Norwegian Blue

  • Why I've Joined Reboot with Joe: Watched Joe's documentary on Netflix and was moved to tears. Thought this approach could offer a new lease on life for me, like it did for Joe. Decided to join the community so that I wouldn't feel like I was on my own. I really need to see this through.
  • Favorite Juice? Still working on my own perfect recipe!
  • Food temptation? Pizza, wine, ice cream, everything!

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  • Norwegian Blue

    1 year ago

    I was afraid to weigh in after eating solid foods for a full week, but was happy to see the backslide was not too bad. 294.6 is exactly 30 lbs. less than where I started on April 1. So I'm hoping this turns out to be a version of two steps forward one step back.
    30 lbs forward, 3 lbs back, 30 lbs forward again?
    Juice on!

  • OneThirstyZebra

    1 year ago

    Oh, my! Nowegian Blue, you are an inspiration!!!!! This is my first day and I read that you have lost 33.4 lbs so far. How absolutely thrilling. I hope I have the same success. Question: So. . . . how many fruits and vegetables is a real goal per day? I have watched Joe's video where he has an 8- 12 oz glass of juice in his hands, but not sure how many times a day he drinks something like that. To get where you are, did you consume just so many fruits/veggies (like 12 for instance) or drink just so many glasses of juice per meal (like 3 or something) and, do you drink it continuously throughout the day. Being new, I'm really not sure what I'm doing other than that I have a refrigerator full of produce now and a new juicer and hopes of a new self.

  • Norwegian Blue

    1 year ago

    Hi Zebra! I am no expert and I can't say that my way would necessarily be best for someone else, but I will answer your questions honestly and to the best of my ability. These have been the basic steps of my journey.:

    1. I stumbled across FSND totally by accident, watched it all the way through, and felt inspired.
    2. I spent around 3 hours researching different juicers online, then ordered one that made sense to me.
    3. While I waited a day or two for the juicer to arrive I spent countless hours on this web site, watching videos, reading through recipes, and combing through discussion threads.
    4. When my juicer arrived I went to my regular grocery store and loaded up on fruits and veggies that I like.
    5. The next day I started juicing.
    6. My typical day I will have one cup of black coffee when I wake up. I may drink one to three glasses of water over the course of the morning if I am thirsty. (I don't "make" myself do much of anything, as a general rule.) Mid to late morning I will then fix "breakfast" which may contain one piece of fruit and lots of veggies, or on some days I'll just make straight orange juice. I usually down the whole juice in 10-15 minutes. No hurry, but also no effort to make it last. I just enjoy it, like a meal. Throughout the day I may drink a few more glasses of water, but again, not an inordinate amount, and only as I feel the urge. Mid afternoon I will fix another juice, and early evening I will fix a third. These may contain one piece of fruit, or they may contain no fruit. I like to mix and match. Some drinks are green, some are orange, some are red, some are brown/muddy/swampy. I regularly mix in flavor boosters like lemon, lime, ginger, sea salt, fresh ground black pepper, etc. Before bed I have a non-caffeinated herbal tea.
    7. Most of my drinks are about 16 oz.
    8. I never make more than one juice at a time.
    9. I like the taste of everything I drink.
    10. I did almost no exercise for the first 30 days, because the juicing was a big enough life change and I didn't want to add further pressure to myself. Lately, thanks to increased energy, I'm starting to do some exercise because my body wants to, not because I'm making myself do it.

    Hopefully those details help. Short answers to your specific questions would be: (a) I have no daily goals; (b) I drink juice as a meal replacement, on average three times a day; (c) I do not drink continuously.

    Lastly, I love your final comment. I was the same way. My only advice is to brace yourself for a rough start, find a way to get through that (I spent the better part of Day 3 curled up in bed). Once you come out the other side, try to have fun with it. Come up with a plan that works for you. If you fall off your horse get back on. It's all about direction, not so much about results. I love my juicer, and I'm glad that I'm taking better care of myself. The weight loss is just a happy consequence. Although seeing the dropped lbs. at my weekly weigh-in provides great affirmation and motivation.

  • Norwegian Blue

    1 year ago

    After hitting my 30 day mark I celebrated with solid foods for a day or two that turned into a week. So I've begun another 30-day reboot as of today. My juicer was happy to receive some love this morning, and I'm glad to get back in the saddle. Happy juicing everyone.

  • Norwegian Blue

    1 year ago

    Day 29.
    Starting weight 324.6 lbs.
    Today's weight 291.2 lbs.
    Have lost 33.4 lbs so far (15.1 kg).
    Notes: Very happy with today's number! The weight dropped quickly in weeks 1 & 2, then I seemed to go nowhere for week 3, so losing another 8 lbs. in week 4 is exciting. Especially since I'm at the halfway point of my 60-day journey. This encourages me to stick with it. BTW, I did finally juice my habanero using Leslie's recommended pepper juice recipe. It was fun and tasted good but definitely hot, and I paid a price over the next 24 hours!

  • Norwegian Blue

    1 year ago

    Took a step back to 299.2 at today's weigh in, but that was expected since my weekend schedule made juicing difficult. Jumped back on my horse this morning with my first ever ginger shot. Thanks Zeke!
    Juicing 24/7 this week. Glad to have lost 25 lbs. so far. Looking forward to losing the next 25.
    Have a great week everyone!

  • Coach4u

    1 year ago

    Hi I am on Day 1 of a 3 Day and hoping to extend it. How did your fast go? Did you feel hungry? I'm so hungry right now, this is going to be more challenging than I thought! Thanks

  • Norwegian Blue

    1 year ago

    Hi Coach! Hunger was not *my* main challenge in the first few days, but I'm sure that is a struggle for a lot of people who begin a juice fast. I did have to deal with some real psychological hurdles though, especially on Day 3. I've never really had mental health issues, but that was one of the roughest nights of my life. I actually felt like I was losing my mind. This experience is certainly not common to everyone who does this, but hitting a wall of some kind during the first 2-7 days certainly DOES seem to be universal. So the only advice I can give you is to ride the storm out and make it through to the other side, because it gets easier, and it is so worth it.

    I'm not an expert by any means, but I'm happy to answer questions or share with you whatever I may have to offer. I find many people on this web site to be very helpful and supportive. I hope you find that to be true as well.

  • kate.the.warrior

    1 year ago

    Hi, are you planning on going straight through until May 31? If you are, that's my goal as well....so is 230 this year. Your attitude is great! Keep up the good work.

  • Norwegian Blue

    1 year ago

    Hi Kate! The answer is yes and yes!

    Thank you for your kind words. Life can be difficult, and there have been many points along the way that I have not always had the best attitude. It's easy to get down. But Joe's documentary really struck a chord with me, and some of the people on this web site are so encouraging, it's really helpful. I hope I can inspire you, and maybe you will do the same for me? Some days feel like smooth sailing, and others are a grind. Sometime it feels like two steps forward and one step back. I just want to keep moving in the right direction.

    Keep us all posted on your own journey, and please let me know if I can do anything for you.

  • Norwegian Blue

    1 year ago

    Day 22.
    297.4 lbs.

    Didn't lose a lot this week but still moving in the right direction. Feeling good. Hope to maintain weight through the weekend then get back to strictly juice in the coming week(s). Loaded up on fresh produce at the grocery store today.

  • Norwegian Blue

    1 year ago

    Day 18.

    298.8 lbs.

    Allowed myself a few concessions over the weekend but managed to drop some more weight. Still loving the juicing and feeling fantastic. Looking forward to a good week.

  • kate.the.warrior

    1 year ago

    You're under 300. Yay! Hang in there. Cheers to another good week.

    Kate

  • Norwegian Blue

    1 year ago

    Day 15!

    Starting weight 324.6 lbs.
    Today's weight 300.0 lbs.

    Short term goal: make it 60 days and just see where I am. Would love to get to 230 lbs. some time this year. (That would get me out of the obese category according to BMI scale. What an awful word, "obese.")
    Long term goal: 192 lbs. would return me to normal weight according to BMI. That's also what I weighed when I was in college.

    Thoughts: So far so good. Going strong, feeling great, and actually having fun. Does anyone else get a genuine thrill from feeding their juicer??? I think about real food sometimes. I've even allowed myself a few concessions over these first two weeks. I haven't been perfect. But most days have been all juice, and I haven't let any slips turn into derailment. I cannot attribute this to will power or discipline on my part. There's just something different about juicing and the vision that Joe casts so well in FSND. I was so sick of being fat, and it's so satisfying to lose BOWLING BALLS off of my body. Also, the nutrients in the fresh fruits and veggies make me feel like I'm treating my body well rather than starving it. (This last part may be the key.)

    Happy juicing everyone!

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    This group is inspired by all the amazing people I have met in this community who, like me, have or had 100 lbs or more to lose when starting this journey with our wonderful Joe Cross:) There are special challenges in this world for those of us who are "morbidly obese" and there are some incredibly inspirational people around here conquering those challenges every day. Come be inspired and inspiring!

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    Latest activity: 07/19/2019 07:12 AM

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