So, what did you do today to take care of your body?
For breakfast my husband cooked egg beaters with spinach and Morning Star Veggie sausage. It was very good I have to admit. Was a little nervous about it. I just found another great meal with a spinach burger from Morning Star. I will have to check that out too.
For lunch, there is a neat little restaurant near me called “the good bite“. They are vegetarian and some vegan. It is just 2 doors away from my Trollbeads Jewelry store in Lake Placid, NY. It has been opened for about 1 year. They had Chili with yogart and cornbread. EXCELLENT. You need to find them if you visit Lake Placid, NY. Then, I juiced. I bet you already knew that.
My juice today, 2 cukes, 10carrots, 10 celery, 1 radish, 1 tomato, 4 apples (No pear…we were out). Made enough for my husband to have a glass too. I have lost 20 pounds so far and feel great. This is a life change, not a diet. It’s all about the choices we make every day. So, we are what we eat.
What a great way to start a Monday. LOTS of juice with fresh fruits and veggies. I made enough for breakfast and lunch. 10 Carrots, 6 celery, 2 cucumbers, 1 radish, 4 apples, 1 pear, handful of fresh green beans and asparagus. I really was good and more pulp than I usually get in my juices. I have never tried to juice green beans or asparagus but it came out fine. I was going to add another carrot just in case it was a little bitter but did not have to.
I brought my “juicing bible” to the store with me, to pick out a new juice for tomorrow. I can’t say I am stuck with the same juice everyday because I change out some of the ingredients. But I really like this one and tend to make it a lot. Of course, it will have to include the same fruits and veggies my husband just bought so they don’t go bad and I don’t want to go back to the store. hmm what to do.
Do you have a favorite juice or your goto juice? Feel free to share.
What exercise have you done today? At -14 this morning, I walked the dog 3/4 miles around the block and walked my 1/2 mile to the store. By the time I was walking to the store it was 15 degrees. Good thing was no wind. Still have to walk my 1/2 mile back to the car and another 3/4 mile walk with the dog tonight. May add 20 minutes on the rowing maching before watching the finale for biggest loser. Don’t miss that. That show this year has really motivated my. Last year, not so much with all the fighting and back stabbing.
Alarm goes off at 7:30 AM, snooze once…Drink 1 glass of water. I can smell the coffee…I know, when you juice you are supposed to give up the coffee. I can not yet. I have cut the coffee way down, and water it way down. 10 cups of water and 5 scoops of the Java. I drink 1 cup in the morning and 2 in the evening. Hubby has 1 in the morning and we both like it weak.
I don’t miss the cereal and milk I have always had for breakfast. We do make breakfast 1 or 2 mornings a week. Generally egg beaters, onions and spinach with morning star veggie sausage. I do not miss the cheese we used to put in the omelettes. I really thought I would miss cheese. Of all the foods I no longer eat, I thought I would really crave this the most. I find that it’s a mind over matter issue. If you don’t mind…it does not matter.
I have lost between 1.5 and 2 pounds a week. It is gradual and that works for me. This is a change I can and will live with. I am not starving, I walk more and my snacks are veggies more than fruit. I love fruit and am a dessert person too. I find that if bananas are going bad, get put into the freezer and taken out when I need a smoothie. They are perfect.
I timed myself for 1 week from start to finish. Getting the veggies from the fridge, washing, cutting ends off, pealing cucumbers, juicing, cleaning juicer. I have it down to 20 minutes. My daily juice is mostly the same, just a couple of changes if I feel like a Kiwi instead of a pear, more radish. I need to find a glass container air tight to store the extra juice that does not fit in my 32 oz bottle I bring to the store with me. I used a bottle from the V8 but find even putting that in the dish washer it does not really come clean. Dumped that container recently.
I wonder what people think when I walk to work, carrying this 32 oz container of orange colored liquid. I park 1/2 mile from my store so I get 1 mile walking in. It does not matter if its 50 or -20. If you wear enough, you will be fine. I also walk the dog around the neighborhood 3/4 once, my husband does the walk twice.
It is beautiful and snowing here in Lake Placid, NY right now. The NCAA Div III hockey championships are here as well as Can/Am hockey which is kids. This is a great place to live and it makes you want to be and eat healthier.
I recently had to go to MI as my mother is very ill and was so excited to see Subway with fresh salads, cracker barrel with egg beaters and turkey sausage. We skipped the bread and biscuits for the trip as we have cut them out of our new dining menus. It was very easy to find food to eat. Olive garden with the salad, no croutons, no cheese, no bread sticks and the egg plant parm. No pasta either. That was one of the best meals. I was without my juice machine for the week and really missed it. Crazy I know, but I have grown attached to it and the combinations of juice to make. My husband asked for juice this morning too. His is only veggies. So I did his first and mine after.
6 Carrots, 4 celery, 2 radish, 2 tomatoes and 2 cucumbers, handful of spinach and handful of kale. I decidedto not use fruit today to see if I just like the veggies. It was really good. I will put this in my file to keep with the juices I liked. Some of the Juicing variations I don’t care for, but this was really good.
We had an emergency trip to Grand Rapids, MI and I was without my juice. I did not like that, but when dining, went with the salads, no dressing, no cheese, no breads or pasta and still was able to eat. That is amazing. I was not ready for the restaurant world, but we did fine. People gave us some strange looks at Cracker Barrel when we told them to keep the biscuits and corn bread…(it is just seems like a waist…lol)
Imagine my surprise to open the freezer and “NO CRANBERRIES”. That changed the breakfast juice to the juice I drink all day. I just added more veggies so I would have enough for the day.
10 carrots, 10 celery, 2 cucumbers, 2 radishes, 4 apples, 1 pear, 2 tangelos. I have blueberries I was going to add into this juice, just was not sure if I wanted more fruit. So I skipped it for today.
I did add a slice of lemon and 1/2 in ginger to my 32oz container. I love this combo, the ginger and lemon, aide in digestion and add to the flavor. When my veggies are gone, I add water to the container with the lemon and ginger and I have flavored water without all the added high glucose corn syrup. No calories in my water.
I drink about 8 8oz cups of water starting with a cup before I get out of bed. Then a cup before my juice, 32 oz after my juice, another 8oz with dinner, 8oz before bed. I really notice that my skin is getting smoother. It’s not oily, just smooth and more clear. What a great find. I am looking for different recipes for my day off of work. Something with Broccoli. Maybe carrots, apple and broccoli? Have you done this?