Saturday, February 15, 2014

I made up this recipe from ingredients on hand.  It's a basic baking recipe.  Probably not original.

Puppy Treats
1 cup corn meal
2 cups flour
3 eggs
½ cup oil
1 tsp baking soda
½ tsp baking powder
Juice pulp about 1 cup*

Roll out on floured surface.
Cut with cookie cutter.
Bake at 350 degrees 15 to
17 minutes. Let cool and store.

*The juice I used for this recipe
Included 5 carrots, one mango, one
orange and 5 small nectarines.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

C Thru the Woods: And so it BEGINS!

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Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Are you bored yet?

I feel like I am boring you guys with telling you the same thing over and over but here goes anyways!
I juiced all day, no problems, had a very plain salad from Arby's--it was perfect for me but if I were ordering it cause I craved a real salad, this would have made me mad.  It was literally 95% lettuce, about a quarter-sized amount of diced tomatoes and bacon and about an ounce of turkey.  Arby's--your Farmhouse salad sucks! For $6.30 you could put more than a tiny, tiny bit of tomatoes on it!!
I am drinking water, had no cravings throughout the day and no problems wanting to eat what I made my family for dinner--chili.
Overall, a good day again.  I think I feel less stressed this time around because I have learned so much about nutrition and what to expect when juicing.  I just feel good.
Oh, and I bought a papaya to try.  Don't know anything about papayas.  Have to go online and see how to tell when they are ripe and how to prepare them for juicing.  Sad huh?
I'm carrying my butt to bed!!
Night all!

Monday, February 3, 2014

A Pretty Good Day

I had a pretty good day today.  Not perfect, but still good.  I juiced all day until kids started to get home from school.  I had to go pick up one kid at his school, then go to the pharmacy, then go get the kids dinner, then go back to the pharmacy, then had to get in rush hour traffic to go the the Eye Doctor to pick up contacts and order glasses, that was followed up by a stop at Sweet Frog to plan an upcoming birthday party there.  My days are not usually so furious at the end, but we literally ate on the run in the car.
I tried to make the best choices I could.  I had a six inch sub from Subway.  All the veggies plus cheese, oil and vinegar.  This is a better choice than I have made in the past because I usually get DOUBLE that amount of food and eat it over the course of the evening!  So, while not great, it is BETTER.  I did have a soda~~diet.  No change there.  When we went to Sweet Frog, I grabbed the smallest cup and only put about 1/3 of the cup with yogurt.  No toppings.  It was really just a sampling of the yogurt.  I would normally fill it over the top and add chocolate.  So, this was BETTER than before.
I plan on drinking water the rest of the evening and begin juicing again in the morning.  I don't consider this day a loss, I consider it a win.  I am cutting into portion sizes if I eat and trying to pack in lots of veggies.  Understand, if I eat a salad at home, it is veggies ONLY.
Not a perfect Juice Fast day, but a pretty good day anyways!!!!

Saturday, February 1, 2014 you see a trend??

Reboot, again!!  And again, and again if I have to.  I already noticed a huge difference in the foods I crave, even when not doing just juicing.  I also noticed that the auto-immune issues are far less evident when I am doing strict juicing/eating veggies/fruits.  I really believe the immune problems can be cured through the whole foods juicing, etc.
I went shopping today and have enough produce to do juicing all week long.  I really, really want to do this.  I was able to maintain my ten pound loss.  So, now I am aiming for another ten pounds.  I am ecstatic over maintaining my original loss, that is huge by itself because I haven't been under 290 in many, many years.  I was able to stay down and now I am ready to go again.  I know what to expect and I actually am looking forward to it.
I find I make a lot of excuses for myself and end up hating who I am as a result.  But, I am not giving up on this fight.  I am going to take it a juice at a time and maintain the weight losses.  I have room for my treadmill now and need to make myself go in and walk now.  My husband even ran cable and electric and hung a flat screen tv in front of the treadmill.  Guess all that's left is to decide what I want to watch!!
Wish me luck again!!  Here I go!!
Love and Happy thoughts!!!