90 days after the fast, my plan will be eating only whole foods but with 1-2 cheat meals per week where I can eat anything I want. That is a complete 180 from where I was before. If this works for me, I'm determined to make it permanent. Having gone from 265 pounds-Size 24 to 215 pounds-Size 18 over the past 75 days is the absolute best motivation to continue. Success can be as compelling and addictive as sugar! Here are some tips: I juice enough in the evenings for 2 days. That cuts the days I'm juicing in half. Then 1-2 days per week, I buy juice from a store to get a break. That means I only juice about 3 days per week. Secondly, realize that when you spend 1-2 hours juicing, you are gaining 1-2 hours of time you would normally spend assembling or buying a meal, eating it and cleaning up after it. It's a swap. Thirdly, the best thing I have done to stay motivated is to regularly read books. listen to audiobooks, and watch documentaries about food and the food industry. This give you great knowledge, and the more you know, the more empowered you are to say NO to temptations. For instance, Coke used to be a staple of mine to help me "make it through the day," but now I often find myself flipping a bird to the vending machine when I walk by it. That's because I have learned so much about soda- not the common murky idea that soda is unhealthy and full of sugar, but detailed knowledge of its chemistry, advertising history and specific health hazards. Knowing that completely changed my attitude toward it. Try it! Netflix will pull up a ton of documentaries about food. I wish you much success! Good luck!!!!

  • Sick'n'Tired

    1 month ago

    Hi RockRidgeGal. Maddog gave you some very good suggestions. I would also look for a juice bar near you. Booster Juice or something like that. They make the juices fresh, right there. If you get to know them, they will even add whatever you want that is not in one of the recipes they follow. The best is that you don't have the clean up afterwards, but you get fresh, live juice.

    When I juice fast, I make enough for about a week. I freeze the juices and take them out to defrost in the fridge the night before. Some people don't like that, but for me it was a matter of me juicing one night out of the week. There are tips on the blog here for how to freeze juices.

  • Yeager

    1 month ago

    268? Heck, I would love to be down there since I am at 286 right now. Perspective I know. We always judge ourselves the harshest. Then again, you caught yourself and started to reverse it. Give yourself some credit!

    CU@Healthy!

    Rick

  • saiyanelite

    1 month ago

    One thing I used to do while working a busy schedule. I would juice the night before and put everything in mason jars. I had a bucket I would dump all my pulp in and put the juicer parts on top. Carry the bucket out to the hose and spray out each part. Then take the pulp up to a ditch or the woods and toss it. Clean up in the sink was super quick and easy after that. When I was really busy a family member would wash the juicer for me.

  • Isabelle4loosing

    1 month ago


    Hi everyone!



    I'm new in here. My native langage is french but I'm good enough in english to be here, I think... Don't hesitate to tell me if I'm doing some mistakes. I will need help to go over my sugar cravings! I already have lost 120 pounds without juicing and over a very long period of time. Now, I'm stuck but I still have to loose another 100 pounds. I'm juicing for two days now but it's so hard to get over those sugar cravings being under big stress!

  • Sick'n'Tired

    1 month ago

    Isabelle, your English is better than my French. I would have to use Google translate ;) Did you first try eating clean for a few days before you went to straight juice? It is recommended that we cut out processed foods and the refined sugars for a few days before the fast. That will help with the cravings, although the first few days of juice only can be trying.

    All the best!

  • Isabelle4loosing

    1 month ago

    Hi Sick'n'Tired! I didnt know until yesterday evening... I feel much better now. I had a soup for supper and it was sooooo good! In fact, I love veggies so it's only the cravings for sugar that I will need to fight. And I'm not saying that I "just" have to do it meaning that it will be easy! It will ask a lot of me. But I'm strong and I can do it! Ty about my english!

  • Sick'n'Tired

    1 month ago

    How I dealt with sugar cravings is look for a juice that is sweet like Peach Pie for example. That can make you feel like you are satisfying your cravings without getting overwhelmed.

  • Isabelle4loosing

    1 month ago

    Good idea but you mean a grocery store natural juice without added sugar or in a fresh juice bar? Any of two is better than eating a pie anyway lol.

  • Sick'n'Tired

    1 month ago

    It's a juice recipe http://www.rebootwithjoe.com/peach-pie-juice-recipe-of-the-week/

  • Isabelle4loosing

    1 month ago

    Cooool! TY!

  • saiyanelite

    1 month ago

    I'm a recovering alcoholic, so boy do I know sugar cravings. I was always craving sugar and always hungry no matter what I ate even if it was like a buffet or something. Tipped the scales at 396 lbs. What I ended up having to do was go to a doctor and getting a prescription for a hunger suppressant. I had tried over the counter ones and they didn't help either. With that I changed my diet to Veggies and lean proteins. Then I did protein shakes for about 4 days, which tasted sugary so they helped. Now I'm on juicing day 9 and I don't really have any sugar cravings at all. Anyway that is the path I had to take and I'm doing so far. Going for 60 days of juice.

  • Johnny Bum

    1 month ago


    Congrats to everyone above. 90 days is quite a goal. Keep it up!

  • WendyAF

    1 month ago


    Hello Juicers!



    Juicing my breakfast! I am so addicted to food that the thought of juicing even for a day seems inconceivable, but I will juice for breakfast and make enough for lunch. Just in case, I decide to juice for lunch, too.



    I fantasize about a 60 day juice feast. I fantasize about losing 100 lbs, having more energy and more health. I fantasize about lots and lots of things. Without action it becomes fatasize (I become a size fatter.)



    Today I will make a baby step in the right direction. Today I will juice my breakfast. Even that seems like a major wall to scale but I want what is on the other side....so I begin...very, very slowly...but I do begin.



    Have fun today! Live Healthy!



    Wendy

  • WendyAF

    1 month ago

    Ended up buying Purity Organic Orange, Carrot, Tumeric & Mango superjuice as I did not have time to juice before work. I also have coconut water and maple water to get me through work. Feeling energized but very cold. It is 48 degrees F, grey and raining.

  • Destroyer

    1 month ago

    "Without action it becomes fatasize (I become a size fatter.)"

    Haha Well done!! That's awesome.

  • Robin

    1 month ago

    Wendy, you can do this! If I can do it, anyone can do it. The first 5 days are tough, I'm not gonna lie, but after that, it's easier than you will believe. I am also a food addict, so I know how you are thinking this is just a fantasy, but I'm telling you, you CAN do this!! One day at a time. Just commit to one day. Then another. Then another. Before you know it, you will be addicted to juicing!!! Come on Wendy......you can do this!!

  • Sick'n'Tired

    1 month ago

    Baby steps is a good start. Another baby step is cutting out refined sugar and processed foods. Eat more veggies with your dishes you do eat.

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