Started by yukon_wn, Last reply by The New Me on 2013-02-08 18:15:14
Number of Replies: 10
Wow - I have been doing the reboot for 30 days.
This morning, I got on the scale and it said that I was a 1/2 LB down for a total of 33 1/2 LBS :-)
33 1/2 LBS - That is two bowling balls and change. I can't imagine carrying around two bowling balls all day. No wonder why my back hurt before !
30 days ago, when I started the reboot, I was hoping for 15 days. Anything beyond that was not possible to achieve. Now, I am mid-way to my goal. I have looked at this goal differently. I am not counting down the days and looking for it to be over. I am enjoying each day and the benefits juicing has brought to my life. I have no idea what day it was during the last 30 days that I knew, I would make my goal. After a while, it became no question. I will achieve my goal and succeed.
Just like most of us on this site, I have had weight issues basically all my life. When I was just seven, I was a little overweight. 10 LBS overweight. ( Just to be 10 LBS overweight - I am envious of that 7 year old ) From that time on, it seemed like the weight never came off. In my life, there were two times that I was a good weight. 7th grade and 10th grade. The rest of the time, always over weight or obese. I did come close in college - only 21 LBS away from goal and then life happened.
With the help of the reboot, I am down to the weight I was 6 years, ago. I know that I still have a long way to go, but the reboot has been liberating for me. It has given my life back to me.
Before the reboot, I was in a Funk. I was just going through the motions and not enjoying life. Just 10 days into the reboot and all that seemed to change.
Projects around the house that should have been done months, ago - I did them and enjoyed doing them.
Before, if I had the opportunity to go back to bed and sleep more, I would do it. I would hit the alarm clock's snooze button incessantly. I needed at least 10 hours of sleep to feel ok. The weekends were for sleeping. I would sleep until noon, if I could. Sometimes till 1pm. Now, I sleep less and wake up feeling good and refreshed. I even want to do things in the morning instead of just sitting in the front room, waiting for the fog in the brain to clear. On weekends, now, if I sleep past 10am, I am now angry at myself. It feels like I have wasted some of the weekend.
My wife says that I snore just a little, now. I used to be a record holder, she says. Funny thing is, she says that it is too quiet, now and it takes her longer to fall asleep without the noise.
Now, I walk 5 days a week between 1 to 1 1/2 miles. Before the reboot, I dreaded walking because I knew my back would hurt and I would sweat some. This feels liberating. It is so great to walk and your legs feel like feathers.
I look back and think about how much that I have missed because I was FSND. Just last year, I cancelled hiking in October because I knew how painful it would be. I was so out-of-shape, I knew that I could not do it physically. I look at the same thing that I cancelled last year and with this reboot, I could go hiking, now and do it !
My cholesterol was ok before my reboot, now it is great. My sugar was pre-diabetic, it is normal, now. My blood pressure was high and I was on meds for it. My blood pressure is normal, now and I am off my meds.
And not to forget about it - the weight loss is incredible. I am down two pants sizes, and my winter coat fits.
Before, I would go to my weekly weight loss class( TOPS ). It gets frustrating going to this class and all you do is gain, gain, and gain. Now, I am loosing and it feels good to go to class.
With my reboot, it seems that I am more lucid, I have more patience, my energy is soaring, my confidence is high and I feel at peace.
What the best has been ? I am able to be a better husband and a father for my family.
For anyone starting on a reboot, I have this advice:
- Do a 15 day plan outlined on this site. Ease into the full reboot by eating/juicing and then into full juicing.
This is much easier to adjust to and you will still lose Weight.
- Listen to your body. Doing the reboot past 15 days, your body will require additional nutrients.
Determine the amount of vitamins/minerals in your fruits and veggies. If needed, take vitamins.
If your fruit/veggie mix lacks protein take vegetable protein power.
- Eat when needed. Sometimes, the juice leaves you feeling empty.
When needed, I will have steamed cauliflower, brussels sprouts, broccoli or mushrooms with my dinner juice.
It leaves you full and feeling content.
There was one day that I just didn't feel good even after all my daily juices so I ate a lot of fruit and veggies.
After that, I felt great. This is what my body needed !
- Electrolytes. Keep in mind that the veggies you use, may not have the salt the body needs.
Read nutrient facts and determine this for yourself.
Electrolytes = calcium, potasium, sodium and magnesium.
If these get out of balance, you will feel it and depending how out of balance, you could be in a world of hurt.
- Work with your Dr. Tell the Dr. what you are doing. Hopefully, the Dr. will support you.
Now, I move on to the next 30 days of my reboot and I am looking forward to the results.
Please, take care and I hope you have the results juicing that I have achieved......
A reboot is life altering !