It’s Slim Down Saturday. And the number on the scale this week was 3.0 pounds lower than last week! So my total weight loss to date is 10.2 pounds. Today is Day 19, and I still have 71 more days to go on the Nature's Sunshine 90-Day Summer Slim Down Challenge. It could be a long, hard slog.
I’ve been walking almost every day, and substituting protein shakes for at least one meal a day. I have been eating mostly veggies, fruit, a few nuts, oatmeal once a week, and Greek yogurt. This week, inspired by Joe Cross’s 2010 award-winning documentary, Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead, and with the encouragement of my cousin aka “Coach” Jeannie, I’m going to transition to a juice fast, at least for a few days.
I splurged on a new juicer. It has replaced the seldom-used bread machine on my kitchen counter. I also got a book filled with tasty looking juice, smoothie and tea recipes, The Juicing BIble (2nd Edition) by Pat Crocker.
Hmmm. I wonder if Pat Crocker is related to Betty? Only kidding. As the former South Dakota Betty Crocker Homemaker of Tomorrow for 1971, I know that Betty Crocker is a fictionalized person, invented by one of the grain milling companies that eventually merged into General Mills. If they were related, they probably would be feuding, since Betty is the icon for refined and over-processed convenience foods.
I’m hoping my hubby will also drink at least one healthy juice drink per day. He’s found some recipes that looked pretty tasty. That’s encouraging! He’s usually not too keen on fruits and veggies.