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Day One

Sunday, December 1st, 2013

Sunday, December 1st, 2013, day one…

Starting weight 291, BMI of 39 using an online bmi calculator…classified as Obese.  I always hated going to the doctor’s office and they have to point out the BMI.  It was just a flu shot, I know, I know.

Well, I didn’t have anything to eat this morning so I was starting to feel the food pangs.  I used the mean green juice from  It was different.  But, to be completely honest it was not that bad and on scale of 1 to 5, it was about a 3.

I have tried several green drinks and there is no way I could drink more than a few gulps.  This time I was thinking to myself, I could actually drink this.

In the film, I saw them drinking the juice pretty fast.  I seem to just sip it.  When I start to feel hungry, I take a sip or two and drink water shortly after.

My second juice experience was 100 times better.  Better flavor and kind of wow factor.  I would not eat half the vegetables that I was putting in the juice and was very surprised by the flavors.

I survived day one.  I didn’t feel like I needed to hit up a drive thru.

Starting my Juice Diet

Sunday, December 1st, 2013

November 30th, 2013 I was shopping at Bed, Bath and Beyond and saw a display of juicers.  There was an advertisement for a documentary Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead.  They had the video, which I almost purchased.  Trying not to be an impulse buyer, I procrastinated and did not purchase anything.

I had a few other things to do around town, but, the video started to weigh on my mind.  Several times I almost went back to purchase the video.  I still resisted.  As soon as I returned home, I could not remember the name of the film, so I did a Google search for “juicing documentary” and found the website.

The website was offering a free viewing of the film, which I sat down and watched.  It was very inspiring and got the mind thinking.

Before this day I was telling myself that it was time to increase the three days a week at the gym to everyday and I was even thinking about twice a day.  I had been going to the gym three days a week, for about an hour, doing mostly cardio and some weights.  I was not noticing much in the weight loss area.

I ended up watching the video a second time before bed.  So you pretty much can guess what I dreamed about that night.

The next morning, which was a Sunday, I did sleep in and it was pretty nice.  I woke up, jumped on the computer and Googled away, searching for information. A few hours later, I headed back to Bed, Bath and Beyond to purchase a juicer.  I selected the same Breville that they used in the documentary, seeing that it worked for them.

The research I did showed that the type of juicer I was getting wasn’t as good as a masticating juicer.  However, there is a large price difference between the two.  I also had a 20% coupon.

My next stop was the grocery store.  I loaded my cart with tons of vegetables and fruits.  It looked like a ton of food in my cart and surprising only cost $45.  I then went home to start my reboot.