Did you juice today?

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.


3/3/13 My Juice today is…

Good morning,

Today I went with my 1/2 cup cranberries, 1 cup green grapes, 1 apple and 1 kiwi.  It was more bitter that I had expected.  I swapped the pinapple out for the kiwi thinking they would be equal.  Nope, they are not.  Even went so far as to reduce the about of cranberries down to 1/2 cup.  I will have to get more pineapple for tomorrows juice.

For my “to Work” juice, I juiced 8 carrots, 6 celery, 2 cukes, 1 radish, 2 mandarin oranges, 4 apples and 1 pear.  Since I juiced this right after the cranberry it was a bit sweeter that normal.  I did not want this sweet, the more fruit you add, the more calories you are consuming.  One lady make this with a few carrots and added more fruit and was wondering why she was not losing weight.  Others answered that she needed to add veggies and reduce the fruits.  I do not really care for carrots, but when juicing them with the celery, cucumber, radish and then the fruits, you don’t taste the carrots at all. 

What I wonder about is… how do you know how many calories you are consuming in the juice?  I have juice for breakfast and lunch, fill my juice container with water after I finish, for dinner last night, we had 4 oz tilapia, peas and fresh green beans.  I just would like to know how many calories I am eating.  I lose weight each week.  6 days a week, I walk 1/2 mile to my store and then 1/2 back to the car, walk the dog 3/4 mile at night and whatever I walk around in the store.  I have 1 day off from the store and we usually cross country ski, downhill ski or snowshoe several miles in addition to 3 3/4 mile walks with our Akita.

On bad weather days, we use the treadmill, rowing maching, stationary bikes or something else for our longer work out.  Trying to do this as a life change.  I dislike the word “Diet”.  It reminds me of something that is temporary.  This food change is not temporary.  What are you doing to get healthier.  I would love to know.  Have a good one.