Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Day One

I figured that I'd be gnawing on my fingers due to maniacal hunger by now, but I didn't really even feel hungry until about an hour ago when I made the mistake of putting on Food Network. It's been a pleasant day so far and much more productive than I thought. I kept getting burst of energy after each juice meal and made the best of them. What did I do today?

Watched Dirty Dancing and cried.

Washed, dried and put away the towels. Don't you just love the smell and feel of fresh laundry?

Got all the produce washed, divided and put up in the fridge.

Watched Mamma Mia! and cried (not just because of Pierce Brosnan's singing, musicals are my weakness) and swooned (HELLO Colin Firth's dimples and Dominic Cooper's chest!)

Drank tea. And juice. And water. And more juice.

Swiffer-vac'd the downstairs, washed the kitchen and downstairs bathroom floors, dusted and wiped down all the kitchen surfaces.

Completed the New Rules book! It will require a second going-over for sure, as well as transferring all the pertinent data into a workbook to take to the gym with me. I think the author would have made a fortune had he completed a small workbook complete with diagrams to sell as a companion to the book.

Visited the bathroom. A lot.

Some of the things I juiced today...
red bell pepper
red grapefruit
sweet potato
root ginger

I just had my final juice meal. A little later for "dessert" I will juice half a fresh pineapple and whirl in the the blender with one small banana. Too bad I don't have any rum in the house. ;) I'm going to watch The Biggest Loser season premier tonight. I just can't help myself. I'm sure I'll have an up and down to the bathroom sort of night but that's to be expected. But overall it's been a really good day!

Speaking of Mamma Mia! I am so amazed by how fit and lively Meryl Streep is. I mean, she's going to be 61 in June and she was bouncing around with the energy of a kid. That's why I want to take care of my health, get fit and stay fit. I want to enjoy life with a vibrant energy into my 60's and 70's and beyond.


  1. Andra, glad to hear your cleanse is going well! I'm curious - do you worry about consuming protein when you do a cleanse like this one? Or do you just figure that 2 days isn't enough time for the lack of protein to hurt? Thanks!

  2. The healthy human body has protein reserves so I wouldn't worry about protein deficiency for a several day long fast. I'm not doing any body building or strenuous exercise so it's not going to be an issue. You could always add a protein powder to your juice if you were concerned about protein deficiency but I don't think it would be necessary if you're in relatively good health and eat plenty of protein on a day to day basis.

  3. Hey A - sitting with a glass of wine watching BL too. I gave up on it last year, but this year I'm going to let it inspire me!!!!! Just like you have. :)


  4. Ohh--I'll love to hear your review of New Rules. I just finished it myself.

  5. omg i'm watching the biggest loser right now!! i LOVE this show. i just also pledged 30 lbs on the pound for pound challenge. its finally clicking for me. i burned 700 calories on the treadmill tonight! i was sooo excited. if you get a chance you put up more juicing combos and how you'd rank them with taste? now i can plug my nose and chug with the best of them!! hhaha but i'd really like a good tasting veggie combo. i swear anything i put celery in.. i taste celery. hahah but i'm used to it.

  6. Oy, the Biggest Loser. I get so torn about this show. It's really not an inspiration to me. In fact, it's a more of a what not to do. But I can't resist the transformations.

    Jamie...I, too, just made my pledge. But I couldn't get the badge to show up on my page. I think it's a great program! About the juicing, do you add an apple, ginger and lemon to your juices? I find that adding that combo to just about anything (other than cabbage) makes the drink quite tasty.

  7. I would love to see some of the recipes you're using on your fast, or are you winging it?

  8. Glad you’re having fun! That ‘dessert’ smoothie sounds delicious!