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Day 30 - Goal 60 days ( Half Way there )

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Posted by yukon_wn on 6 years ago Hello, Wow - I have been doing the reboot for 30 days. This morning, I got on the scale and it said that I was a 1/2 LB down for a total of 33 1/2 LBS :-) 33 1/2 LBS - That is two bowling balls and change. I can't imagine carrying around two bowling balls all day. No wonder why my back hurt before ! 30 days ago, when I started the reboot, I was hoping for 15 days. Anything beyond that was not possible to achieve. Now, I am mid-way to my goal. I have looked at this goal differently. I am not counting down the days and looking for it to be over. I am enjoying each day and the benefits juicing has brought to my life. I have no idea what day it was during the last 30 days that I knew, I would make my goal. After a while, it became no question. I will achieve my goal and succeed. Just like most of us on this site, I have had weight issues basically all my life. When I was just seven, I was a little overweight. 10 LBS overweight. ( Just to be 10 LBS overweight - I am envious of that 7 year old ) From that time on, it seemed like the weight never came off. In my life, there were two times that I was a good weight. 7th grade and 10th grade. The rest of the time, always over weight or obese. I did come close in college - only 21 LBS away from goal and then life happened. With the help of the reboot, I am down to the weight I was 6 years, ago. I know that I still have a long way to go, but the reboot has been liberating for me. It has given my life back to me. Before the reboot, I was in a Funk. I was just going through the motions and not enjoying life. Just 10 days into the reboot and all that seemed to change. Projects around the house that should have been done months, ago - I did them and enjoyed doing them. Before, if I had the opportunity to go back to bed and sleep more, I would do it. I would hit the alarm clock's snooze button incessantly. I needed at least 10 hours of sleep to feel ok. The weekends were for sleeping. I would sleep until noon, if I could. Sometimes till 1pm. Now, I sleep less and wake up feeling good and refreshed. I even want to do things in the morning instead of just sitting in the front room, waiting for the fog in the brain to clear. On weekends, now, if I sleep past 10am, I am now angry at myself. It feels like I have wasted some of the weekend. My wife says that I snore just a little, now. I used to be a record holder, she says. Funny thing is, she says that it is too quiet, now and it takes her longer to fall asleep without the noise. Now, I walk 5 days a week between 1 to 1 1/2 miles. Before the reboot, I dreaded walking because I knew my back would hurt and I would sweat some. This feels liberating. It is so great to walk and your legs feel like feathers. I look back and think about how much that I have missed because I was FSND. Just last year, I cancelled hiking in October because I knew how painful it would be. I was so out-of-shape, I knew that I could not do it physically. I look at the same thing that I cancelled last year and with this reboot, I could go hiking, now and do it ! My cholesterol was ok before my reboot, now it is great. My sugar was pre-diabetic, it is normal, now. My blood pressure was high and I was on meds for it. My blood pressure is normal, now and I am off my meds. And not to forget about it - the weight loss is incredible. I am down two pants sizes, and my winter coat fits. Before, I would go to my weekly weight loss class( TOPS ). It gets frustrating going to this class and all you do is gain, gain, and gain. Now, I am loosing and it feels good to go to class. With my reboot, it seems that I am more lucid, I have more patience, my energy is soaring, my confidence is high and I feel at peace. What the best has been ? I am able to be a better husband and a father for my family. For anyone starting on a reboot, I have this advice: - Do a 15 day plan outlined on this site. Ease into the full reboot by eating/juicing and then into full juicing. This is much easier to adjust to and you will still lose Weight. - Listen to your body. Doing the reboot past 15 days, your body will require additional nutrients. Determine the amount of vitamins/minerals in your fruits and veggies. If needed, take vitamins. If your fruit/veggie mix lacks protein take vegetable protein power. - Eat when needed. Sometimes, the juice leaves you feeling empty. When needed, I will have steamed cauliflower, brussels sprouts, broccoli or mushrooms with my dinner juice. It leaves you full and feeling content. There was one day that I just didn't feel good even after all my daily juices so I ate a lot of fruit and veggies. After that, I felt great. This is what my body needed ! - Electrolytes. Keep in mind that the veggies you use, may not have the salt the body needs. Read nutrient facts and determine this for yourself. Electrolytes = calcium, potasium, sodium and magnesium. If these get out of balance, you will feel it and depending how out of balance, you could be in a world of hurt. - Work with your Dr. Tell the Dr. what you are doing. Hopefully, the Dr. will support you. Now, I move on to the next 30 days of my reboot and I am looking forward to the results. Please, take care and I hope you have the results juicing that I have achieved...... A reboot is life altering !

This topic contains 10 replies, has 8 voices, and was last updated by The New Me 6 years ago.

Replies To Day 30 - Goal 60 days ( Half Way there )

  • jimster

    6 years ago
    Awesome and encouraging. I started mine Monday to do a 30 & 30 option. I'm committing to 90% juice to help me prevent from failing. I did start slowly with a 65% juice diet 2 weeks earlier to get used to the daily ritual. I'm hoping to further benefit from my decision to go gluten free last year and reduce meat by 75%. It's done wonders alone. Good luck and I hope to hear your progress.
  • bharrell61

    6 years ago
    Brian, Congratulations! 30 days is a great achievement. I know you are feeling energized and ready to cruise to the end. I hit that mark last week and was confident that it was all downhill from there, but I wanted to pass on that I hit a slump after my 30 day jubilation. The last week has been very anticlimatic compared to the previous week and I actually had questions in my mind about whether I had accomplished all I needed to. I'm not saying that will happen to you, but just be on the lookout for it. My increasing sense of well-being has pretty much plateaued now, although it is a great plateau to be on. I still feel awesome and am experiencing many of the same health benefits but day 37 doesn't light my fire like day 30 did. I am glad to hear you are out and walking. I too have started walking and that has been amazing. I found that buying a good pedometer and strapping in on everyday has been an incredibly motivating tool. I set a goal to be able to take the recommended 10,000 steps per day. I reached that within a couple of weeks and am now consistently over 15,000. That was never a goal, I just actually love to get outside and walk. I find every possible reason to do it now and even got up early on Saturday to walk 3 miles to the barber. I am really wanting to try running, but I have a tendency to go overboard when I start exercise routines and burn out because of it. I will take that leap when the fast is over. Keep up the fantastic work! Brian H
  • Stanollie Yeti

    6 years ago
    Brian, you are awesome and a great inspiration to all of us on our fasts. Be strong!
  • Diana

    6 years ago
    Great job Brian, I am on day 24 and looking forward to my day 30 of 60. I'm down 19.4 lbs. Keep up the good work. Diana
  • lisakore

    6 years ago
    Congratulations Brian and thanks for sharing your story and the tips!! I just started yesterday and already feel amazing and have lower sugars and lost 5.5 pounds. My goal is to rid myself of my diabetes that I was diagnosed with at 19 and have had for 25 years....along with all the complications. This is my last shot and I am taking it...running full speed ahead and so excited to hear the success you have had. Let the journey begin!
  • Diana

    6 years ago
    Good job Lisakore. My numbers are lower too after juicing for only 15 days. I am at 25 days of 60 and down 19.8 lbs. Diana
  • The New Me

    6 years ago
    Diana you are doing very well. I agreed with you on the other post and I believe there were just a tad bit too much ignorance for them to have seen the simple point you made. The comments were getting out of hand so I unsubscribed. Cheers [url=http://www.TickerFactory.com/weight-loss/wURj0Gu/] [img]http://tickers.TickerFactory.com/ezt/t/wURj0Gu/weight.png[/img] [/url]
  • Live on purpose

    6 years ago
    Great job Brian! you are truly an inspiration, keep up the great work Diane - congrats on your 19.8 pounds! fyi, i agree with your post on the other board, a soft return every three or four sentence is much easier on the eyes. i dont think the ladies understood your intent. Best to all Ex
  • The New Me

    6 years ago
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