This is not the norm for my blog. The usual is crafting or loom knitting talk and tutorials. I've debated on how much to blog about personally. Do I get a separate blog or do I put my personal self out there on this site? Well today I will. I STARTED JUICING!
Yes. I started to juice yesterday. That is taking raw fruits and vegetables and turning them into juice. The thought has always grossed me out. I mean "gag me with a spoon!" Seriously I am doing this. Why?!! Kristen, Why?!
Many of you don't know me in person but I am overweight. I don't mean I am a little heavy or very heavy. I am extremely heavy and hesitate to say it but I fall in that scary morbid O class word!!! Morbid Obesity. I said it. That term just sounds scary. It should sound scary because it is. If you looked at me in person today you would see a very tall (6'-1") lady. I stand so tall and am more of an hourglass proportionate type that you would not know I weigh 358 pounds. I'm not sure what people think but I would guess it looks more like 250-275 maybe. I'm not sure. I'll put it this way, when I was in high school and early college I plus size modeled and I think I weighed about 180. I probably looked like a size 12-14 but I'm so tall I wore 16-18. I'd love to get back down to that size.
Fast Forward. I was inspired. I turned on my Netflix on my Handy Apple TV and picked a movie to work on my afghan is was loom knitting (on my Infinity II for you loomers). I had heard this documentary was a must see so I watched. It is called Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead. Watch the trailer. Watch the movie. The movie takes on a whole new feel later when he meets a truck driver who ends up losing over 200 lbs on this. wow. So by the time the movie credits rolled I was out of my chair dancing to the theme song as the credits rolled! I had my husband watch it the next night and we paused the movie so many times because he got excited and started commenting. Ha-Ha! Then, it hit a spot with the truck driver said something that really made him think. It hit home and he was hooked.
We started our juice journey yesterday Sunday July 24th, 2011. Our goal is 10 days. It is supposed to be the hardest till day 4 or 5. Today is Day 2 and I've already lost 4 pounds! It is super hard and getting through a meal can be tedious. I'm "chasing" the drink sometimes with water and it must be through a straw. But I told my husband, "just think of it as every sip you take is a pound lost!" That's my motto now. A Pound a Gulp!
More on details later but I really wanted to share with you as I begin my journey. I don't know how far I'll go but I know I must try. I need to do it for my kids and my husband but also for myself. I need encouragement and support. Please feel free to encourage me or comment.
bye for now!
P.S. Please know that the plan I am going by for the moment is this one. My apologies in advance but I'm not interested in what worked for you or someone else at this time. I have planned my meals already and invested in purchases. Thanks for your support!
- My name is Kristen. I’m an Interior Designer & knitwear designer as well as a YouTube Tutorial filmmaker & Video Host for crafts, knitting and more. My Loom Knitting tutorials are great for Knitters (or any crafter) who wanna try their hand and want to know how to convert their stitches over to the loom. Many do it to ease their hands/carpel tunnel or work faster. It’s definitely a growing trend for traditional knitters to take up or people who love crafting with yarn! My site is GoodKnitKisses or YOUTUBE. I also write and sell my own loom patterns on my ETSY shop and on Vivaloom.com I look forward to meeting new people and sharing the love of fiber arts :-) -Kristen