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Forever Day 1

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Do you know what happens when you start to get stronger and then you stop working out for awhile?

NOTHING, ABSOLUTELY NOTHING.

I finally got off my tushy. I decided it was time to get moving as the Biggest Loser's new slogan states. I THOUGHT I could just pick up right where I left off. Week 4 of C25. I THOUGHT by doing Week 1 I could just "breeze" right threw it.

I was wrooooong.



Not only did I NOT breeze through it, I ended up walking most of the way.

I started off with Week 1 Day 1 of C25 to get myself back into it. I began the 5 minute warm up and thought "golly geeze this is.....this is......HARD!"



I came home after 10 minutes calves cramping. Of course it didn't help that I had my broken purse wrapped around my neck and my nightie underneath my jacket. Guess I could've been a bit more prepared.

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I came home and was about to give up when I started reading Spark Blogs. I read notes from my friend basically saying "get moving" and a blog about a person who kept trying to work out even though her power kept going out and frustrating days and I thought, "no.....I need to redo this"

So, I'm back on Day 1.................again.

Day 1 of C25
Day 1 of my DVDs
Day 1 on my scale
Day 1 on resetting my mind

I went back out again. This time I set my mind to just a walk up to Target. I would buy me a fanny pack. I made it almost there calves a blazing when I turned around. I don't know WHY I did, but I kept getting this stitch. It wasn't painful just annoying. Like my skin was trying to rip open on my belly.

That was another 17 minutes.

But even though I'm slightly bummed at how desperately out of shape I am this just screams in my mind no more excuses! I HAVE to make time for this if I want it.

I have to WANT this. and I do. I've GOT to get a plan going and stick to it. I have got to quit this "starting over" period.

Tonight I'm going to throw in a DVD (probably Jillians 30 day shred) and get my strength back up.

so that I can be rid of Day 1 forever.


I just love this one....


and this one is so true for me...



  
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AEROBISAURUS 2/12/2013 5:50PM

    emoticon Best wishes for your continued success!

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DOLPHINSINGER72 1/31/2013 5:51PM

    Hey, am I the person in your blog that you are referring to who kept trying to work out with the power going out at her house. :) :) Because I had that *exact* thing happen to me last week. It was OH so frustrating.

I am on week 2 day 2 (just finished it today) of C25K and you know it *is* hard. Exercise never gets easy, it just gets less hard. Does that make any sense?

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HEALTH-E-CLARE 1/25/2013 1:45PM

    Congrats for getting out there not once but twice! There is always a time and place for a reset, and it looks like you hit that point, and now you are going to get right back to it... and you'll be amazed at how quickly the body remembers. Now I'm not saying you'll be running a 5k tomorrow, but you will get back there.

Here is to your fresh start with C25k and Jillian and the rest of your workouts!

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CHANGINGSEASONS 1/25/2013 9:00AM

    I like the morning exercise quote..and agree about the texting. It's so much faster. lol. I say bravo for pushing yourself even when you were uncomfortable. Trying to walk to Target after the 'run' that morning. I bet your calves are super sore today. You'll get there though..just gotta work up to it again. I do this each summer when the pool is nice and warm again...I feel like i'm going to die the first week or two but then by the end of summer i'm in the pool for hours working out and I have muscles and tone in my arms and shoulders. Kind of sneaks up on you..the progress. I will enjoy reading about your exploits while you get on your way again. I love your 'can do' attitude! emoticon

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FANGFACEKITTY 1/25/2013 3:02AM

    Love the quotes, especially the voice mail. Life would be so much easier if people didn't actually want to speak to me lol!

Day 1 forever....just like your own personal version of the movie Groundhog Day.

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HI-NRG 1/25/2013 12:20AM

    I came down with a bad cold the week before Christmas. I was just getting to a point where spinning class and aerobic classes were no longer torture. Then I didn't get to work out for 7 days. OMG. Months to get there and only 1 week to set me back. Very frustrating. So, I work at it and then I came down with even a worse cold 3 wks later. What's up with that? I can only hope that because I had the flu shot that I experienced a milder illness than it could have been.

But, what a reminder how important it is to keep moving , EVERYDAY. Darn, I was kinda hoping that once I lost all the weight I could back off of all this exercise.

Now, this week I am starting to feel strong again. Didn't take as long to get back into the swing of things.
I don't want to go back to day 1 either...

I am so glad you didn't stay away.
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BIGPAWSUP 1/24/2013 10:06PM

    I'm right there with you! I'm having a hard time today myself! But we can do it!

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SACHABEE 1/24/2013 7:13PM

    That's frustrating! I hate when day 1 is Groundhog Day. But your motivation is going, so take advantage! Maybe start a streak.

I started a 15 min per day workout streak on 12/31 and its working for me. I worked out 60+ minutes every day this week.

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KIM_POSSIBLE77 1/24/2013 6:29PM

    Sweetie you will not have a forever day one. I know you once you get your mind and heart into it your body will follow! Don't give up because this friend/sister will tell you daily....You got to move it move it!!!

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LYNSEY723 1/24/2013 6:07PM

    Back to square 1......... but you can do it!!!! I just went through the same thing and now I'm feeling in control and like I'm making progress again!

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KIMCOLLINGS 1/24/2013 6:04PM

    Way to get in there and take care of business! I especially like "day 1 of resetting my mind". You're going to rock this!

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BEAUTIFUL_REINA 1/24/2013 5:39PM

    This is such a motivational blog--Way to Go!! getting back in there and doing it again. I guess everyday is Day 1, in a way, so its just one more Day 1 afterall. Today is my Day 1 of learning how to do pushups. When I got out of the army I could do 50 pushups with my feet up on the steps, but it doesn't much help me now, so now I am doing 12 pushups with my hands up on the steps ha ha

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CASTIRONLADY 1/24/2013 5:27PM

    GREAt. GREAT, you old Sheldon wanta be!!! We are so smart we believe our own lines. But your blog is great and you are still here sweating with the oldies.
Keep up the good work!
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wait! Stop! at least slow down!!

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Does anyone know where the new year went? I was supposed to begin some me time. I had all sorts of plans, Well, mainly to finish what I started with juicing and C25 but those are huge goals. Maybe sign up for a run as a reward, but somewhere I got lost and I can't seem to find that road that leads to somewhere else...



Okay. Breathe. Look around. Sift through that confetti-head you call a brain and let's figure this out.

Over"h"aul goal is 135 with a cute, yet strong bod and lifestyle.

More moderate goal is: getting healthy. Finish juicing. and C25.

Short term goal: survive this week.

Today's goal: figure out what's going on and what happened.

See? easy. Okay.

What happened? Self sabotage. Oh you bad bad girl. emoticon

You let life get in the way of you. tsk tsk.

I did too. I found myself huddled over peanut butter and crackers yesterday as I tried to figure out how to console daughter for the loss of her bird. That bird should've lived 20 years...he made it 3. Poor thing died of starvation and we don't know how. He was fed so much...almost too much. I sat over the counter watching Oakland declare a state of emergency for 14 shootings in 3 days and wondered if the media is hyping up shootings for the President..... I ate another cracker as my relatives split up after 15 years and I thought of everything Tom and I had been through... I thought of everything I had to do today. The list ... that forever in your head list of things to do. just an odd odd day, week..YEAR

SNAP OUT OF IT!!!!

These having nothing to do with your progress! What am I DOOING?

Get off this computer.

Put on your yoga pants...yes, this entails getting OUT of your one and only pair of blue jeans.

Put on your running shoes.

Take the dog out for a walk...heck take all three.

Just get MOVING!!


There, that takes care of today. So I will. I will report back here tomorrow now that I have my computer back and tell myself and whomever is listening how I did survive today. More than survive today. I will LIVE today.

I don't know if I can slow time down or even stall it...but if I'm going to be whisked away in time, I best be moving in it. right? right. right.



  
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BEAUTIFUL_REINA 1/22/2013 3:58AM

    IS that YOU in the picture, and wow what a Beauty you are!!! I love your hair, gee you look like a young girl!

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ENDUROVET 1/17/2013 7:16PM

    Deepest sympathy on the loss of daughter's birdie...

I haven't even been able to blog about our latest household tragedy - last week old fat spoiled housecat slipped outdoors (prob under DS's feet when I asked him to go fill dog feeders for me :-( & got himself killed by young overenthusiastic big dogs :-( :-(

If something tragic had happened to Red Mare too, that would have been just TOO MUCH!
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LYNSEY723 1/17/2013 11:40AM

    I'm feeling the same way - Big goals but it seems like time is skipping right over me! What do you mean I haven't worked out in 2 weeks??? Yesterday was New Year's Eve!!! ...wait... it wasnt??? emoticon

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PEPPYPATTI 1/16/2013 8:17PM

    We all stumble along the way. What matters is that you get back up!
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KIMCOLLINGS 1/16/2013 12:53PM

    I like how you looked at what was going on and made adjustments. No one's perfect but the important thing is that we make changes along the way to get back on track. Sounds like that is just what you're doing. Great goals!! emoticon

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SORGIN 1/16/2013 11:45AM

    Thanks for the perspective reminder! I think I have been in your head, especially when it comes to those runaway thoughts. I hope you had a great walk and I look forward to seeing your, "I SURVIVED!" Thanks again!

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RUNTRILAUGH 1/16/2013 11:34AM

    funny blog! all you need is the pic i posted yesterday! LOL

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HEALTHY-SPARK 1/16/2013 1:19AM

    I was just thinking something so similar!!

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DOLPHINSINGER72 1/16/2013 12:27AM

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It is great that you are making goals. Goals for every day. You an do this. We are awesome!

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AUSFAM 1/15/2013 10:55PM

    This blog is something to be proud of--you are making a LIFESTYLE change and it's evident here. I'm proud of you for realizing why you were eating and analyzing it, I'm proud of you for restating your goals and looking for ways to change your setting, attitude, etc, for the positive. Keep this up! We all have setbacks and crappy days, but it's how we choose to work through them that separates out the achievers. You are on the path to success!

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TEACHFIRST268 1/15/2013 8:40PM

    It can all just get to be so much, can't it? UGH! But make sure you put YOU on that list of worries and to-do...'cause YOU are so worth it, too, my friend!

Did you get out for your walk with the pooches?

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LINDAM.1 1/15/2013 8:09PM

  Feel like the sign. Life is to short to drink bad wine , or not enjoy part of the day

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LYNETTEMOM 1/15/2013 6:54PM

    love that traffic sign! That's often how I feel about life.
Good for you for getting out the door for a walk. It can only do you good.
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BIGPAWSUP 1/15/2013 1:44PM

    Many of us have been "stalled" glad you snapped out of it. Hope you had a great dog walk!

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HEALTH-E-CLARE 1/15/2013 1:26PM

    I have confetti brain too (love the imagery). We will get it sorted out and we will make it our goals. Now get moving and you'll end up back on the path you wanted!

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KIM_POSSIBLE77 1/15/2013 1:08PM

    I have that same Starbucks cup!! Mine sits on my desk at work for my ice water. LOL Girl I swear one of these days you and I will be on the same track at this weight loss/workout thing. I'm going to start sending you a text in the mornings that I'm in the gym....maybe that will help you. Over all though I think (beware of total HONESTY)......I think that you HAVE to start saying NO to others. You used to plan out everything for the girls...well get back to that. Go to Staples (I know your FAV store) and get a big calendar and track your families comings and goings. Then put down in PEN when it is your time. Even if you just get out and walk, you can do this! Focus on getting one thing on your list down and then move to the next. I won't give up on you!

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TRACYLYNN853 1/15/2013 12:52PM

    I have no idea lol

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You know Day 2 is really Day 1 right?

Tuesday, January 01, 2013

All over Spark, Facebook and any social media around, stores, shopping malls, and even the good ol' calendar...Januray 1st is always emoticon .

Of course, I am withut exception. I had began my juicing excursion and getting to the "easy" part when hubby took his Christmas leave. Now, mind you I am NOT blaming him. I am responsible for my own actions. I blame me. I didn't have to eat at four different restaurants in four days because all my kids were doing their thing and we were "empty nesters" for the week. But, I did. Man, am I paying for it today. Not only did I see a significant increase in weight (right back up to where I started on this journey) but the left kidney has been flaring up the last two days in a not so gentle reminder of how I am neglecting myself.

my daughter (the youngest one who runs with me and eggs me on) went out and bought me 3 naked juices for Chirstmas. LOL What a support system :o(

I was going to start my challenge this morning. However last night we ended up in the ER again for my husband's back. I am begining to think this is his way of making a grand exit from a party. We spent nearly six hours there and arrived home by the time most people were getting up via cab. I went to bed and slept til noon when I went and picked up my girls from their party. I made my morning zinger juice (my favorite...the one with kale, apples, carrots and ginger) During the day though I came across the realization that once again there was really no food in the house! LOL so, I ended up having a chowder bowl with the family and will begin my real day one on day 2.

Oh by the way.......Seahawks in the playoffs Saturday!!

Normally, today would be a day of reflections and goals. I decided I will do that tomorrow. Between the ER and the Old Sac shooting (I'm thanking God and all the spirits around me that my brother had decided NOT to go see those fireworks) I am just exhausted.

You know the best thing about January ? Getting back to normalcy.

  
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DOLPHINSINGER72 1/17/2013 7:02PM

    Poor, poor Seahawks. After my Packers lost I was going to root for the Seahawks, and now they are out too. SO, I guess it is "GO 49ers", since I DO live in California and all.

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TEACHFIRST268 1/5/2013 3:49PM

    Yep..Jan 2 is when I 'started' too! Hope your hubby is doing better!
Here's to a great 2013!!!!

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THETURTLEBEAR 1/3/2013 11:26AM

    I posted something similar on FB. January 2nd is really when the year starts!!

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HEALTH-E-CLARE 1/2/2013 11:15PM

    I really started the New Year on my nutrtion goals today too. The German side of the family makes too good a sauerkraut, speatzel, and of course I need to eat some of the pickled herring for luck as well. Best of luck coming up with your goals and reflections. I definitely thing you deserved a little break after the evening you had!

Hope 2013 is a great one for you!

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MAMAHOYT 1/2/2013 10:31PM

    I remember the hospital in Sacramento were always so full. I am glad that your brother wasn't in Old Sacramento that night too. Holler if you need some routing to help you along.

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SOKKERNUT 1/2/2013 2:19PM

    I am happy you got some sleep.
Hope your hubby is feeling better with his back.

I loved this: "You know the best thing about January ? Getting back to normalcy." HOW TRUE AND TRUE THIS IS! I love the holidays but so happy they are OVER! emoticon

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KIM_POSSIBLE77 1/2/2013 11:14AM

    Girl I would say the best day for you to start is when you are ready and if that is today the GO FOR IT!! Yesterday I was horrible with my food yet good with my workout, story of my life. LOL

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BAKER1009 1/2/2013 8:00AM

    Yes, that is the best thing about January Cori!
I am totally with you! I actually had a good bit of energy yesterday, but I kind of let hubby hold me back. Like you - my own fault, not his. So today is my day 1 as well!! Who cares, as long as we start, right?! I mean, I can't even start the way I really want to, but I will push for those 10. YES!! You know, those 10 I'm always talking about. I can't wait to fully be back on board with you, and Kim, and all my wonderful SP friends!
16 days...and boy am I impatient!

Guess I'll root for the Seahawks...what do I care at this point :( Yes, I'm still bitter.

Let's ROCK 2013 Cori!! We got this!!
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BOOTSCOOTER58 1/1/2013 11:55PM

    I agree with everyone else here .. Good to get back to normal (whatever that is, ha ha) .. better to take care of yourself; if you don't then you won't be able to care for those you love. Praying for dear husband's back. Sounds like you're on the right track!

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BEAUTIFUL_REINA 1/1/2013 10:29PM

    Yes, it is GOOD to get back to normalcy. I'm so tired of the holidays!! I'm ready to get back to basics with tracking my food and exercising regularly and drinking my water and getting as many fruits and veggies as I can into my diet. I'm ready for NORMAL! =)

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BIGPAWSUP 1/1/2013 10:15PM

    I'm glad you are going to start taking care of yourself again. Hope and prayer for hubby's back.

Let's get 2013 started.

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RUFFIT 1/1/2013 9:38PM

    Always remember to take care of you. Without you - you have nothing!! Moni

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I didn't FOURget you :p

Friday, December 21, 2012

Yesterday was an absolute whirlwind of activities. The high school winter concert was wonderful and as I had volunteered myself for the middle school pre-concert potluck I had a lot to do. I sent out reminders to everyone to bring food and we held a bake sale.

One mother brought chocolate covered red vines to the high school bake sale which I thought was an excellent idea, so I made a bunch. They turned out really cute. Do you know how messy your hands get melting and dipping in chocolate gets? Enough to finger lick, which I did. Whoops.

I didn't really juice but a meal yesterday....a lot due to time, mostly tummy rumbles. I made:

breakfast:
1 apple
1 pear
handful of baby carrots

I think that was it. But I did stay on the water all day and I didn't (other than the occasional finger cleaning) cheat at all!! Actually I'll tell ya why

Remember, everyone is different but for me it goes like this:

Day 1: Ravenous!
I think my body or mind knew what was happening and I was simply ravenous

Day 2 & 3 Foggy & jittery
Although I haven't experienced the real headaches I have read about I was kind of in a fog (imagine sinus fog) and I had this weird sense of adrenaline rush. You know that flight or fight reaction? Yeah that one. It was WEIRD. On day 2 I went to tinkle when my bathroom door opened. I freaked myself out so bad that I got up and ran to my couch. It turned out the heater had shut off, but that initial reaction was there. Then Day 3 I was sitting at a stop light and a car pulled out in front of me. Although nothing scary had happened that "fight or flight" panic reaction went all through my body like no other. weird. I can only attribute it to the juicing because it's not a feeling I've ever gotten before and thoroughly try to avoid.

Day 4: rumbly
I'm pretty sure it's because while doing this juice fast I still get up in the morning to make my cups of coffee. Well, on day 4 it caught up with me.....with a vengeance. This is the largest contributor of why I did not make more than one meal yesterday. Everything I drank rumbled and tumbled.

This morning is better but I put my coffee down to one cup instead of my usual three. Much better difference. I know I will have to give up my coffee altogether for this project, but if I have to tell my mind that just now, it won't happen. So I let my "body" do the talking.

I am still not experiencing any hunger pangs or cravings as I did on day one so that is a bonus. Actually, I really feel as this week starts on he downward trend that the rest of this journey will probably be uneventful.

The only thing I can say is my left kidney does feel better already...even with the tummy events. I've been drinking a TON of water and my weight is now back to my ticker. I realize this is all probably "water weight" but I know from here on out it will just be progress.

As for the bake sale. I'm proud to say that the potluck and bake sale for the middle school was a success. We sold about $100 worth in an hour and someone donated $80. It really didn't take a lot of will power to refrain from eating because my hands and mind were busy.

Today is payday and I think my computer (hopefully) should be done so I can post some pictures and really get back on Spark. I've been using hubby's computer pretty much to blog only and maybe check on my Friend Feed.

Today I'm also going grocery shopping so I'll be sure to go to my Spark friend's site and get some more recipes.

Next challenge for the upcoming weeks will be to incorporate exercise in.

If I can keep this up....my dress might actually leave my daughter's closet and come to momma!!

s"eya" tomorrow!!

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PROVERBS31JULIA 12/31/2012 1:42AM

    Juicing is interesting. So far I've not stuck with it!! Good for you!!

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GOGETUMX2 12/23/2012 9:52AM

    Great to hear from you!!!

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SCOJEN 12/22/2012 9:22PM

    Woohoo way to go. I have been away. Sorry I missed cheering you on!

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FITSMALLCLOTHES 12/21/2012 10:03PM

    You are doing great.

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BEAUTIFUL_REINA 12/21/2012 4:59PM

    I hope it really helps your kidneys, to make it worth all your going through for it!! I don't think it could be water weight when you are drinking tons of water plus juice. Its probably lean tissue and fat.

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-MOJOJOJO- 12/21/2012 12:51PM

    60 days of juicing? Wow! I did 7 days earlier this year! It was hard to juice 5 times a day and I also had those headaches you read about! I felt clear headed albeit weak. It was a nice boost I needed. I'd do it again if I wasn't donating plasma! emoticon

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BIGPAWSUP 12/21/2012 12:37PM

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Day "Try" aka: 3

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:

breakfast:
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!

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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



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BEAUTIFUL_REINA 12/20/2012 3:31PM

    It must be so HARD to stick with it, while you are making cupcakes and such..you must have IRON will power!! =)

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FITSMALLCLOTHES 12/19/2012 8:47PM

    You are doing fantastic, but why do you want a bookshelf on the ceiling?

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BLONDEDOG 12/19/2012 8:11PM

    Good grief I couldn't bake all that and not eat it! lol!!! Great job!

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BIGPAWSUP 12/19/2012 1:19PM

    Wow - you are amazing! I'm so proud of you, even with the circus peanuts. You are doing great!

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MYUTMOST4HIM 12/19/2012 11:39AM

    That is the ultimate sacrifice!!!

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