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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 10: Fruit Juice

I got 5 hours of sleep last night, and I have been dragging all day. I knew if I took a nap, that it would turn into a 4 hour long siesta, so took quite a few breaks from work.Β  Good thing I’m not on anyone’s time clock, because I did not get productive until after lunch, and even then, it was slow going.

I did manage to make a new recipe this morning through a sleep-fogged brain, and it wasn’t too bad – a bit too thick for my liking though. A little water in the blender with it should help thin it out. I will probably strain it tomorrow – or not, since as we all know, we need the fiber to go…

I did not get a photo today. I will do that when I have better light tomorrow, so I’ll just include the recipe here until the photo is taken. If you’re diabetic, you may want to cut this by half or more with water. It’s sweet.

Pineapple – Tropical Fruit – Cocktail Fruit Juice

In a blender:

Pour 1 can of pineapple, juice and all.
Pulse till smooth.
Pour 1 can of Tropical fruit, juice and all.
Pulse till smooth.
Drain 1 can of fruit cocktail.
Discard the liquid and pour the fruit into the blender.
Pour 1/2 a bottle of unprocessed, unsweet apple juice into blender.
Blend for 5 minutes.
Let sit overnight in the refrigerator for flavors to mingle.
Reblend individual servings to smooth out the pulp.
Juice may be cut by half with cold water to cut sweetness.

 
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Posted by on September 29, 2012 in My Daily Juice, Pineapple - Tropical Fruit - Cocktail Fruit Juice

 

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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 6: Sweet Potato and Greens Day

Day 6 – I can’t believe I’ve lasted this long. As I told you yesterday (or maybe the day before) I was down to frozen greens and fruits, and canned fruit. Thankfully, I found an unopened jar of unprocessed, unsweetened apple juice in the pantry, so YAY! I can add some of that to my juices.

Today wasn’t bad – just agonizingly slow! I started out good, but when you’re juicing, if you do anything strenuous, it will wipe out your energy quick if you’re not drinking fresh juice at least every 2 hours. So, I had a busy, no-time-for-juice morning, and my energy was shot by noon. Well, I did get one in, but nothing again until 1:30pm, so my energy fell pretty fast. Lots of time to do some journaling, planning out the rest of the week, and I did resist the urge to take a nap!

I’ve got a new recipe for you to try here. A little yellow, and a double-dash of green, with curry and turmeric powders. Y-U-M! πŸ™‚ Leave some love in the comments when you drop by — I’ll see you tomorrow!

 
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Posted by on September 25, 2012 in My Daily Juice

 

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Day 5: Double the recipe

I had a great day today! I had no headaches, and just a few minor aches and pains, but nothing major. The longer I stay on this fast, and I realize I’m still a “noob” in this regard, the more i want to follow the vegan lifestyle. I may include fish from time to time, but I want to concentrate mainly on whole fruits and vegetables.

I was directed to a wonderful video series featuring “Dan the Man”. He sounds like he knows what he’s talking about with the vegan lifestyle unlike your obese doctors who are telling you to lose weight, who are not taught nutrition in med school!

Other sites I was told about include the vegetarian sites: vegetariantimes.com, jazzyvegetarian.com, christinacooks.com , and allrecipes.com‘s vegetarian section.

Ok, enough chatter – I have two new recipes for you tonight. I am pretty excited about the first one, because it just looks so darn good, and it was just as refreshing as it looked, but the second one is just as delicious! πŸ™‚

Whether you do or do not like beets, you have to try this. There is no “dirt” taste that some people find offensive to their taste buds, and it’s a sweet juice. It does need to be equally mixed with water. Pineapple – Beet Juice.

The other recipe I want to share is theΒ  Pumpkin – Almond Milk Shake. No, you do not get to add any ice cream or frozen yogurt to thicken it up. Sorry! This is a low-cal, very smooth drink, and best served cold. πŸ™‚

Enjoy! Let me know what you think if you try them!

 
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Posted by on September 24, 2012 in My Daily Juice, Pineapple-Beet Juice, Pumpkin-Almond Milk Shake

 

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