Friday, September 30, 2011

Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead

I get sick....a lot. It seems that lately I have been on a constant stream of antibiotics, antidepressants, sleep medications, and pain medications. I think so much of it stems from the fact that my diet is so unhealthy. Not the vegan part, that's not to blame. It's the LAZY vegan part. Carbs and sugars, comfort food and processed's a problem and I know it. I lost around 60 pounds after I had John and went vegan. Since moving in with my dad a year and a half ago I have gained every pound of it back.
So, that is all just an intro to say that Josh and I are done with that. We watched a documentary called, wait for it...Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead. The movie is about a guy who is unhealthy and overweight, He decides to go on a 60 day juice fast made entirely of fruits and veggies. Along the way he travels around and talks to people about his diet and their diets, as well as the changes happening to him. It was amazing! In under a years he was off of his medications and living a completely different life. Now, we won't be doing 60 days. I think we are starting off at 10-12 actually completely juice days, with a 5 day raw intro. We start the intro tomorrow. I am about 60% excited and 40% terrified. It is going to be a huge test for me, but one that I think may change our lives. The point is to detox and the retrain your body to crave fruits and veggies. Obviously, after the fast/cleanse, we will transitions beans, nuts, and other foods back into our diet. Hopefully, we will eliminate our dependence on processed foods, even if they are foods that I cook myself.
I figured it would be cool to document the journey here, so that's what I will do. I think tomorrow I will even post some before pictures so that I have something to look at in two or three weeks and see what happened.
For today though, here are some pics of what 5 days worth of produce looks like for two people.
 ***John is obviously not going to be Rebooting his diet. He will be able to drink the juices and get the nutrients, but he will do that on top of his regular diet. I am definitely not experimenting on him :) ***

I know that this is probably not going to be read by very many people, but here is the website for the Reboot diet, if anyone is interested.