Wow, already day 13. I can’t believe I’ve made it this far. It’s been pretty hard. I’ve lost 10 lbs, still feel very alert ( who would’ve thought I was living in a fog) and I feel quite well. I didn’t get that big surge of energy everyone talks about but I do have more energy than before. I still get a small headache every now and again but not migraines. I don’t take anything for them since I’m cleaning out my body so they just go away on their own and it hasn’t been too bad. My skin feels awesome as everyone says that’s on a reboot. Must be all the hydration. I drink 4-6 juices a day along with a gallon of water, wonder why I wake in the night dying of thirst.
I have been wanting to get off the hormones that I was put on when I had my hysterectomy 9 years ago. Yeah 9 years of HRT. Whenever I tried to wean myself off before it came with some nasty side effects. Pains and hot flashes or flushes whatever you want to call them. So I decided that while I was at this reboot might as well go all in. I’m not recommending this to anyone, I’m just saying this is what I decided to do on my own. So far I’ve had no issues. I’m kinda excited about that.
I’m not saying it’s easy. You have to go buy all this produce, and the cashiers look at you like WTH! It fills your fridge and its like for 3 days. Ugh It can be so messy too. I found that if I do a marathon juicing and make enough for 3 days It’s just so much easier than juicing every night for the next day. I know it’s better fresh, but you gotta do what’s best for you. This is best for me. I have mason jars that I store my juices in and that takes up less room than all that produce. You have to run to the bathroom every hour or more. The hardest part for me has been of course, being around food. I’m not hungry, I just want food. My other half still has to eat, and I get the privilege of making his dinner. Lucky me.
It is however worth the trouble, I think. It has been for me so far. I keep motivated by watching different documentaries on it and have really enjoyed The Juicing Documentary on YouTube as well as Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead, Vegucated and Forks over Knives which I watched on Netflix. The community on the reboot with joe site is amazing and if you have questions or just need a few buddies to start with, that’s the place to be.
I have a couple more weeks to go and if you wonder why I’m trying to get to about 30 days here’s why, the different juice fasting stages. I plan to stop around the 6th of November. I will be on vacation after and I hope to integrate some food into my life at that time.
So if you’ve thought about this, do it. Talk to your doctor and jump in! You can start slow if you want, 3 days, 5days. Work up to whats best for you. If I can do it, anyone can.