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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 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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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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