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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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.

Choose to Juice by MK

December 2012,

I know there are a lot of blogs out here about being healthy, but this is my decision and my blog. I will try to add daily, what I am doing, what recipes I use and how I feel.

This decision changed around Christmas. A time of year where everyone over eats. Way overeats. Party after party, snack, cookies, pie, turkey, …more food that a person eats in a week and we consume in a day. I felt sick…tired and wanted to change, but did not know exactly how.

I am a fan of the Biggest Loser, I don’t have that much to lose, but the show motivates me to get off my butt and do something. I live in a beautiful area where they are many activities that normal people don’t get to do that close by. My husband was feeling the same way, so that was really helpful. To have a buddy to work with. At home, we have a treadmill, rowing machine, weight machine, work out balls, with weights.

We walk our dog around the 3/4 mile block twice a day. She get a shorter walk at night. I park 1/2 mile from my store in Lake Placid and that gives me another 1 mile to my day.

Today – February 27, 2013 my breakfast juice was
1 cup frozen cranberries, thawed about 15 minutes
1 cup fresh grapes
2 slices of fresh pineapples.

It made almost 8 ounces and it was still a little bitey, but very good. Cranberries are a great food to keep in your regular diet.

For the day I juiced:
10 carrots
8 stalks celery
2 radishes
2 cucumbers
1 pear
6 apples
1 tomato

This made a full V8 container of juice. I bring 32 ounces to the store with me. The rest stays in the sealed container and my husband drinks it for his juice.  It is great to save the pulp that comes from the fruits and veggies and use them in meat loaf and sweet breads.