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Tuesday, May 08, 2012

Started walking 45 minutes per day plus did weight training every day for 40 minutes. In less than one month I lost six pounds of fat and put on seven pounds of muscle. With results like that you'd think I'd stick with it. :( Unfortunately I did not and so now I have to start over again.

Luckily, my weight has stayed the same over this time of not exercising every day. I have my exceptionally clean diet to thank for that. "They" say that weight loss is 70% diet and 30% exercise and that has certainly proven true for me. I've started drinking green juice every day in my Vitamix. My basic recipe is:

1 scoop Greens+ detox, 1/3 peeled English cucumber, 1/2 green apple, 1/3 lemon juiced, 1/2 bunch or 1 cup parsley, 1 tsp. chopped fresh ginger, 1 cup ice, 1 cup water. It tastes terrific and I feel better when I drink it, more clear headed.

I also try to drink 1-2 liters of water per day. I've started eating raw kale every day usually in the form of salads, either
. Both are terrific.

It's spring where I live, we're getting a lot of rain. Lots of excuses for not getting out with the dog, lots of excuses for watching a movie instead of weight training in my living room. Somehow I have to find my mojo again, so I can feel better and look better.

That's it... just a status report.
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    Hi, glad you are doing well. I'll have to try your green smoothie recipe, it sounds good. Lorie
    1626 days ago
  • ERIN1957
    I love blogs where people share their journeys. When we write it down it makes since and others get ideas too. Kale I love it. Your juice sounds wonderful and very refreshing. Mojo is a good thing hope you find it. If I see it I will shoo it back to you :) You are doing great!
    1627 days ago
  • DARA52
    Your juice and salads sound awesome. I have some kale in the fridge and was just trying to figure out what to have for lunch! Thanks and I think you are doing a great job!
    1627 days ago
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