Basketcase and Dio's Big Juicing Thread

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  1. Diogenes1

    Diogenes1 VIP Extreme Gold

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    Starting today, we are embarking on drinking nothing but raw vegetable juice for an allotted amount of time.

    Speaking for myself, I am going for 14 days on a steady liquid diet of kale, celery, lemons, ginger root, pears, strawberries, carrots, apples and whatever else I can mix in over time.

    I may not use the berries and carrots because of the sugar involved, which I am

    My inspiration is the video Fat Sick & Nearly Dead. Though I am not obese, or even all that fat, I am hoping it will address a number of minor ailments that continue to plague me on a daily basis (joint pain, knee pain, depression etc.)

    The machine I am using is a Breville BJE510XL Fountain Multi-Speed 900 watt juicer which cost me $199.00. It is a tad expensive for an experiment, but my logic going in is that it is still cheaper than a doctor's bill.

    pics to follow (of the drinks, produce etc.) I have not decided on personal before & after pics of me here in the Bar, but will do so for seriously interested people off the board.

    I aim to drop to 185 lbs. I am currently at 225 lbs. I am 6' 2". I will be a handsomely chiseled bastard. :)
     
  2. Teeney

    Teeney My friends call me Lissette Gold

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    you need to drink a smooth move senna tea each night. You are welcome:hat:
     
  3. nazdrowie

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    diarrhea!
     
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    Do you leave the carrot peels and cucumber peels on?
     
  6. basketcase

    basketcase Pissed that Naz only has 2 legs

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    I recently was inspired by the Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead movie. That very day I went out to Bed Bath & Beyond and purchased one of those Breville juicers.

    To be honest with you, I’ve never juiced before. I don’t know what it will take to get started or what vegetables I should actually select. So, I went to the local bookstore and picked out a book called “The Everything Green Smoothies Book". It looks like it will be a great companion on my journey.

    About me:
    I’m a mom of 3 kids, 3 dogs, and 3 cats plus 5 kittens.
    My husband is a great guy and I love him dearly.
    I work a full time desk job.
    I’m Type 2 Diabetic
    Just recently started going to the gym.
    I drink coffee, water, unsweet tea, diet dr.pepper, and Miller Lite.
    I eat large amounts of carbs when I’m bored or stressed.
    I’ve gained 50 lbs in 8 years.
    I’m sluggish, depressed and bored with life.
     
  7. Diogenes1

    Diogenes1 VIP Extreme Gold

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    I dont know, but I will.
     
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    nazdrowie Sultan of Sweat Gold

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    8 cats? :crazy:
     
  9. Lemmy

    Lemmy Douchebag Extraordinaire Gold

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    Add semen to your mix for extra protein. :toptip:
     
  10. basketcase

    basketcase Pissed that Naz only has 2 legs

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    T-MINUS 12 DAYS


    In 12 days I plan on starting a 10 day juicing fast. In order to prepare myself for this, I’ve decided to start juicing as much as possible. I also want to cut out as much caffeine and alcohol as I can.

    This morning my blood sugar was 180. I took my normal 30 units of Lantus and just enough of the Humalog to bring me down to 130.

    I don’t know how juicing will affect my blood sugar levels so I’ll be keeping an eye on this part.


    Last night I made my first juice.
    A small bundle of kale
    2 green apples
    4 celery sticks
    1 lemon
    3 small organic cucumbers

    This filled up a one quart mason jar to the rim with nothing left over. I don’t know how much I should drink so I’ll be having half for breakfast and the rest for lunch.

    Update: lunch blood sugar is 168. Just an hour ago it was 204. I'm not taking my normal humalog dose this time. I'm not sure what will happen. I'll keep an eye on it.

    2 hours post lunch: 158
     
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  11. Teeney

    Teeney My friends call me Lissette Gold

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    Good luck I am sure you will do great:)
     
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    basketcase Pissed that Naz only has 2 legs

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    [​IMG]Not that bad at all.
     
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    Good luck to both of you. I wish you much success
     
  14. Vyb

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    Teeney how much of that should she drink? Til full?
     
  15. BrulesRules

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    Robin Quivers did this, now she can't even make it into the studio anymore :no:
     
  16. basketcase

    basketcase Pissed that Naz only has 2 legs

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    I did. I even left most of the lemon peel on
     
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    basketcase Pissed that Naz only has 2 legs

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    Thanks teeney!
     
  18. Diogenes1

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    What weight I gained was the rut of a desk job I had when I contracted myself to an industrial company to do a ton of content writing. I am merely nipping potential problems down the road, in the bud.

    I have an interest in watching my body dwindle down. Once, about 5 years ago, I was hospitalized with pneumonia and pleurisy. I had chest tubes draining my chest and over the span of a month I lost 30 pounds. Though I felt like shit, I looked fantastic.

    I don't regard myself in the positive all that much, but I can say to a certain degree than that particular episode was uplifting.

    For those that missed the other thread, the documentary Basket mentioned can be seen for free here.
     
  19. DrivenByDemons

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    180??? That's not high is it??? My boss had his go up to 500.
     
  20. Diogenes1

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    she would have gotten the cancer with or without the drinks