Today is the finally day of the cleanse.
I woke up & had a bottle of green juice – morning glory. I really don’t have any issue drinking that one. I haven’t followed the instructions today at all. I actually had a sandwich and chips for lunch, and I’m just now drinking a second juice (not in order) at 5:40PM. Here we have Island Coconut!
Huge emphasis on the coconut! It’s by bad, and while I thought the sweeter drinks would be the easier ones to drink- they’re not. I find myself no wanting to even finish them. (I didn’t finish the chocolate coconut drink last night.) I will try to finish this one!
Here we go
UPDATE: Drink 2
I’ve always liked the spicy lemonade juice – from the last juice cleanse and with this one. I feel like the spicy lemonade was a bit too spicy for me with the first one I did & I couldn’t finish it :-( But I can see me finishing this one :-) Moving on …
UPDATE: Drink 3
Now this one was good! Drank this one for lunch, it’s about 6:00PM EST & I had a grilled cheese sandwich & tomato soup for dinner. A lot less heavy than last night’s cheat for dinner. I still plan to drink a 4th drink today when I feel hungry again!
UPDATE: Drink 4
I have honestly been looking forward to this drink because who doesn’t like chocolate, bananas and strawberries! I will say – it doesn’t taste like the banana is fresh (anymore?) or maybe it’s a mix of the strawberries that gives it a somewhat sour-ish taste. Hmmm – regardless, it’s a pretty good drink, and a nice change from urstrrday and today 😊 I probably won’t drink any more drinks tonight. I anticipate having quite a few drinks left over and stored in my freezer!
This time I’m doing a 3 day cleanse using Jus by Julie. I started today, but drank one Jus last night.
I present to you X-treme Greens! Which surprisingly pretty good for a green juice. I have always been turned off by them since my first juice cleanse. But I felt optimistic since most of the reviews said Jus by Julie’s green drinks were quite tolerable. ALSO – they’re blended which I am finding I prefer over juiced juices. I drank it at about 9 o’clock last night because I got hungry & didn’t want to give in to eating junk food (the night before I had a snack size bag of Grandma’s Cookies). And I will say, I didn’t wake up hungry (like I always do!). So even though I felt the urge to pull into Dunkin Donuts for my usual onion bagel (toasted!) with veggie cream cheese out of habit and for my love of their onion bagels – I drove past it & began drinking drinking Juice 1 at around 8:30AM.
Morning Glory tasted sweeter, and yet more bland than X-treme Greens. It had the “foamy texture” that most smoothies have and I liked it. It definitely wasn’t unbearable & I drank the entire drink. I will say, I did find myself pretty hungry at about 10AM (and hearing my co-worker chew on solid food does not help!) But I cannot give in after only one juice – and it’s about time for my second juice for the day, so I think I am about to go grab that! I’ll be back to update :)
UPDATE: Drink 2
I started this one at about 10:30AM and made it last a little before 12PM. I haven’t felt hungry up until now (12:13PM). I also peed a total of 4 times since starting drink 2! But it was a pretty good drink – I enjoyed taking my time drinking it. But the hunger sure hit me quicker than I thought, thank goodness I planned to drink my 3rd drink at 12:30PM. I can only hope it is more feeling though since the next drink after won’t be until 2:30PM.
P. S. Since it’s lunch time, I can hear people in the kitchen warming up their lunches, I am bound to smell SOLID FOOD real soon! Come on will power, stick with me!
UPDATE: Drink 3
I did it, I finished drink 3. This was drink was my “lunch” – I won’t lie, seeing the third drink was another green drink I got kinda sad. I have already had 3 greens so far. The only good thing is they’re pretty bearable – and I can finish them. But boy what I wouldn’t do to pig out on some Zaxbys! My 4th drink was planned to happen at 2:30PM but I drank my “lunch” later than planned. Guess drink 4 will come right before I get off!
UPDATE: I make bad choices.
So, I still have drinks 4 & 5 to drink for the day. I totally should have drank those for dinner, instead I gave in & had a REAL dinner that consisted of solid food. After surviving on liquid all day at work, it felt great to finally chew on some food! But I must admit – I don’t feel so great after the fact. *sigh* I regret eating solid food for dinner. I plan to be a lot more strict & follow the plan for Day 2. BUT I think I’ll only drink one green drink at work. I will prob give myself another green drink tonight – making that a total of more green drinks than I ever dreamed!
Holding onto toxic relationships is what keeps us from growing; you’re forming every time you shed a layer. You’re getting closer to yourself. (Season 1)
I’m a difficult person. Everyone’s a difficult person. Hannah was accepting of my brand of difficult. She was okay with it. (Season 2)
She was persistent, man, and she just hung around, and hung around, and showed up at my place, and gradually, it started to feel better when she was there. It wasn’t love, the way I imagined it. I just felt weird if I didn’t know what she was up to or whatever. And I liked knowing that she was going to be there, and warm, and staying the night. And she acted like I was teaching her everything about fucking history, about sex. She didn’t know what street Central Park started on or how to use soap, and I showed her. And I wanted that chance to show someone everything. But she changed her mind about me, and it was that fast. (Season 2)
When you love someone, you don’t have to be nice to them all the time. (Season 2)
And just because I could tell you her middle name, or what kind of record she liked, that doesn’t mean anything. That’s not a connection, anyone can have that. Really knowing someone is something else. That’s a completely different thing. And when it happens, you won’t be able to miss it. You’ll be aware. And you won’t hurt or be afraid. (Season 3)
I forgot to post when I drank the Almond Nut Milk – it was YUMMY! Super yummy! I drank it at night, but only half the bottle and then finished the second half the next morning – I would like some more of that one!
This morning I am drinking the Essential Red juice which contains carrots, beets, apple & lemon – HUGE EMPHASIS on the BEETS. And that is all I have to say about that. Not 100% confident in myself that I will finish this one. A bit sad that I have only completed TWO FULL bottles out of six! I’m trying to push through the beets, since they aren’t completely intolerable – but still, I would rather be drinking another bottle of the mint grapefruit juice ;)
On another note, I gave my co-worker the Essential Green juice – and even though she said she felt like she just ate an entire lawn – she powered through it and drank it all! She also mentioned she could taste the celery the strongest – just thought I would add that in!
If I were to come to a verdict on the Cooler Cleanse, I think it is a great idea if you are familiar with all the green juices AND can stick with finishing an entire drink, regardless of how it tastes or not. Pricing of the Juice A Day was up there – the juices alone didn’t scare me off at $58, but the $44 for shipping definitely brings the total up!
So, during my morning scroll through my Instagram feed I come across this super adorable picture of this toddler dressed too cute for words.
As you can see for yourself – this little girl is just the bees knees … and all the comments below the picture agree. A few of the comments even said stuff like “OMG! My future child [is going to dress like that]!” And that comment brought me back to a moment when I was in Target browsing the kids clothing. Two girls walked by and saw an adorable jacket for a child & made a comment just like that. Hearing that made me want to first off – laugh! And secondly, slap some sense into them! The girls spoke about how when they would have kids they would not dress them in shirts with characters and things of that nature on them … and here I am holding 2 or 3 shirts with exactly that!
Although, to not be so harsh on them, I will admit before I had my son I was dead set on dressing him in the cutest, most fashionable little outfits I could find. While I was pregnant with him, I purchased a few snazzy little Timberland outfit sets with jeans, long-sleeved shirt and a tiny vest to match! Yet, once my little piece of heaven was born – I was all for onesies! Even pants became a nuisance with all the diaper changes (& outfit changes!) you encounter with your little bundle of joy ;) .
As he got older, and started to take a liking to things, such as characters (Dora) or dogs or airplanes, etc. Around the age of 3, my son became obsessed with fish, sharks; pretty much anything in the ocean. All he ever wanted to wear was one specific shirt: his shark shirt! Almost every morning he would tell me “I want to wear my shark shirt!” That was when I had to have him understand clothes get dirty and need to be washed. But my son would wear that shirt once a week.
Carter’s Orange Shark Shirt
This brings me to my reasoning (and rant) as to why I feel baby-less females need a good slap of sense when they make comments such as “When I have a child they’re not going to wear stuff ‘like that’!” Believe me when I say, as a mother – when you see your child get excited over a shark on a shirt versus a classy polo shirt, then you will have your child wear “stuff like that”. Let a kid be a kid! And that includes dressing them like one.
Now – this doesn’t mean I am bashing mothers who do dress, or have kids who want to dress like a miniature adult because heck! You’re the reason the world gets to see pictures as cute as that. But from a realistic standpoint, most kids love wearing their favorite character, animal, and “stuff like that” on their shirt :)