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Blue Man Group, Juicer, and Watch Out for those Falling Satellite Parts!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

I'm soooo excited about seeing the Blue Man Group for the first time on Thursday night. It'll be a night of dining out before the show and total fun.

Made my first juice with new juicer and it was a blast. I just had so much fun and tried the "Women's Health" drink that was in the booklet that came with it. Delish! I'll be doing at least one a day.

Yikes! How about those falling satellite pieces that will be raining down on us Friday? Hope all are safe and don't get hit.

  
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DJ4HEALTH 9/22/2011 8:34PM

    My son is going to see them for his collage papers.

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BLUEKITTY2011 9/22/2011 6:21PM

    Oh, and did you have alot of pulp left over? If you did, what did you do? My mother suggested simmering, straining the left over juice out of it and making jelly.

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BLUEKITTY2011 9/22/2011 6:16PM

    Bring out the cast iron umbrellas!!!

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JESS0107 9/22/2011 10:59AM

    I hope you have fun!!!

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NATPLUMMER 9/22/2011 10:57AM

    Have a good time tonight. I expect a review tomorrow or Saturday.
I'm glad the juicer is working out.

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TEMPEST272002 9/22/2011 10:09AM

    Have fun tonight!

Falling satelitte parts? Yikes. 1st I've heard of it. Guess I should start watching the news!

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NANCYRUBIO 9/22/2011 8:43AM

    Thanks for your view on many topics. Enjoy the Blue Men & dinner. Continue with your better way to health with your juicer.

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MRE1956 9/22/2011 6:40AM

    Blue Man Group, eh? All I can say is.....

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.....have a great time!

BTW, the last I heard about the satellite situation was that it was speculated that it would most likely hit the Pacific (I'd like to think that's most likely as it's such a large potential target).....

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ABB698 9/22/2011 1:33AM

    Have fun at Blue Man group! Saw them on the new this am, it looks like so much fun. Can't wait to hear about it!

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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 9/22/2011 1:03AM

    glad to hear you are liking the juicer!

I sure don't want to be hit by one of those parts emoticon

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Reminder Card and Giving Myself Credit

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

I'm rereading a few of the books that have been particularly helpful to me. One is the Beck Diet Solution, a cognitive therapy approach to changing behavior.

Dr. Beck advises to keep a small card with all the reasons for wanting to lose weight handy, and reading that card twice a day. When I do that, I'm always surprised that I'm reading the obvious. Of course I know why I'm changing my eating habits! But as I read my list, I'm also surprised that I have 15 reasons and that it's good to keep those reasons very fresh in my mind to stay motivated.

Another tip she gives is to make a post-it reminder to self - a reminder to give credit when I do the right thing. Sure, I'm good are rewarding myself, but I rarely give myself credit. The simple act of acknowledging those little steps during the day that are headed in the right direction means a lot. Instead of self-criticism, I'll try to remember to give myself credit.

Wishing all a good day.

  
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FLORIDASUN 9/25/2011 7:12PM

    Ya...for self credit...and we all owe it to ourselves to remind each other we are really pretty wonner~ful! You especially are my dear friend! emoticon emoticon

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BABYTUXXY 9/22/2011 7:06AM

    Good idea!

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KARENE10 9/21/2011 4:48PM

    Like these ideas!

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SKYEFYR 9/21/2011 2:43PM

  I might have to grab that book. :-)

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NATPLUMMER 9/21/2011 11:32AM

    Good ideas :-)

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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 9/21/2011 11:25AM

    very smart...that's for sharing those reminders.....how is the juicing going?

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JESS0107 9/21/2011 10:55AM

    That is a very good idea!!!

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Ordered Emergency Supplies. And, My Juicer Arrives Today!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

After a few weeks of researching products and making sure I got the best quality at the lowest prices, I placed the order last night for emergency supplies. After the huge power outage a few weeks ago, I realized that although my preparation for these situations is good, there is still a lot to go. I ordered a small generator, lantern, mini-stove, emergency kit for vehicle, crank radio for vehicle and another one as a back-up at home. It was a big order, but an investment in safety. I also started building a cash reserve at home, which I'd never paid much attention to.

My new juicer is a day early in its scheduled arrival (at my doorstep today) and I'll do something uncharacteristic for me - read the manual! (smiling) I also bought a juicing book. I have no idea what I'm doing, so this is going to be an adventure. Curious about what to do with the pulp. I've started researching it, but so far, not much info. I'm sure the book will cover that also.

Wishing all a fun day.

  
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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 12/6/2011 6:56PM

    just curious....which juicer did you decide to buy? Of course the one I want is almost $1,000. Given that I've never juiced before and may not like it either, it would make since for me to get something cheaper....ya think?????

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GRACEISENUF 9/25/2011 7:25PM

    Forgot to mention there are juicing teams here on SP too! I belong to one.

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GRACEISENUF 9/25/2011 7:22PM

    We use the pulp in our garden for composting. We juice EVERY day. Check out my latest blog on juicing.

ENJOY!



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FLORIDASUN 9/25/2011 7:18PM

    I love your emergency kit...smart cookie you are! I actually bought a book about being totally self sustaining off the grid. Have I read it yet...Heck no...but it's there and on my 'to read' list...I think I'd better get to it quickly! I have NO faith in the government, or for that matter the society of today. I like the wind up radio idea and we already have a generator living in FL. Of course to run that you have to have gas...so....unless you want a bunch of gas cans lying around that isn't the most reliable item...I wonder if they have solar generators....hey that would be a great item to invent wouldn't it? emoticon

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ABB698 9/20/2011 11:50PM

    Good for you for getting your emergency kit ready. That was a big wake up in lots of ways. Hopefully we don't have to endure that, or worse, again in the future. Have fun with your juicer!

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SKYEFYR 9/20/2011 1:24PM

  Most books don't offer much help other than "tossing" the pulp. If you compost it's a great use for it, but otherwise.... (It gets stinky fast if you try and put it in a sealed bag to get to a friend and don't see that friend quickly!)

Just be careful with lots of straight beet juice. Too much and it freezes your voice muscles for a little bit. It doesn't hurt, but it's a little scary if you're not expecting it. (Although hubby thought it was quite entertaining once we read that it was "temporary".) Some books warn about it, but some don't. Oh, and if you become addicted to carrot juice and drink enough of it, you get an orange tinge to your skin. (No, I don't have pictures!)

HAVE FUN EXPERIMENTING!!!

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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 9/20/2011 1:15PM

    I think the pulp makes great compost if you don't have any other use for it. Your experience has really gotten me thinking about what kind of emergency supplies I need too.

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NATPLUMMER 9/20/2011 11:25AM

    Good for you for being prepared. I should do that myself.
Yay for the new juicer!! Have fun with it.

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JESS0107 9/20/2011 11:20AM

    I am glad that you were able to get the supplies that you needed. Have fun with your juicer today!!!

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BLUEKITTY2011 9/20/2011 10:40AM

    Interesting----about the juicer, I've had two kinds; one the pulp was very very wet. I didn't like this because I wanted the juice, what's a juicer for? The other one produced pulp that was extremely dry and we just threw it away. I've never found one like that one before, and if I do, I'm going to get it! I, too, have started to build up a cash reserve for home. I have to laugh--here in western Montana there are people who are preparing for armaggedon, it seems, and I won't go THAT far, although sometimes I wish I was 'off the grid'!

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Decided to Buy A Juicer. First time Trying.

Monday, September 19, 2011

I don't know what I'm doing, so I also ordered a book to go with it. Researched models and got a good one at a low price so that it won't be wasted if I wind up not using it.

But I've wanted to try for a long time now, and that movie I mentioned in last blog really inspired me to go for it.

Will let you know what happens. It's due to arrive on Wednesday and I hope to go get some veggies to try it soon afterwards.

Wishing all a happy day.

  
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SKYEFYR 9/20/2011 1:30PM

  The nice thing is that if you didn't spend too much on it you won't feel guilty putting it on a shelf once the "new" wears off. I used to use mine constantly but it's not so often now. But nothing beats the treat of fresh orange juice with breakfast on the weekend! Just remember to wash it out right away if you use citrus fruits. If you don't, the plastic parts start looking a little funky really quick.

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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 9/20/2011 6:40AM

    I'm hoping it works out for you...I've been intrigued by juicing off and on, so I'll be interesting in hearing your reports.


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ABB698 9/20/2011 1:05AM

    Enjoy! emoticon

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KTMAE2006 9/19/2011 7:35PM

    I have never juiced, but I do make smoothies. Check out ohsheglows.com or Mama Pea at peasandthankyou.com for some great smoothie recipes!

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JLITT62 9/19/2011 1:11PM

    I just use my vitamix, which isn't the same as juicing - but don't really have the room for a juicer or the will to clean it! Will be interested in hearing your review.

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JESS0107 9/19/2011 11:21AM

    I've always wanted a juicer so let us know how it goes!!!

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NATPLUMMER 9/19/2011 10:24AM

    emoticon emoticon Have fun!!

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NATPLUMMER 9/19/2011 10:24AM

    emoticon emoticon Have fun!!

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Fat Sick and Almost Dead (a movie) And, To Juice or Not to Juice?

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Today I watched the documentary by Aussie Joe Cross about his travels while talking to people about their eating habits. He started juicing and his success is impressive. He's also impacted others significantly. If you get a chance to watch this film, it's worth the time.

I've always toyed with the prospect of juicing, but will have to research more about it.

Wishing all a fun day.

  
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CAROLANGEL 9/25/2011 12:12PM

    I have started juicing. I tried it a couple of years ago, but gave up without really giving it a good try. i have found a basic recipe and really enjoy it. i do have some questions, looking for answers.

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SKYEFYR 9/19/2011 9:44AM

  Juicing can be fun, but it can also be expensive and time consuming. If you want to start, you have to really look at the kind of juicer you want. You need one with a large mouth - for convenience and to minimize prep time. You also should look at one with a strong enough motor to juice wheat grass, even if you never use it to do that. The stronger motor means that it will last longer. My experience is that they also tend to produce more juice. Also look at what's required for clean up of the machine like is it dishwasher safe. I didn't have a dishwasher when I bought my first juicer and it took me longer to clean the thing than it took me to cut up the fruit/veggies and make the juice.

Just a few things I learned the hard / expensive / time consuming way. :-)

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NANCY- 9/19/2011 9:09AM

    That movie did provoke a lot of thought in me. The movie talked about it being short term. I'm still working on doing the healthy menu thing so I won't go back to bad habits after juicing.

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CHERIRIDDELL 9/19/2011 12:31AM

    I have a juicer but I don't really like the hassle of cleaning it!

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KARENE10 9/18/2011 7:39PM

    I'd like to watch the film~ but I don't like drinking my calories. i used to make fruit smoothies but I do better with cutting the fruit up and slowly eating it.

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NATPLUMMER 9/18/2011 12:44PM

    I'm not one to drink my calories if possible, but I'm sure it works for some.

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