Thursday, September 29, 2011

DAY 41

So I worked a little bit with one of Brian's recipes this morning.. and came up with my favorite juice yet.  Here's the recipe:

1 pound of Carrots (ends chopped and peeled)
1 Cucumber (also peeled)
1 Medium Handful of Spinach (cold washed)
1 Golden Delicious Medium Sized Apple
1 Red Delicious Medium Sized Apple
1 Whole Small Lime
1 Thumb Ginger (peeled)
1 Cup water
--mint to taste--

This was fantastic!  As good as any V8 Splash from the store and a million times healthier!

Other than that, same as usual.  Excited about the weekend... since it's the time in-between workdays lol.  Will keep this thing updated as I can.

Weight: 258lbs (unofficial)

Consumed:  Mean Green and Carrot-Spinach-Lime.

Rating: 8.5/10

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

DAY 40

*****Note.. new picture to the right.  That was taken a couple days ago ****

2/3rds the way through folks!  I gotta tell ya, it feels good too!

Not much to report for the day, just glad the work week is over the hump and the weekend approaches!  Looking forward to it and getting closer to Day-60!

Weight: 258lbs (unofficial)

Consumed: Mean Green and Carrot-Lime with some extras.  Also worked in some prunes and a small cucumber salad.

Rating:  8/10

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

DAY 39

Tomorrow will mark the 2/3rds the way through mark!  Feeling good and enjoying my trips to the gym.  I was in there today and The Biggest Loser was on.  What they do is just sad... sure it has great immediate results- but none of that is sustainable (for the vast majority).  Sure I know what you might be thinking:

"Isn't a crash juicing diet and losing 3-5lbs a week another form of the same monster? A temporary fix?"

The answer is yes and no.  Yes it is temporary and no-doubt a 'crash' diet.  But for those of us who are incredibly overweight- it's the jump-start or 'reboot', if you will, that gets the ball rolling.  During these 60-days, Brian and I are learning more and more about nutrition, good habits, good foods, and at the same time we're building a familiarity with produce as opposed to meaty processed products.  We'll have 2-3 weeks of a recovery period where we mix in nuts, beans, seeds, etc... and then start working in mean slowly and carefully.  Eventually it will incur a lifelong diet of moderation that fits our lifestyles and needs instead of cravings and indulgence.

When you jump-start a car, you're not powering it for good but giving it the boost it needs to run on it's own again.  That's how I'm treating this... as my jump-start to the healthy life I need and deserve.

Enough banter... I just wanted to lay that down on the blog tonight.

Weight: 259lbs (unofficial)

Consumed: Green Juice, Gazpacho Juice, small salad, broccoli, a banana, and an apple.

Rating: 9/10

Monday, September 26, 2011

DAY 38

*********NEW VIDEO***********
Click Here to Check it Out!

The day is winding down and I'm cranking this out before I take my night trip to the gym for an hour of music, sweat, and liberation.  It always makes going to sleep easier so I definitely love that part haha.

So yeah, new video is up so don't forget to check it out and chime in if you please!  We love feedback as it makes us feel somewhat important in the grand scheme of things.

Weight: 262lbs (unofficial)

Consumed: A banana, a small salad, Mean Green Juice, and the Carrot Lime Juice

Rating: 8.5/10

DAY 37

I'm tired so this will be a short one.  Shot the video today (a bit late, oh well lol).  Will try to get that video up tomorrow after work.

Fun weekend and more encouraging comments!

Weight: 268 (OFFICIAL) / 260 (unofficial)

Consumed: Carrot-Lime Juice and a few odds/ends.  

Rating: 8.5/10

Sunday, September 25, 2011

DAY 35/36

So I went to Brian's Friday night and thus have have spent way too much time not blogging.  Spent done time experimenting with the mean green recipe and had some decent results I think.

New video coming up Sunday or Monday.... So keep you're eyes open!

Weight: (unknown)

Consumed:  various raw delights

Rating: 8.5/10

Thursday, September 22, 2011

DAY 34

Got more juice in today, 2 full batches to be exact!  Weening off the solid raw produce is somewhat more difficult than I had expected... but biting into a crisp apple is really causing me to crave a little bit now lol.

Taking the day off from exercise for 'recovery'.  Want to go but the arms are really sore and so is my behind.

Not much else to report except my blood pressure has dropped over the last month...  Was around 144/95 and now it's around 125/77.

Time to go turn on some light classical with a hint of rain and go to sleep a bit earlier than normal for me.

Weight: 264lbs (unofficial) *Note:  Cumulative loss of 40lbs!

Consumed: Mean Green, Carrot-lime, Pineapple, some celery, and lightly salted cucumber.

Rating: 8.5/10

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

DAY 33

Whew... just got back from the gym and feeling pretty relaxed.  Gonna hit the shower and get to bed for a good rest.  Remember cats and kittens... it's the long sleep that allows the body to build muscle and all that biochemical magics!

Anyway, it was a good day, drank more juice and ate less solid raw foods.  Trying to ween myself of of these delicious Pink Lady Apples is pretty hard though...

**On a side note, I experimented with some tomatoes and sweet onion today in the juicer.  I will most likely not be doing that again anytime soon lol**

Weight: 265lbs (unofficial)

Consumed:  Carrot-Lime blend, Naked Juice, 2 Apples, 1 Banana, and some fresh pineapple juice.

Rating: 8.5/10

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

DAY 32

So glad to be over with that kidney stone from last week.  Went to the gym yesterday and today (just got back fyi) and spent around 45m/1h each time getting in some good cardio and a little time on the weights for fun.

An observation I've made is that since I've started working out my weight hasn't really changed (for the last week or so).  I remember from the last time I lost weight the same thing seemed to happen... 2 weeks and not a pound dropped.... but after that it started coming off again.  So, not worried about that and not going to let it get me down.  I'm still on the good track and feeling better every day.

Weight: 266 (unofficial)

Consumed: The usual suspects.  Probably too much ranch with the salad and broccoli though.

Rating: 8.5/10

Monday, September 19, 2011

DAY 30/31

 **********NEW VIDEO UPLOADED***********
Click Here to Watch!!!

Sorry again for the delay, but yesterday was rather hectic and it was video editing or winding down... I chose the latter.  The newest video is up and has the latest official weigh-in as well as our addressing some of the comments/questions we saw this week.

Today was pretty decent, work as usual.  Tonight I did whip up Brian's newest awesome recipe which is a carrot based drink:

1 bag worth of carrots
1 lime
1 cucumber
2 apples
and some ginger

It's pretty good and I will save the rest for the morning.

Weight: 266lbs (unofficial)

Consumed:  Carrot drink, couple apples, a couple kiwis, a banana, a salad, and a large head of broccoli.

Rating: 8/10

Sunday, September 18, 2011

DAY 28/29

Sorry for my absence the last couple days..  but both recovering from the kidney stone and busy-ness has kept me pretty occupied.

Been pretty good and will be meeting up with Brian later today (Sunday) to record our 30-DAY success video!

More to come later!

Weight:  unknown

Consumed:  variety of things including my new favorite carrot-based juice and salads galore

Rating: 8/10

Thursday, September 15, 2011

DAY 27

Today has been horrible!  I think I have another kidney stone... At least the symptoms are swinging that way.

I really hope this passes for the weekend.  Weekends ruined be kidney stones just suck!

Details Uncertain

(update) Just passed the stone.

Day 26

Day 26 was pretty hard.  Had a kale based juice on Tuesday night and yesterday I had some of the worst pain in the lower abdomen (toward the back) similar to the kidney area pain I had when I first started this thing 26 days ago.  I think I will definitely not be doing the kale again since it seems to be the likely culprit.

Other than that, the day was good.

Weight: 268 (unofficial)

Consumed: Couple juices, a strawberry-kiwi virgin daiquiri, and lots of water.

Rating: 6/10

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

DAY 25

Busy day!  So got my juicer yesterday and got to use it today.  Started with some simple fruit juice for breakfast (with a cucumber which is also a fruit) and finished the day with some modified Mean Grean Juice.  I went to the local farmers' market and picked up some goodies to last me for a couple days.  It's pretty nearby so I will keep my supply fresh and just frequent the market when needed.

I had a salad and a couple apples today since it was midday and I had no juice and felt hungry.  Seemed like the right thing to do.  I also picked up a gallon jug of water from Publix and now I know for sure that I got my 128 ounces of water today! lol

I just got back from the awesome new community gym where I outdid myself from yesterday.  I was only there for 50 minutes compared to the hour.... but I got the treadmill up to 5mph and kept at it with a steady jog for a few minutes.  It was hard and the asthma started to creep up but felt good to move that fast again.

I've also been checking my BP lately with one of those fancy CVS manual sphygmomanometers (aka blood pressure checker) and it's nice to see my pressure drop a bit after a workout.  Normally it's pretty high- ranging around the 130/90 - 145/95 range at rest... and now it's hovering around 125/85.  It's not much, but I feel more relaxed and I'm going to link the two together.

Might even go to bed at a reasonable hour tonight.

Weight: 268lbs (unofficial)

Consumed: Water, Juice, Water, Salad/Apples, Water, Juice, and more water.

Rating: 9/10

Monday, September 12, 2011

DAY 24

Great news everyone!  I FINALLY HAVE A JUICER!!!  So it's juice only until (at least) day 40... depending on what direction I want to go at that point.

Had a pretty good day today and it really felt good to get encouraging words from the folks that noticed my change in appearance since the beginning of this thing.  It's stuff like that, my bud Brian, and my own desire to hone my perseverance -and- prove to myself that "I can do it!".  I also upped the ante this afternoon when I got home from work and hit the gym for an hour of pretty intense walking with 30lbs worth of hand weights.  It was 'enlightening' to just feel again what I was carrying around every day just a few weeks ago.

Thanks to everyone who's chimed in and communicated in some way with us!  We hope to help spread the awesomeness of the 'Reboot Revolution' and the opportunity for anyone in any situation to embrace a life-changing through it!  Juice on!

Weight:  267.6 (unofficial)

Consumed:  Same as always lol.

Rating:  8.5/10

DAY 22/23 Combined

*********VIDEO UPDATE*************

Ok so I was a lazy couch potato last night and didn't post an update.  So here I have combined these together into one awesome post.  Our new video is up and we had a pretty good week of weight loss I am glad to report!  In other good news, Brian should be getting his juicer Monday (today'ish) and then I'll get to start juicing at home full time again!

If you haven't checked Brian's blog out yet, you should, it's

That's pretty much it and here goes another week of getting leaner and healthier!  Join the Reboot Revolution folks, it's seriously good stuff! 

Weight: 272lbs (OFFICIAL) / 266lbs (unofficial)

Consumed: Some fruit, a salad, some more fruit, and finished off with almost enough water for the day... really trying to keep that on track. (same for both days)

Rating:  9/10 - 9/10

Friday, September 9, 2011

DAY 21

It's Friday!  Which is always great!  Got some new camping gear and looking forward to an outing at some point.  I haven't been camping since I was in the Boy Scouts... way too many years ago.

Anyway.. another day of not eating as much as I should.  Just haven't been hungry to be honest.  I just stop by Kroger to grab some fruit when I get hungry and that's about it.  I worry I'm not consuming enough food as I should... but I'm gonna just stick with my gut feeling (pun intended) on this one.

Official Weigh-in tomorrow...

Weight:  269.4

Consumed:  Couple apples, some carrots, a banana, and a small salad.

Rating: 8.5/10

DAY 20

Today was a busy one at work (and so will Friday...) but found myself not eating enough today too.  I really can't wait until Monday when Brian finally gets his juicer, I can get the one he's got now, and I can really do this thing the way it needs to be done!

Weight: 271.4 (unofficial)

Consumed: A salad, a banana, an apple, and half a box of strawberries.

Rating:  8/10

Thursday, September 8, 2011

DAY 19

Hey readers.... both of you lol.  Today was pretty bland and I didn't eat enough.  Probably did that because of yesterday.  Besides that I don't really have anything new to report.

Weight: 273 (unofficial)

Consumed:  Lots of water, a banana, and a couple strawberries

Rating: 8/10

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

DAY 18

******* VIDEO UPDATE ********
Check it out here: DAY 17 - Juice Fast/Weight Loss

Finally finished the video from this weekend... it's a whole lot longer than we initially anticipated.  It was over an hour lol.  So today went pretty good except I strayed a slight bit and ate too much tonight.  It was salad... but I noticed that I was continuing to eat even after I was full.  This is the kind of thing that got me where I am today.  I will most likely gain weight from today's venture to the darkside... but I can't let that keep me down folks.

It's back on track for tomorrow!  I give you my word!

Thanks to everyone for their support and comments, I know I can speak for both Brian and I that it helps encourage us and keep us going through this new life journey to healthier living.

Weight: 276.5 (unofficial)

Consumed: Lean Green juice I threw together last night, a small bowl of fruit this morning, and way too much salad... 3 bowls worth... at least... :(

Rating: 7.5/10

DAY 17

Well some bad news folks... No video yet.  I'm too tired to string it together, but fear not, it will get done tomorrow evening!  Today went pretty good and I'm pretty sure I had way too much fruit today in relation to my veggie intake.  Could be the kiwis and virgin raw strawberry daiquiris today.

Got some juice for tomorrow (today actually lol) and some fruits to get me through.

Weight:  273lbs (unofficial)

Consumed:  Bunch of fruit and a salad

Rating: 9/10

Monday, September 5, 2011

DAY 16

Yes, I know I'm late with the update...  Fell asleep last night and been fairly lazy today lol.

Anyway... The day went well and getting to drink juice again this weekend was nice.  Felt good to take a nice day to go to church and rest for the remainder of the day.

Weight:  unknown

Consumed:  Brian's custom carrot and lemon blend juice, some salad, kiwis and broccoli.

Rating:  8/10

Sunday, September 4, 2011

DAY 15

Day 15!  One quarter the way through!  So.... Today went pretty good I've gotta say.  Got to juice all day today which was nice, and, got enough juice for tomorrow with plans to juice it up on Monday as well since it's Labor Day and I won't have to go home yet.

Went to the Super H Mart this morning and picked up a bunch of good greens and fruits.  After that Brian and I headed to my ma's home to juice up a batch of our new blend 'Lean Green' before heading down to the lake for an hour of swimming. 

Finishing the day on a positive note!  We shot a new video... But will probably shoot an additional piece on Monday for the holiday and get that edited and on YouTube that night if all goes well.

Weight:  280 (OFFICIAL)

Consumed:  Lean Green

Rating:  8.5/10

Saturday, September 3, 2011

DAY 14

Sorry for the delay folks but fell sleep during a movie last night. 

Day went pretty good... And continuing on with the solids.  Getting to juice it up this weekend though!

Weight:  unknown

Consumed:  some fruit and a salad.

Rating:  7.5/10

Thursday, September 1, 2011

DAY 13

Another day of solids and no apparent weight loss.  Besides that, not much else to report.  Will get to go back to juice this weekend... hopefully getting to stick to it next week if the juicer thing ever gets settled.

Weight: don't know

Consumed:  probably too much

Rating:  some low'ish number followed by a larger number.