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Day 2 of Juice

Monday, September 23, 2013

Started my day off the right way today. I had my juice. It was romain lettuce, celery, 2 red apples, carrots, small orange, & a whole cucumber. It filled up two jars. I've so far drank one & had a banana. I'm going to drink the second here shortly. I think I'll stick with this for a couple of weeks & then I may try a juice fast. Brought some dry almonds to snack on today, which I've never eaten in my life & frankly I'm not too thrilled about trying. I'm going to give them a try though.

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    Wow! You did great!

My only suggestion is to drink A LOT of juice. Juice is not like fibre food. You can drink 5 quarts and that would be well within caloric limits.

I did a 90 day juice feast. If you have any questions you'd like to ask just SparkMail me.

P.S. I truly hope you are using what everyone recommends: organic produce especially for juicing. If it isn't available or the $ is scary at least juicing yourself is a lot healthier than packaged.

Kudos to you!

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TIME2BLOOM4ME 9/23/2013 11:17AM


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Another Day One

Sunday, September 22, 2013

I got my new juicer in the mail the other day. Watched "Fat, Sick, & Nearly Dead" online yesterday. I've been feeling horrible lately. I've got an upset stomach on a daily basis. I woke up this morning & instead of grabbing the yummy donut in the bakery box, I juiced some carrots, cucumbers, celery, & apples. I wanted to add spinach, but it looked a little on the slimy side. I drank all that juice & ate a banana. I plan to eat a salad for lunch & I'll eat something decent for dinner. I don't want to start off too over the top, since I've been eating nothing but garbage lately. Here's to feeling better emoticon

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LOOKINGUP2012 9/22/2013 6:40PM

    Should help a lot!

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SPARKLINGHOPE 9/22/2013 2:29PM

    Sounds like good idea!

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Day 9 Slip sliding.....

Friday, August 02, 2013

So I blew it yesterday. I started my day with my green smoothie, then went to get lunch at work & decided that Salisbury steak & mashed potatoes sounded delish. Got home & it got worse from there. I won't go into the details, because frankly I'm embarrassed. No workout. Just sat around doing nothing, catching up on all my dvr'd shows.

This is where I would normally fade out & just go back to my unhealthy lifestyle. But I'm not going to go out that easy this time around. Baby steps......I have to remember I can't change everything about my eating habits overnight. In the past 8 days I've managed to go from drinking mt. dew all day everyday to having 1 & a half since last thursday. I'd say that is pretty good! I've traded either not eating breakfast at all or eating something very unhealthy to having a green smoothie each morning! See another plus!

So I'm not perfect. I've still got a long road a head & I want to make this a lifestyle change, not a temporary change to drop weight & then get back to my old way of eating. I'm not going to have all great days & yesterday was a not so great day, but that doesn't mean I should just give up. It just means I try harder today. emoticon

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KITTYROXX 8/2/2013 9:30PM

    You know, a lot of people schedule in cheat meals while they are in the weight loss process. Perhaps you can pencil last night as that?

Regardless, it really sounds like you've got this! You've made an awesome change to start with by changing out the mt. dew. Overall, I think you are doing emoticon

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CHARMAINEK1 8/2/2013 9:44AM

  yes you are so right don't give up just keep going , you are human and yes we all fall, we just need to get up and go on with out saying well I fell so no more for me. yesterday has gone today in now so do things now and don't think about yesterday or tomorrow just now, when you fall get up and dust yourself off and keep going on emoticon

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Start of day 8, Week 2

Thursday, August 01, 2013

So last nights dinner was a bad one for me. I ate a gyro & fries! Ugh. Oh well, it's done & over with. I just have to move on. I also didn't get my exercise in. emoticon I spent all evening on my computer editing photo's I took for a family on Sunday. I just felt a huge stress with it hanging over my shoulder unfinished. I didn't want to think about getting them done anymore. So now it's done & I can stop thinking about it! emoticon

Today after work I'm going to go for a bike ride. My husband has started going for a bike ride almost every day lately. He comes back all pumped at how fast he can make it around the route. I can't keep up with him, so he goes & then I'll go. I'm just happy he's doing something too. We've both become pretty good couch potatoes over the years & we both needed to get moving. emoticon

So here's to a good start to week 2! I need to emoticon

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KITTYROXX 8/1/2013 8:14PM

    That is so great that your hubby cycles and that you will be doing it together! There are so many people whose spouses aren't as active when we want them to be and it's such a big help when they are - not to mention an awesome new way to spend time together.

Have fun!

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Starting Day 7! Woohoo!

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Again was woken up by my daughter before my alarm went off. Ugh! So I just got up & let her have my bed, well she had to share it with her Dad. Surprisingly I'm not dragging too bad.

So I noticed that at the end of the day I'm falling short of what Spark has given me for calories. I mean the low end. I'm so used to being told you need to keep it about 1200 calories that I've been doing that, but the tracker has me at somewhere like 1360 I think for my low end. So I guess that last snack of the evening isn't really a bad thing as long as I keep it in check.

When I worked swing shift & my husband also did, we were both on different shifts....ALWAYS. It really sucked. I got in a bad habit when he was on midnights & I was sleeping alone of waking up in the middle of the night & eating whatever garbage sounded good. Chips, cookies, ect..... At least I don't do that anymore!

Yesterday I walked for about 30 minutes at a pretty fast pace. I've realized I'm just not ready to run yet. It kills my shins, calves, & ankles. I'm going to keep walking & alternate every other day with riding my bike or if it's raining, using my elliptical. I plan to start resistance next week too.

Tomorrow is my weekly weigh in. Even though I already weighed myself a couple days ago when I shouldn't have & saw a 2 lb weight loss. So I'll probably not have budged much from that. But you never know!

I'm only working half a day Friday & then I'm on vacation! Having my daughters 3rd birthday party Sat & I can't wait! She's going to be so excited! I also am going to do a lot more juicing next week since I'll be home & able to. I love fresh juice, I just wish my juicer wasn't so loud! I can't make it in the morning because it would with out a doubt wake everyone up. Anyone else have this problem? Do you make yours the night before? I think I'm going to have to get my hands on some jars & start doing that.

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SHEELAC49 7/31/2013 11:03AM

    sounds as though your getting your priorities in the right place good luck it takes desire and will power to do what needs done and it makes since to make the juice the nite before so you can have something you love to start your day that way its nice and cold too. Good luck with your plans. emoticon emoticon

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