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Posted by TeelaHerman.com on 6 years ago I will be starting a 40 day juicing fast to go along with lent. Is anyone else out there planning the same thing? This will be my first fast so I am going to need lots of support.

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Replies To Starting February 13th. Who's with me?

  • slim1

    6 years ago
    I'm with you! Can't wait to get started!
  • lasschick

    6 years ago
    Me too! I have been telling my DH, 4 kids and the dog that I am going to do a juice fast for Lent. I first saw the movie in 2011 and did nothing but gain the same 20 pounds over the course of 2011 and 2012 and never got below 200. I am very fortunate to not have high blood pressure or cholesterol issues that run in my family - yet. So I need to do something now! I bought a refurbished Breville juicer from Amazon and it will be here Tuesday. So I an making a list of produce to purchase and writing down some recipes - like the "Mean Green". While I need to lose weight, my main focus is regaining my health. I am on 3 allergy medications daily and get 2 allergy shots per week. My nose is always running. I do not want to take any medication and if I could stop getting shots that would be awesome! The past week I have been eating 2 raw meals a day in preparation and starting this morning I started weaning the coffee so hopefully my Wednesday I won't be drinking it or have it down so that withdraw won't be as hard. I am very excited to be part of this group! -Liesl
  • pam a

    6 years ago
    Yay everyone! Teela, I live in California (Alta Loma/Rancho Cucamonga). Where are you? Amazon says my juicer will arrive on the 12th by 8 PM. What sort of menus are you all thinking of using? Perhaps we can put our heads together and share recipes. I am sort of clueless about what to get, but a local store nearby sells giant bags of spinach for five dollars, so if that's a staple in these drinks, I will at least have lots of "green" to use!
  • lasschick

    6 years ago
    We were just in Wall Mart and I saw bags of collard greens and baby Kale as well as bundled beet tops - I plan on picking some up Monday or Tuesday so I am prepared for day 1 !
  • TeelaHerman.com

    6 years ago
    YAY!!!! I went out of town yesterday and came home to find all of these replies and I am so excited!! Welcome, everyone! Mitzer, welcome!!! I honestly do not have a specific plan I am following. My plan is just to consume just raw fruits and veggie drinks for (at least) 40 days. I plan to have 3 large "meals" (about 24 oz of juice with there being about an 80% veggie to 20% fruit juice ratio) and 1 or 2 smaller "snacks" (around 16 oz of a sweeter, more fruit based juice). In addition to all that juice, I also aim to drink 60-80 oz of water a day. What about you? Is there a plan you want to follow? Slim, welcome!! Thanks for joining us. Is this your first juice fast? Lasschick!!! Welcome and than you for reading and commenting on my blog! I like how you are trying to prepare your body for the fasting. I've also been consuming as much fresh juice as possible to HOPEFULLY make the transition slightly easier. I went out to eat with my girlfriends last night but that was my last splurge. Pam, I was born and raised in Austin. 5 years ago we moved to San Marcos, Texas. We are about 30 minutes south of Austin. I've been trying out various juicing recipes for almost 2 weeks now. I've looked through all of the recipes on the rebooting site and I like to do google searches and Pinterest searches. I've posted a few different recipes that I've tried on my blog : http://my40dayjuicefast.blogspot.com/ My favorite recipe so far is the Lipsmackin Green Limeaide. My 5 year old boys LOVE an apple, a carrot and an orange. So far I've juiced: Oranges (*) Apples (*) Grapefruit (*) Lemons (*) Limes (*) Plumes Pears Pineapple Cantaloupe Banana (haha don't try, it's a mess and not much juice at all) Strawberries Blackberries Beets Green cabbage Kale (*) Spinach (*) Celery (*) Bell peppers Sweet potato Brocoli (*) Ginger (*) Cucumber (*) Carrot (*) (I'm sure I'm missing something but that's all I can think of for now. (*) are items that are usually always in the fridge and most often used in my juices. I would like to try a lot more juices but of course, what is always available to me in Texas won't always be as readily available or even remotely affordable in another part of the country. So what I find myself doing is replacing those more "exotic" type vegetables or fruits with something I have available. I've seen parsnips in a recipe, for example, but the only parsnips I've found near us are about $5 for a 1 lb bag. I'm sure I will juice them at some point, but finances didn't allow it last pay period. Im going to be as flexible as possible but still get in all those much needed vegetables. Spinach is $0.98 a bunch here (normal price, not sale price) so I always , always have that on hand. I've also been looking at our local grocery stores for their sales and shockingly, the smaller mom and pop style stores seem to have better sales if you catch them. Two of our "local" grocery stores (they are about a 40 min drive-one way-away from where we live) have "double ad days" on Wednesday. They honor the sale prices from the previous week AND the new sales for the coming week (they rotate their sales weekly). It's quite a drive but I do it because I save quite a bit of money by shopping around and luckily for me, they both do the double ad days on Wednesday. Oh, I also get in as much organic produce as possible but doing a purely organic fast would be financially out of the question for me. I will keep posting as much recipes as possible on my blog but my really, really tasty juices, I'll make sure to reshare in here. Oh!!!!! I think I am going to do my official start weight the first thing Wednesday morning. What do you all think? I am going to post my weight and before pictures on my blog and I have to be honest, I am terrified. A few of my friends know my weight....but putting it out there for the entire world to see?? Yikes. It's nerve wracking BUT I HAVE to do it. I absolutely HAVE to become accountable for all of my past bad habits. I have to stop making excuses. So I am terrified but I am also excited. I'm ready for 2012 to be my last unhealthy year. I am so refreshed and rejuvenated by the support in here! I am PUMPED and can't wait to start! I hope you all have a wonderful Sunday. Talk to you all soon!! -Teela
  • cjpeterson10

    6 years ago
    Count Me in, I am starting tomorrow, 2/15.
  • Mitzer

    6 years ago
    Hi Teela! I am thinking along the same lines as you for a "plan". I will commit to consuming a raw food diet. I won't get my juicer until Thursday, so probably won't get to juicing until Friday or so. Starting tomorrow (Monday), I will ween off the caffeine and start eating raw. I'm very excited to change my life and be healthy. It's really nice to have this small group for support. Mitzi
  • Mitzer

    6 years ago
    Also, I like the Wednesday weigh in idea.
  • FacebookUser

    6 years ago
    Yes, I would like to join you. I think I will try for 10 days. I've done it for 30 days pretty successfully, Unfortunately, I did not make the transition to eating healthier. Here's my juicing journal if you're interested: http://www.hautecurvywoman.com/my-juicing-journey.html. This is what effects the juicing had on my body: http://www.hautecurvywoman.com/7/post/2013/01/finished-30-day-juice-diet.html There were so many good effects; however, I'd be lying if I said it wasn't difficult. So...I hope we can all help each other and good luck to all of us!
  • fourjunegirl

    6 years ago
    Tovah! I just spent the last hour reading your juicing adventures. I love your candid and thoughtful writing. I feel like I am already at an advantage starting my first juicing experience because I got to live it through your journal. Thank you for sharing!!!! Lydia
  • FacebookUser

    6 years ago
    Thank you so much, fourjunegirl, I tried to be as honest as I could about the difficulties and the benefits and there were plenty of both. I did feel good juicing and I know I've got to get into the proper mindset. I wish you all the luck in the world; I'm sure you'll do great! Tovah
  • fourjunegirl

    6 years ago
    Finally I can respond!!!! I have tried logging in for a week from my home computer with no luck. I'm on my iPad now...much easier!!!! So, to catch up really quickly: I am 44 and will be 45 in June. That's why I chose that month to get my act together. A birthday gift to myself! My juicer arrived yesterday and I just played with some apples I had on hand. YUM!!! And soooo easy to make and clean (I got a used Breville Fountain Crush from eBay). Tomorrow will be grocery store day and " menu planning". Are you guys planning on making your juices one at a time or a ful day or 2 worth at once? My biggest challenge ( one of many) will be giving up my morning coffee. But I think I read that herbal tea is okay so that will help. So glad to be back on here and see more participants!!! Wednesday weigh in great idea! Lydia
  • TeelaHerman.com

    6 years ago
    Tovah, Thank you so much for sharing your juicing adventure. I read both links you posted and I am sure I'll read more of your blog today if icon find some time. My husband got sick back in July of 2012, so I couldn't help but think back on my own experiences during that time. Personally, becoming my husband's primary caregiver was very difficult on me. I went from being a mom ton3 young boys to being a mom to 3 young boys and a 30 something year old boy. I literally had to do everything for him and I was mad. I didn't handle that very well and I just have in and ate whatever I wanted, whenever I could. I have always been an emotional eater so that was a huge battle for me. I am also concerned about transitioning back to foods once this fast is over with so I feel like your blog is helpful and honest and I just love that! So yes, thank you for sharing. FourJuneGirl, I currently make a different juice each time but that's because 1) it's still so new to me-I think we are still in the honeymoon period and 2) I really crave variety. That being said, I am going to start making more than just a serving for me and my husband at at time. I bought some mason jars and I've stored leftover juice in that for half a day and it still tasted great hours later. I hear so many people say that they are sick of cleaning the juicer so many times in a day and I do not get my rocks off by cleaning (trust me) so I am sure that I will tire if washing it 5+ times a day very soon! On! I also want to make sure I like the drink before I make myself multiple meals of it (my husband is a "suck it up and drink it anyway" kind of person. I am not. Lol Yesterday was sooooo difficult to pass on a big cup of coffee with hazelnut creamer before church....but I did pass on it. It was just one small victory, but I did it and so can you! I'm getting nervous about the weigh in on Wednesday but its also exciting to know that this will be the most our scale reads from here forward. I can't wait to hear from everyone. Just 2 more days!!!
  • FacebookUser

    6 years ago
    Dear Teela: Thank you so much for understanding my dilemma. I really expected for people to say that I was just looking for an excuse to give in and that hasn't happened. If I'm running to the hospital for my husband and trying to look out for his good, juicing was really hard. I appreciate your empathy and I understand what you are saying about being the caregiver. Has your husband gotten better now and are things a little bit easier? It's very difficult when our significant other is ill. Yes, the mason jars are a good idea. I always make 3 batches of every juice at a time. It just made things easier. I think that as long as you drink it within 24 hours, it should be ok. It sounds easy, but after having some horrifying juices (lol) I've learned to taste it before I'm done and have everything put away. Sometimes the juice just needs a little something like a piece of pineapple or some berries to make it palatable. What day did you start? Thank you for reading my journal and I look forward to hearing all about your juicing and getting advice from you. It does help to keep a journal just so you know what's working and what's not. I wish you all the best and thank you! Tovah

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