Today is the 60th day of my juice cleanse, which I will end in the next day or two, after I finish unpacking some kitchen materials. I'm excited for this new journey, new home and new wardrobe! I really have to go shopping to end this sloppily-put-together look I've been rockin.
Here are a few photos to compare; however, I don't really have many before the cleanse anyhow. I am free from ALL of the Dermatomyositis symptoms I was suffering from and I have full control over food, which were my main priorities. I didn't really weigh myself often prior to this cleanse so I do not know the exact numbers, but I guesstimate I've lost 25-28 pounds. If I continue this regained control over food, avoid irritating foods for my dosha and keep up exercise, I may only put on 5 pounds (the avg weight of food in the colon). That feels good.
Onward! Cheers :)
A few comparison shots...
No post processing on the above photo, which is tough for a photographer to do; however, all my photo processing software is not on my new computer and it's packed someplace since I just moved this week. Below are a few others to compare through the years.
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"I am here for support, guidance, education and as an example of what works for ME. What works for me may work for you or at least provide you with a starting point from which to explore. I am discovering what works for me at every moment. I don’t have it all figured out, but I do feel I have a teaching and healing nature with which I am here to share. In this blog, I offer you a view into my practice of being that which makes my experience - MINE."
Certified Holistic Health and Nutrition Practitioner, Stephanie Austin, was guided into holistic living in 2002 when she was diagnosed with Dermatomyositis, an uncommon autoimmune disease affecting the skin and muscle.
Opting for education rather than medication, Austin enrolled in a Holistic Health Practitioner program in 2004 after realizing she'd been gifted with disease so that she may learn to heal herself and later teach others to do the same.
Since her education, Austin has released over 60 pounds and conquered years of junk food addiction through holistic healing and nutrition techniques that she now passes onto others through her business, Wellness by Mother Nature.
Austin has been the Director of Education and Board Member for the nonprofit organization, The Wellness Kitchen. She is the recipient of the 2015 Outstanding Graduate Award from www.ACHS.edu.
Austin is an author, coach and speaker who empowers people on the healing value of nutrition and the innate self-healing abilities of a body in balance.
She has helped hundreds of people achieve balance through methods such as meditation, herbs, movement, supplements, aromatherapy, homeopathy, nutrition, mind-body connection, energy healing and by closely listening to the needs of her clients.
It is awareness that brings change, not your effort. Why does it happen through awareness? - because the awareness changes you. And when you are different, the world is different. It is not a question of creating a different world, it is only a question of creating a different you. You are your world; so if you change, the world changes.
My Other Blogs
I've used several websites over the years to journal my juice cleanses. Since there are many years worth of journals, I am slowly moving them all to this one. Meanwhile, you can view my First Juice Fast blog here and a few others here and here.
If you're looking for program specific blogs (ie. Juice Cleanse or Gluten Free) visit the Classes and Programs here for their respective blogs, which are password assessable to clients only.
The Traveling Homesteader has an entirely separate blog here.
Otherwise, I write everything else here at www.StephanieAustin.com.