Checking in with an update on my modified juicing plan. I climbed on the scales this morning and saw no more weight loss than when I stopped with the full-on juicing plan. Disappointing? Yes. However, the mystery comes in when I say that I see more weight loss. My clothes are far looser, my thighs and forearms are much smaller. I know I have lost more weight than the scales show; so, what’s the deal?
The only answer I can come up with is a fat/muscle exchange. While I am losing fat, I am gaining muscle from my little living room workouts.
Or maybe, because I’m a girl and all, I’m just retaining fluid.
I don’t know and, frankly, I don’t really care. I feel fantastic! I am late publishing today because I was exhausted after work. That, however, was the result of not getting enough sleep over the weekend, not because of the fatigue I experienced when I was consuming only juice. I really do feel better than I have in a very long time.
For breakfast, I usually have some Bob’s Red Mill 8 Grain hot cereal with bananas and cinnamon or with blueberries. (Thanks, Chele, for leaving that here when you visited!) For my first snack, I have a juice – yesterday it was carrot cake juice made with carrots, an apple, sweet potatoes and cinnamon. For lunch, I have steamed or roasted vegetables – yesterday it was green beans, asparagus and onions. For my second snack, I have another juice or a piece of fruit and tea – yesterday it was an orange with lemon tea. And, for dinner, I have more veggies – yesterday it was roasted Portobello mushrooms with spinach, and caramelized onions and peppers.
I haven’t consumed any animal protein at all in several weeks and, much to my complete dismay, I feel great! I had a deviled egg about three weeks ago, but that was the last thing. I would never have expected this! I am not craving meat or eggs. I don’t feel hungry like before. And I feel energized and focused.
So, whatever the reason for static scale numbers co-existing with smaller hips, I’m okay with it!