Group Reboots

Daily Check-In: Week of May 8-14

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!

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Replies To Daily Check-In: Week of May 8-14

  • Tony1977

    1 year ago

    Thanks for creating this, Destroyer, I guess I'll get the ball rolling!

    Day 18 of 30 for me. Finally put the scale away after getting weird results (ie. zero loss, 0.2 loss, 0.2 gain, 0.4 loss, 0.0 loss over 5 days). All I know is that I'm doing it exactly right and water weight and the like can impact a day-to-day count but that, ultimately, my journey is 100% correct and my clothes hasn't fit this loosely in months.

    I quasi went off juicing on Saturday (Day 16) but that was only to enjoy a vegan lunch and then vegetarian dinner with a friend who was in town. Still enjoyed a juice for breakfast and a coconut water with scoop of vegetable protein powder for mid-afternoon. I didn't feel the slightest bit bad and/or guilty, I knew on Day-1 of 30 I had Day-16 planned as a vegan/vegetarian Day. I'll tell you one thing for sure: It's true what they say in all of Joe's Reboot books...that first meal is going to help clean out and residual gunk in your system that's loosened up from juicing. So that was a nice positive side-note.

    I have to say that at this point, juicing has just become a daily habit for me. While I've lost the initial excitement I had where there was something new/exciting to report, I now find that it just "is" for me go about my day. I think that if I had to come up with something "exciting" to share it's that washing/prepping/juicing all my fruits & veggies has either gotten faster for me or (more realistically) is just easier. My back doesn't ache nearly as much by the time I'm done after 90-ish minutes of cleaning three different drinks per day, peeling/washing, cleaning up after everything is juiced and in to-go bottles.

    Congrats everyone on your con't successes!

  • AK_HeresToTheFuture

    1 year ago

    It can be strange the weight loss bit! I had a bit of a plateau for a week where I didn't really lose anything- and I thought "how could this possibly be?!" Although I just kept going and eventually had a jump in the scale again.

  • jtellez

    1 year ago

    Thanks for keeping this going Destroyer. Morning of day 8 here for me. My biggest challenge is the coconut water snack because that's the one thing so far that my taste buds just do not enjoy. I worked out over the weekend for the first time since starting this; I was so afraid of my hunger increasing and me possibly breaking. Thankfully that didn't happen. I actually sipped on my coconut water throughout the workout.

    Actually got my 12 year to start drinking the apple/carrot juice combo which I thought would never happen. Next time I'll have to sneak in some greens on her. :)

    Have a great day. Let's rock this!

  • Tony1977

    1 year ago

    Hey Jtellez, I agree that the coconut water isn't the best. And, while this protein powder doesn't make it taste all that much better, it does help. I purchased this unflavored protein powder and mix one scoop of it into 16 ozs of coconut water, each morning, and use this as my mid-morning drink!

  • Tony1977

    1 year ago

    Oops, didn't realize the pic didn't attach to my comment! =)

  • MissDaisy

    1 year ago

    You are my inspiration! Day 1 was very difficult for me but I made it through. Day two seems to be a lot easier. I have to agree the coconut water is not that good but I did find a brand that I really do like, it's called c2o. Please try it and let me know what you think...

  • JAK

    1 year ago

    Day 1 of 60 here! Thanks Destroyer for your message..

  • Destroyer

    1 year ago

    Glad to help! Knowing you're going through this with other people makes it more bearable!

  • stoopandbow

    1 year ago

    your a sweetheart Destroyer encouraging others while you have your own battle. ????????????

  • Bethann

    1 year ago

    day 8 for me. Gave in last night was mentally loosing it and had some shrimp and cooked broccoli. It tasted so good and then this morning totally regretted it. My stomach felt ten time more hungry than normal juicing mornings and it's all I wanted to do all day was eat. So I ended up having a little piece of cheese and then chicken and hummas for lunch. Still did my juices and no food this PM. But I am like totally losing it mentally with the no food thing. I have been praying and keeping myself busy with chores and being outside. I exercise daily (which causes more hunger) how are you guys pushing through this? I am totally having a break down and want to give up. How do we change our lifetime habits of eating when we want and what we want?!!! Help!!

  • MissDaisy

    1 year ago

    You are not alone. I am only on day 3 and I am struggling too. You actually ate some healthy food so don't beat yourself up. In the past, I ate carrot sticks when I needed food.

  • jtellez

    1 year ago

    Bethann you are definitely not alone. I'm in the morning of day 9 and every day I have to intentionally set my mind to stick with the juicing. I'm giving myself non-food rewards to help off-set the feeling of sacrificing food which used to be the center of most of what I planned. For example last night I spent time with two close friends and just shared with them how I felt; that ended up being so helpful to offload the feelings and get their words of encouragement. Maybe you could dial down your workouts to low impact like walking? Give yourself grace, keep up the prayer, and remind yourself this is short term. Hang in there!!

  • Tony1977

    1 year ago

    Bethann: I'm a BIG proponent of getting either/both of the Reboot with Joe smart phone app and book (of the same title). There is a 30 day Reboot plan in there. In it you'll see that there is a menu for each day and, most importantly, you eat solid food during the first 5 days of the 30 day plan. It's things like blended soups, acorn squash stuffed with mushrooms, and a GIANT salad (among other tasty meals). By dong a 5 day transition, following the 30 day juicing plan, I didn't suffer the fatigue/headaches/fogginess that others complain about.

    I just don't know how people can jump right in and go from eating anything/everything to nothing but juice. Kudos to those that can do it and be successful, but I don't think I'd have made it this far (Day 19 of 30) without transitioning into a complete juice diet. But I'll let you in on a dirty little secret: You're not failing at juicing if you treat yourself to something 100% vegetable in nature. In the Reboot with Joe book, there's a recipe for sauteed greens with garlic. I've had that probably 3 times over the last 19 days (1 time when it was on the menu, 2 times because it just sounded good and I wanted it). I'm down almost 15 pounds. Do you think I think that's ruining my diet? Nope. My scale doesn't think so either. Nor do my saggy pants. =)

    Another bit of advice: Think about this as what you're giving your body versus thinking about what you can't have. I'll bet you a dollar to a donut (pun intended) that you only think you're having a break down because you're thinking in terms of "What I can't have", versus what you can have.

    Joe's book also talks about having an extra juice if you're hungry or if you're working out. Listen, if you're like me, you're probably going from a 2,000+ calorie day down to a 1,000 calorie day, and in your instance, literally overnight. Throw the physical exertion of a workout and probably down to 600-700 calories after the deduction of calories due to a workout. What does Joe's book recommend? Buying 100% coconut water and a canister of vegetable-based protein powder. Between the coconut water AND the scoop of protein powder, you're ingesting 200 calories. So 6 juices a day (remember it's okay to have an extra juice to stave off hunger) at 175 calories plus 200 for coconut-protein water and you're going to be in a GREAT place!

    I hope this information helps. I've found this juicing to be a God-send for me and I want you to be just as successful! =)

  • AK_HeresToTheFuture

    1 year ago

    It can be tough! Even though I am a healthy eater, I got rid of all other food in the fridge so all I see are my fruits and veggies for juicing. It sounds simple, but if there's food in sight it makes it so much easier for our brains to want it (out of sight out of mind). Also, I found that after eating healthfully your body changes and isn't as tempted by less healthy foods. For example, I was a CRAZY SUGAR addict before I started eating healthy. I honestly didn't think that I could cut out all the sugar I was having. Anyway- when I felt tempted walking through the grocery store, say past the baked goods, instead of telling myself "I CAN'T have this" I would tell myself "I DON'T eat this type of food". It was simple, but reminded me that I'm making a choice. (also reminding myself that it is not as if I will never have that treat again was helpful). Keep it up :)

  • DesktopCommando

    1 year ago

    Bethann

    Again as above you are not alone, this time round I ate one of my green apples to satisfy my hunger cravings, but this is my hundredth time trying to juice, make some broth with your left over pulp and if you need a meat taste add a stock cube to it, the only way I stopped a major craving was to go to bed, and my head sorted itself out over night.


    Goodluck

  • Destroyer

    1 year ago

    Day 9 just getting started. I'm still feeling good.

    Whenever I'm feeling discouraged or like I want to quit, I just remember why I'm doing this in the first place. A glance in the mirror is also a not-so-subtle reminder, too. Like Joe said in the film, for years I've "done the crime, now I'm doing the time." I also find it helps to look at the process from a different perspective. In the grand scheme of things, 60 days or 2 months isn't that long. I often think, "What was I doing two months ago? What if I had started then? If I quit now, how will I feel when my two months would be finished?" Asking myself those questions help put what I'm doing into perspective for me and give me the motivation to stick to the plan. Hope this helps!

  • JAK

    1 year ago

    Destroyer, well said!! That will help today. Remembering how quickly two months passes when you're not juicing is something to think of for me. We will be full of energy, and so very healthy! Way to go DAY 9! Thats so great, what an accomplishment in itself. Tomorrow will be your double digit day! Woohoo! Before this all began I could never have imagined I could go without food for a day, how bout you?! Again, thanks for the support!

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