Day 9 ~ I made it to day 9! I have ended this day with an avocado! Half of which, I ate raw, the other half I baked with an egg inside and it was delicious! My body is ready for real food, it has been begging me for real food for days. I lost 6.5lbs in the first 3 days and put 2.5 back on by dat 5! It made me not myself, I became withdrawn and sad. My blood cells might be happy with the results but myself, my weight loss goals, my overall wellbeing and happiness took a hit! I really did try my best but this just wasn't for me. I still have about 8 of Joe's Mean Green's in the fridge so I will do my best to finish those off before they turn and eat a more vegan diet but I feel that the energy and happiness bars are topping up as my real food is digesting the food that I so badly needed. It's been an education but I did not see the results I wanted on this juorney.
- Why I've Joined Reboot with Joe: Saw the first film, felt inspired. Bought a juicer, watched the second film while juicing. I am sick of feeling tired, I have body aches, acne and am not living my life to its fullest. I feel like I need to do something radical right now to clean up my act.
- Favorite Juice? Carrot, Orange, Lemon & Ginger! Fav green juice: Cucumber, mint, spinach, kale, lime, pear.
- Food temptation? I can do great all day long but then at night, once the kids are finally down, I crave carbs and salty foods.
Day 8 ~ The scale has gone up by 2lbs! Maybe my body is holding on to everything thinking that I am in a famine. My skin is much dryer and has red patches and my neck and back are still sore. When is my body going to realize the reason for my juicing and switch gears?
I forgot my sons after school practice for the school play! I picked him up at the usual time and took him to a bookstore to get the next Harry Potter, I got home to 3 messages asking where he was! My mental clarity isn't what it should be. My emotional state isn't doing well either, I feel like crap! I'm tiered, I'm depressed. I can't eat, I can't drink what I want, I can't exercise because my back is all jacked up. Where is the energy boost? My eyes aren't bright, they are blood shot! My skin isn't clean, it's re-living old wounds, my back and neck are killing me, I feel low!
Day 7 ~ The scale has still stalled, my neck and back is in pain. I booked myself in for a massage, I was told that there is too much tension to work out in one day, booked another season. I also have a red ring on my wedding finger (I had this problem last, 10 years ago when my skin reacted to the nickel in my old ring). Is this my body reliving old toxins and problems or is this me just breaking down? I've heard that on a cleanse your body works through all you old problems so it can heal you but I feel like crap and I am on the brink of quiting!
Day 6 ~ The scale went back down but to where it was on day 3! My back hurts, my neck hurts, I'm taking painkillers, feeling a bit sorry for myself and moping around the house. My skin has not cleared up, there isn't any energy boost (probably because of the painkillers) and the scale hasn't budged! i can't go out and exercise, I can't eat anything or even have a cup of tea, Day 6 is officially the worst!
Day 5~ The scale went up by 2lbs today. I figured that going for a colonic later in the day would change that. It went ok actually, not as scary as I thought and the lady educated me on the importance of plant foods and how the body breaks everything down. She affirmed that meat and fish should really only be eaten once or twice a week. Alas, my weight didn't change on the scale. Later we took the kids to the batting changes at boomers and I pulled muscle in my upper back and neck, it's so painful and I can't turn my head to the left. I feel a bit demoralized but trying to stay strong. Took a painkiller and went to bed.
Day 4 ~ I woke up with the same headache that I had gone to bed with. I really wanted a cup of tea and an ibuprofen, I broke one rule and took the ibuprofen (not actually sure if there is a rule about about pain meds but I had abstained from all pills). I felt a lot better after my first juice. The scale has stalled today so I added some low impact exercise of 15 min of yoga and 45 min of pilates.
I have been reading on line that to fully rid your body of toxins and to alleviate these early detox symptoms a colonic irrigation is necessary so I bit the bullet and booked myself in for tomorrow! I'm a little nervous but the lady on the phone was very reassuring.
Here the reason: During fasting, the natural stimulation of the defecationreflex from food is missing and therefore all the impurities, wastes and toxins will remain in the body and may cause autotoxemia, or self-poisoning. The main purpose of fasting is to help the body to cleanse itself from accumulated toxic wastes. By the process of autolysis, a huge amount of morbid matter, dead cells and diseased tissues are burned; and the toxic wastes which have accumulated in the tissues for years, causing disease and premature aging, are loosened and expelled from the system. The alimentary canal, the digestive and eliminative system, is the main road by which these toxins are thrown out of the body. Since, during fasting, the natural bowel movements cease to take place, the toxic wastes would have no way of leaving the system, except with the help of enemas. During fasting, copious amounts of toxins are released from the tissues and thrown into the bloodstream for elimination. If these toxins can not come out through the alimentary canal, the body will try to get them out through other eliminative organs, particularly through the kidneys which, as a result, will often be overloaded and even damaged.
That is a very compelling argument so I'm gonna get it done!
It also went onto say that to further the body in it's detoxification, you should 'dry brush' massage twice a day to stimulate the eliminative capacity of the skin, the biggest eliminative organ. And are advised to walk and exercise in fresh air as much as possible to help the lungs in their blood purification work!
Not sure how to dry brush, I will ask at the clinic tomorrow but walking outside, I can do!
As day 3 is drawing to a close, I get why they say it's the toughest! I started out the day with so much energy and clarity but at around 4:30-5pm I felt a bit weak, light headed, sore & very hungry. I drank a juice which helped but then had to go cook dinner for the family, bath the kids, help my son with homework, etc . And I just felt awful, all I wanted to do was to go lay down. So this is the day 3 I've heard of, ha?! After the kids went down, I didn't even have enough energy to clean the kitchen or make a herbal tea, I just went to bed. I've been watching FS&ND on my phone in bed to see what Joe and the others felt like at this stage and it seems that I am on par. But watching the whole movie, it's obvious that if I can make it to day 8 everything will be worth it!
Day 3 ~ It did take a long time to finally get off to sleep last night but I woke up early and alert this morning, I feel very clear headed and not craving my usual cup of tea. The scale is smiling back at me with another 1.5lb loss. Feeling very motivated as I make my grocery list of organic veggies and coconut water. Think I might try a yoga class later today as I don't want to dive into running or weight training just yet until my body has fully adjusted but I plan on stepping up the fitness side. I have read that day 3 and 4 can be the worst for some so I will just take today as it comes and deal with any symptoms that arise with the knowledge that my body is tackling old, existing issues and doing it's job to clean house!
Great job! Keep it up! You have encouraged me to make sure I update everyday. It will be great looking back on your journey. I'm day 1. Wishing you great success and strength today!
Thanks Christy, this is my first reboot so we're in it together! I just got back from a grocery shop as I was almost out. I'm going to try some of the recipes from the 5 day reboot instead of just throwing random things in the juicer like I've been doing up until now and I bought coconut water today as it's on the list it doesn't taste too bad.
Keep checking back in with me and I'll do the same for you. We can do this! :)
Ending day 2 with a herbal tea to help me sleep tonight. The day has gone ok, hunger crept up a little earlier and stronger than yesterday and to be honest I'm still hungry as I am writing this but its manageable. My lower back aches today so I am guessing that this is my kidneys beginning their detox. I am also braking out on my face and have a funny taste in my mouth, I have brushed my teeth many times today and have noted that its not a god idea to drink a juice after doing so! ;P
I was going to wait to get on the scale on the morning of day 3 but I just weighed myself and I am just shy of 5lbs down,,,,, 5lbs in only 2 days is incredible and is enough to keep me going.
Day 1 went well, I drank my juices and plenty of water. Fed the kids early then took us all on a walk to the park at the time I would usually be sitting down to eat dinner. I did start to get hungry in the evening and was thinking about a tuna salad and cucumber roll but I fought the urge with a large glass of water that had mint leaves and cucumber slices in the glass (was proud of myself for not eating the cucumber slices)!
I did find it difficult to sleep last night and stay asleep. I had a bad case of insomnia as all my senses seemed heightened. I could hear every movement and snore in the house and kept getting up to check on the kids. I hope that I sleep better tonight because no food plus no sleep may take it's toll!
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