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  • Soose

    11 months ago


    Posted... an updated weight loss chart on Juicing Challenge for Beginners... I have lost more weight these last 2 weeks. That's 5 pounds of the 20 pounds the new doc suggested. It may be a blip and go back up for awhile but it amazed me.



    I am seeing an increase in the rate of change. Helps me feel a bit more confident about meeting that doc's goal for January. That will be the second appt with this new primary care doc.... I had been tracking very irregularly but knew I was not going at the rate of more than one pound a week; his suggestion would be 20 lbs over 18 weeks.



    So I have another 15 lbs to that New Year's goal. Which is now 16 weeks away if I am right. Another 12 pounds beyond that is my original goal.



    Sunday nights, I usually set goals, and we have a Family Meeting -- usually nowadays with attention to health. Still need to see if we can briefly do that tonight; the holiday last week has us off.



    Actually, more importantly, to me, than any particular rate of losing weight, my health goal is to keep juicing and eating healthily (and aide my whole family in doing so), and I have modified my biking goal. It is now 10 miles/day if I didn't say. I am finding ways to make it palatable (the time exercising). I am liking the 10 miles goal instead of the 45 minutes. The time passes more easily. I also do need to pay attention more to stretching daily. I kind of forget stretching.

  • berjim

    10 months ago

    Soose = Congratulations on your weight loss progress. I agree with your assertion overall health is the main goal. I have gone back and forth for years with gaining and losing weight over and over again. This time I am determined to not let a number on the weight scale derail my healthy lifestyle.

    If i saw a number I wanted on the scale it would keep me on track. If it was higher than I wanted I would use it as an excuse (I realized this later) to binge. Down twenty pounds and counting.

    I have been using two calendars - one monthly and one quarterly. This kind of gives me an overall perspective, as apposed to just writing my current weight in a notebook, which I would shut and not have as a visual reminder and motivator.

  • Soose

    11 months ago


    Morning, Sunshine Clubbers! Where is everyone?

  • Onewiththeforce

    11 months ago

    I'm here

  • Soose

    11 months ago


    Evening, Juice Buds! I think I lost my post to this group this morning. I was reporting on my juicing...



    My husband pitched in and we made an awesome batch of juice this morning. First, a carrot/ red beet/cuke/celery/apple juice. And there were some kale stalks in there. Not too sweet. I have 4.5 quarts in storage for the next three days.



    Next, I took the beet greens from the gold beets (which are waiting on the next carrot juice), and mixed with some parsley, kiwi's and pears, and some lime juice -- calling it green limeade. Just 3 16 oz servings of that.



    There's also a bit of the last batch of green juice. And I made enough salad basics to last a few days. And an onion broth (we don't use bone broth).



    So we're all set for our short week! I'm grateful I won't have to decide between early juicing (or salad-making) in the morning versus my biking! :)



    I am TOTALLY out of carrots, used the last 5 lbs this morning. Haven't been out of carrots all Summer; I kept stocking up the produce fridge because they were on sale for $2.99/ 5 pounds organic. It's a good thing to have several days juice in the fridge because I'm hoping the new sales flyers will show up with some carrots on sale again when the sales change over on Wednesday. :) I'm likely not juicing again until Thursday -- and maybe Friday! (We're not juice only right now, and it takes longer to go thru the juices. My son is not drinking as much right now, either.)



    Tomorrow, I plan to get another watermelon -- while they're still on sale, last day Tues. before ads change -- and stow it til we're out of green juice, then use the rind as the basis for a large quantity of green juice to get us thru the weekend. Bulks out our juice quantities.



    Be well and juice on!

  • Onewiththeforce

    11 months ago


    Anyone here follow the Keto diet?

  • Soose

    11 months ago


    What happened to Moose on the Loose? I know Peter is still around.

  • Soose

    11 months ago


    Good Morning. I juiced green last night. About 5 quarts of watermelon rind (with very little red fruit), green beans, cuke & celery, pears and kiwi. I'm out of lemons! (They didn't look great at one store and I forgot them at another!) We liked this when we made it last time but it tastes not quite as good. And I haven't yet put in any greens per se which I meant to do. ( Have chard - dandelion, I think still? - parsley - kales - beet greens which need to be used asap - romaine.) I might add something else to it later today.



    I prefer having 2 types of juice minimum, but this week I'm only keeping one at any time. My son is drinking very little right now and it's only my husband and me, 2 of us. So I'm alternating between a green juice and a carrot/beet juice, back and forth, with the goal of drinking it all before 3 days are up and replacing it with the other. Variety over time.

  • Onewiththeforce

    11 months ago


    On day 5 of 10 wouldnt have made it this far without this amazing community!

  • Soose

    11 months ago


    Totally totally out of juice.

  • Soose

    1 year ago


    We're going to have another day of resting on laurels -- meaning the big question every day -- I have enough juice in the fridge after spending a massive juicing session on Sunday morning, and one more day of salad mixes is already staged for lunch. Good, because we're headed out for an appointment early. A relief.



    We're not drinking as much juice now that everyone is having a salad as well daily.



    I'm off to bike, up early. I am finding it easy to bike if I've enough sleep. But someone [who shall be nameless aka a young man who gets his hours swapped around easily ] was making noise in the kitchen at 3:46am and here I am, awake. I can sleep thru a lot but not the bangs, lol. At least he was doing his dishes, pots and pans. And another someone [ El Doggo] had me up at the other end of the sleep cycle due to Thunderstorm Terrors. My muscles FEEL it.

  • MooseOnTheLoose

    1 year ago


    I've watched the first movie and got both his reboot with Joe and the 101 recipies books. I've read up and googled over the 80/20 rule. I've seen comments on the amount of juice to drink per day but have some questions. Some say six 16-18oz per day and others say three or four of that per day. Also does the "color" matter as long as the 80/20 rules is applicable? I plan on starting tomorrow (8/19/2018) and go juice-only fasting till Thanksgiving. For people to make the Joe's Mean Green, what is the average time? For me, prep-time through clean-up for two 18oz bottles is about an hour. Am I doing something wrong or is that average?



    Also a little background. I'm retired from the US Navy and when I retired I was told I have Type II Diabetes and that my previous doctors should have told me. I sort of ignored it but got a good doctor recently that sat me down two months ago and said that if I don't get it under control not only would he put me on insulin (because he has already maxed out my meds) but my life expectancy, using some formula, was around 58 - 60. It pretty much shook me up. He then told me about a patient that he has that was over 300+ pounds that went plant-only based diet and lost over 80 lbs in 3 months by the lifestyle change and that he added hiking daily. 2 months ago I weighed in at 263 lbs at 5'10". After adding 3 miles of brisk walking a day or more and watching more closely what I eat, I am down now to 239 lbs. My blood glucose levels are around 70ish in the morning and have been for the last month or so finally. I'm hoping that by doing a juice only reboot I can get my weight down to below 200 lbs and my A1C to normal non-diabetic levels and hopefully come off several of my meds AND put a smile on my doctor's face! I'm sort of going this alone. My 19 yr old daughter knows all and complains that I need the fiber of the fruit so I should be blending and not juicing but I point her to the internet and what I read but she then points me to other articles and says the opposite. My wife is semi-supportive but has seen me try various diets.



    Sorry for rambling. I tend to do that quite a bit. Well its great to talk with everyone and I will keep everyone informed of my trials and tribulations each day of the reboot.



    Thanks!



    Glenn aka "MooseOnTheLoose"

  • Soose

    1 year ago

    Moose On The Loose, did you see my reply to this (and Zeke's) on the Juicing Challenge for Beginners Group?

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