You are what you eat. Did I read that right?

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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. 

 

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3/18/2013 New Juice today.

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.

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My Veggies that I used today are

6 Carrots, 4 celery, 2 radish, 2 tomatoes and 2 cucumbers, handful of spinach and handful of kale.  I decided to 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)

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.