Detox Wrap Up & New Challenge

On a scale from 1 to 10 (1 meaning totally failed and 10 meaning didn’t mess up once), I rate this detox at a 5.5. I did well about half the time but still have lots of room for improvement. I feel like I’m getting back  in the groove of a more healthy way of eating after vacation, which was the goal in the first place. I dropped a few pounds but also had more cheat meals and snacks than I’d like. My headaches got a little better after the first few days, but I never felt a difference in energy level like I did the first time I did a detox. Probably because I didn’t detox as successfully as I did the first time…

However, in 2 weeks from today, I am the maid of honor in one of my best friend’s wedding and have a little black dress to fit into. At the start of the summer (June), I was in my cousin’s wedding and bought my bridesmaid’s dress at David’s Bridal. This next bridesmaid’s dress for the August 17th wedding was also purchased at David’s Bridal in one size smaller than the June dress. It currently fits but would fit even better if I could drop about 5 pounds. 2 weeks, 5 pounds? Challenge accepted!

 

I'm on the far left. Ignore the dorky facial expressions...this was a silly shot.

This was my cousin’s June wedding. I’m on the far left. Ignore the dorky facial expressions…this was obviously a silly shot.

Detox Day 5

Ok. The detox is going alright so far. I’m feeling mostly successful and still have a few days to go. I’m down another pound but am still having daily headaches. I’m not sure if I’m getting sick or if this is still a result of detox…I guess I’ll figure it out either way soon enough.

I just made my morning pitcher of juice:

  • 1 grapefruit, 1 green apple, 1 pear, 1 cucumber, handful of asparagus, 1 head romaine lettuce, 1 cup kale

I need to pick up a few things at the grocery store this afternoon and will grab fresh oranges, ginger, beets, red cabbage, mangos, and spinach. I’m getting a little bored with my current juices and need something different in order to keep being successful.

This is a boring post, I apologize. I just wanted to give a quick update but am back to cleaning, reading, and finishing up projects for my summer class…

Day 2 Detox: Midday Update

So far day 2 is going much better than day 1…

  • Juice 1 – 1 grapefruit, 1 apple, asparagus, cucumber, romaine
  • Juice 2 – 1/3 cup blueberries, 6 strawberries, 1 peach, cucumber, romaine
  • Juice 3 – 1 pear, 1 lemon, asparagus, cucumber, romaine
  • Juice 4 –  1 mango, 1 orange, cucumber, romaine

I need to go to the store tomorrow so I can get kale and turnip greens and other things besides romaine to use as the leafy green base. Red cabbage and beets also make excellent juice and provides varied health benefits. In addition to juicing, I had 2 salt free rice cakes with strawberry jam topped with chia seeds as a snack. I’m currently drinking green tea and had some coffee this morning. Like I said, so far so good. I am planning on seeing The Conjuring around dinner time this evening so the chicken liver meal adventure will wait until tomorrow.

I still feel bloated from the vacation feasting but am down about 2 pounds from yesterday (mostly just water weight I’d guess but still). Healthy choices for the rest of today will result in a better tomorrow.