Wednesday, December 19, 2012
I know, three blogs in three days! Unheard of I tell ya....It's all good. I'm just bored out of my mind since starting winter break. LOL
Yesterday proved to be much better and today thus far is really awesome. I guess day one is just like my pancakes. I always screw up the first pancake, have to throw it away and the rest turn out beautifully. I do that with test, schoolwork, just about anything I begin. That first one is always a "huh, that didn't work" and try again.
Yesterday's recipes I know I said would be the same but I was out of stuff so it went like this:
2 apples (red)
1 large handful baby spinach
1 large carrot
That was it. I was out of ginger and pay day is Friday.....
Lunch was REALLY different
1 red apple
1 green apple
1 large handful of spinach
2 bunches of red grapes
1 large handful of blackberries
1 red bell pepper
OMgosh that was so yummy!!!
As I also mentioned before I'm trying to more "go with the flow" of things and come dinner time, well a I didn't feel like juicing and b I wasn't hungry. I know I know...totally bad for me nutrition wise but we had a lot going on. I did however, sneak a circus peanut candy thing....
or five.....I blame hubby. LOL
Why am I telling you this? I mean, I could never tell you and you'd never know the wiser. Well, honestly because you should know everything about this so that IF you are ever adventurous and say "hey, let's give this a whirl" you won't feel too bad about a bite here either. LOL
BUT....I didn't feel ravenous at dinner. The smells weren't as intensified and my tummy actually felt pretty good. I feel pretty good. I know I'm due for a headache here soon, but I get those every morning so...
I'll let you know tomorrow what I have today but I intend on it being pretty consistent and today I think I'll actually go the whole day without actually chewing on something. LOL
In other news:
Today I will be baking lemon cupcakes with lemon frosting for a bake sale at the school. I also have to deliver pulled pork for a teacher appreciation day. My middle one has her band concert tonight and my youngest tomorrow and I'm in charge of tomorrow's potluck dinner thing. Oh that reminds me, I have to send out reminder emails. Thanks for the reminder!
I'm trying to figure out how to put up bookshelves on a coffered ceiling. I would have my hubby do it but I know he's going to look at me like I'm nuts and I know it will look really cute. So I need to get it up there THEN show him how cute it is. LOL
I guess I better get to baking then. I have to have the pulled pork to the school here in a couple of hours so I don't have much time. My youngest' friend gave us a bag of lemons from her tree is why I'm making all the cupcakes and frosting for the bake sale....maybe I'll have enough left over for a lemon merainge pie...never made one of those before.
ahhhh...the things to do while juice fasting: bake! LOL
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
What does that even MEAN? LOL
I have fasted before on water for many a days and so I used that in comparison with juicing. With water, believe it or not, I was never hungry.
Day one went, well.....it came and went. I was doing great. I LOVE the breakfast juicing but having trouble finding an acceptable "dinner" recipe. I think I'm just going to have to learn to go with the flow of things.
See, I'm a pretty regimented person when it comes to stuff like this. I think that's why I can start things then "bam" something messed up and it's over. A piece of tile missing from Scrabble game? Throw it away...you know, that type of mentality. I'm working on it.
Yesterday I posted the breakfast and lunch. Both of which are highly recommended. I looked up a recipe under Juicefastingrecipe.com and picked out a dinner one.
Day 1 dinner:
1 yellow squash
1 sweet potato
1 bunch of spinach
Now, as I'm reading the recipes I notice they always have "apple" or "carrot" there IS a reason for this. Apparently these two items work GREAT as a base flavor. Mild. So, I appreciate that.
I was a dorkus in this recipe and accidentally picked up a regular potato like thing and not a sweet one. So not only was it not orange, but the juice tasted like....dirt and starch. I was a trooper and drank it though. Hey, I'm not wasting! So tip of the day. Make sure you get the right potato and wash it well.
The difference between water fasting and juice fasting thus far are enormous. I actually FEEL different with the juice. I'm not talking like "hallelujah" type thing but a) I'm hungrier. I think this is because the nutrition is going in and there's nothing "solid" with it, so the body is saying "hey, yo! What the deuce man?!"
b) If you are not careful your mouth can get a little sore. I'm not sure why that is but It's almost like when I have too much sodium. Kind weird.
c) the smells are sooooo intensified. I cooked dinner yesterday. Now mind you. I was doing okay all day yesterday...all day. I cooked up hubby a steak stuffed with spinach and butter and put it over rice. The smell of the butter just keep lingering even when I took the dog outside. I felt like this:
But I trooped on......until......dishes.
Everyone had been told to eat and there was a medallion left and some rice. I pounced on it like there was no tomorrow. **envisions woman hiding in closet with a box of Hostess** um, yeah, that was me...I didn't eat it...I inhaled it.
Then I told hubby "that tasted funny"
to which he replied
"you tasted that?"
But, I won't quit. Today marks day 2.
and Breakfast and lunch will be the same. Not because I'm loving the breakfast lunch combo but also because it's what I have in the fridge until pay day.
the only difference is on the breakfast one I'm already out of kale so I use spinach (baby spinach) Still taste good, but not AS good as the kale. I'm really liking the kale taste. Never had it before yesterday.
Tonight for dinner I think I will try the garden salad mix. It goes like this
3 stalks of celery
1/2 bag of salad (really)
2 carrots (of course)
1 pepper (I'm using red I think)
I wonder If I should juice feta with that?
well, enough about that.
I need to find something productive to do. I'm out of school and my brain is already fogging up with lack of activity. I think I'm going to bake some today, maybe go for a nice LOOONG walk somewhere. I know I have to take the kids to cheer and dance and all that tonight but the days just seem to drag. What ever did I do before school??
Speaking of my grades were like this:
Forensic Anthropology (fave class) B
Cultural Anthropology - B
Nutrition - B
Public Speaking - C (uh yup, really)
third times a charm right?
Monday, December 17, 2012
My computer caught a cold so it's in the shop getting fixed.
What a rough year for everyone. I'm still so sad over the Newtown incident and find myself crying everytime I see it on the news. I just with people would quit using it as ammunition for their beliefs and just come together to mourn. Just once let their be full on grief. I know if it were my baby, I wouldn't care about gun laws or which religion is worthy to put in schools. I would just want to know you were there to grieve with me in this insanity. Anyhow...that's just my one measly opinion in the midst of a billion I'm sure.
Today marks for my juicing project. If I begin today (which I did) sixty days will put me at February 15th which is my dating anniversary with the hubster. I know, I'm such a romantic fudd. It'll be 27 years we'll have tolerated each other and what better way to celebrate than with a new (hopefully) normal BMI healthy body?
I know, this leads many of you to the "why"? Listen, I'm not going to preach this if you don't hurt my feelings. But, in a nutshell it's more then just losing the weight. Something as you all know I have been working on for over three years now. And mind you ten pounds a year is pretty nice, slow but nice, there is more to this.
First: It's good for my kidneys. I have very poor kidneys and the number one thing that is horrendous on them is protein. I'm supposed to have less protein than say oh, anyone else. On my last surgery it was about 30% functioning and I can always tell when it has trouble. For example, when one eats a Double Quarter Pounder with cheese and ends up on the floor writing in pain less then 24 hours later, it' a sure sign I've done a baaaaad thing to my body. So first thing first. I'm hoping to give these bad girls a break and just let them process nutrition and not protein. I will be supplementing my body with B12 as that comes purely from animal products and is necessary for functioning my brain. I kind of need my brain almost as much as I need my kidneys although sometimes, I wonder by how much....
I'm shooting for sixty days but here's the deal. One we all know my track record on finishing anything, but I'm going to give it a valiant effort. Two, I'm wondering what to do about Christmas or date night. I'm wondering if I take "a break" on these two days or just forge through it. I don't know and I suppose I will cross that bridge when I get there. I'm also told this is supposed to be really good on the skin....good...Not only did I get my grandma's lack of boobies, I've got her saggy skin too...already!! blek.
I'll try to get some pictures on as soon as I get my computer back. I'm hoping for it tonight or tomorrow...but we'll see.
Today's juice recipes were pretty good though.
morning: Breakfast Zinger
handful of kale
2 large carrots
Lunch: Orange Burst
1 yellow bell pepper (I diatom's an orange one)
3 clementines, peeled
YUM!! and a pretty orange color
I don't like beets so I'm looking up "dinner juice fast" recipes on Google. I'll see what I come up with. I do know the big thing is fruits in morning and more veggies at night.
well, that's all I have today. Going to go pick up my girls early from school. Trying to get rid of the new puppy smell from the carpets before guest come this week....I just may have to hire someone. I know my nose is extra sensitive, but UGH...I don't like it.
Hubby has his surgery date. I don't know if I mentioned that before. Actually, it's the day before Valentines day. Going to be a fun week there too. LOL
Oh, congrats to the Steelers for winning this past weekend...but did you see the Hawks win another kick butt game? I want everyone to come together on the 23rd when they play the 49ers and root those Hawks...are we clear? Got it? I want to hear all of you cuz Lordie you'll all probably hear me....
and a special shout out to my friend Bonnie (needsincentive) who just got engaged over the weekend to her long time guy. I hope he treats her well and makes her happy. Because everyone deserves happiness.
Now, if she'd just get her arse back on Spark before I light a fire under her butt....
Monday, December 03, 2012
I know I know I've been gone FOREVER!!
Well, here's a quick recap of why.
I began intense studies in school.
Tom got promoted
An out of town guest arrived
Tom lost all feeling in legs and fell on his face
ambulance called on my youngest birthday
Got him home and situated
Got out of town guest and daughter back to San Francisco
Got a text the following Monday that daughter was in ambulance with possible broken hip.
Her boss got her home and situated.
Went to Algeblah and bombed that test, cried in car.
Completed a couple of online finals
Decorated a tree and outside lights
Got the youngest a new dog for her birthday.
Ms. Mo made Honors Band and was invited to play at my college, that was fun!
She is receiving college letters for her grades (she is a sophomore)
Cheer is going to Vegas and I need to book those tickets/room. Hubby doesn't wanna go so it's going to be fun now. HAHAHA
and hubby is on way to ER as we speak.
I missed out on the whole juicing project. Never even made it....I think I did most of day one but I couldn't get past the beets.
Got on the scale and we will work on that come December...AFTER the finals.
Trying to schedule hubbys surgery date...why? broken back for seven years (no lie...the doctors kept missing it..andI guess he kept rebreaking it as its never healed, which is why he's on his way there now)He's havings some reactions... That and they wouldn't touch him unless he quit smoking. Yup. I am a non smoker and have to wonder how Doctors can play God with the whole "if you don't quit, I won't touch your" attitude. So, he's been suffering with a broken back and a limp for nearly a decade because of a legal habit.
He quit and got the blood draw....so there's a date for end of January
cept he started up again, hope they don't do another blood draw.
My dining room flooded with the California rain....I scolded the dogs for it. whoops.
I think that's it. That's all. I know, pretty lame excuses, but I will get back on here. Sorry so sporadic and simple, but sometimes I just like to pop on over and say
OOOOOOOOOOHHH know what time it is? Eggnog latte and "Do they know it's Christmastime at allllllllll" time..
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