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06/13/2012 at 5:41 AM #3232
Good for you Ruthie…I have 1 pound to go to reached my target weight after two reboots so I can not be a juicing buddy. Not sure how I managed it, but it took me 31 years of messing around to finally get here. What waste of life energy by worrying, obsessing, binging and so forth. Don’t get me wrong, I am not going to spend the next 30 years (if I have that many) regretting it..maybe just a little while..*S*. Go for it now and don’t wait. We are only here for so long.Juice On....Jim .......Blog: durgen4.wordpress.comYou must be logged in to reply to this topic.
06/13/2012 at 5:57 AM #3234
Hi Ruth, My name is Patti and I just saw this documentary and am so inspired too! I need a buddy to help keep me focused and would love to start with you on the 15th! Do you have a recipe plan or were you just going to start with the 3-day and go from there? I have a not-so-great juicer but I think I can get by until the one I want becomes available again. They seem to be out of stock everywhere I look. I am in North Carolina, USA.You must be logged in to reply to this topic.
06/13/2012 at 6:02 AM #3236
Hi Ruth, I am just starting on my juice fast, and would be happy to have a partner! I feel the way you do.. desperate for change and inspired by the movie.. I am a 42 year old nurse who lives in Oregon and has worked night shift for 8 years, eating out of stress and taking care of others.. Ready to change!
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06/13/2012 at 9:10 AM #3242
I’m starting today and would be happy to be your buddy. Maybe we’ll have a whole group! I’m in the suburbs of Indianapolis, am 47 and work from home. My entire family is gone to summer camps this week, so I thought it was the perfect time to jump start the juicing.
I did a 10 day fast a couple of months ago, (lost 14 pounds) and fell back off.
Mostly it was preparing meals for the family that did me in. Hopefully, with kids home for the summer, it will be a little easier to stay on track. They will have the time to help prepare their own meals, no homework/or extracurricular activities.
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06/13/2012 at 5:58 PM #3328
On the Road Again: CONGRATULATIONS!!!! Great job, you are an inspiration to all, most importantly yourself! I have asked myself that same questions and I have those SAME regrets personally. “Why have I wasted so many years being so miserable with my body in such poor health?” I may go tomorrow, but it will be 85lbs lighter..lol I still have 15lbs to go to reach my “target weight” and am currently on day 10 of 30 in my second reboot.
Now the HARD work starts of continuing to make good choices so that the weight will stay off and you will remain healthy.. for however much time we have left. DeniseYou must be logged in to reply to this topic.
06/13/2012 at 6:04 PM #3330
Dear Ruth, MooseMom and Saradtee: I think MooseMom is on to something with a group! Be prepared, like Joe, to feel bad for the first few days, just don’t give up! Having been through 60 days already, I might suggest using the time to think about how you will eat once you “roll off” of juicing. I was juicing and eating for 6 months between these fasts. It was the normal up 3-lb.. knuckle down and juice more. Take off the 3-lbs eat a little more. It’s been frustrating because I really didn’t PLAN well for eating after the juice. I will say I continued to juice everyday and feel it is great “nutritional armor”. I haven’t been sick a day (knock on wood) since I started juicing. I’d love to join you, but TOTALLY understand if you gals would prefer a “group” of newbies, on a 60 day commitment. DeniseYou must be logged in to reply to this topic.
06/13/2012 at 6:28 PM #3340
This really works. I’ve lost 57 lbs in just under two months. Just be aware that the human body loses weight at its own pace – giving up and retaining water at its own pace – which means that you do experience plateaus. I couldn’t bring myself to waste the pulp, so I made spicy soups out of it. Hasn’t seemed to slow me down, and made the whole experience fun and enjoyable. After a week or two, you’ll notice that your taste buds change and you don’t crave sugar and flour carbs. That was a surprise. As long as you can manage to work this into your social life, the benefits are numerous and amazing. DanLYou must be logged in to reply to this topic.
06/13/2012 at 6:29 PM #3342
need to get the juicer and I am in! I just saw this film looking for some juicing and fasting support now I am very happy to find you all and the film! I am 44 in in California. Likewise I need to find something that works for my body! I had been a vegetarian since childhood and have been a vegan for 20 months but really need to change my relationship to food and my body. I plan on getting a juicer TODAY!You must be logged in to reply to this topic.
06/13/2012 at 6:31 PM #3343
I would also like to join a juicing support group. I would like to start my journey on Friday too, planning to do all my shopping and prep today to be all set. If you manage to set up a group please let me know. SamYou must be logged in to reply to this topic.
06/14/2012 at 4:57 AM #3437
WOW looks like we are now all ‘Juicy Groupies’ then! I’m so inspired by everyone who wants to join in this! It can be so disheartening when your family and friends don’t understand or support ‘crazy notions’ such as juicing : ( Now I feel I’ve got a new and healthy and wholly positive support system from where to draw motivation, thank you! Like MooseMom I also completed a 10 day juice fast and to my own disbelief and horror went straight back to how I was eating and not exercising before..EVEN after feeling all the euphoria that comes with cleansing your body. As Spankey2 (SO welcome in the group!) cautions; I completely failed to plan for post juicing. So here I am again! Rome wasn’t built in a day and all that jazz so Friday-TOMORROW is the beginning! Oh and as everyone has mentioned their age, I am 25 : )JuicyRuthieYou must be logged in to reply to this topic.
06/14/2012 at 5:10 AM #3438
My full intention is to exclusively consume juices for 40 days. This seems daunting so I shall take it in short segments: the weekend to 7 days to 10 days to 2 weeks to 20 days (Half Way Woo!) And so on. My fruit is bought but I need more veg. so will need to consult my German dictionary for translations for ‘kale’ and such things! I have a good juicer which as far as I can gather is fairly important. It was great on the 10 day I did; no pulp got through and easy to clean. I know the fruit/veg. recipes I like: Carrot&Apple, Pineapple&Cucumber, Fresh O.J&Grapefruit…But what I really need is good Veg. recipes that taste someway good if possible??!! Please share this wealth of info. anyone who can! I am taking this sseriously but there is always the underlying uncertainty in myself from having played cruel mindgames with myself for so long (who needs a man eh?)I am happy to share all research I do but most important I think is to spur eachother on day to day. We all have different commitments but this is 40 days to put ourselves FIRST; our health and happiness priority. I know we can achieve this so tomorrow let’s go! Breaking the first 3 days is the most challenging as DanL sites so let’s stick together and check-in with eachother here when we ge the opportunity. Let’s kick start our lives and REBOOT! : )JuicyRuthieYou must be logged in to reply to this topic.
06/14/2012 at 5:19 AM #3439
Hey all, so excited to have support..! Do we need to form a group in any specific way, or just keep posting here?
Also, was wondering what are people’s ideas for eating afterwards? I have been looking into Dr. Fuhrman’s Eat to Live plan, which I think is who counseled Joe in the movie. Weirdly, I downloaded an E-book on fasting on his website, that talks about only drinking water when fasting, and that drinking juice defeats the purpose of the fast.. Is that not strange? I was so inspired by the movie, not so inspired to just drink water.. SaraYou must be logged in to reply to this topic.
06/14/2012 at 5:21 AM #3440
Ruthie, part of this project is the secondary stage – and it may be the most important phase. Taking weight off is one thing, keeping it off is another. The project requires a maintenance phase. If you go back to your old way, it is like wearing something old and worn out that no longer fits. Get rid of that. The maintenance phase has to include some version of what you’ve done to lose the weight. You have to decide how to apply it in a way that works for you – but it is absolutely necessary to the process. Joe didn’t have time in the movie to point that out. We don’t climb a mountain to throw ourselves off of it. This works for taking off the weight. A version of it also works for keeping it off. (Another thing that I should point out is that, As Joe put it, he ‘created an artificial famine’. Well, the human body is designed to deal with that, and when the famine ends, it absolutely goes bonkers to hold onto every calorie it can in case such a thing occurs again. So we have to outsmart the system nature gave us – or work with it. That means we need to closely monitor our weight during the maintenance stage, that for some of us will last the rest of our days. It is not unlike the ‘recovering alcoholic’ in a certain sense: when do we stop recovering and can go back to eating crap and ignoring our health? And when do we expect that our bodies will not rebel against such abuse? This is a two-stage process, folks. Mind it.
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06/14/2012 at 6:15 AM #3446
And how well can we get to where we are going if after ever happening to ‘fall off the wagon’ we don’t pick ourselves up and climb back on the wagon? We need to recognize that we are human, and we need to recognize that ultimate success includes giving ourselves permission to fail on occasion or at least recognize that although nothing in life is perfect, failure is only as large as we permit it to be – that is how we grow. Part of the project requires that we recognize the fact that we are dealing with emotions – and emotions need to be recognized and dealt with. Big projects are full of little obsticles that can appear big to us. Those obsticles are optical illusions. Let us not shudder at shadows.You must be logged in to reply to this topic.
06/14/2012 at 6:33 AM #3448
“We don’t climb a mountain to throw ourselves off of it” I love that! Thank you Dan, I agree with everything you have said and will look forward to tapping into your experience. You sound like you are coming from a really good strong place in your life; I look forward to achieving that connection and trust within myself. Ruth : )JuicyRuthieYou must be logged in to reply to this topic.
06/14/2012 at 6:35 AM #3449
I’m not sure how to answer your query about a speicific group but I second your suggestion and support it! Let’s put it to the majority! Is communicating here enough for everyone or should we exchange email also??!!
V excited and positive about this!
Ruth : )JuicyRuthieYou must be logged in to reply to this topic.
06/14/2012 at 7:14 AM #3451
Hi Ruth, my name is Fred from San Diego, California. USA… I am so glad you started this because on Friday June 15th I will be picking up my very first Juicer to start my 60 day reboot. I am around 205 – 209lbs depending on the day. I started running so that is helping me a bit. I am not happy with the I feel and the wieght, so I will also partner up with you starting Friday June 15th. My wife Wendy will start when she starts her Vacation so that she can be home in case she gets sick and also be away from those office food parties.
My main juices will be more green then fruity.. Like 90/10 just to keep my sugar levels under control. Let’s share our juice recipes on here and share some tips as well.
Take to you guys soon
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06/14/2012 at 9:52 AM #3478
I can’t speak for everyone, but I think the more the merrier! I’ve already been inspired by so many! I had a rough first day, but am back on track today!You must be logged in to reply to this topic.
06/14/2012 at 10:03 AM #3480
Juicy Ruthie Reboot group: If you all don’t mind a non-perfection expert…lol I would love to join in. Starting today, that is. I will be blending rather than juicing (I don’t have a juicer but DO have a strong commitment) Fruits and vegetables for 40 days and 40 nights sounds good to me. Let’s go!If it is to be it is up to me.You must be logged in to reply to this topic.
06/14/2012 at 10:07 AM #3481
Hi Again Ruth,
I actually like the taste of the mean green. I’m not sure about the translation for Kale, but I can tell you the when the quality of the kale here started to go down (it was really dry and pale), I started substituting spinach for my kale. I didn’t notice a difference in flavor, but I do seem to get more juice out of the spinach than I did from the kale.
If your just wanting more veggie content, try just adding a veg or 2 to the recipes you already like. For example add a cucumber or a couple stalks of celery to your carrot/apple/ginger juice. The great thing about juicing is you can experiment and come up with flavors that you like and it’s all good for you! Also, the green lemonade recipe is very good, light and refreshing!
I tend you use more veggies, fewer fruits because I know that when my blood sugar fluctuates, I crave sweet things, which just starts a cycle of consuming more and more.
You’re eight hours ahead of us here in the states, I think, so I’ll be rooting for you tonight (tomorrow morning your time)! Good luck!
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