Joe’s Journal: Day 3 – My Motivation To Keep Going

By: Joe Cross

October 14, 2007

Day 3 was almost identical to Day 2. The lethargy continued, my head was still pounding and I was questioning myself. What have I gotten myself into? All I wanted to do was stay in bed.

You must realize that I hadn’t come to this crossroads because I’d sat around thinking, “Joe, if you keep your bad habits you are going to die young.” I don’t even think we as humans are coded to think that way about life and death – it’s just not something we can process realistically and still go on about our daily business. But we do spend time thinking about our hopes and our dreams. It’s the dreams and my hopes for the future that scared me when it came to thinking about my weight, the urticaria, and Prednisone. I couldn’t live with the idea that my future might contain only a very limited set of dreams, ones that had to be modified by my chronic illness. I could not let this happen.

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Joe Cross

More than 20 million people around the world watched Joe Cross juice his way across America, losing 100 pounds and getting off medication in Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead. The film ignited a juicing movement. Viewers around the world have been inspired to start juicing, lose weight and get healthy - and as a result of the film over 370 million glasses of fresh juice have been consumed, 370,000 tons of fruit and vegetables consumed, more than 24.8 million pounds of weight lost, and over 220,000 people are now medication free. Joe's second film, Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead 2 was released in November 2014. Through his journey and the lives of the people he meets throughout the film Joe shares all that he's learned about how to stay healthy in an unhealthy world, revealing that most of us really do have more control over of our health than we think - and that none of us are perfect, especially Joe himself! His book, The Reboot with Joe Juice Diet, hit the New York Times' best seller list in March 2014, and the companion guide The Reboot with Joe Juice Diet Cookbook launched that summer.

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