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Day 11…Restarting the Reboot!

Today was just insane – I have to stop staying up so late, but now I’m playing “catch up,” so it will be another late night. As promised, I did step on the scale…with much dread, because I have been eating for 10 days. I gained 3lbs back! I expected to gain some weight, but at least it wasn’t the 5 or more that I had feared.

Still, when you’re not able to walk, and your only form of exercise consists of what you can do with light weights and a stretch band, that isn’t enough to work off the fat. There are no local gyms where I live that are set up to handle someone in a wheelchair, and the closest track is in town – 35 miles away. I can forget getting out on the paved road too, since it is literally UP hill from where I live. The ride down might be fun, but I would probably end up with a broken neck. lol Not good. What would you suggest?

I have 2 new recipes to share this evening. I was sadly disappointed – make that highly upset – to discover that all but 1 sweet potatoes had gone bad, as well as all of my beets, and I just bought them last week! I’m blaming it on having turned on the heat with the cold front that has dropped in, and leaving them on the counter instead of putting them into a cooler area. So, I have to go back to the store tomorrow for more groceries. I’m not happy!

Anyhow, the first recipe is Carrot Kale Juice. It’s a bit on the green side with just a hint ofthe orange from the carrots – so it’s a very dark shade of green – almost (but not quite) brown. Don’t look at it, just drink it! LOL It tastes slightly like carrots, which is good, because I do not like straight green juice. πŸ˜‰

 

 

 

 

 

 

The second juice is Beet – Kale Juice. It is a lovely shade of purple, and very tasty! I like the 2 cloves of garlic in it too. Don’t worry – It won’t give you garlic breath! πŸ˜€

 
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Posted by on October 11, 2012 in The 30 Day Plan

 

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10 Day Break…

Ten days on, and now, 10 days off? I am afraid to step on the scales. I figure I’ve probably gained 5 lbs. back. I’ll weigh in the morning, promise, and I’ll at least note the weight if I don’t snap a pic. lol

I had purchased containers of Greek yogurt, sour cream, cottage cheese, and cream cheese the day before I watched Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead, and I’ll most likely be tossing them in the garbage if someone else doesn’t eat them soon. I have not been swollen over the past 10 days since eating regular food, so it could very well be the dairy that was causing that. I also need to come back off the coffee and start drinking my tea and lemon water again.

What I have been missing is bread and butter. Lord, do I miss the butter, and more so than the bread. I’ve had at least 1 full tablespoon every day since coming off the fast – on grits, on toast, on baked potato — so not good! :\ I should probably pick up a few avocados for the fat content so I’m not missing it.

Anyhow, tomorrow I will be starting the juicing again. I’ve got collard greens, cucumbers, carrots, apples, sweet potatoes, tomatoes, pineapple, garlic, ginger, and bottled lemon juice in the refrigerator.Β  I will also be busy in my garden. I’ve got seeds for broccoli, small carrots, peas, spinach, beets, kale, leaf lettuce, gourmet blend lettuce, and baby greens. I still need to find Brussels sprouts, Swiss chard and cauliflower seeds, so will do that this weekend. I had a great fall crop last year of all the greens that grew right through to this past spring, and it’s time to get busy planting! πŸ™‚

 

 

 
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Posted by on October 9, 2012 in The 30 Day Plan

 

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Day 8: I0.6lbs down

Day 8: Today was not a good day. Not in terms of hunger, because I met – or will meet my goal before bedtime, but I was in some incredible pain today. Blame it on my stupidity yesterday for cleaning out one the totes I’m using for gardening. I had let it fill up with grass seeds instead of covering it after I’d pulled out the kale at the start of summer, and I ended up pulling the entire pile of dirt up out of the box — Ouch! Hopefully I got all the grass roots out, but I’m paying for it. Even a double dose of ibuprofen and BioFreeze hasn’t helped. My sails were a bit low today.

On a much more positive note, I’m down 10.6lbs from when I started; I’ve got plenty of energy; and my juicing experiences are becoming more creative. I’ve also concentrated today on getting in all of my liquids today – water included, and I will have that in before bed, so YAY! me!! πŸ™‚ You have no idea how hard this has been, but I think I have found something that is going to work for the next 22 days – Now would be a good time to invest in ReaLemon. πŸ˜€

I wanted something garlicky with tomatoes for my last juice of the day, and since I’m out of tomatoes, I used a jar of mild salsa. Salsa was the perfectΒ addition since I’m also out of onions. You might like your juice a bit spicier, so I would go with a medium salsa, and add extra garlic – or if you can eat tomatoes and onions without any problems, definitely go with fresh produce on this, and add half of a small, white onion.

Let me know if you try the juice, and leave some love in the comments when you drop in!

See you tomorrow.

 
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Posted by on September 26, 2012 in Salsa-Garlic-Kale Juice, The 30 Day Plan

 

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Day 7: Peppers and Artichoke Hearts

Day 7: It was a beautiful day! Full of a funny pup who won’t be getting her debut today because I forgot my camera, cleaning out the containers for the fall garden, and coming up with a new recipe which will be going into my “Top 10” list.

I had an aching back this morning from getting cold last night – which reminds me – I need to close windows now! lol Thank goodness for BioFreeze! It was the only way I could even function today. (It’s magic, but don’t tell my chiropractor that!) πŸ˜€

I am off to make my last, and final drink for the night, so before I bid you, “Adieu,” here is the recipe for today!

(Check out “My Juicing Recipes” at the top right of the page for more!)

I hope you enjoy, and if you try it out, let me know what you think! πŸ™‚

 
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Posted by on September 26, 2012 in Artichoke - Fire Roasted Pepper Juice, My Daily Juice

 

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Day 3

What a great day! I woke up with no headache, my energy level was high and I was able to clean out a closet! I am looking forward to seeing what tomorrow brings. I spent some time on Join the Reboot, juiced a repeat of what I had yesterday (Recipe), cooked a pot of soup using left over pulp (check the recipe here: Sweet Potato – Carrot Soup), and made (6) 4″ pancakes from the pulp when I strained the soup. I froze those since I won’t be eating for the next 27 days!

I’m now on my 4th (and final) juice – eh, soup – for the day. lol I am supposed to be drinking water with this fast, but I haven’t even finished my 3rd glass! I tell ya, I just do not like drinking water. I am going to have to start dropping pieces of fruit in it for some flavor – I’ll just have to resist the urge not to eat the fruit. I’ve been feeling like I could gnaw on a bone all day! lol

So, here’s a sneak peek at the broth I made today. Be sure and check out the recipe! πŸ™‚

This is one of the six pancakes I made with the pulp. That dark green in there is kale that I added for some additional nutrients. Yes, kale! Everything smelled so good, I can’t wait to bite into one! πŸ™‚

 
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Posted by on September 22, 2012 in My Daily Juice, Sweet potato-Carrot Broth, Sweet potato-Carrot Pulp Kale Pancakes

 

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