Day 1 and 2Posted: June 29, 2012
Well I just sent a text to Mrs. Big Guy and confessed my plans. As I mentioned in my previous post, I watched a life-changing movie. Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead is a documentary (infomercial) about Joe Cross who was 100 pounds overweight, loaded up on steroids and suffering from a debilitating autoimmune disease and at the end of his rope and the end of his hope. The movie introduces you to Reboot Your Life, a natural juice fasting program. So after a couple of days of going back and forth with some of Joe’s followers, I pulled the trigger and bought a Juicer. I chose the Brevelle Ikon Juice Fountain, mostly because I had a 20% off coupon at Bed Bath and Beyond. Next step was a trip to my local International market. I live just outside of DC and these markets are common and are known for great prices on veggies. So I loaded up on kale, celery, cukes, cabbage, carrots, tomatoes, apples, pears, and my secret weapon jalapeno peppers.
The program is pretty simple. Drink five or six juice drinks a day along with equal amount of water and that’s it. Piece of cake, right? Well not really. I’m in day 2, and no matter what combination of veggies and fruit I combine, they all kind of taste the same. Now I’m not saying they’re disagreeable, but they don’t taste like pizza. But I’m going to stick with it.
What really helps is the forum on jointhereboot.com. There are hundreds of people out there going through what I’m going through. I met some great people already including a new special friend from Australia. Sarah was the one who help me pull the trigger and get started.
Results after day 1 – lost 6.5 lbs. Day 2 is not over and I’ve already lost another 3.
I’m going to try to post my progress at least once a week. Wish me luck!