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My first post... got a wakeup call

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Posted by swifty on 2 months ago

Hi everyone,

Hope it's OK to post here. I haven't started a reboot yet, but I'm to a point where I desperately need to.

I've never had to worry about my weight or health most my life. I worked as a Wonder bread/delivery driver most my life and was always hustling and burned off a ton of calories each day.

In 2008 I moved to Boise, ID after making a good amount of money at the end of 2007. After going through a divorce in 2006 (married for 15 years), I felt I needed a change of environment. Unfortunately I became very inactive and my weight (at that point, all time high) ballooned up to 236. I'm 6'-2" and at that time i wanted to lose the weight.

I begin eating better, tracking everything I ate, working out and cycling. I lost 12lbs and then moved back to Washington state to find work. I quickly found a job building Coinstar change machines (the machines you see in stores where you dump your spare change) and was on my feet the whole day. I quickly lost another 14lbs and got down to 210 and was feeling great.

I was laid off in November of 2011 and moved in with my girlfriend (who also has a bad with issue). Unfortunately we are really each other's worst enemy. We both like to eat and drink alcohol. We typically will have 3 cocktails a night of hard alcohol mixed with sugary sprite. The only good thing about the drink is we add a fresh squeeze of lime juice.

Fast forward to now and I've gained almost 50 lbs and my girlfriend, I don't even know, but it's very bad. She's in much worse shape that I am. I now have high blood pressure for the first time in my life and I also found out that because of the rapid weight gain, I have what's called a Diastasis Recti, the tissue that holds your stomach muscles together separates, so your stomach muscles don't close anymore.

I now work online as a support tech where I log in remotely from home. So to compound everything, I sit at my desk 8 hours a day, then usually move to the recliner in the living room for the remainder of the night. I am ashamed at how I've let my health go.

For the first time in my life and I'm actually scared. Scared enough to come here and ask for help. I know sticking to a juice fast is not easy, but I have juiced before and of course saw Joe's original movie several times.

Looking for advice on if I should start with the 15 day program to see if I can do it or dive right in on the 30 day program.

I appreciate any input and comments. I DO realize I have no one to blame but myself and it will be up to ME to make a serious change.

Thanks again!

Greg Swift

This topic contains 4 replies, has 1 voices, and was last updated by Jeribee36 2 months ago.

Replies To My first post... got a wakeup call

  • Zootal

    2 months ago

    30 days! And do 60 if that is what it takes. I find that after 30 days you are used to the routine, and you loose weight and all of that, but the second 30 days is where some really good mental and emotional change can occur.

    Over time, I have lost my appetite for most garbage junk foods. I refuse to eat anything with artificial colors, preservatives, or chemical this or that. I refuse to eat foods with corn syrup. I limit white flour and white sugar. If God didn't make it, I won't eat it. Today I make my own tofu and yogurt and sourdough bread (real sourdough, not the store bought fake sourdough bread), sauerkraut, and I grind my own wheat for flour to make bread because I won't eat store bought bread.

    Because of this I've lose 40 pounds, my blood pressure is NORMAL for the first time in decades, and my cholesterol is NORMAL for the first time in many many years. I can bend over and tie my shoes without being in pain. I can ride my bicycle without worrying about the tires going flat. I can wear clothing I haven't fit for decades.

    You want to make real change in your life? Pick up a jug of juice and drink it. Repeat for 60 days. And prepare to be amazed :)

  • kimh

    2 months ago

    Hey Reboot Newbies! I think you just took the first step,,,,admitting that you need a change and are asking for help:)

    How long have you juiced before?

    I have been detoxing, cleansing, rebooting whatever you want to call it for 20 years. I started with 3 days, moved on to 5 and did one 21 day over the years(I never felt better in my life). I do this 2 to 3 times a year.

    I just started the 15 day reboot and will probably stretch it to 20 or 30 days depending, Half the challenge is mental, getting over the triggers that cause us to pick up that drink(mine is wine and lot's of it!) because of job stress, boredom, numbing out and finding something else to do(go for a walk, yoga, gym, meditate).

    I would suggest that you both go on this journey together to give you the support to get through the temptations and rough patches.

    Given your lifestyle expect to have symptoms both mental and physical while your body is cleansing itself(I get the jitters, skin gets yucky then clears) then on the other side of that is Nirvana! I promise!

    There is a lot of prep and can get a little $$. I use only organic if available. Don't worry if you fall off the wagon, just be kind to yourself and get back on that juice wagon:P

    I used to use a Breville juicer but don't have it anymore and now cold press my juices and use a Blendtec(some prefer Vitamix) for smoothies. My friend got a Vitamix used and saved a lot of money.

    I hope this helps you on your journey

  • Jeribee36

    2 months ago

    Hey Reboot Newbie.

    I'm a newbie too and in exactly the same place. I totally get the whole being in a relationship and enjoying the food and drinks WAY to much. We equate that with our happiness. Everything we do revolves around food and drinking. Take that away and its almost 'foreign'. I'm on my first day and already my mind is playing some SERIOUS games on me. Trying to push through. But... I'm feeling happy that Ive JUST STARTED. One day at a time. If I can give up smoking.. I can do this. Get started... taking the first step is normally the hardest. xx

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