Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Day 21 - I Love NY / Life in the Sixties

I Love NY

Hey everybody. I know it's been a little while, but I can finally sit down and write. I made the drive up to New York, and it was a breeze with my pal Buckley riding shotgun.

Sense memory is an amazing thing. As soon as I walked in the door at my parents' house, the overwhelming feeling I had was "time to eat!" My mom wasn't even cooking anything. There was just something about walking in that sent the sensation rushing in. You'll all be greatly relieved to know that I dismissed the feeling and held firm. Before I left, I made some homemade V-8 juice that didn't taste anything like V-8, but was good in its own right. So that's what I had.

I've been here over a full day now, and it's business as usual for me and my juicing. My mom is even getting in on the act, which will definitely help. I've been to a couple of farmer's markets and a roadside stand. They didn't have a lot of variety, but what they did have was excellent in quality. I think I have most of what I need for the week, except for apples and oranges. You'd think those would be the easiest to find. Well, you'd be a dummy. It's okay though, I'm a dummy, too.

Life in the Sixties

I hit a little milestone today. I weighed in at 269.2 pounds today. That's down 29.8 from the start of this endeavor. I was relieved to see the number, because I checked in at 272.6 yesterday. The road trip didn't knock me off course, so I was surprised to see the number go up. But there it was. I won't say I did a dance when I saw the 269.2 this morning, but I did let out a "Woohoo!"

I've got my eyes on a much bigger prize, but 30 pounds in 21 days feels pretty good. It just dawned on me while writing this post that I've gone almost as long as long as my last juice fast. And I'm not even feeling close to quitting. There are a few reasons I can see contributing to that. First, this blog and the support I have been getting from people have made a huge difference. Secondly, I'm not watching cooking shows and thinking about the things I want to make when I'm done juicing. Even though they were healthy foods, they were still a distraction from what I was trying to accomplish. My desire to succeed is much stronger this time, and I know I can go much further this time.


  1. That's great that you stuck to it on the road trip! Cool that mom is joining in too :) Good stuff

  2. YOU ROCK! I'm so impressed that you held strong on the road trip. That would be very difficult for me. You're inspiring, so stick with it please :)

  3. Yup. Looking good. Juicing is really awesome. I'd do it every day but I'd look like Jesus if I do it everyday. Babe is missing your pal, sleeps till noon and totally lost track of breakfast and dinner time.