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Ordering New Juicer - Here I Go Again!

Saturday, August 11, 2012

My last one broke after one use, so I've researched others and found the one I want on Amazon. Will be ordering it tonight or tomorrow and it'll arrive in a few days. Looking forward to it - again.

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NANCY- 8/13/2012 10:00AM

    I admire your perseverance,

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VTRICIA 8/12/2012 4:32PM

    We have an Omega for leafy stuff and a Jack Lalane for everything else. My husband drinks it, I don't drink it my own self. So I do 3 bunches of kale and 3 lbs. of organic celery all at once and freeze it in batches (that's in the Omega juicer). Then when hubby wants juice to drink, we throw 2 cucumbers, 4 apples, a pound of carrots, 5 radishes and half an ounce of ginger in the Jack Lalane and add a batch of the kale/celery. He likes it. Me, not as much. A batch of kale/celery is at least 12 oz.

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DJ4HEALTH 8/11/2012 9:41PM

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CAROL- 8/11/2012 9:35PM

    Good luck wit your new juicer. They are fun.

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Thursday, August 09, 2012

Okay, I just finished making what turned out to be a delish veg juice and was quite pleased. Then I cleaned the juicer and had trouble with the side locks. Very weak plastic, and broke right off without any abuse. Very disappointed and now packing it up for return.

Not sure if I'll try another model or not.

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ALEXSGIRL1 8/11/2012 1:06PM

    sorry to hear this hopefully you will get a newer better model

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TSEWARD 8/11/2012 12:27PM

    I am confident you will find a better juicer! My friend recommends the ninja collection, but I have never personally tried it. Probably a lot of plastic parts there too..I didn't read your last blog to see what kind it was.
Thank you for your comment on my blog! Yes, keeping my body functioning optimally is a valuable goal. Giving up healthy eating when under stress is not likely to increase my body's ability to withstand it. Thank you for your suggestions! emoticon

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CATLADY52 8/10/2012 7:04PM

    The company should send you a new one at no charge. That is if they want to keep their reputation. emoticon

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2WHEELEDSHARON 8/10/2012 1:44PM

    Oh no! I hope they send a new one.

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    That was a quick experiment!

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MILLISMA 8/9/2012 7:59PM

    So sorry to hear. Especially since you liked the way it worked.

By the way, every time I have watermelon, I think of your 800 calorie breakfast. lol

hugs...Mary Anne

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Wednesday, August 08, 2012

I tried juicing about a year ago and didn't like it. Had a defective unit and returned it. However, I'm giving it more of a fair chance this time. Reading which combos taste good and why. Bought one with good reviews on Amazon, but not pricey so that it's a good starter juicer. Looking forward to experimenting.

Have a wonderful day, sparkfriends.

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CTUPTON 8/12/2012 12:19AM

    I got a juicer and broke it, too! the company said they would replace it but I had to cut off the cord and send the cut cord back. I forgot to put in the metal basket and tried to juice on the plastic blades meant to turn the metal basket. emoticon

I think I prefer to have the pulp included but often I like juice.

Enjoy! And get healthy! Chris emoticon

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BUTEAFULL 8/9/2012 10:38AM

    if you find a good TASTING recipe let us know, that is what turned me off of juicing, the flavor

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DDHEART 8/9/2012 8:46AM

    I'm looking forward to hearing how this goes for you....have been intrigued at times but thought it would be another thing that sits in or on the cupboard unused...but if you like this.....

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FLORIDASUN 8/9/2012 8:12AM

    I LOVE my juicer...although many times I just throw stuff in the blender so that I can get all the pulp. I think the pulp adds the fiber and keeps you full longer. Sometimes I'll even throw in a scoop of whey protein. My body type just seems to NEED protein. Have you ever read anything on blood type diets. Mine is what they consider the 'old' blood line and therefore needs more of the primal diet lifestyle. When I have too many carbs I just turn into an 'eating machine' emoticonNot good...NOT good at all. As long as I have a little clean protein with every meal I'm all good. emoticon

Here's one of the BEST juice combos you can ever use...they say it's like getting a blood's supposed to be THAT good. "THEY" being nutritionists. emoticon

Green Lemonade:

1 head romaine lettuce or celery
5-6 stalks kale
1-2 apples (organic fuji)
1 whole organic lemon (no need to peel.but scrub skin well)
1-2" fresh ginger root

Can use any greens~celery-chard-collards-spinac
h-cucumbers etc.

Start with 12 oz up to 24 oz up to 40 oz. Take 30" before or after food.

This will add some 'kick' to your step...I guarantee it! emoticon and you'll lose some inches and weight in the process...winning combo eh? emoticon emoticon

It's a little can add a little stevia to it for sweetness, or add another apple.

Hope you likey! emoticon

oh...and also some great juicing recipes on Dr Oz's website. emoticon

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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 8/8/2012 10:50PM

    I hope it goes better for you this time!

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2WHEELEDSHARON 8/8/2012 9:39PM

    I hope you find combos you like. I got really brave today and made a smoothie with banana, peanut butter, coconut water kale and nutmeg. I know, I know, sounds like a Barf-o-rama but it's actually very good. Now I'm inspired to try more bravery. I hope you have a chance to tell us what you come up with.

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CATLADY52 8/8/2012 5:52PM

    Have fun experimenting and let us know which combinations are best.

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NANCY- 8/8/2012 12:12PM

    Enjoy your new toy! "Lettuce" how it turns out. :)

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Tuesday, August 07, 2012

In the not-so-distant past, it was common for me to eat a watermelon a day. During several consecutive days. (not bragging, just saying) For those who haven't heard this song (sparkers who've known me for awhile have heard this tune myriad times), during most of my life I was able to eat anything in any quantity with no problem.

Well, some of those habits die hard even though I've come a long way in learning to do portion control. I jokingly say that I am addicted to berries (all types) and watermelon. Not so much this summer because I've seldom found tasty ones in recent years.

But last week, I got one at Trader Joe's and decided that I was going to be moderate. Which, in my life, means that I would only eat half a day instead of the whole thing. I did, no problem. Until I looked up the calories for this breakfast daliance. OH MY - 800 calories!!!!

Good thing I've been exercising my heart out. Yikes! But honestly, this is my only watermelon this summer, so I'm not too concerned. Next time, I am going to do what normal people do and slice it up. (smiling)

Wishing all a wonderful day.

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STUFFNEARTABOR 8/12/2012 11:47AM

    Who knew?? Gawd - are you sure that is right? I thought it was one of least dense fruits - guess I was all wrong about that food too.

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DJ4HEALTH 8/11/2012 10:13PM

    emoticonbut emoticonthat they are high emoticon

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JAZZEJR 8/9/2012 8:31AM

    Maybe they thought you ate 1/2 of one of those truly humongous watermelons. Seems like a lot of calories.

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FLORIDASUN 8/9/2012 8:18AM

    Now this is just can watermelon POSSIBLY have that many calories? I always thought it was the PRUDENT dessert or snack a roo! emoticon

Crazy...and let me tell just burst my watermelon bubble! emoticon

I always felt so SUPERIOR and self disciplined....when I ate it! emoticon

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PURPLELVR7 8/8/2012 8:31PM

    never realized that watermelon had so many calories

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THEOTUS 8/8/2012 11:38AM

    I personally have trouble not eating tons of watermelon at a time too. This was too funny. thanks. :-)



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SAINTBETH 8/8/2012 11:36AM

    We learn slowly along this path. But you are learning. Who knew? Treacherous fruit!

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MILLISMA 8/7/2012 10:50PM

    I like to buy the little personal ones but make them last for a week. Love fruit at this time of the year!!!

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BIGBROTHER323 8/7/2012 10:32PM

    I didn't know water had calories!

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OAKSHAVEN 8/7/2012 9:41PM

    I'm am consistently amazed at how many calories I was taking in before I started tracking. Always a shock, isn't it?

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CATLADY52 8/7/2012 9:14PM

    emoticon ready, willing and so stuffed. But happy. emoticon

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MARY1313 8/7/2012 7:20PM

    You could buy a small personal watermelon. That would help you with the portion.

I love watermelon too!!!!


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LADYGSC 8/7/2012 6:02PM

    Oh the love of watermelon! I stop at 2 cups, thats quite enough for me! Keep on sparking.

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2WHEELEDSHARON 8/7/2012 3:34PM

    Wow, I had no idea half a watermelon would have that many calories. At least you're well hydrated!

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NATPLUMMER 8/7/2012 2:09PM

    emoticon At least you enjoyed it :-)

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NANCY- 8/7/2012 1:20PM

    Awareness is enlightening and directs our actions.

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HANDYV 8/7/2012 12:21PM

    I will totally look at watermelon differently now. emoticon

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ERINMARIE424 8/7/2012 12:10PM

    I love watermelon too, but I don't think I've ever eaten that much at once!

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Hooray for Curiosity on Mars!

Monday, August 06, 2012

Last night, I watched NASA TV and waited the last 11 minutes with the roomful of JPL people who were barely able to contain their excitement. The 7 Minutes of Terror, as the capsule went through the Mars atmsphere toward touchdown, were indeed harrowing.

But...PERFECT LANDING and then the first image of Mars appeared. It was totally awesome to think it arrived safely after its 8 months after launching. I was as thrilled as when we put the flag on the moon.

Have a happy day.

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CTUPTON 8/12/2012 12:22AM

    emoticon I was excited to watch the landing, too. I can't believe we are actually landing things on other planets! It is so cool! Chris

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    I'm really excited about what we will learn!!

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FLORIDASUN 8/9/2012 8:50AM

    I felt victorious too...even did the happy dance! emoticon emoticonThe cat thought I had lost my marbles! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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RAINBOWFALLS 8/7/2012 10:26AM

    very nice

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2WHEELEDSHARON 8/6/2012 1:09PM

    Way cool!

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NANCY- 8/6/2012 9:35AM

It is incredible what a humans can do when we put our mind to it. Then there are the discoveries... I cannot wait.

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SHIRAROCK 8/6/2012 9:24AM

    Very cool. I didn't know there was a NasaTV.

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