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The Adventures of Juicing: Day Uno

Monday, December 17, 2012

My computer caught a cold so it's in the shop getting fixed.

What a rough year for everyone. I'm still so sad over the Newtown incident and find myself crying everytime I see it on the news. I just with people would quit using it as ammunition for their beliefs and just come together to mourn. Just once let their be full on grief. I know if it were my baby, I wouldn't care about gun laws or which religion is worthy to put in schools. I would just want to know you were there to grieve with me in this insanity. Anyhow...that's just my one measly opinion in the midst of a billion I'm sure.


Today marks emoticon for my juicing project. If I begin today (which I did) sixty days will put me at February 15th which is my dating anniversary with the hubster. I know, I'm such a romantic fudd. It'll be 27 years we'll have tolerated each other and what better way to celebrate than with a new (hopefully) normal BMI healthy body?

I know, this leads many of you to the "why"? Listen, I'm not going to preach this if you don't hurt my feelings. But, in a nutshell it's more then just losing the weight. Something as you all know I have been working on for over three years now. And mind you ten pounds a year is pretty nice, slow but nice, there is more to this.

First: It's good for my kidneys. I have very poor kidneys and the number one thing that is horrendous on them is protein. I'm supposed to have less protein than say oh, anyone else. On my last surgery it was about 30% functioning and I can always tell when it has trouble. For example, when one eats a Double Quarter Pounder with cheese and ends up on the floor writing in pain less then 24 hours later, it' a sure sign I've done a baaaaad thing to my body. So first thing first. I'm hoping to give these bad girls a break and just let them process nutrition and not protein. I will be supplementing my body with B12 as that comes purely from animal products and is necessary for functioning my brain. I kind of need my brain almost as much as I need my kidneys although sometimes, I wonder by how much....

I'm shooting for sixty days but here's the deal. One we all know my track record on finishing anything, but I'm going to give it a valiant effort. Two, I'm wondering what to do about Christmas or date night. I'm wondering if I take "a break" on these two days or just forge through it. I don't know and I suppose I will cross that bridge when I get there. I'm also told this is supposed to be really good on the skin....good...Not only did I get my grandma's lack of boobies, I've got her saggy skin too...already!! blek.

I'll try to get some pictures on as soon as I get my computer back. I'm hoping for it tonight or tomorrow...but we'll see.

Today's juice recipes were pretty good though.

morning: Breakfast Zinger
3 apples
handful of kale
1" ginger
2 large carrots

Lunch: Orange Burst
1 yellow bell pepper (I diatom's an orange one)
3 clementines, peeled
3 carrots
1 apple
YUM!! and a pretty orange color

I don't like beets so I'm looking up "dinner juice fast" recipes on Google. I'll see what I come up with. I do know the big thing is fruits in morning and more veggies at night.

well, that's all I have today. Going to go pick up my girls early from school. Trying to get rid of the new puppy smell from the carpets before guest come this week....I just may have to hire someone. I know my nose is extra sensitive, but UGH...I don't like it.

Hubby has his surgery date. I don't know if I mentioned that before. Actually, it's the day before Valentines day. Going to be a fun week there too. LOL

Oh, congrats to the Steelers for winning this past weekend...but did you see the Hawks win another kick butt game? I want everyone to come together on the 23rd when they play the 49ers and root those Hawks...are we clear? Got it? I want to hear all of you cuz Lordie you'll all probably hear me....


and a special shout out to my friend Bonnie (needsincentive) who just got engaged over the weekend to her long time guy. I hope he treats her well and makes her happy. Because everyone deserves happiness.

Now, if she'd just get her arse back on Spark before I light a fire under her butt....


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    Good for you on starting the juice fast. You will do great.

    On Newtown, my only child was murdered with a gun by the boyfriend. I have never blamed the gun. I own guns, appreciate my constitutional rights and am an endowment member of the NRA. It is not the gun.
    1917 days ago
    I hope the juicing works for you. I tried it once and was just too hungry. Best of luck. And I still have my juicer so I'm curious as to any mixes you really enjoy!
    1918 days ago
  • HI-NRG

    I have been waiting with baited breath for your juicing journey.
    Can you, or would you, recommend doing these recipes in a blender also?

    Jolly Juicing to you this holiday season!
    1918 days ago
    Oh yes! Hawks!!!!!! I can't get over the past two games! I'll be a hollerin' on the 23rd with ya!!

    Hey...I've been juicing too and even got my boyfriend to partake this past week. He likes the carrot beet apple juice. He was a little freaked out by the color but he's always a trooper, trying new things and he liked this one! We did a few different ones and ya know what was awesome? Sweet potato, carrot, ginger. I didn't know you could juice sweet potatoes but a lot of liquid came out. It was like dessert in a glass. So good! Would love to hear more of the juices that you drink and get ideas. I asked my mom for the "juicing for dummies" book for Christmas. Hope to get it :)

    Way to go on the juicing. You're going to be so healthy and glowing and Sooped up on the juice (more energy power than coffee)

    1918 days ago
  • BAKER1009
    I don't have much to say regarding the Newtown incident. Like you, it just makes me sad. I do, however, agree 100% with what you said. ((HUGS))

    Um...the Steelers did not win. THANKS! And if we don't win the next two, we're screwed!! Ugh.

    Good luck with the juicing! You can do this...if it's really what you want to do!!

    1918 days ago
    hmmm sounds do-able.
    IF you will post your recipes, PLUS tell us whether it was good or not, I'll give it a whirl too.I will be one day behind you (I can start tomorrow--after you post the dinner juice, I'll go to the grocery store for the ingredients for tomorrows menu =)

    About date night, I don't know much about hubby's surgery so maybe this won't work but if you can, maybe you can use some of these ideas...

    Instead of eating out just do something else:
    --go rock wall climbing (I did it at 220 lbs...), you can Definitely do it
    --go swimming at the Y (about $20 bucks for an entire day use, for a family--prolly less for a couple, and they have weights, the pool, etc. The pool is heated..
    --rent some horses and go on a ride (this would be date DAY, not date night lol)
    --go to the movies and skip the junk food
    --buy a sexy nightie or a costume and spice it up
    --play putt-putt
    --go bowling
    ---go to a class of some sort, I live in a nowhere getto town and even here there is a ceramics class and a stained glass making class...

    I think you will have to take a day off the juice fast for xmas lol
    1918 days ago

    Comment edited on: 12/17/2012 4:51:19 PM
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