I have been gone for awhile, but I am back and a little older and a little better prepared. I have twice tried to go 100% raw in the past and it has worked for a little bit of time, but then I get frustrated (over what? I don't know) and give it up. The addiction to the cooked vegan foods that I love has been so great. But, I have been inspired by Carlene's success and I also bought all of Storm and Jinjee's e-books, so I feel more committed this time around.
So, I started the OJ Diet (fast) on Monday and I thought I would share how my week has gone in case any one is interested (and doesn't care to search through journals - where I have been blogging my progress).
I started with about 35 - 40 lbs to lose. I am at my pre-pregnancy weight, but it's not healthy on my 5' 7.5" frame. I weighed 175 on Monday. It's Friday and I weighed in this morning at the gym at 169 in my bathing suit. So, 6 lbs for 4 full days of fasting. I am pleased. I have been having detox symptoms (headaches, being grumpy, tired, etc.) but I just looked in the mirror and saw the best detox symptom of all: the coated white tongue! I have been drinking a SWF in the morning (enemas don't sound appealing to me) and it has been doing it's job. I highly suggest warming the water up first to tolerate it. And, I only do 16 oz with 1 tsp. salt.
I have been juicing on average 13 - 15 oranges a day which gives me just around 40 oz of juice. I drink it 3 - 4 times a day, although I started out with more on the 1st day. I have flown through 40 lbs of oranges and I need to go get some more. I can't afford organic oranges right now at .99 cents a pound, so I am buying them from the Farmer's Market where I can at least talk to the grower to know what has been the process of growing.
I will continue to blog (it's been every other day) in the private journal area - but I wanted to let anyone know that I was here and doing this if they have any questions. I will be using Storm and Jinjee's transition off of the OJ Diet too and most of their recipes (I tend to agree about the whole dehydration idea).