Day 2 Morning Weigh In: 267.5 (-4)
Well, Day 1 of my 7 day juice fast is in the books and I'm happy to report that I survived!
As with any new challenge, Day 1 got off to an enthusiastic start with a glass of Apple & Carrot Juice.
Running on the high of a new challenge, I felt great the entire morning, and at mid-morning, I refueled with a glass of Spinach & Tomato Juice before we made our way to the local Farmer's Market to re-stock the fridge full of fruits and veggies.
The thing I love about our Farmer's market is how affordable the fresh produce is! We were able to jam pack our cart full of green leafys, berries, apples, melons, celery, etc, all for $98!
When we returned home from the Farmer's market, we made ourselves a tasty Green Juice concoction with Romaine, Spinach, Carrots, Apples and Celery.
After feeling great the entire morning and into the afternoon, I hit the dreaded Day 1 Hunger Wall at about 3:30-4pm - right about the time my wife started making Spaghetti for our Sunday Family dinner with the in-laws. This was also the same time I started feeling a little fatigued and foggy, not thinking as clearly as I normally would have but I pushed through and made myself a little afternoon juice snack with Strawberries, Apple and a Bartlett Pear.
The dinner hour was the most difficult part of Day 1. Sitting around with Family and watching them all eat a beautiful meals of Spaghetti, Garlic Bread & Cabernet while I drank my Romaine, Spinach, Carrot, Tomato, Celery & Apple concoction. I can't express how difficult it was to smell such a delicious meal and have to say "No, this is for my health and I will not crack!"
Luckily for me, I have a very supportive wife and set of colleagues who are encouraging me through this Juice Fasting challenge. Right before dinner, I sent one of my colleagues a text message explaining that it was Spaghetti Family Dinner night and I was at high risk for breaking. To which he replied with a very supportive:
"You're much stronger than that, and you'll be stronger when you're done. Saying yes is easy ... And why people are Fat. No is harder, but it's your health man. You can do it!"
This, plus drinking a ton of water, gave me the push I needed to get through the rigors of Day 1 of the juice fast. This morning's weigh in reinforced why I'm doing this juice fast - I lost 4 pounds yesterday, down to 267.5 this morning. We'll see how much more I can drop over the next 6 days!