Let me start with a little bit about me.
I am 30 in a little under three months (Eeek!) and have been at war with my weight for the best part of two decades. On top of this, I have no energy and my once flawless skin seems to react to absolutely everything and is usually a nice angry red colour. I did have food intolerances to Salycilates which I basically used as an excuse not to have a healthy diet. For those of you that don’t know – Salycilates are basically the natural immune system of a lot of fruit and vegetables, so I had to avoid a lot of them. Thankfully – I found a naturopath who was able to desensitise me to these nasty fruit and veg.
Although the naturopath seemingly ‘cured’ my intolerances, I still have no energy, feel and look like crap and haven’t dropped any weight. I must admit – I blamed all of these issues on my intolerances and thought that by getting rid of them would be an instant fix and I would magically be transformed into someone that looked like Taylor Swift… ohhh how wrong I was!
I watched a documentary the other day called Fat, Sick and Nearly dead where an Aussie, overweight man went over to the USA and only drank fresh juice for 60 days. Not only did he lose weight but a lot of his health issues were gone. After that, I went and bought Jason Vale’s Super Juice Me! 28 day juice plan book which I have read cover to cover and am planning to attempt.
Now, I am one of those people that believe that fasting is good for our bodies because it gives our body time to repair instead of focussing solely on digestion. As much as I know that 6 small meals a day is apparently the ‘ultimate’ way to eat from our hunter gatherer days, what about the times where they didn’t have any food? They wouldn’t have eaten for days, if not weeks or months, but still survived. I am not here to preach my way of thinking because I could be totally off track but this is just my line of thought that got me to try to live on nothing but fruit and vegetable juice for 28 days.
Another incentive for me (as if all of the stuff above isn’t enough) is that I was in a 7 year relationship and now find myself single. Wow! What a different dating world we live in these days! It’s all through all of these apps like Tinder and is quite daunting ESPECIALLY when I don’t like how I look!
Enough rambling – here are my current stats:
Height: 161 cm
Weight: 76.6 kg
Waist: 88 cm
Chest: 105 cm
Hips: 98 cm
Thigh: 65 cm
Arm: 34 cm
My ideal weight is 55kg - and I don’t by any means think that I will get down to that in 28 days, but any loss is closer than I am now
I don’t really expect anyone to follow this thread, and that is fine – I am doing it as a journal so that I can keep myself accountable. I will be exercising as well – ideally once a day, but lets be honest - anything is better than what I'm doing now. Hopefully I get some energy from all this juice so that I’m totally pumped to do it!
My goal: I am planning to go to San Fran / Vegas and Hawaii for my 30th so ultimately I would love to look and feel amazing and be able to buy a new wardrobe while I’m there