Monday, December 16, 2013
Headed to the beach this morning to take my photo holding my mean green juice. It's not raining but it's pretty cloudy, foggy. That's the Pacific Ocean behind me. Shades of gray. Gray sky, gray ocean, gray sand, gray shirt, gray seagulls. Winter on the Washington Coast. Went for a short walk on the beach approach which the county "grooms" every couple of weeks so you can drive through the dunes onto the sandy beach.
Yesterday I was griping about how messy it is to make juice. Well, they say a picture is worth a thousand words. First I have to wash all the veggies before running them through the juicer. The little pitcher that comes with the machine has a special lid to catch the foam and you can see the foam in the sink. I have to empty the pulp catcher twice while making juice before I wash, by hand, the pitcher, the bowls, the strainers used to drain the veggies, and the most difficult one, the little juice grinder basket with itty bitty tiny holes that I have to hold up to the light to make sure are clean. They give you a special brush for this task.
Just one more day of green mean juice and Letha photos. Yea!
Enough for today. I'll be back tomorrow.
Sunday, December 15, 2013
Made another batch of mean green juice and cleaned up the HUMUNGOUS MESS that my juicer makes. What possessed me to commit to do this for a week? You have no idea how much I hate having my photo taken. Oh well, only 3 more days of juice and two more photos. Took a peek at the scale this morning and I'm down 3.8 from Wednesday. My biggest weight loss week of the 12 week BLC-23 challenge was 5.2 lbs and I think I'll top that this week. Fingers crossed.
As committed, I did more garage laps today and upped the amount. Here's what I've done this week.
Wednesday: Walked a lap around the back yard.
Thursday: 2 sets of 5 (10 total) laps in the garage.
Friday: 2 sets of 6 (12 total) laps in the garage.
Saturday: 2 sets of 7 (14 total) laps in the garage.
Sunday: 2 sets of 8 (16 total) laps in the garage.
It's been raining here for days but it's supposed to let up tomorrow so I'll see if I can get in some outside walking. We'll see.
We're getting lots of Sparkers signing up for the book discussion. Last I looked we were up to 28 participants which makes me VERY happy. Should be lots of fun. And I would love to have even more.
Here's the info and links again.
We'll be reading '100 Days of Weight Loss: The Secret to Being Successful on Any Diet Plan', by Linda Spangle. Here is a description from Amazon.
"There are 100 short lessons that provide coping skills, behavioral tools, and personal growth ideas that serve as a companion and encourager and give dieters the daily strength to stick with their resolution. Spangle tackles the emotional and psychological issues of weight loss, which is missing from most diet plans. They tell you what to eat. 100 Days of Weight Loss gives you the personal tools to make the right choices."
Both the book discussion and the challenge will run for 100 days. Jan 1st - April 10th. If you are interested, respond to the thread and at the end of December I'll send out a reminder SparkMessage to everyone who signs up.
I'll be banging the drum on this challenge for the next few weeks hoping to get lots of folks to sign up.
Hope you all are having a great day.
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