Hi Coconut Rush, No worries about the 'whole huge letter'! I end up writing mini novels when I send a text ...partly because I don't use text speak...but mainly because I prefer conversation rather than abbreviated snippets.
Anyways...I really appreciate your letter and all the info you've shared. My tastebuds haven't fully engaged yet so there isn't very much in way of the juices that I am enjoying yet...I simply drink them down knowing they are healthy for me. I am hoping this will soon improve. My body feels like it is coming out of the detox aspect...so hopefully I will begin tasting the juices as they actually are. I am doing strictly juicing for 60...and will see how I feel at that point if I want to go another 30 or begin to introduce solids again. I'm not focusing on that too much right now, though I am paying attention to others experiences when they reintro solids again and what is working and what isn't.
You sound like you are doing really well with your juicing!!!
What you share about the fibre and about the stomach turning on or off makes perfect sense. I'm drinking something every two hours, be it juice, coconut water, water and herbal teas so I find the hunger is not really an issue. When I do feel it coming on I drink something and it settles again quickly. I'm not keen on the coconut water...but I've taken to making extra morning juice so I can mix it with the water (like in the recipes in the book for coconut water). I find this helps some. I started using spirulina yesterday in my lunch smoothie and today I added it to my lunch and my dinner ones. I don't mind the taste of it...though it is only a teaspoon at a tyme. I also started adding organic bee pollen and flax seed to my morning smoothie and yesterday afternoon I really felt the difference. I was able to stay focused and ride my spin bike 3miles and get a few things done. It feels good to have my energy coming back. Today I went for a mile walk (I have mobility issues from a motorcycle wreck many many moons ago...so walking can be tricky) and it was hard...but I felt really good. It took me 2336 steps. I felt like counting them ...out of curiosity...as I've been seeing things about walking 10,000steps a day.
I weighed myself the morning of day 3 (so it was only 2 actual days of juicing) and have released 6lbs. I'll weigh the morrow (morning of day 6). I also did full body measurements before beginning as I know that when I have lost weight before I always hit a point where I look bigger to me than when I started...and I came to realise it is an illusion due to the way/places I lose it first...so I find that measuring monthly gives me a realistic guide as to how I am doing.
I had a doctor once who had me weigh in on 3 different scales in her office because she thought the first scale was broken. She said there is no way I could weigh as much as it said...because my size did not look like I should weigh so much. That is one of the things I know about me too. When I have been small in size, I can still 'weigh' alot. Maybe I have dense mass or something...I don't know...but it is another reason why I measure as an indicator.
Thank you for your recipe. I'll give it a go. I don't like drinking out of plastic, and only have a couple glass containers, so have not been able to store more than 1 1/2 juices at a tyme...so I am juicing alot during the day...feels like that's all I do sometymes. I work from home so I've got the tyme to do so. I have ordered 500ml mason jars so I can do all my juicing in the morning for the day. It makes more sense to do so on so many levels.
Well...it looks like I've written you one huge letter too!
It would be good to stay in contact with you if you're up for that?