Group Reboots

Daily Check-In: Week of May 22-29

Group Reboots

Posted by Destroyer on 1 year ago

This is a daily wellness/mental status check-in for everyone currently at any stage of a reboot. I figured that starting a thread for each week would help keep things organized, and hopefully these threads will provide an outlet for thoughts and ideas or venting frustrations with fellow juicers, as well as give people a place to post on a more regular basis to increase accountability for ourselves (and others) to give us a better chance at success!

Good luck this week, everyone!

This topic contains 38 replies, has 1 voices, and was last updated by jtellez 1 year ago.

Replies To Daily Check-In: Week of May 22-29

  • Destroyer

    1 year ago

    Today is day 22. Three weeks down and over a third of the way to my goal. Still plateau-ing pretty hard and have been for roughly 5 days. Not sure how I'm gonna do it, but I'm pretty determined to break through it. Unfortunately, its just a discouraging part of this process. But here's to another week, and moving ever closer to the 1 month/halfway mark!

  • Kathy

    1 year ago

    My hubby plateaued for a whole week bouncing between 283-285 then BAM!!!!! Lost like 4 lbs and now sits at 280, don't stress about it, stress makes you hold on to it more, seriously! Don't starve yourself on a water only fast, maybe 1 day, but I wouldn't for 2 days, your body loves all that nutrition your juicing in. That plateau will break!!!

  • Destroyer

    1 year ago

    I'm staying positive! Just gotta remember why I'm doing this in the first place and the rest will come! Thanks for the encouragement!

  • LiveTo120

    1 year ago

    Thanks for this post. Plateauing always freaks me out. I always hit plateaus when I've dieted before. When I've successfully gotten "off" a plateau, it seems to be because I did something new....not even something dramatic, but like if you bike for exercise, try doing intervals....not even a lot of them! Just like, get on the bike and bike as fast as you can for a minute, or 30 sec. Then do it again 5 min later. OF course trainers recommend you do it a lot, but if there's some new part of the body you can jolt, I found that it really doesn't take a LOT of minutes, it just takes DOING it to wake the body out of it's "hibernation" mode. The body tries to hibernate to keep you from losing weight if it thinks there's not enough food around, it lowers your metabolism....I'm not an expert, just an experienced dieter. I know it sounds weird, but if you can make yourself "mad" for 30 seconds and notice what your body does.....does it LIKE it? Then just do it a couple of times that day...might be worth a try. In fact I think I 'm going to try that myself right now and see if it kickstarts anything.

  • mucki

    1 year ago

    All good info, thanks guys. I haven't weighed myself yet, but I now feel like I've hit a bit of a plateau over last few days (day 27 today) This info helps.

    Keep going strong Destroyer! We can do this.

  • Amir S

    1 year ago

    that can be very frustrating. Anyway you can add some exercise. walking cycling swimming or something? I find that change routine sometimes helps to break the plateau. also a be changing the juice ingrediates around?

    day 14 here and lost another 0.5 lbs. it is long weekend in Canada and definitely being around food and parties doesn't take help ;).

    but I love my cravings now, it is no longer the burger or smokies and rather it is the Borocoli salad with grapes and onion ;)...

    cheers to all and good luck....

  • Destroyer

    1 year ago

    I plan on incorporating some more activity in to see if that helps. I was really hoping to lose another 15 lbs by the end of the month and with each passing day that seems more and more out of reach. But I'm gonna do what I can to make it happen. I know its possible. If for whatever reason I'm still stuck, I may do a water fast for a day or two to see if that can get the ball rolling back down the hill, but I would have to wait until the work week is over to do that. I just don't think I'd be able to properly function at work with such little sustenance.

    But good on you, Amir! Hopefully the scale keeps being friendly to you!

  • Madiecakes

    1 year ago

    I am on day 21 of a 60 day Reboot. I have only lost about 12 pounds and nothing in the last few days. Probably my fault. When I get food cravings I eat things like grapes or asparagus, occasionally olives and tomatoes for dinner. Not a lot mind you but some. I also don't drink enough juice. I usually skip the dessert juice because I am not interested in it. Starting tomorrow I am just going to drink juice and just keep the same juices for each day instead of doing different juices every day like the app program had me doing. Hopefully I see some progress in a week or so. Because I feel like I am not getting any where this last week which makes me get a bit sad and feeling like this is all pointless.

  • Destroyer

    1 year ago

    Day 23. Staying positive. Moving forward. Good luck today, everyone!

  • Kathy

    1 year ago

    Hi there fellow juicers!! My hubby and I are on day 27 and going strong. It does feel much easier when you pass that 2 week mark. I never believed in the "21 days to make a habit" because it never worked for me, but now healthy is very very much ingrained into my mind, it's really crazy!! We are going to keep going on the juicing for 60 days. My husband eats raw veggies and fruit with his juicing every day and it's working really well for him. We also decided that when we hit that 60 day mark that we will keep the juicing as a regular part of our life. So we will juice and only have raw fruits and veggies during the week and the Paleo friendly foods on the weekends. I believe you have to continue this lifestyle if you want to continue the benefits, being thinner, healthier, off the meds and so on. He has lost 30 pounds in 27 days, going from 310 to 280 now, and 220-230 is his goal. I have lost 20 lbs and have gone from 230 to 210 with 170 as my goal weight. Back in my 30's when I was in super great shape and working out all the time and teaching aerobics, my "thin" weight was 168.....no joke! That was at 17% body fat, so I can't go by the standards or the norms that they set for big boned 5' 7" women, thank goodness!! I'd even be happy with 175. So 35-40 more to go for me. I'm not stopping until I hit that. I will be going out of town for a week in June but I got a hotel room with a mini kitchen and I'm taking my juicer!! Planning ahead is soooooooo critical!! I have a question also, how does one freeze their juice? When I leave for that week I need to make my hubby's juice ahead of time for him, so I need to know the best way to go about that.

    So hang in there fellow juicers!!!! I really believe that once you hit that 2 week mark that it gets easier!! Remind yourself "WHY" your doing this.......put up little inspiring notes around your home and on your fridge.......get out an outfit you would love to fit in again and hang it in sight so you see it everyday (that one helps me big time). Set reasonable goals!! But most of all keep reminding yourself of all the benefits, not just weight loss, that you will have.

    Thank you for this group as well, I look forward to it everyday, and thanks for letting me share!!

  • mucki

    1 year ago

    Thanks Kathy, great stuff. I'm like you, I've got a weight goal to hit & I'm not stopping until I hit that goal. Day 27 for me today, all juice. But I'm a little demotivated over the last couple of days, feeling flat & tired & not the usual super-juice energy that I've been getting used to. So, I'm going to get my dress out of the wardrobe that I haven't worn for 3 years & hang it up where I see it every day... great tip! I'll be wearing it again in a couple of months... in fact I've got my husbands big birthday bash in late July (where they literally serve the best steak in the world) so I'm aiming to fit into it for that.... or maybe I'll buy myself something new! ;)

    It's really interesting to see your weight loss vs your husbands over the same time period - thanks for that info. My husband is not juicing, he's doing mostly vegan with some free-range chicken & eggs. He is losing weight but the usual 1 - 1.5kg/wk (2.2 - 3.3pounds). He's thinking about doing a couple of weeks juice / salad / soup combo to kick things up a gear, I'll pass on your husbands weight loss info, it is inspirational... as are you! BTW is your husband having any good oil or good salad dressing on his veggies?

  • Kathy

    1 year ago

    My husband is using organic oil based dressings and we have quite a few so there's variety and also balsamic vinegar and organic virgin olive oil with salt and pepper added. Men always lose weight faster, always! He's really surprised me how well he's hanging on with this.......he has salads probably twice a day, fresh fruit like cantaloupe, honeydew, watermelon, strawberries and apples. He also has boiled eggs on his salads, we have our own chickens so we have good eggs. This all along with the juice. We both use the protein powder from Joe's Reboot. Men definitely need more protein.

    So getting your dress out is such a good thing!!! I have soooooo many cute clothes in my closet and I'm already fitting into some, but most of them will take another 20 lbs so I have a few hanging up for motivation!! I love finding motivational stuff......it's easier to keep motivated when you do it on purpose!! Meaning waking up and seeing that outfit hanging up and thinking "only 3 more weeks and that should fit!!" Seeing little quotes on your bathroom mirror, fridge or whatever, helps as well.. But keeping my "WHY" in front of me is the best!!! I'm not going to risk sabotaging the 28 days I have devoted to this!!

  • Amir S

    1 year ago

    so day 15 here. yesterday was long weekend and we went out shopping thinking I will be back for more juice didn't think take any with me. anyways it ended up being longer than expected and I ended up having an apple and then a large bowl of green salad with balsamic vinegar. I still managed to drop 300g or about .6 of a lb. anyway today has all be juice and will stay so for the rest of the week.

    Kathy very motivating to hear about you guys. wish you all the best. I am not sure if freezing the juice will work I sometimes do it to make Popsicles for my daughter and then have it with her, it taste OK frozen and when it a all fruits e.g. strawbery. but I once did a green juice popsicle and it was a little yulky ;).... anyways I hope you find a way.

    as for raw and juice. is this OK? how long he did that for? has his weights loss rate dropped compared to juice only?

  • Kathy

    1 year ago

    Amir my hubby tried just juicing at first but he couldn't handle it, I was so proud of him stepping up that I had him do the juice and raw only fruits and veggies like Joe has in some of his plans. Nothing cooked except the occasional boiled eggs on his salads for protein. Hes done this pretty much 25 out of 28 days. He's off commercial energy drinks completely.....big plus, and hasn't cheated either. So this is working really well for him. If I ate like he did with the juicing, I most definitely wouldn't be losing the weight like him. I figure that if a person is going to have a cheat day then why not with fruits and veggies rather that fat loaded carbs!! Then you really can't feel to guilty, you still made good choices. We are to hard on ourselves, I am anyways. Hang in there!!! We can all do this!! I love this group because I need the support too!!

  • Destroyer

    1 year ago

    Day 24. Finally fell off the plateau (for now) with a 3.2 lb drop, which is reinvigorating! I didn't do anything particularly different other than instead of constantly pumping myself with juice at regular intervals (every 3 hours or so) I just drank them when my body told me it wanted them. I also didn't drown myself in water (although I imagine I still drank at least 96oz of water throughout the day). Looking back, I only had about three 16oz juices yesterday, which I understand is less than advised, but I didn't find myself wanting them. I may try and follow that strategy as long as it continues to work for me.

    Mucki, I like the idea of clothing as motivation. In fact, the wife and myself are heading to Orlando in July. Some really good European football (soccer) teams are coming stateside to play some exhibition games, including my beloved Tottenham Hotspur (COYS!) from the Premier League. The only way I could get my wife on board was if we went to Orlando so we could visit the Wizarding World of Harry Potter (which, to be honest, I'm also excited about). So in anticipation of that, I ordered myself a shirt 2 sizes too small to wear to the match. I still haven't received it in the mail, but its a goal I'm determined to achieve. I figure (hope) I will have this accomplished by the time 60 days is over, but even if I haven't for some reason, I still have some wiggle room.

    Also, mentioning my travel plans inadvertently got me kind of excited about something else: fitting (appropriately) in an airplane seat. While I've never not fit in the seat before, I've been pushing the envelope at the tipping point. I'm looking forward to having some slack in the seatbelt!

    Good luck with today everyone!

  • Kathy

    1 year ago

    YAY!!!! See!!! You dropped over 3 lbs after your plateau!! Thats awesome, I'm really happy for you!! Great post!! thank you for sharing!! That really motivates me more.......keep up the good work!!!

  • mucki

    1 year ago

    Woohoo! That's great new Destroyer.

  • jtellez

    1 year ago

    Love reading all these posts! I'm on day 24 of this lifestyle change as well. I did 12 days of all juice, then started incorporating meals. Pre-juicing, I had a lot of joint pain and fatigue and when working out I struggled with asthma and hip/knee injuries. I'm super excited to say that I'm on day 4 of working out daily again and I'm not totally miserable. (YAY!!) I'm drinking a plant-based protein powder blended with coconut water in the mornings, two juices a day during snack time, and my meals are 70% plant based 30% other (i.e. I love my instant pot and have made chicken and carnitas very easily on the weekends for meal prep).

    Take care, everyone!

  • Amir S

    1 year ago

    Day 16 here. still hanging in there about 0.7 lb loss.

    one question: has anyone read Dr fhurman's book (eat to live)? he is the physician who appears in Joe's movie. his book makes a lot of sense and is fairly research based but he seems to be very much against juicing in his book. yet he seemed to be supportive of Joe. any thoughts?

  • Destroyer

    1 year ago

    While I admittedly haven't read Dr. Fuhrman's book, I would imagine that he would support juicing to the extent that its simply a tool to kickstart a healthier lifestyle. No one could or should expect to live solely off of juice for the rest of their lives. While he may seem to be against juicing, I would think he's simply against anyone trying to adopt juicing as a permanent change as opposed to a short-term catalyst towards a healthier lifestyle.

    Just my two cents--and who knows? I could be completely whiffing here.

    Glad the scale keeps moving in the right direction for you!

  • Amir S

    1 year ago

    great to know someone else is thinking like me;). in fact I had this discussion with someone today and defended my juicing same as 2hat you just said. I told him I find the juicing pretty efficient in sparking up and keeping my motivation and I am confident once I have rebooted the system following Dr Fhurman's guideline would even make more sense and would be easier.

    Congrats on breaking the plateau. you did great fighting it ;).Based on what I read, mine is around the corner too.hope I will be able to sail through it like you ;).

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