The weekends come to me more as a problem than a relaxing day. As you noticed, I didn't post anything over the weekend Why? Because I was too wrapped up in doing things I neglect to do during the week. Notably, nothing. On the weekends I wrap myself up in a blanket, pull the curtains closed and turn on a lamp and read. I take breaks from reading to watch anime and check the internet on the laptop. My feet didn't touch the floor until almost one in the afternoon. I woke up at seven... The only reason that this is a problem is because that threw my body out of wack. I didn't eat until almost two. And I had two juices for the day and less than half the water that I should have consumed on a daily basis. Part of the reason was because I didn't want to leave the house to get groceries. Mostly, it was cause I was too engrossed in the world I built for myself. Needless to say, this lead to problems.
I noticed that Saturday evening my lips were dry. I was dehydrated past the point of regular thirst. I was cramping in my quads. So I grabbed on of the gallon jugs from the car and filled it with water. Now I carry it around and make a point to drink as much of it per day as I could. Sunday came fresh with... digestive issues... I started limiting myself to one sip of water but I'd take one every five minutes. The thirst feeling went away but the other problems stayed. I looked at the guide and it states that if you have problems like that to eat a banana. The banana will slow down the digestive system enough to process juices. These types of problems are typical while juicing because the body flushes itself to rid the toxins stored in the digestive organs, but I believe that this was largely due to the fact that Saturday had so few nutrients taken in. My lesson learned is to make sure I juice several times a day or make juices ahead of time so that my body can regulate itself.
Lastly, due to an unforseen bill dropping on my lap, this week I am faced with juicing on a budget of $60 for the week. At first I was depressed because my usual budget is $20 per day. I perked up and stepped up to the challenge. I racked my brain for places to get produce at a cheaper rate. My brain clicked at the 99 Cent store! So I drove over and it's a juicer's paradise! I got 4 pounds of carrots, 2 packages of celery, 2 green peppers, 2 red peppers,two bags of radishes, 1 pound of jalepeno peppers, a bad of cilantro, 5 cucumbers, 2 bags of spinach and a five pound bag of oranges for $18. Then I went to Ralph's and got the fruit portions. Not even half as much- $23 dollars. You have to be even more careful at the 99 cent store produce but there is plenty of good stuff in there! I've read people juicing on a budget of $60 a week which sounds obscene, but with this new trick plus the farmer's markets for kale and spinach, plus maybe berries, then the regular grocery stores for the items I can't find elsewhere. Doing things this way will slash my grocery budget to around $80 a week! I shall continue to search for other avenues in which to acquire my food items.
This is all for now! Tomorrow I will measure myself and update all of my stats