Last week I juiced and ate a modified diet and I lost weight and felt amazing. This week I decided to stick with all juicing (with the exception being Mother’s Day). Today is Day One and I’ll plan on updating you with how things are going, how I’m feeling, and perhaps some juicing recipes.
So- about that a/c, I promise, it’s related. On Monday, it stopped working. On Tuesday, we had a guy come out who said it was the compressor and it would cost upwards of $2000 to repair (mind you, he said an entire new until for our home would cost $2500- so you know- you do the math). Anyway, I had planned on shopping for my fruits/veggies on Tuesday… but now I felt stressed and poor (since who wants to shell out that much cash for… well… anything really?). I contemplated putting off juicing altogether. In fact, I contemplated grabbing some chocolate and stuffing my face until the crying stopped (if you can’t tell, I’m an emotional eater- severely). But I didn’t. I got up and went to Sprouts, where I purchased all the things I needed to prepare meals for my family as well as all the fruits and veggies I would need. I browsed the chocolate cakes, and even eyeballed a few lemon squares… but I resisted. Seriously, huge accomplishment for me. As I was driving home with my juice loot, I praised myself. See, I tend to be mean to myself- but instead I’m working on praising myself for things I do right. I resisted temptation AND stayed on course for my juicing. This was huge. Yes- I’m making progress… even if the only progress I’m making is to prove to myself and I am capable of doing this… it’s progress.