This is what our fridge looks like these days:
(we don’t subsist on Naked Juice or coconut water, but it’s there in case we accidentally sleep in or something)
It’s December 21 today, which means our fast ends in a mere 2.5 days. The last week or so has been rougher than the first week was. The fact that we’re in a holiday season and junk food is practically falling from the sky has REALLY made it difficult. I’ve been able to resist it, but walking past cookies, cupcakes, snack mixes and other assorted treats every single damn day starts wearing on you.
This past weekend I decided to make a few mixed drinks. We are WAY light weight, and, well, a couple drinks did us in. I’m forcing a limit upon myself over the holiday weekend so I don’t end up with a throbbing headache on Monday. We have to drive everywhere this weekend anyway, so it would be dumb to overdo it.
The juice fast is almost over. Now what? We’ve been strictly vegan in every sense of the word for a month. We can’t just start eating dairy and meat like we did before. We’re still going to be vegan for a bit longer. We’ll still be juicing at least 3 times a day for the first couple weeks, but our dinners will be vegan. Planning on reintroducing protein with our friends avocado, edamame, tofu, and tempeh. Once our bodies get used to having protein again, we can slowly reintroduce chicken and go onto the heavier meats from there. We’ve also planned to do 15 day juice fasts whenever we feel like we’re falling off the healthy eatin’ wagon. This fast has really changed our collective mindset about food. I can’t wait to eat more vegetables! I have so many ideas in my head that I’m excited to try out.
Things I’ve noticed about my weight loss:
I’m losing fat in weird places: fingers, knuckles, hands in general, wrists, ankles.
I’ve lost a lot of fat in my face. I’ve been wearing contacts for most of the month. I took a break from them today and my damn glasses are too big for my face now!
The one thing I’ve missed the most during this fast is coffee. I broke my coffee fast this morning and picked up a small soy latte. Holy cornholio, did I get amped up. The month without coffee was ALMOST worth it.