Saturday, August 6, 2011

Day 27 - Aaand We're Back

Well, the trip to New York did a real number on my progress. I hit 267 and was feeling pretty good. Then came the food outings. I put on 10 pounds like it most people put on shoes; with ease and little thought. So I was feeling pretty down about my situation, even though I had tried to mentally prepare myself. When I got back to Georgia, it took me a couple of days to get back into the juicing. I would start the day with nothing but liquids (not juice, but not solid food either). But by the end of the day, I would just settle for whatever food options were handy. I didn't go overboard, but I wasn't back in the swing.

A couple of days ago, I fired up the juicer again. It wasn't a huge step, but it just took doing. The fact that I procrastinated on the produce shopping wasn't helping. But that's over now and I'm juicing and not looking back. In two days of juicing, the weight I put on has dropped off, plus an additional pound. I weighed in today at 266.2, so I'm feeling pretty satisfied. I'm still planning on adding the additional week to my fast because the time I spent gaining weight in NY was time I could have spent losing weight. So even though I'm at a lower number now, I would still have been lower.

I've learned something important during my time fasting. I haven't hated myself once while I have been juicing. When I would eat, and inevitably overeat, I would feel such guilt and shame afterward. I noticed when I was driving home from the gym a couple of weeks ago that I have only had positive feelings about myself lately. It's an entirely different world when you're feeling good about yourself, and I want to do what it takes to keep that feeling going. I hit a bit of a milestone today by reaching 1/3 of my weight loss goal. I don't plan to lose 99 pounds during this juice fast, but I do plan on making my goal. I will make my goal.


  1. I like that :) Good job, keep feeling good about yourself! xo

  2. Congrats on the 1/3 mark, that is amazing!!

  3. Rock on, Andrew! KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK!!