I hate the juice fast. I cannot stress this enough. I give mad props to anyone who can do this for more than a day. I started yesterday off really well. I made a big batch of juice with apples, lots of kale and lemon. I drank half and took the other half out with me. Two hours later I was starving. Like tummy rumbling so loud that people were giving me weird looks. By the time I got home and made more juice I was ready to kill the next person that crossed me. I made another big juice for lunch using kale, spinach, apples and carrots. I really didn't feel any better after drinking it. I felt vaguely hungry, still cranky and more than anything really nauseous. It was like motion sickness and super bitchy had a date. We ran errands and while were out my head started to ache. I tried drinking a bunch of water and a little more juice but I felt worse almost by the minute.
I'll tough out a lot of things. I've been eating 1200 calories every day since January with 3 free days the whole time. I've been rock climbing with a broken toe jammed into tiny little rock climbing shoes after a 4 mile hike. I suffered quietly through Borat twice. I couldn't hand the juice fast. I have the least sunny personality you can imagine when I get low blood sugar. From the safety of my less than soundproof car I yelled sarcastically at a pedestrian crossing properly with the light in the crosswalk. On my five minute drive home I flipped off no less than 2 people. (They totally deserved it.) I think the lesson here for me is that I need to stick to what's been working. I haven't plateaued on my current plan and it's a comfortable lifestyle change, not a diet. If I feel hungry and crappy all day I KNOW I won't stick with it. Also for the sake of my marriage I probably shouldn't keep going on something that makes me a super bitch.
So I had solid food last night. I made my all time favorite healthy dinner: 1 cup of brown rice seasoned with rice vinegar, grilled tilapia with spicy miso teriyaki glaze and baby bok choy sauteed and tossed with gyoza dipping sauce. It packs a TON of flavor and a huge meal for just 400 calories. Today I'm back on my normal diet and much happier. I had a kashi granola bar for breakfast, juice for a snack and ate a large green salad for lunch. We had steamed dumplings for dinner and I'm FULL. I definitely won't shed 7 pounds in a week but I can live with that. I feel badly that I told you I would do this and couldn't really keep going.
To apologize, below is a video of my dog, Gwen, munching on her second favorite treat: the carrot. Her first favorite is anything meaty flavored which she knows collectively as "bacon." I had to shoot this 3 times with 3 different carrots because my brother and husband were playing mario kart in the background and kept swearing really loud and super dirty. So enjoy! I went to great lengths to bring it to you!
And I would just like to add that, if by some strange chance, the pedestrian I yelled at today sees this I just want to say "I'm Sorry."