Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Juicing Journey: Day 3

Welcome to the Juicing Journey! If you are just tuning in, please make sure you check out the series introduction, JJ Day 1, JJ Day 2, and our other juicing posts here and here, so you won't miss a juicy detail! If you recall, last week we learned Em's mistake of including leeks (part of the onion family) into her juice cleanse which did not go very well.

I went to school with my sick-juice jar and tried to fight my hunger urge as long as I could before I realized starving myself is not the best option. So, I took out some lemons, squirted those in there in hopes of it helping, put in my straw and pounded 1/2 the jar. YYUUUUCCCKKKK!!

Running to the bathroom with my toothbrush in hand, I fought the urge to regurgitate the juice I had just taken down. I was successful! I brushed my teeth (twice) popped some gum and started pounding water. Phase 1, complete. Thankfully, it was a minimum day, so I was feeling very lucky to be able to not have to drink as much and maybe make it home and get a new batch going, it was absolute torture. That afternoon, I sucked down the second half of my jar and again, ran to the bathroom to brush and keep it down. - Natural remedies are killing me

To my surprise, when I got home, despite the disgusting smell emanating from both my kitchen and husband, I found TWO empty jars in the sink. Darn that TH, he is a trooper! I dumped my second jar down the sink and just decided to cut my losses, it was too much for me to bear any longer!

With my kickboxing class that night, I was a little nervous that so few calories would make me faint in class, but to my surprise, I was more hard-core than ever! With 21 attendants, I was ready to rock out to my master play-list and move those bodies. I made it through class and was even more excited to rush home to my juicer for some fresh apple juice.

When I had arrived at home, I could see that my TH had finished his last leek-barf-juice, he is GOOD! As I walked to the juicer to get ready for day four, he looked at me and said, "I would do nearly anything for a deli sandwich (insert disgusted glare from his wife, meat? SICK)...... with lots of veggies of course". I on the other hand was dying for a tostada, loaded with beans, rice, lettuce, tomato, salsa and avocado... not quite yet though!

My dear sweet TH had peeled 10 oranges while I was out, so we were off to the races in preparation for a leek-free day 4...

Check back next week for more (leek-free) juicing goodness!

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  1. I'm surprised you have the energy for kick boxing.

    I've made some pretty terrible batches of juice too. I can't stand to waste anything so I just gulp them down :-)They're good for me anyway.

    1. Rich,

      Good for you powering through nasty drink mixes. While I hate to waste, I just couldn't do it, it was a total moment of weakness. Thanks for stopping by!

      Strive to thrive,


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