Thursday, July 11, 2013

Healthy Skin

I'm down to 152.2 this morning.

Found this recipe for healthy skin.  It's not bad.  I used 2 celery stalks instead of 5. I used 2 Granny Smith apples and a lemon.

Juice Recipe #2 
7 Romaine Leaves
5 Celery Stalks
1-2 Apples
Hand full of Spinach
Hand full of Parsley
Slice of Ginger
1 Lemon, or a Cup of Blue berries or Raspberries

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Not too shabby

I'm down 4/10 of a lb.  I weighed 153.4 this morning

I just made a pretty good veggie juice.

red bell pepper
2 handfuls spinach
6 large strawberries

Cut a red bellpepper in half and stuff both halves with parsley.
Hull the straweberries.

Sorry that I don't have exact measurements, I eyeball it and this almost topped over my 2 cup measuring cup.

If you want it sweeter, add more pineapple or perhaps an apple.

Monday, July 8, 2013

Random Thoughts: I want food-workout-veg/fruits

  1. I want to chew. I want to feel something in my stomach.  
  2. I was pretty good all day until now. It's dinner time and I had to make food for my kids.
  3. What's keeping me from cheating? I need to make my mind strong again. I know I can have will power, but lately it hasn't been there.  What else is keeping me from cheating? The 4 lbs I've lost since Saturday.
  4. Today I worked out. I did week 5 day 1 on my "c25k free" app. I should've done week 5 day 2, but I saw that it was 8 minutes of running and I hadn't run in 4 days so I thought it best to repeat.
  5. I was kind of nervous to workout since I wasn't eating (still using my juicer). I had a breakfast juice, then about an hour later, another one. Then I ran, drank some protein, did yoga, then about an hour later had another juice.  I am as hungry as I typically am should I be eating, but I miss chewing and using utensils.
  6. I can't believe how much fruits/veggies I've eaten. I just went to the store Saturday and I'm already out of Kale, almost out of spinach, strawberries, and apples.

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Pineapple Peach Juice

Just made my best juice yet.

I don't really measure, I just put in how much I want.

2 handfuls of fresh spinach
1 kiwi (peeled)
1 peach (remove the seed)

I'm Juicing

When I tell people that, I'm afraid they'll think I'm using steroids.

I was telling my chiropractor that while I've been doing couch to 5k and taking a pilates class, I'm gaining weight. Yes, for the most part I'm eating healthy, but those desserts kill me.  I usually have good will power, but I guess that's when I'm working (I'm a teacher, it's summer time). He suggested that I do a juice fast. That appointment was on Friday, I bought fruits and veggies yesterday and started yesterday.  My hubby was supposed to do it with me, but he claims he has an aversion to the texture of's juice with no pulp and no seeds.  I digress.

I've realized that though I like very many fruits and vegetables, the all vegetable juices are THE WORST. I've only made one bad juice and I drank most of it. The juice was made of tomato, carrot, parsley, and an orange.

A few days ago I weighed myself and I was 160 lbs (I'm 5'6" for those who are wondering). Today I was 156 lbs.  The bad thing is I don't feel like I can workout and maintain all juice. Though I know I can add protein powder, I still don't know if it's enough.

If you're further interested or think I'm insane for only doing juices, please watch the documentary, Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead. It's by a guy named Joe Cross. It's free on Hulu and Amazon Prime.

I plan to go 5-7 days. Today is day 1 of total juice. Yesterday I had oatmeal for breakfast and a few almonds through the day. I hear if you can make it past day 3, you're golden. Prior do doing this I did research and discovered some pre and post juicing diets. The pre juicing diets try to wean your body off of meats and carbs so you aren't stuck on the toilet for days. The post juicing diets wean you back to food. If you've ever eaten very healthy then splurged on fast food, you understand the gut wrenching pain you go through.

Thanks for reading :)

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Long time coming

I'm back at it. This summer we joined the YMCA and I began using the treadmill. I wasn't going to start running right away but I decided, without C25K app, that I would run a minute or two if I could stand it.  Well I was surprised at my endurance and 2 weeks in I'm just finished week 4.

I have awesome shoes that helped my plantar fasciitis.  They are Brooks Ghost 5, when I went to get new shoes because they wore out I upgraded to Ghost 6.  They are so comfortable for me. They are neutral and a very squishy heel.

I'm running at a 5.2 on the treadmill then I realized my heart rate monitor said I was out of my zone. After some research I found out that to burn fat (which is what my goal is) I need to have a heart rate under 160. So I have had to drop the speed down to 4.8. That's fine with me because I'm sure going slower will help my endurance and ward off injuries.

I'm also doing pilates and lifting weights in an attempt to cross-train.

Since it's summer and I'm using excuses, I've not really lost weight because I'm eating dessert and junk after a day of healthy eating.  ho hum

Monday, September 3, 2012

so we meet again...

It's been a while. I've been in a slump. Injuries, illness, laziness, and life have all gotten in the way. I'm so fed up. I have been snippy to my husband and family. I have been tired and lethargic. It needs to stop.

I know all I have to do is get back in to it. But here we are in the middle of summer in Louisiana. Humidity is 100%, heat index around 100. No gym membership and no street lights. I also still have plantar fasciitis and it's getting worse since I'm back at work and not wearing my proper shoes as I should.

Here's my plan:
1) eating better
2) Brazil Butt Lift
3) some Jillian Michaels' DVD
4) eventual running

Once I do 1-3, I think my bones and muscles might be able to support #4.

I'm on a scavenger hunt now for awesome recipes. So far I have these resources. If I have time, I plan to post my foods :) If I had the guts, I'd post the before pictures <eek>.