SCENIC_ROUTE's SparkPeople Blog SCENIC_ROUTE's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Day 5/5 Juicing I cannot believe that I made it through 5 days just like that. <BR> The scale was down .8 today and in the morning I will have the total of the 5 days. I have decided I will also juice tomorrow at least half a day if not the full day. <BR> <BR> Felt much better today. Sis was at home and we did some housework listening to 80's music on the wii. She dyed my hair and I made juices for tomorrow. I am excited as tomorrow I am going for a hair cut- need it desperately as my hair has thinned a lo... Tue, 3 Sep 2013 00:25:13 EST Day 3&4/5 juicing The scale went down 3lb these past 2 days. I am really happy with the results. Day 3 though was rough. Very emotional again, and found myself crying sometimes for no reason and sometimes because I thought of things from the past. I hope I can deal with these emotions soon because I am getting tired of them. <BR> Today Day 4 things were much better. I felt happy and got to go to the museum again and then showed up at my parents because I figured out that you could actually hear clearly the... Mon, 2 Sep 2013 00:58:50 EST Day 2/5 Juicing Scale went down 1lb and I felt so much better today. Had good energy and got to go through my to do list fairly fast. I also did my zumba for 60 min! Loving it. <BR> <BR> Of course I wouldn't be me if I didn't have something to whine about. <BR> Today I wasn't hungry. I had to force my juices... but I drank them all and my water. I forgot to drink my coconut water though and I wasn't a happy camper. Tomorrow is another day :) so I can do much better. <BR> <BR> Good thing is because of t... Sat, 31 Aug 2013 00:31:16 EST Day 1/5 juicing and Dr. visit Hi all, <BR> <BR> So on Tues I went to the Dr. to go over my blood test results. <BR> My Vitamin D is going in the right direction and my bilirubin was in the normal levels but more elevated than when I was doing paleo w/ juicing. So when I juice it changes the balance in my liver :) <BR> I told the Dr. about the hair loss and he went over the older blood tests where we had checked me for everything and noticed that even though my thyroid was within normal levels the TSH4 was on the lower... Thu, 29 Aug 2013 23:53:41 EST Juicing and Hair loss Hi All, <BR> I have not written a blog in a while because .. what is my usual excuse? <BR> I didn't manage my activities :( Hopefully one of these days I will get this juggling act under control and everyone (mostly me) will be happy. <BR> <BR> I have had a very stressful July with all the emotional ups and downs and August didn't want to be any different. My weight fluctuates at a 10lb range. Which isn't bad if I am at maintenance but I AM NOT! Still have some way to go so of course I get... Sat, 24 Aug 2013 13:24:12 EST I made it through a Bridal shower! First of all, thank you all for checking up on me. <BR> My back is doing great and a few days ago I was able to get back to my exercise routine. I think half the issue was the fact that I had to go to a bridal shower where I would see people that I hadn't seen in 10+ years. <BR> Well I did it and made it through just fine. Most people forgot that sis and I are in our 40s and thought we were in our late 20's early 30's. LOL How fun! <BR> Food wise I did really good considering it was an ita... Sun, 4 Aug 2013 22:49:51 EST And then my back muscles got pulled Sorry for the silence. It wasn't done intentionally. <BR> For the past 2 weeks I got bombarded with Real Estate and had to run around <BR> and moved furniture.. and in one of the moves a door handle hit my lower back- I didn't think anything of it... until I couldn't move the following day. Thank God it wasn't the spine.. so I had to take it easy and I couldn't sit to type. <BR> So my blog suffered. <BR> Am almost back to normal. <BR> Thank you to all who came looking for me. I will respond ... Fri, 26 Jul 2013 00:32:38 EST Archangel Michael and Metatron Free podcast from Doreen Virtue For anyone looking for some extra help in healing and overcoming addictions, <BR> Doreen Virtue has a free podcast on Archangels Michael and Metatron with guided meditations one each. I found it very helpful. <BR> <BR> <link> </link> <BR> The free podcast is located under Archangels. <BR> Ven Mon, 15 Jul 2013 11:17:55 EST Does time really heal old wounds? My unraveling started 3 weeks ago when I found my old diaries and the emotions of a break up that were stuffed deep down inside erupted like a volcano. I felt raw, vulnerable , hurt and of course focused on how unfair life is. But through tapping and lots of friends around me here and in my family I have slowly started feeling better. Still not 100% but definitely better than 3 weeks ago. <BR> Today is supposed to be my independence day. 21 years I made a decision and I don't regret running. ... Sat, 13 Jul 2013 00:13:14 EST Listening to my body So after lots of hours of feeling like a failure I finally snapped out of it. Basically it is what it is. If I am eating 3 avocados while juicing it means something is slightly off. It just feels so weird to actually honor the body and give it what it needs. My relationship with it has not been the best for the past 37 years. Family that loved me conditioned me to listen to them and not my body for the survival needs. It was all disguised as love. And it worked for a couple of years - but th... Thu, 11 Jul 2013 22:12:25 EST Day 20 and end of Juicing #2 This was a very difficult decision to make. <BR> But today after I drank an avocado in my juice and then proceeded to eat 2 more I realized that there is really something lacking in my body. Not sure if it is the increased exercising, stress or the darn mega dose of vitamin D the dr has put me on. Well I have never ever had a craving for Fat like this. <BR> Also monthly friend is due i a couple of days... <BR> <BR> Anyway- I am adjusting the plan. Had veggie soup with veggies and I will ... Wed, 10 Jul 2013 23:09:37 EST Day 19 Juicing #2 Long day... <BR> Scale stayed the same. Went to the gyno appt and it went really well. <BR> She was so happy to see me at a much better place and was shocked at my weight loss. She wanted to know how I did it.. so we talked about juicing :D <BR> <BR> I am still craving fat. Badly. Had an avocado in my juice. <BR> I might have to end the juicing before I get to 30 days- I will make my decision in a couple of days. The next plan of action is to do 10 day juice runs, on the first of every m... Wed, 10 Jul 2013 00:34:47 EST Day 18 Juicing #2 and EFT/Tapping Scale went up .6 <BR> Monthly friend is around the corner so I will just go with the flow. <BR> Had fun using the new juicer- takes a bit longer to prep the veggies as it has an narrow neck, but the not having to stop in the middle to clean the machine and the 2 min clean up at the end sure make up for it! <BR> <BR> So I was asked about tapping/EFT <BR> Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) uses points of your body (meridians) that you tap on while making statements and it zaps your anxiety, p... Mon, 8 Jul 2013 22:45:17 EST Day 17 Juicing #2 Scale stayed the same. <BR> Had some bad emotional moments today...but tapped them away. I swear they are getting deeper and deeper. Murky waters and I am not liking it. So I did my 60 min zumba. Then was upset that the avocados were not ripe enough to put in my juice. <BR> <BR> Then parents came and brought me a new Omega J8004 juicer!!!!! Tested it and omg the pulp is so dry. and the juice potent LOL. They said they love how dedicated I am and wanted me to have something that would help ... Sun, 7 Jul 2013 22:30:16 EST Day 16 Juicing #2 The scale went down another .2 <BR> Did my zumba exhilarate for 60 min and this is the second day in a row the I sweat a lot! I was so used to my body never doing that it caught me off guard. I never had to take a shower after a work out because ... I wasn't yucky. LOL I guess this is the new me LOL .. Had to go take a shower ASAP. So something is working :D <BR> <BR> The other thing I noticed is that my calves are have the size they were. I didn't think of measuring them before I started... Sat, 6 Jul 2013 23:21:44 EST Day 15 Juicing #2 Half way there!!! <BR> Scale went down .2 <BR> I did my 60 min zumba, and then I felt tired so I slept and messed up my plans for the day. LOL oh oh... I tried an avocado in my juice - I used my hand blender, and it gave the juice a velvety texture. Adding it did take the edge off my craving for fat, but it didn't take it away. Can only think that I might need more juice in my day but I am not hungry. <BR> And by the time I did a couple of things... <BR> It's time for bed <BR> Ven Sat, 6 Jul 2013 00:08:42 EST Day 14 Juicing #2 plus 4th of July! <img src=""> <BR> Hope all had a wonderful 4th of July Celebration. <BR> <BR> Today the scale went down .8! And to celebrate I went through everything in my closet and got rid of half of it. I am down another size and am really happy with the changes in my body.!!! Family is very happy too. <BR> I didn't go to the parents, so no hot dogs and sis decided to stick with me so skipped the hot dogs too! <BR> Emotionally the day was much b... Fri, 5 Jul 2013 00:51:37 EST Day 13 Juicing #2 Scale went down .4 ! I like that it is going in the right direction. <BR> Today was a much better day. Working on the feelings and emotions that pop up randomly during the day. I also was working on the Abraham Hicks emotional Scale <link><BR>-hicks-emotional-guidance-scale.html </link> Since I am stuck at Anger , I am trying to move up towards joy.. so I am aiming at Blame right now. Wish I could jump straight to the top. <BR> <BR> Did my 60 min zum... Wed, 3 Jul 2013 23:21:56 EST Day 12 Juicing #2 & an old picture I found online! Scale went down .4 and from now on the ticker will be moving! <BR> Did my hour of zumba, drank my juices, pushed the waters, had some broth. <BR> So all is good on the juicing front. I went to the parents and they had just cooked, it smelled so nice but I was perfectly fin with it. <BR> <BR> Today was a better day emotionally, but last night was not. After I wrote my blog and went to bed I got really angry. Talking to the people closest to me, I have come up with options for the emotional... Tue, 2 Jul 2013 21:13:39 EST Day 11 Juicing #2 Scale down 2 lbs!!!! It is exciting. Soon the ticker will move again. <BR> I was able to do an hour of zumba and ran errands. <BR> Work is picking up too- and its exciting. <BR> <BR> I am still emotionally drained. Kept on crying on and off all day, and one of the times it happened in front of mom and she didn't know what to do with me. They are not used seeing me cry. I told her that I really don't know why it just happens like that- no idea what triggers it. Purging. <BR> <BR> I wasn... Mon, 1 Jul 2013 23:15:14 EST Day 10 Juicing #2 Scale went down 1.2 ! I like movement in the right direction. <BR> It was an emotional day- I did a reading for a friend of mine who is going through a similar situation that I am, and we cried and laughed together. It feels good to heal. <BR> <BR> I wasn't hungry. I forced my juices down and pushed water but don't think I drank enough. Did my 60 min zumba too. Just taking it one step at a time. <BR> Ven Sun, 30 Jun 2013 23:15:45 EST Day 9 Juicing #2 & Mercury Retrograde. Turns out it's Mercury Retrograde time. What does that mean? Electronics act up and things re-surface, re-appear in your life. Not a good time to sign contracts... but a great time to continue working on things one has started before. <BR> Someone posted a link with how it affects all signs... Well for mine it is stuck on my 5th house which rules creativity ROMANCE and children <BR> <link><BR>rograde-cancer-2013 </link> <BR> That means that ... you get... Sat, 29 Jun 2013 23:26:29 EST Day 8 Juicing #2 I will say this again.. so far this second time around juicing has been a breeze. No cravings, no hunger, no being upset that others want to eat, chewing doesn't bother me and smelling food cooking doesn't either. I think I can go to a restaurant and not even blink! I am that focused. <BR> On the other hand... Emotionally I am still iffy. And it seems more stuff is coming up. Today Brad yates, my fav Eft Practitioner, uploaded some videos and one of them was called: Be set Free Fast. A quick ... Sat, 29 Jun 2013 00:03:02 EST 3 Years sparking!!! & Day 7 Juicing #2 Yesterday was my 3 year Spark Anniversary. <BR> It has been such a wonderful experience. All the people I have met and all the changes I have been able to bring in my life. I am at a much better place in my life, and my health has never been this good! <BR> I am half way to my weight goal and I am proud of the weight loss I have made! <BR> <img src=""> <BR> Me when I started Spark people in 2010 <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.spar... Thu, 27 Jun 2013 22:13:30 EST Day 6 Juicing#2 Really scale.. Really? <BR> Up .8 and I have only had liquids. Whatever. <BR> The family said I look like I lost a lot of weight, I just said thank you. <BR> Did my 60 min zumba exhilarate and drank all my waters and juices. It's all I can do. I am very focused - this time around it's different than the first time I was juicing. First time I was scared of failing, of going off plan. Not this time. <BR> This time I know what I am doing, and even if I chose to eat I know it will be healthy... Thu, 27 Jun 2013 00:05:11 EST Day 5 Juicing#2 Preparation is everything! <BR> I had a meeting and then ran for errands. Got new sneakers and skull beads to make new jewelry pieces. Everything ran longer because I got caught in a storm! But I had my juices with me and I didn't have to worry. <BR> <img src=""> <BR> My Hand Knotted Shambala style "skully" Bracelet <BR> <BR> The scale went down 1.2 today :D <BR> I had so much energy! Did only 30 min exercise due to time restrictions. ... Tue, 25 Jun 2013 23:37:15 EST Day 4 Juicing#2 Scale went down .2 <BR> Checked calendar and tomorrow ovulation is supposed to start. Ughhh <BR> Did great with the juicing and pushing waters. Had a small emotional detox episode in the morning but after that everything went great :D <BR> <BR> I am really tired. I stood out on the terrace for over an hour tonight snapping pictures of a lighting storm. I got a few really good shots <BR> <img src=""> <BR> My best lighting shot from toni... Mon, 24 Jun 2013 23:16:45 EST Day 3 Juicing#2 Day 3 is over. Scale went down 1.6 but I am still not down to my lowest. <BR> Again today was easy, I had lots of energy and was able to pace my juices with bathroom runs between showing properties. <BR> <BR> Emotionally, still raw and having ups and downs but much better than yesterday. <BR> I am not sure how much I like this emotional Detox. Truth... I hate it LOL. Means I have work to do. <BR> Ven Mon, 24 Jun 2013 01:12:21 EST Day 2 Juicing#2 & blood test results Day 2 has been going great! Physically that is. No major detox signs- just some mild tiredness that went away as soon as I had my morning drink and my sinuses- they are now cleared. <BR> The scale went down 1.2 lbs. So things are moving in the right direction. <BR> <BR> This time my detox seems to be emotional. Doesn't help that the full moon is coming up tomorrow. Last night as I was looking through boxes to find where I placed my threads so I can make some bracelets, and I found my diaries... Sat, 22 Jun 2013 21:22:11 EST Day 1 Juicing #2 Made it through day 1 with flying colors! <BR> I was so happy to start juicing again, that the day went by really fast. Had 64 oz juice, 64 oz water, 2 herbal teas, 1 can coconut water and a cup of veggie broth. <BR> Did 60 min Zumba. <BR> <BR> So far feeling really good. Toughest part was running to the bathroom as I had errands to run. Other than that.. smooth sailing. <BR> <BR> I wonder what the scale will show tomorrow :) but i have in the back of my head the reality that for 3 days in ... Fri, 21 Jun 2013 22:49:39 EST Day 33 Paleo w Juicing - Reboot #2 Starts Tomorrow!!! Hi Gang, <BR> Well Paleo w juicing worked well for maintenance LOL. Good to know. Tomorrow I start again w anothr Juice Reboot. I am starting with 10 days - might have to take a mini break during the 4th festivities- and then continue juicing. I will go for a least 30 days because I need to get another blood test. <BR> <BR> Yesterday the day was INSANE. Took daughter to the Orthopedic- first they sent us to 2 wrong places.. finally we got there. Good News she does not need an operation.... Thu, 20 Jun 2013 20:22:54 EST Day 31 Paleo w Juicing - blood test again So today I went for my blood test. The tech blew my vein :( and this time only one small vile was taken :( Checking the billirubin levels that were slightly elevated last time. So Juicing is just around the corner again :D You will see the blog post when I start! I will have another blood test one month into juicing again to see both my billirubin and vitamin D levels. <BR> <BR> Did my hour zumba :D using the zumba sticks... Last night all my muscles were hurting because of them.. so I f... Tue, 18 Jun 2013 23:28:26 EST Day 29 Paleo w Juicing Happy Father's day! <BR> Parents came over early to have Greek coffee with me (even though I still have not added coffee back to my life- I don't want to have a bad detox second time around juicing). It was a nice morning and they both posed for pics! <BR> <img src=""> <BR> Daddy Enjoying my Greek coffee. <BR> <img src=""> <BR> Daddy and Mommy <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpe... Sun, 16 Jun 2013 19:26:30 EST Day 28 Paleo w Juicing A much better day. Didn't weigh myself again- will probably attempt tomorrow :) <BR> Period was normal !!! and was able to do my hour of Zumba !!! <BR> <BR> Eating was good and clean. I pushed juices and waters. Spent most of my day painting :) Working on a 30x24 canvas can't wait to see the outcome! <BR> Ven Sat, 15 Jun 2013 23:54:08 EST Day 26 Paleo w Juicing Well yesterday the scale went up again over 2 lbs ...then after a bathroom visit it wend down but I was still up +.6 So today I didn't weigh myself because I didn't feel like dealing with it. Then at noon... SURPRISE monthly friend appeared...a few days early. So now we will see what the scale does. <BR> <BR> Sis and I decided this week to do spring cleaning- maybe if we shed things the same will happen to the pounds LOL. Yesterday we worked on my studio space and it looks good. Today w... Thu, 13 Jun 2013 22:07:56 EST Day 24 Paleo w Juicing - Rough Day I am trying really hard not to be angry at my body. <BR> I have worked so hard to bring me to a really good point in my health and today I felt betrayed by my body. The scale went up 2.6 !!!!!!! I had to hold back the tears. Sis calmed me down- then after the bathroom fairy appeared I went down 1.2 but am still up 1.4 lbs for a total of +9 lbs from my lowest! <BR> <BR> What is frustrating is that except for some cheese that I grate on my veggies, I have been following my Paleo plan bet... Tue, 11 Jun 2013 22:53:07 EST Day 23 Paleo w Juicing So we got a Tornado warning today All day long. We were lucky we didn't get one but it seems Delaware got hit. <BR> <BR> The scale went down .2 !!! again. It moving! <BR> Felt better today. Did my hour Zumba and made juices for today and tomorrow. Was able to purge some items and clean the place. Anytime I have art shows or fairs my house becomes a mess! Stuff everywhere. LOL <BR> I am hoping that with me throwing stuff out, that the weight will go too. LOL Crossing fingers. <BR> <BR> Sist... Mon, 10 Jun 2013 23:11:13 EST Day 22 Paleo w Juicing Scale stayed the same today. Had eggs for breakfast, chicken with an avocado and green peppers for lunch 32 ounces juice, 2 cans of coconut water and broth. Ohhhh and did i say Grass fed butter???? oh my is it the most delicious thing ever... <BR> Today I opted to do my Zumba mix to change things up- its about an hour long, and has some interesting dances... I still love the exhilarate one best but I figured change is good. It's hard to stay sad after a zumba session !!!!!!! <BR> <BR> I am ... Sun, 9 Jun 2013 23:18:08 EST Day 21 Paleo w Juicing & 2nd Art Show! Life has continued to be hectic and I felt really bad that I was unable to write on my blog . Sis's Rash got really bad on Thursday and she missed work and the Art show Opening. <BR> The Art show Opening was wonderful. I got so many complements on my paintings :D and I had a great time. <BR> <img src=""> <BR> I LOVE BEING IN ART SHOWS! <BR> <img src=""> <BR> Me with my Art <BR> ... Sat, 8 Jun 2013 22:16:51 EST Day 17 Paleo w Juicing Had a really rough day. Sis had a tooth issue 3 weeks ago and the dentist was away so she was put on amoxicillin, and she had an allergic reaction to it that showed up 5 days after she was done. She has hives all over her body that progressively have gotten worse. Spent all morning calling drs - finally got some answers for her. And then took her to he dentist who couldn't find anything wrong with the tooth that had caused all the issues! <BR> Submitted the paintings for the art show this F... Tue, 4 Jun 2013 21:51:51 EST Day 16 Paleo w Juicing The scale moved .4 !!! I know its not a lot but it is in the right direction. Food baby is moving out of my body, and I think my brain is finally understanding what is going on and its releasing. <BR> <BR> Had a busy day- made juices and prepped veggies for my salads. Sauteed red peppers. I am pushing as much water as I can and teas. I am hungrier ever since I started eating again and I miss the feeling of not feeling hungry! Which is the opposite of what was going on while juicing- I was mi... Mon, 3 Jun 2013 20:28:27 EST My Paintings for the next Art show! As per your request, here are my paintings I am submitting on Tues for the next Art show. <BR> <BR> The 4 paintings I am submitting for the Philadelphian Show. A series based on the heaviness we have being earth bound and the lightness of being engulfed in the Universal love. Acrylic on 18x24. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> "In His Hands Now" <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> "I am Free" <... Sun, 2 Jun 2013 21:07:58 EST Day 15 Paleo w Juicing Last night was the Art show at the Gallery. There was a nice turn out. Ran late because sis was working till 5.. but we made it in time to look around, mingle and see the award ceremony. <BR> <img src=""> <BR> The Art Judge was there and as they were handing out the awards she would make a comment about the reason she picked the specific piece. And then she made a comment about a specific painting (it was all animals and creatures) abou... Sun, 2 Jun 2013 14:18:01 EST Day 13 Paleo w Juicing So I continue my mismanagement of activities. Been running late daily. <BR> Scale stayed the same but I was happy about it as yesterday I took the family out for a Greek lunch. I had charbroiled salmon, mixed greens , some fries and Hopeful's favorite juice : Wine LOL just 4oz but it was the first glass in 4 mos <BR> After that I met up with daughter and sis and we saw the Great Gatsby (in 2D ), and I loved it... DiCaprio is just amazing in it. <BR> <BR> Tomorrow is the art show my turtle... Fri, 31 May 2013 23:10:12 EST Day 11 Paleo w Juicing Had a lot to do today. Got everything done including my painting. I need good sunlight to get nice shots of the paintings and will share them with you here. <BR> <BR> Did great with my eating/juicing. The scale went down .2 so it is the first time in almost 2 weeks it moved! woohooo... <BR> <BR> I am exhausted - so I am off to bed. <BR> XOX <BR> Ven Wed, 29 May 2013 23:07:49 EST Day 10 Paleo w juicing Well today I went to my favorite diner to have my favorite hot all beef sausage omelette with home fries. It's a treat and usually helps things move in my body. Surprise today.. nothing moved until 5 hours later! So I am just drinking waters, tea, juice and broth for the rest of the day. <BR> <BR> I got dressed today to go out and I realized that even though the scale hasn't moved in almost 3 weeks that my pants are now way too big. I think i can pull it off maybe till this weekend but n... Tue, 28 May 2013 20:22:53 EST Day 9 Paleo w Juicing I skipped Memorial Day. Skipped the festivities and that way skipped temptations! LOL I spent the day, cooking kale chips, cleaning and painting. I thought I was going to be done with my painting but... oh well I am giving my self 2 more days and that is it. <BR> <BR> This weekend stirred up a lot of memories. 22 years ago my Yiayia had a stroke during my college Grad party and passed away the next day on the 26th. And even though all this time has gone by the pain has not subsided. I wa... Mon, 27 May 2013 23:56:08 EST Day 8 Paleo w Juicing This body is being stubborn! <BR> So far I avoided going anywhere this weekend so there were no big temptations. Just the stress of getting my last painting done in time for June 4th. <BR> <BR> Been a bit impatient with people around me. Not sure if it is just the loss of fat, or the digestion that takes more energy. :D Oh well, this too shall pass. <BR> <BR> I raided my drawer and I am proud to announce that 6 bras went to the out basket as they are too big ! Next few days I will raid t... Sun, 26 May 2013 22:57:22 EST Day 6 Paleo w/ Juicing & Mean people Day 6 and the scale is still stuck though I feel like I have lost weight. Grrr ahh this patience game. I know it will move. <BR> <BR> Has a couple of very busy days with showing properties, and working on completing paintings for shows. I really do love painting so much that I forget to do other things... and then I end up mismanaging all my activities! <img src=""> <BR> "Behind the Glass" watercolor painting - made it in the juried sho... Fri, 24 May 2013 22:40:08 EST Day 2 Paleo with Juicing and mind games Yesterday I decided that I just wanted to go back to paleo for a month. So Until June 17th I will be having a juice for breakfast, a juice snack and then 2 paleo meals with a heavy concentration on raw and cooked veggies. <BR> The scale stayed the same today, but I had ham yesterday :D LOL <BR> I do last longer exercising, so I did 45 min today. <BR> <BR> I am hoping that the body will adjust to the changes, and the weight will continue to decrease. Even though the scale as remained betw... Mon, 20 May 2013 14:06:49 EST