Juice Cleanse Day 5

    A day and a half left and feeling pretty… OK? I’m sleepy but that could be because i didn’t sleep much last night. I made the bold decision to go out last night to a friend’s house to play cards. I knew they would all be drinking so I made them promise NO PEER PRESSURE before heading out. Turned into a mini-shindig (perhaps a hootenanny?) and was really fun! It actually wasn’t that hard to not drink though i did miss that blurry feeling a little bit. None of the booze seemed appealing to me- that was a little weird. I just missed that fuzzy fun feeling you get when you’re tipsy. It was super interesting to see how my friends all act when hammered through my sober eyes. 

    So I was up until almost 5am and woke up around 9:30am. Could definitely explain the sleepy feeling. Worked out (elliptical) before starting my first juice so I didn’t start drinking juice until 11ish? Normally I’m on my second juice by then so I’m a little behind on my juices. My legs are also SUPER achy now so I think I may have gone too hard. I really didn’t think it was that much! Lesson learned. 

    So ten more juices to go and i’m ready to eat FOOD. tomorrow will be tough- I’m going to have to prepare all my food for the week maybe i’ll wait until Monday night to do that. I’m going to make some arrugula salad and lentil loaf for lunches and a white bean, rainbow chard, and sweet potato soup for dinners. maybe monday i’ll just try to nosh on smoothies and fruit all day after a stop at the store en route to work? #juicecleanseproblems

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    Low key friday night during the cleanse

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    One of my new favorite cards in cards against humanity

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    It’s… so… beautiful… 



    Vegan Nutella Stuffed French Toast (by veganmiss)


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    So i decided to work from home today to avoid a goodie table at work. nobody needs that torture! And it snowed today so it was a doubly good day to wfh. and i woke up all snuggly and warm in my blankets, drank my lemon water, got my computer set up, and realized i was chilly. after an hour of freezing I turned up the heat to 80. and saw it’s 67 in here. So i turn it to “on” instead of “auto” and nothing clicked on. Now five hours later I still have no heat! Im wearing lots of layers and loving my space heater but still on the chilly side. hoping this gets fixed soon!!

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    Of course I get an amazing box from #vegancuts while I’m doing my juice cleanse. Monday it’s so on!

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    Juice Cleanse Day #3

    Day 3 is nearly done and thus i’m half way through this cleanse! Feeling AMAZING. So… I am a little hungry right now but that’s because i got distracted from drinking my favorite juice of the day (nut milk) and started tackling a project i’ve been putting off for months! i started unpacking and cleaning my guest room that’s been a disaster area since OCTOBER. that’s right. i finally unpacked my last box and plugged in my shredder. and all of a sudden it’s 8pm! gah! but my delicious drink was waiting for me and i still have half of my chlorophyll water left so i’m good. seriously the amount of energy i have is surprising for not actually eating. i was so worried i’d be super sleepy during this cleanse because my workouts are what energize me in the morning and i’ve been sleeping in this week. BUT i’ve got loads of energy! i can’t even imagine what i’ll feel like if i keep drinking juices (not 100% of the time) and add my workouts back in. and eat clean. i mean shoot i’ll take over the world by 2014! what might also be helping is the audiobook i’ve been listening to this week by brian tracy about goal setting. i mean he really makes you think ANYTHING is possible. which it is. last night i actually had a giddy moment and said “gosh mom life is just too exciting!” and i was completely serious. i know… cheesemaster. BUT i seriously have all of this positive excited energy flowing out of me! don’t get me wrong- i have my moments. but when i’m not having a special moment of anger for a reason that was triggered by something i’m so… alive? i don’t know- i just feel great. and knowing i’m giving my body so much love and nutrients feels good too. yesterday’s affirmation was “I love my thighs. My skin is beautiful. My organs are healthy and powerful.” and i said that to myself over and over again. At first giggling because, well, that just seemed ridiculous. i don’t love my thighs. but after saying it a few times i started to love them for how strong they are and how they get me through my day every day. and while they might not be perfect, they’re mine. yeah yeah… i’m getting super cheesy. but this is me and i’m going to embrace it! today’s affirmation is “I am so frickin’ col and delicious and pretty and witty and sharp! I love every inch of me! Who wouldn’t?” Another funny thing to say out loud to yourself. But doesn’t hurt to shower yourself with this kind of love. and who knows- maybe you can trick your subconscious into believing it! 

    so in short, i’m loving my juice cleanse and i’m loving being off facebook (though i do want to announce to the masses i finished unpacking my last box… my fb friends will without that info). and i’m loving doing the kris carr affirmations and prayers every day. and even the awful dark green juice is starting to grow on me. the part where i’m sipping it is awful but the after taste is now starting to have a hint of cinnamon or something that i kind of like. so at least there’s that!

    now off for more nut milk and chlorophyll water!

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    rainbow of juice

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    Video recap of the juices on my cleanse and my daily diet. For those that don’t want to watch, here’s the cliff’s notes:

    I have six bottles a day that I’m supposed to drink and alternate between green and red juices. So I’m starting my day with the light green juice, then the red juice, then the dark green, then the orange. Chlorophyll water is supposed to be throughout the day but yesterday I put it off til night because it looked scary. It was amazing so I’m going to move it earlier today. The nut milk is the dessert and is amazing.

    So what’s in the juices?

    Light Green: Green apple, cucumber, celery, ginger, cilantro, lemon, parsley. The celery you can hardly taste, which is awesome as i hate celery. This juice is delicious and a great way to start my day!

    Orange: Carrot, pineapple, lemon, and ginger. This one was really citrus-ey and I wasn’t a huge fan of that. It tasted good but made my mouth all tingly like if you drink too much pineapple juice. not that i’ve ever done that but that’s what i imagine it’s like. also this juice was kind of chunky/gritty.

    Dark Green:Kale, spinach, celery, cucumber, wheat grass (and a little lime). this was my least favorite. I love kale, spinach and cucumber but i hate celery and wheat grass so i guess those flavors won. Kind of had to choke this one down- it definitely took three hours to finish it. 

    Red: Beet, apple, cucumber, lime. I liked this one- I wouldn’t drink it daily or anything but it was pretty good. The first time I did a juice cleanse and had beet in it I was not a fan. But now that I knew what to expect I kind of like it. And I love beets so that doesn’t hurt.

    Chlorophyll water: i really can’t say enough good things about this water. It really tastes mostly like water even though it’s really dark green. At the juicing place they said it will help open my cells to absorb the nutrients from the cleanse. I’m not sure about that but i did do some reading about chlorophyll water and turns out it’s really good for you. It helps your red blood cells which increases oxygen utilization of the body. Which is a good thing they say. Read more about it here

    Nut Milk: Coconut milk, ginger, cinnamon, hemp protein, vanilla, stevia, cacao. This is the love of my life. creamy and delicious this is such a good way to end the day i never wanted it to end! I hate coconut but this tasted nothing like coconut- just creamy and delicious. It was a little gritty but you’re supposed to chew your juice so i chewed away. can i please just drink this all day every day? like… forever?

    So that’s the lineup. I also start every day (during cleanse or not) with a glass of lemon water. so before bed every night i squeeze half a lemon into a glass of water and put it next to my bed so before my feet hit the floor that gets into my body. I’ve heard tons of good things about doing this so i’ve been doing it for almost a year now. not sure if it does anything miraculous but definitely doesn’t hurt. Then I take two D-Hist caps which were prescribed by my doctor as a natural antihistamine (has vitamin c, quercetin dihydrate, stinging nettles leaf, bromelain from pineapple, and n-acetyl-L-cystine). then i take three vitamin D caps (1000iu each) since my D was so low when i got it tested last year. Also it’s winter in chicago so everyone is low on sunshine. and i’m vegan so triple whammy. I also take a probiotic prescribed by my doc. The brand is metabolic maintenance and it’s 1 billion, 5 strains. just to help keep my digestion happy. 

    throughout the day i’m also drinking tea to stay warm (and because it’s delicious) and i’m using the traditional medicinals brand herbal teas. I drank some ginger tea that was surprisingly spicy! and delicious. Then before bed is the smooth move peppermint tea. kind of gross but necessary. and more on that later. 

    and there you have it! my cleanse daily intake. in other news i read yesterday that you CAN exercise while on a cleanse and if you have energy you should- and i DO have energy! so i’m gonna rock it out one of these days. maybe. i do kinda like the extra hour of sleep… 

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    Dinner! Nut milk is coconut milk ginger cinnamon hemp protein vanilla stevia and cacao. And finishing my chlorophyll water, which is way more delicious than expected

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