Hello Friends of the Interwebs,
From 14th April 2017, I decided to take just over a week off of work (annual leave) and do a juice cleanse. I had got to the point where my body was not feeling well or comfortable. I wasn’t happy in my skin, so to speak!
I weighed myself on that day and to my shock and horror, I weighed 76 kilo (12 stone) – which on my small frame of 157 cm is totally out of whack. I also measured myself and wrote all the figures down in a diary, which I am updating daily to keep track on what I am doing.
I wrote my goals in the diary too – a goal of getting healthier!! I want to feel better within myself, so I am not so tired all the time – and if I happen to lose weight in the meantime, well that is fantastic too.
My initial plan was to do juicing for 5 days, then smoothies and juices for 5 days, then smoothies, juice and soups. However, after 4 days of being on juices (and having one hiccup meal) ~ I found that I had lost 3 kilos (or approximately 6.5 pounds), so I have now decided to do more juicing days to see if I can get below the 70 kilo mark.
I must admit it has been hard at times, there have been times where I have been hungry, a lot of emotional times ~ especially when cooking food for my family (when I can smell the food and want it dearly), I have given in once ~ but it made me feel quite ill the next day, so I am now sticking to the plan.
I have been keeping busy doing cleaning and gardening ~ plus I have been out in the gym exercising as well… all little helps I guess.
Rest has been very important to my recuperation as well ~ getting 8 hours sleep a night is crucial at the moment.
Today is day 5 ~ and I can honestly say I feel a whole load better and I have more energy ~ but I am still not where I want to be, so I am going to keep on going with this.
I was going to do videos of my progress, but I am still not confident in front of a camera as I feel I look old and pale (even if I have makeup on ~ unless it is BLACKNAIL or GREENWITCH makeup, then I don’t mind). I will keep you all posted ~ on Facebook and here as to the outcome of my juicing cleanse in a few days.
Until next time,
Healthy Blessings to you all.