Tuesday, February 28, 2012
48 Day Juice Fast: Day 7-- Energy Levels & Juicing in Bulk
Hi there! It has officially been a week since David and I started this fast! Exciting milestone... but we still have 41 days to go.
I weighed myself this morning and the scale said 130 (down 5 lbs from the start). I have lost some unhealthy chunk on my stomach as well as my arms and legs, but I still have a good bit of that unhealthy fat on my tummy.
I've noticed a surge of energy today that is greater than days before and I've also noticed my happiness level is up. I'm by no means a depressed person normally, but I do feel an improvement in how I feel overall emotionally. :)
So far in our juice fast, we drink our juice right out of the juicer, but I've started to feel like all I'm doing is juicing and cleaning up after juicing, which affects my productivity with my work, etc. So, I decided to carve out two straight hours today to do nothing but juice.
Juicing 2 bunches of kale, 5 cucumbers, 3 apples, 8 tomatoes, 4 celery stalks, 5 lemons, 2 grapefruits, 4 oranges and 1 thumb of ginger yielded 9 jars, or 144 ounces of different types of juice.
When I store juice I fill a 16 ounce mason jar to the very top (to prevent oxidation of the juice), seal it tight and store in the refrigerator right away.
I've also used a sharpie to keep all my batches straight. I got this tip from Kristen Suzanne of Kristen's Raw. Sharpie marker will come off of a mason jar very easily with water and a wash cloth. This batch produced enough juice to last David and I through the rest of today and the first half of tomorrow.
So far today, I have had one 16 ounce jar of carrot,/apple,/ginger juice and one 16 ounce jar of kale/cucumber/lemon/ginger juice. Looking forward to some kale/cucumber/green apple juice and sunshine orange/grapefruit/lemon juice later today. :)