The Healthy Bunch

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  • KDianeC

    2 years ago


    Back again after 1.5 years. Day 1. Mean Green at work tonight. How is everyone? Stick with it? Help!

  • CaitlinRose

    3 years ago


    wednesday and now 18 days post fast....I am up 5.5 pounds from my lowest juice fast weight...still have almost a 3 pound buffer but dont want to go there...Sunday I went out to eat and ended up having a pina colada and a salad but my daughter ordered pizza an we had leftovers and well I ate a slice....between the two things I literally saw a 2 pound weight gain on the scale the next day....I couldnt believe it...well I also had about a half cup or less of chili lime cashews for a snack and a lara bar for breakfast and wham...2 pounds just like that....so mon thru today I have been extremely careful....but I have been exercising daily and limiting my calories to 1200 calories...and the day I indulged I ran/walked 8 miles to make up for it and still I paid the price on the scale and cant seem to shake it off yet....tonight I am going skating for 2.5 hours ao we will see if that helps....still fitting into my sise four pant comfortably but hate seeing the scale move up like this....it is kinda of freaking me out a bit....any ways by looks of it I hope all havent abandoned their goals and are still working toward a healthy lifestyle....remember you are worth it!

  • Joanne

    3 years ago
  • CaitlinRose

    3 years ago

    Wish I would have seen this sooner before the crocodile got me on sunday night..lol...but dusting myself off and now I no I cannot cheat on pizza at all...I thought one wlice would be harmless...boy was I wrong! Dusting myself off and 3 days back to eating on my plan...1200 calories....mostly all fruits and veggies....nutsm..wild caught fish on occasion....had juice this morning and really missed it..

  • HorseLover

    3 years ago

    Tx so much. Which page do your videos begin on?

  • Joanne

    3 years ago


    Day 72 (60J/12NFM)...



    Just got in from swimming to whit I had the whole pool all to myself..well when I arrived there were 2 ladies in who promptly left..it was fabulous! Still doing 32 lengths am very keen to up it to 40 but my personal trainer is quite clear that 32 lengths for the time being..although we are mixing it up in the pool...6 lengths breaststroke, 2 x lengths kickboard, 2 x lengths breaststroke...then 10 x lengths pullbuoy (it felt really good to push myself this way), 2 x kickboard (my kickie legs are hopeless, but trying to improve upper body strength is the main priority at the moment), then 10 x lengths breaststroke..the final length I pushed and pushed to go as fast as I could - I was going for a gold medal..lol.





    So it's been a very normal forever mode day - main achievement is my swimming, I haven't had time to make a proper tea for my meal ..but not hungry anyway.



    I was just saying to my husband today about how it is possible to eat Vegan food and not eat well...



    .............so I wander back to our whole relationship with food itself thought, and how for most of us we need to find "healing and transformation of this relationship" - thing is, I do believe juicing has done this for me...okay so am not done tunnelling yet..but I am being transformed not just physically, but mentally and emotionally - this I never suspected would be a part of the reboot or indeed it's major factor.





    Sometimes I get jittery that I am just "kidding myself" about being able to sustain the normal forever mode..but each day that goes by sees me another day into this new habitual lifestyle that I am cultivating. Like the swimming..it's been 6 weeks now..the gym I think is three weeks..I am not finding it difficult to go because it is making me feel better, I am getting stronger :-)



    But food has lots it's...mmmm....fascination..I think about it sure, I eat it..and I love the juices (...love is a bit too strong for the green), love the bits of food I am eating...but something major has changed in my brain - and in my eyes and heart too..this journey began for a reason..it's like being at a crossroads and you have left right forward or to go back down the road you've already being travelling on - one of those signposts leads to healthfulness and wellbeing, joy and fulfilment - the biggest decision we make is to take the road that begins that journey..it might be..eating less, cutting out alcohol..but you've already begun you see..and as you wander along...you find yourself thinking more, desiring to be free and the paths that we have all been on before have led to this moment, because we've found it.....reboot, normal forever mode (however that works out keeping you on the path to lifelong healthfulness).





    And sure this new path is not "flower strewn" - there are things we need to shed not least any excess weight we are currently carrying, there's pitfalls, slopes, hills, snares, crocodiles and rickety bridges along the way - but in our remembering how far we come..where we've been and keeping our heads up focusing and or refocusing when we get a bit sidetracked in a snare..we keep on pootling along..the reboot is for me my forever safety net..it's always going to be there, always going to be doable..because I've done it once, I can do it again when and if I need to..there's no shame in needing to do another reboot if you need to..just if you do need to...do it!





    There is no second guessing our next steps...we don't know what's coming up ahead on the path (thankfully)...but every day we have our knowledge, learning that is with us..





    It's courageous you know...stepping out onto the path that leads to healthfulness and wellbeing..it takes guts to say "enough is enough" it takes a special kind of person to do this (not thinking of myself)...actually thinking of you...we have all done something remarkable - so grab a juice, carrot stick and celebrate that you are special, you are courageous and the journey goes on.





    Much Love

  • CaitlinRose

    3 years ago


    oops today I am at 12 days past my juice fast and I actually lost weight from yesterday...I am now only up 4.3 pounds from my juice fast and still have a whole 4 pound buffer...yippee...so maybe now my body is starting to stabilize somewhat??? that would be great...had a green smoothie with spinach, cherries, coconut oil, coconut flakes, chai seed, and unsweetened cashew milk today for breakfast and 1/4 cup of cashews as a snack. I love green smoothies but I tend to put extra things in there that are calorie intensive (395 calories for the smoothie and 150 calories for the nuts) so I have already almost used up half of my calories today which I like going into dinner with more rather than less so that is why I like eating fresh fruit a lot of times instead cause the calories are lower. Zumba is at 8 pm tonight (I have decided not to do run club because it is too hot outside today and inevitably I end up running alone because I am too slow to run with all the people who show up...all the runners are too fast for me they run below a 9.5 pace or faster. I ran with them last week and could only keep up a mile at that pace then I dropped off into the 10's for miles 2 and 3 and by mile 4 I was in the 11's. It is discouraging to me to feel like I am the worst runner (and the people that run slower than me never show up anymore, or rarely so it leaves me odd man out, and I can be alone on my treadmill lol). So I guess I will do tonight what I am good at...I am the dancing queen...so zumba it will be...lol...For those of you still juicing...enjoy a nice watermelon juice for me!

  • Joanne

    3 years ago


    End of Day 71: well I've mowed the lawn early evening...I could feel my upper arm muscles flexing..did I say lawn..sorry I meant to say jungle..it wasn't bad actually but it's the first time I've mowed it in years and without too much of a struggle and then I washed all the house windows..blasting my under arm wingage (dreamin'..but hey it's good to dream). (Those 100% juicing look away now...)





    I ate this lot for my tea, biggest amount of food in what seems like forever... (lambs lettuce, 2 cherry toms,wodge of cucumber, two dates mmmmm love dates...splodge of hummus..love hummus and sweet potato wedges)..wolfed it down I did..but it was way too much in reality, half a small sweet potato - hardly worth putting the oven on for a quarter of one. I sprinkled about 5 pinenuts over the salad..had one thought...nope I don't like you. foraged for the other 4 and binned them....I realised something this evening..part of my tunnelling to freedom is only eating food that I love..which means that I stay in the fun food part of town all of the time..always and forever..life's too short to grimace my way through pinenuts. So the rucksack of excess weight/old habits..is lighter and the rucksack of freedom...eat only the food that I love and the food that I love..is like the picture and also..it's okay to just cook 2 sweet potato wedges if that is enough (and it is) ...





    and finally the knowledge that I can still "wolf and because of that eat too much even of the good stuff" but I don't want to do that anymore...so I'm kicking that out of the old habits...there it goes down the mountain...won't miss you at all. And into rucksack of freedom...take my time, savour the flavours and really enjoy the food that I love. That's another shovel full shifted out of my tunnel..getting nearer the surface...Zion is up ahead...I'll see you all there.

  • CaitlinRose

    3 years ago

    I love that idea, only eat foods I enjoy...good advice!

  • Joanne

    3 years ago


    Day 71 (J60/NFM11) - 1 1/2lbs off..so scales still going the right way despite being in normal forever mode..I like the sound of that, let me type that again...Normal Forever Mode..NFM..feeling just tickety-boo :) Been to the gym this morning whereupon I was formally introduced to "the wave machine" - it's awesome! It was noted by a chap I know who was in the gym this morning, that I had two male trainers swarming round me..chuckles.





    Apparently it tones your thighs (battle of the wobbly bits in session), tones your buttocks (always a bonus) and helps core stability as you use your hips to press down through your heel and I think it helps just a shade on your tummy, and helps strengthen the knee area (which for me is brilliant as my right knee keeps collapsing) so what's not to love?





    Talked with my trainer about the instrument of torture handbike..we've discussed it with the Gym manager too and they have convinced me that I need to persevere but don't need to phaff on with the buttons which was one of the reasons I avoided it after knocking myself badly (poor co-ordination), so I went on it today and I think I maybe did a minute to 1m 30 secs..and I managed it..although of course two weeks have gone by since I've used it and I have been using the pullbuoy in the pool..so I'm thinking my upper body strength is starting to improve - yippeeeee! And keeps me really motivated to continue my "training" in the pool.





    Had my usual 2 x 400ml of hot water & lemon and my morning sunshine...there is a problem though...it ends too soon. Lunch has been a whole slice of rye bread warmed with peanut butter, green juice and kale chips - what a feast, but my body has gone "yay! You're giving me the nutrients, food and the calories I need to function - finally girl you've got a grip!" So I've done 35 mins in the gym, keeping hydrated, drank juice, eaten well - Normal Forever Mode - is so good! There is a 100% 10 day juice-fest planned for when I get back from my adventure..it's five weeks away not four..but I got a new top in the sale at the supermarket today and a smaller size....50% off too..I like it!



    Just realised...kale is full of protein..I was wondering why I feel particularly satisfied..we've grown kale in our polytunnel so it's uber fresh and it's the long crinkly kind - not the curly kale which is the only kale you can buy in the uk supermarkets ..I'm even thinking about...wait for it those of you who know..actually juicing a kale leaf into my next green - how time changes.



    I'm sooo excited about life in general - the prospect of living life in the most healthful way I can and reap the benefits of that - c'mon!



    Right, the pooch is looking to have her 1 mile walk- and lo it's not raining - so time to toodle-pip be blessed on your journeys - everyday is a gift - everyday we juice, NFM...the freer we become and that thought is worth celebrating with your favourite juice...or Caitlin - grab a carrot or two and some hummus.

  • Tonia

    3 years ago

    I love reading your posts Joanne. You are such a fun spirited and joyful person. You inspire me to continue on regardless of the day I am having or have had. Ps. Congrats on the new top :-)

  • CaitlinRose

    3 years ago

    how many calories a day do you think you are consuming?

  • CaitlinRose

    3 years ago


    Day 12 post fast and overall I am doing well and learning to transition to a healthy eating plan. Yesterday I finally added back in nuts and around day 9 I had a wild caught piece of fish...I am consuming mostly raw fruits and veggies and occasionally cooked veggies...I am working out almost every day and I am trying to stay 1200 calories or less daily...Slowly my weight seems to be climbing...I am now up 4.7 pounds from when I finished my fast 12 days ago. I know 1200 calories is a lot more calories than I was consuming while fasting because most days I had a hard time even drinking 64 oz worth of juice so I expected at least a 5 pound weight gain overnight and 12 days later I am just under that...I have reintroduced most foods I want to consume...I want my diet to be mostly raw fruits and veggies, occasional shrimp and wild caught fish, and the occasional bean soup....I planned for a buffer so I am good with the weight gain so far as I had an 8 pound buffer, however, I hope I stabilize soon and don't continue to gain....I am tracking my calories in my fitness pal and hope to maintain at my goal...I am glad I fasted longer so I would have more of a buffer. This maintenance thing is tricky...But I need to learn how to have a healthy lifestyle I can ultimately live with and that includes learning how to eat healthy and feeding my body properly for life...Thank you all for being with me on this journey and helping as I transition from just juice to healthy eating as well!

  • Joanne

    3 years ago


    Missed you - Day 70 update.


  • CaitlinRose

    3 years ago

    glad you are doing well Joanne! keep up on that swimming and exercise!

  • StephW

    3 years ago


    Hi Everyone- You may not remember me since I have been away so long! I have been on vacation in Hawaii and was not able to juice (plus my "juice" became "cocktails" once vacation started!) so I basically need to start over (again, again, again)...everyone's updated pictures look fabulous! I didn't lose any weight on vacation, but I got a good tan :)

  • Joanne

    3 years ago

    Great to see you back StephW

  • CaitlinRose

    3 years ago

    welcome back!

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