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Water Power

It's been three weeks since my juice cleanse and I'm still feeling successful. I'm down about 8 pounds. It's been going so well and I've been contemplating some of the things that are making the difference this time.

So far I've talked about being gluten free. I think that cutting out gluten has been a good move for me. I keep flubbing and having it accidentally (apparently rice crackers still have wheat in them sometimes and french fries come battered) so I'm not really sure if I've abstained enough to notice a difference. What has been good is all of the foods I avoid because they have gluten. Yesterday we ended our camping trip at Mo's in Lincoln City. There were maybe three things on the menu that weren't battered and fried. I had hoped to have a cup of clam chowder and even that had flour in it. All that was left was salads or fish tacos. These also happened to be the healthiest things on the menu. But enough about the gluten free stuff!
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Gluten Free Day 12

First I want to say thank you to my readers who still follow this blog. I've been keeping it for a little over three years now, and while it does go neglected at times, I'm making an effort to be more diligent about posting again. 
Next I must reel from my previous post. After all of my whining I weighed myself this morning and found myself 6 pounds down from when I weighed myself Saturday morning. This is a different story than what I had been so frustrated about.
This does not let me off the hook however. Just because the scale is down doesn't mean my work is done. A contraire! Glancing through the onslaught of recent facebook pictures does me no favors. I want to look hot in a bathing suit before I die. I have many more pounds to go.  
Now onward!
I've been having some deep philosophical thoughts about this whole gluten free thing since I started. One of the things I've noticed is that I file away the things I will eat when I've decided not to stay gluten free. …

Gluten Free Day 10

It's been 10 days since I started my juice cleanse and have been gluten free. Thursday I drove with Charlotte out to the beach for my delightful friend Bri's birthday beach weekend. I nearly cried for having to leave earlier than I wanted to for work. I managed to eat pretty healthy and I avoided gluten too until Friday morning. My friend Caitlin made the most amazing strata for breakfast. Faced with the choice between strata and.... well nothing, I chose to have a small piece. It was pretty worth it...until I saw pictures of my my wide butt running down the beach in stretch pants, rolls of my belly protruding under my tank top between the elastic bands of my belt and my sports bra. Images that had me nearly sick with disgust at my own appearance. I don't blame the strata. The strata was not the culprit. So what is?
When I got home and weighed myself I wasn't surprised to see that the scale was moving up instead of down. I figured I'd gain some back from what I lost…

Post Cleanse Day 3

I made it through the weekend post juice cleanse and I think I've learned a few things. For the farmers markets I took a bunch of fresh cut veggies to snack on all day, some raw nuts, and a couple other snacks as well as several bottles of water. I also bought a few more juices to kind of help maintain some of the nutrition I was getting.

I'm finding that one of the biggest things after the cleanse is that meals are kind of obsolete. I don't really feel hungry and and I don't really feel full if I just eat good/fresh/raw food pretty much constantly and drink lots of water. This seems to be enough for most of the day.

Saturday I started the day with the hazelnut milk, date and cinnamon juice I had saved from the day before. I had some goat cheese with my cucumbers and it didn't seem to bother my stomach at all. So goat dairy is cleared for consumption! For dinner we went to Por Que No where I knew I'd be okay because you actually have to try to eat gluten there …

Juice Cleanse Day 3

Got up this morning and waited awhile to drink my first replacement juice. Switching was a good decision! Also, I wasn't hungry. Weighed myself. I'm down 5 lbs from the first day.
At my voice lesson I felt a sense of technical consistency and skill I haven't felt for a long time. I'm guessing its because I'm hydrated, but also because I started learning some basic French with duolingo. Even my voice teacher noticed the difference.
I felt pretty good through the afternoon. I knew I was going to be out and about so I packed a cooler with all but one of my juices for the day and a couple of bottles with water in case I couldn't refill them somewhere. 
After taking the cats to the vet I went to my parents to spend time with Charlotte. I ate a couple of strawberries. I feel like strawberries are always disappointing because I always think of the hoods I get at the farmers market or from u-pick places. Then we headed to five guys for dinner. I did pretty well. I ate…

Juice Cleanse Day 2 Part 2

I read on the website and confirmed with the ladies at the shop that it's okay to eat some raw foods during the cleanse. I've been popping raw almonds all day and had a couple slices of apple with Charlotte around lunch. So far I have yet to feel hungry. However I do keep feeling compulsions to eat. I got a container of pasta salad for Paul and Charlotte to eat while I'm doing my cleanse and I would be lying if I said I didn't have a couple bites. This does not bode well for my future plans to be gluten free...

Right now I'm working on my water after having finished my third juice of the day. I'm kind of impressed with how much water I drink without much problem. When I've done weight watchers before I found myself feeling sick at the thought of having to drink so much water every day. This seems to be okay though.

So far I'm learning some very key things about my eating habits.

First, McLoughlin Blvd. needs to be off limits unless there's someplace…

Juice Cleanse Day 2 Part 1

I called Portland juice press this morning after I attempted to choke down my bottle of cilantro juice. Actually It has several things in it but that's all I could taste. They were super nice and said I could trade it and a couple others for new juice. I tried to get juices that still had some good vegetables in them. I think this will make the next day and a half go much more smoothly.

Juice Cleanse Day 1 Part 2

2:20pm. Finished second juice and second water. Driving by a honey baked ham. Nothing sounds more amazing than ham.
3:00 caved and ate a white nectarine. I figure fresh fruit can't hurt too much
7:00 drink the second to last juice of the day. Think I'm going to vomit so I eat a bunch of raw almonds. It seems to work. Paul rubs my neck to help with the caffeine withdrawal headache.
9:20 Can tell the detox is starting to take effect. Have to pee as often as I did when I was pregnant! Going to bed.

Juice Cleanse Day 1 Part 1

A few weeks ago at the Nike campus market my booth happened to be next to the Portland Juice Press booth. They were super nice and let me take home some of their leftover juice. I also got to sample several flavors. Lemon ginger honey is my favorite.
Today I start my 3 day juice cleanse. They have a set of six juices that they suggest doing in a certain order. You drink six a day and a bottle of water between each one. Lemon ginger honey isn't part of the cleanse :(

Here are some reasons I decided to go for this:

I watched Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead probably over a year ago and I've been intending to buy a juicer so I could do a juice cleanse at home. Since I fail at buying a juicer, this seemed easier. Instead of getting closer to my pre-pregnancy weight I'm actually starting to gain weight. This should put a big giant halt to that!I had a chinook book coupon that got me 3 days for the price of 2. They also threw in an industry discount (I think..?) because it ended up bei…