May 6, 2016

Weight: 286 BMI: 36.72

Typically I am be a late night kind of guy going to bed 12:30 to 2 am, depending on my energy level. I would then typically sleep (fitfully) until 8:30 or 9 am, dragging myself out of bed. This morning I woke at 5:45 am, Juice rebootfeeling well rested and ready to take on the day. Took the dog for a walk and was working by 6:30 am.  I think that’s a first!  I work from home, so the commute is easy 🙂  I build websites ( Coastal Webmasters ) so sit in front of a computer all day.  Since getting my dog 2 1/2 years ago, I’ve disciplined myself to go for regular walks, taking a much needed break from the computer.  The last few days, with the weight loss, increase in energy and the nice spring weather, the walks are getting increasingly longer.

I just had my first juice of the day.  Blood sugars are excellent (5.4 mmo/L) and I haven’t taken any diabetes medication for two days now. Even though I check both my blood sugars and blood pressure regularly throughout the say, I can’t wait to see my doctor on Monday to confirm all is on track.

It;s now 11 pm and my day is also drawing to a close.  Today I prepared twice as much juice as I had in previous days.  I was only doing 3 juices per day and still feeling hungry on day 5.  So, today I had 5 in total and felt much better.  I guess my veggie / fruit budget just got bumped up 🙂

Here is what’s included in a juicing.  This is enough for just over one day. The finished product is put into mason jars and kept refrigerated for up to 72 hours (never lasts that long though) 🙂  Included is a huge quantity of mixed kale and spinach, about 20 celery stalks, 5 large cucumbers, 2 1/2 lemons (rinds removed, but retaining as much of the “white” as possible) and 5 thumb-sized pieces of ginger!

Veggies and fruit prepped for juicing

AFTER:Veggies and fruit already run through the juicer and stored in mason jars.


12 thoughts on “May 6, 2016”

  1. wishing you all the best of luck on your journey , Abe. I know you have been struggling a long time with your weight and you seem determined this time.
    Just like I saw you go through withdrawals with the cigarette thing many moons ago
    I know when you finally put your mind to something, it gets done.
    Our best wishes Abe,
    Roger and Catherine.

  2. Abe it takes guts to go public with these personal struggles.
    I have admiration and respect for you.
    Sometimes these public admonitions have unintended consequences by inspiring others.
    I hope you achieve your goals and help others along the way.
    I’ll be there with you in spirit.

  3. Abe, why do you keep the white part of the lemon? Does it have any particular qualities? I was taking it off as we usually do in cooking because of the bitter taste.

  4. Hi Natalie. The white part, or the pith, contains most of the lemons nutrients. I still remove the yellow rind, but leave some or most of the pith. I don’t taste any bitterness from that when juicing. Thanks for your comments 🙂

  5. Check my post from yesterday on FB. It’s crazy what I put in my juice. But I’ve been juicing for 7 years. You’re doing An awesome job. Just follow the program.

  6. Thanks, I saw that 🙂 I’m hoping / planning to stay on the “mean green” for a while yet, but then branch out (no pun intended) into other plants 🙂

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