I debated long and hard about what was going to make this a fabulous Friday. I’ve spent the last few days in bed sick with some sort of mutant cold/stomach thing. My job is being eliminated (more on that later) and we might have to move. It hasn’t been the best of weeks. Then, I stepped on the scale.
Jim and I started juice fasting on Wednesday as something we are going to do for Lent, as a way to reset our bodies. Having any sort of illness during the first few days of fasting is absolutely miserable, and I wouldn’t wish it on my worst enemy. However, after two full days, Jim is down almost eight pounds, and I have lost seven. Not to mention that we both feel more alert, are getting much more restful sleep, and just feel better.
So, today’s Fabulous Friday is a shout-out to juice. This is not your everyday orange juice though. This is kale and spinach, broccoli, cucumbers, and celery. Sounds disgusting but half the fun is trying out combinations that will give you the right amount of nutrients and actually taste good. I’m not going to argue because it is definitely working.
Thanks, Jenny! The job is definitely being eliminated, so we are trying to figure out our options right now. We shall see what happens.
And I thought I was having a crappy week! You poor thing…I hope you feel better soon.
I hope the things you mentioned above do not come to pass. I will keep you in my thoughts.
Congrats on the weight loss.
I actually prefer kale. Spinach has a nasty aftertaste. We're not following any plan other than trying to select a healthy balance of fruits and vegetables. Jim was heavily influenced by the movie Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead.
Interesting. I've seen a lot on the Internet lately about green smoothies. The green is usually spinach which I like, but I love kale as well. Is there a particular plan you are using?