Fruit Cleanse and Health Update

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Today is day 24 of the 40 Days to Personal Revolution program at Blackbird Studio.  As I mentioned in my last post, I am participating in this program. This week, program participants are  doing a fruit cleanse. This cleanse means eating nothing but fruit for a minimum of three days and a maximum of five days. No caffeine, no alcohol, no meat, no dairy, no veggies, no sugar, no fun . I’m definitely looking forward to this and I’m not too worried about giving up some foods for a few days. I’ve mostly given up meat already and I use soy milk and almond milk rather than dairy milk. I think  the most difficult part will be having enough fruit available so that I don’t get really hungry and break the fast with something I shouldn’t be eating.

Both, Ariana and I,  have started the fast today.  I ate an orange for breakfast and for lunch I had a handful of olives and a bowl of guacamole made by Ariana. The guacamole was made of avocados, lime juice, a little salt, chunks of tomato, and olives.  It was delicious! I’m eating two clementines while writing this post.

I’ve been watching what I’m eating and doing a ton of yoga.  It is really paying off now. I’m down to 226.8 lbs which means I’ve lost a total of 12 lbs since, 10/14/12. I expect that I’ll be under 220 lbs when I complete the fruit cleanse.

The best news I’ve had in a long time came when I tested my blood pressure this morning. I was 159/99. This is Stage 1 Hypertension and still needs to come down a lot. The good news is that four months ago when I started this blog I was at Stage 3 Hypertension Crisis. Sweet!!

I guess that’s it for now. A pretty straightforward blog post with plenty of good news.

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