Friday, December 30, 2011

Thank you, Pinterest!

Wow! I pretty much doubled my followers on here just by utilizing the awesomeness that is!

I know I haven't blogged since my 60-day juice fast, but things have been pretty hectic in the Jenkins household. My hubster was working out of town right up until a few weeks ago, so we've had some catching up to do (liiiiiiiiiike, showing off my new bod!). :-)

Aside from that, I'm pretty sure I am lactose intolerant and/or allergic to milk! Which explains SO much. In a previous post, I explained about some tummy troubles I'd been experiencing since last summer. I assumed the bloating tied in with the pain in my side, but after the pain in my side went away, I ended my juice fast and had my first small sprinkle of cheese on a healthy fish taco. I looked almost 6 months pregnant an hour later! This picture is not doctored, I went from fit to painfully bloated in ONE HOUR! Ouch!

Then, I had the flu on Christmas day. I made myself some soup, already assuming I was lactose intolerant. I took some Lactaid and ate some healthy tomato soup with milk. The ENTIRE next day my mouth and tongue were numb! It was scary! Allergic reaction?

So now I won't know for sure until my next doc appointment in February, but I have to pretty much avoid cheese, milk, and I'm assuming any other dairy...??

The only comfort is knowing that while I have to experiment with some new (restricted) recipes, I always have my juicing secret to fall back on! I can juice for a few days at a time, collect my thoughts, and try recipe after recipe until my taste buds adjust to my new cheeseless (SAD!) diet.

One perk? Pampering myself! I feel newly motivated to buy new jeans (my weakness!), FINALLY cut my hippie hair after an entire year, and get some new makeup!

Confidence is PRICELESS.



*Oh yes, I'm totally channeling Miss Jessica from Santa Claus is Coming to Town...


  1. I'm glad you made it so I can post on here--ask your doctor about gall bladder disease! My friend's stomach used to bloat up like that and she just got her gall bladder taken out and she's all better now! I hope it gets better soon :-)

  2. I know this is an old post, but I just found your blog and am going back through all your stuff. :) I am SO glad I'm not the only one who bloats up like crazy after eating dairy! I seriously look 6 months pregnant afterward and I've never met another soul who understands the seriousness of the issue.

    I started the Reboot last week (cheated yesterday for Easter, but back on it today). I have a love/hate relationship with this thing, not gonna lie. My friend found your blog (she's also doing the cleanse) and shared it with me and it's just been such a great inspiration to me to see someone succeed! Thanks so much!

  3. I'm glad you found me! Let me know if you have any questions! :-)

  4. I read all of your juice fast blog posts, and you have inspired me. I had my son 4 months ago and have been struggling with how slow my body is going back to normal. Before I got pregnant and even during my pregnancy (up until 7 months) I was a very active person. I ate pretty good too. Now I get discouraged when I look in the mirror or when I go shopping. I'm overweight, I have a flabby stomach, and overall, I have basically been struggling with my body since I was a kid.

    I tried a detox a couple weeks ago and loved the results! I lost weight, I felt clean, healthy, and I had energy. Then I went camping and kind of ate crap food. And didn't exercise hardly at all.

    Plus, my hips have been really stiff since I was pregnant. When I was given the okay to exercise, I started a walking group with a bunch of other moms. A couple weeks of walking almost 4 miles a day, I had to stop because I injured my hip. Which was a little discouraging because I used to be a dancer/dance teacher, and I wanted to major in dance before I had a baby. Basically, I the reason I'm worried and stressed about my body is because I'm afraid I'll never get my dance body back.

    Anyway, this is all random, but I wanted to say thank you for encouraging me. I can't afford a juicer right now, but when I can, I'm going to do a 60 day juice fast too. Thanks! When I can I'm going to start up my own blog to track my progress. Thank you!

  5. I'm so glad you feel inspired! Juicing is definitely a great stepping stone to start your (long, painful, tiresome... ha ha) journey to better health and fitness! I danced throughout high school and college as well, and I STILL get discouraged about how having a baby has changed my body and metabolism.

    Keep checking Craigslist for juicers and definitely let me know if you start a blog!

  6. Oh and I am lactose intolerant too! So I know how you feel, although I never had swelling like that.

  7. Hello! Im lactose intolerant as well to cows milk. However, I can have goat milk products (which surprisingly there are a quiet a bit of products). There are some delicious goat cheeses and the goats milk is really good for making casseroles or cooking in general verses using silk milk. A plus is you should be able to find them in a grocery store. I live in a small town and our Walmart has it. Hope this helps and its worth a try. It works for me!