Hello again. Hi. How are you? Long time not see. Umm, sorry I haven’t called. I’ve been busy living and stuff. But I’m back. I think. I’m pretty sure. I’ve missed you.
Soooo, I keep trying to figure out how to reintroduce myself to my blog. It’s been so long since I’ve posted and so much has happened that I feel like I need to recap the entire last year. But let’s face it, no one who doesn’t know me really cares and all my friends and family already know. Plus, the thought of thinking about the last year, let alone writing about it, is so overwhelming that I keep not doing it and then more times goes by, and more happens and I get further behind. Ugh.
I’ve decided to jump right in. Here goes.
Steph and I have completed a seven day juice fast today. We weren’t 100% strict. Saturday night was date night and we splurged on a few cocktails (Captains and Diet Coke for me, Oberon beer for him) before seeing the Hunger Games (oh the irony.) Afterwards we went big and had a hummus plate with vegetables at the Daily Grill in Lincoln Square. No pita, just cukes, celery, carrots and delicious, freshly made hummus.
I’ve lost about 6 lbs and I feel great, although I admit my temper has been short. I think I’ve been making our juices with too much fruit and I’m doing a lot of crashing throughout the day. To fix that, we’re decided to do more veggie only drinks, or just with apple for sweetener.
Except that we should be done today, right? So who cares?
Well, no. You see, a few nights ago we watched Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead on Netflix. It’s about how juice fasting helped save the lives of a few people who really needed to lose weight and get healthy. We were already on day five of our own juice fast so I can’t say the film was life changing for us. But it was inspiring and we’re taking a good look at the foods we consume in this family. Also, it inspired us to juice for a few days longer. I need to lose four more pounds and inevitably I’ll put a few back on so we’re going to keep going until Friday.
All that build up just to tell you about a fabulous new juice I made tonight!
Your Daily Juice: Broccoli & Pear
One big head of broccoli
Four stalks of celery
One quarter avocado
Juice everything but the avocado, add that in the blender with ice. Serves two. Tell me what you think!!